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SELECTED TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Level
Semester
Instructor(s)
Units
4
Section
2
Number
210
CCN
72537
Times
M 4P-6P
Location
706 BARROWS
Course Description

This course provides a framework for the advanced study of politics in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on readings from across the social sciences and humanities, the course is designed to assess competing explanations for the varied performance of African countries in the areas democratization, institution building, identity politics, and violent conflict. The course is intended to provide graduate students in political science and related fields with the substantive background and analytical skills needed to become producers of new research in the study of African politics.