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WEEK 12 – November 16
The Politics of Democratization in Africa
Thomson, Alex. 2010. An Introduction to African Politics, 3rd Edition. New York: Routledge, chapter 11.
Schraeder, Peter J. 2000. African Politics and Society: A Mosaic in Transformation. Boston: Bedford/St Martin’s, chapter 12.
Recommended: Schaffer, Frederic Charles. 1998. Democracy in Translation: Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, chapter 5, pp. 116-138.
Bratton, Michael, & Van de Walle, Nicolas. 1997. Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, intro and chapter 1, pp. 1-48)
Bates, Robert H. 1999. The Economic Bases of Democratization. In Richard A. Joseph, editor, State, Conflict, and Democracy in Africa. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 83-94).
Barkan, Joel D. 2002. ―The Many Faces of Africa: Democracy across a Varied Continent.‖ Harvard International Review 24(2):72-77.
Bratton, Michael 2004. State Building and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Forwards, Backwards, or Together? (Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 43). http://www.afrobarometer.org/AfropaperNo43.pdf
Sandbrook, Richard. 1996. Transitions without Consolidation: Democratization in Six African Cases. Third World Quarterly 17(1): 69-87. http://juno.ingentaselect.com/vl=4969490/cl=67/nw=1/fm=docpdf/rpsv/catchword/car fax/13602241/v17n1/s6/p69
WEEK 13 - November 23 Class will be held on Tuesday but not on Thursday November 25 due to Thanksgiving recess
Civil Society and Women’s Movements
Thomson, Alex. 2010. An Introduction to African Politics, 3rd Edition. New York: Routledge, chapter 12.
Schraeder, Peter J. 2000. African Politics and Society: A Mosaic in Transformation. Boston : Bedford/St Martin’s, chapter 10.