Research Paper (Country Report): 35 points
Final Exam: 35 points
NOTE: Final grades will not be changed unless there is an error in computation.
VI. SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE
WEEK 1 – August 31
The Diversity of African Politics
Chazan, Naomi. 1999. ―The Diversity of African Politics: Trends and Approaches,‖ in Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa, 3rd edition, eds Naomi Chazan et al., Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, pp. 5-14. On Elms Blackboard.
Dowden, Richard. 2009. Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles. New York: Public Affairs, chapter 1.
Schraeder, Peter J. 2000. African Politics and Society: A Mosaic in Transformation. Boston: Bedford/St Martin’s, chapter 1.
Africa: The Heart of the Matter,‖ The Economist, 13 May 2000.
Pakenham, Thomas. 1991. ―Introduction,‖ in The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1912. New York: Random House, pp. xxi-xxiii.
WEEK 2 – September 7
The Legacy of Colonialism
Thomson, Alex. 2010. An Introduction to African Politics, 3rd Edition. New York: Routledge, chapter 2.
Herbst, Jeffrey I. 2000. States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Chapters 2 & 3.