Spring 2015

African Politics

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-277  |  Political Science, as POSC-260


Kim Y. Dionne (Section 01)


(Offered as POSC 260 [G] and BLST 227.)  Students will develop a rich understanding of African politics from the pre-colonial period to the present and will be able to analyze and discuss contemporary African politics in light of historical forces. Specifically, students will be able to analyze and discuss local experiences of democracy and governance; the challenges of economic development; and national as well as international policy responses. The topics will be considered in light of varied colonial experiences; nationalist and independence movements; international political economy; and informal sources of political power.

Spring semester.  Five College Professor Dionne