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TEXTS AND GRADING REQUIREMENTS,Required Texts, 1 Curtis Keim 1999 Mistaking Africa Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind Boulder Westview. 2 Ferdinand Oyono 1960 Houseboy Portsmouth Heinemann. 3 Alex Thomas 2002 An Introduction to African Politics Routeledge London and New York. 4 Rita Kiki Edozie 2004 Online Reserve Readings on African Politics Delaware Electronic Reserves. Grading Requirements, 1 At least five writing assignments including one oral presentation from suggested readings two pages each. 2 Participation in at least one Reserve Reading Roundtable 5. 3 Midterm concept essay written five pages 25 for research paper and 10 for in class presentation. 4 Book report written three pages 5, 5 At least five Country Case Study reports Do BBC country timeline search on country and be prepared for in. class discussion on the contemporary politics main political issues of country Submit notes talking points only. 6 Final short research essay written eight pages 20. 7 Class participation and attendance oral demonstrated reading questioning in class responses Full attendance is. required 5,CALENDAR AND EVENTS, INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES AND AFRICAN POLITICS. Reserve Reading Read Only No Assignment Required, Carlene Edie 2003 Background to African Politics in Politics in Africa a new beginning Wadsworth.
September 1,Introduction to Course,September 3,Maps and Orientations. African Politics quiz slide show, Carlene Edie 2003 Background to African Politics in Politics in Africa a new beginning Wadsworth. THE IMAGE OF AFRICAN POLITICS,Reserve Reading Read Only No Assignment Required. Okwudiba Nnoli 2000 The Image of African Politics in Government and Politics in Africa AAPS Harare. September 6 NO CLASS LABOR DAY,September 8,Keim Mistaking Africa Chapter 1 2 page 4 21. Changing our Mind about Africa Keim, Discussion on Image of African Politics Afro pessimism vs Afro optimism.
September 10, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics State Civil Society and External Interests Chapter 1 pages 1 6. WEEK THREE,September 13 ROUNDTABLE SEMINAR,Keim Mistaking Africa Chapter 3 9 pages 27 156. Darkest Africa,Our Living Ancestors,Real Africa Wise Africa. We Should Help Them,Cannibalism,Africans in tribes. African safari,Race and culture the same and other.
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL SYSTEMS,Reserve Reading 3 WRITING ASSIGNMENT ONE. Jomo Kenyatta 195 The Kikuyu System of Government in Facing Mount Kenya. David Magang Democracy in African Tradition the case of Botswana. Discuss the concept of indigenous African government in this reading one page essay. Suggested web site searches,Mysteries of ancient Egypt. Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan,Wonders of the African World. The Mali Empire,The Great Zimbabwe,September 15, Movie VHS1312 58mins The Africans A Triple Heritage by Ali Mazrui Part I The Nature of a Continent or Part II The. Legacy of Lifestyles,September 17 Roundtable, Jomo Kenyatta 195 The Kikuyu System of Government in Facing Mount Kenya.
David Magang Democracy in African Tradition the case of Botswana. Discuss the concept of indigenous African government in this reading one page essay. AFRICA S LEGACY OF LATE COLONIALISM,Required Reading BOOK REPORT. Ferdinand Oyono 1966 Houseboy Heinemann,September 20. Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 2 Understanding Concepts pages 7 21. September 22, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 2 Contd The Case of Kenya pages 21 29. How have Africa s imperially imposed borders affected the continent politically economically and socially. September 24 Roundtable,Ferdinand Oyono 1966 Houseboy Heinemann. NATIONALISM DE COLONIZATION AND INDEPENDENCE,Reserve Reading 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT TWO.
Ali Mazrui and Michael Tidy 1984 The De colonization of Africa unity or balkanization in Nationalism. and New Nation States in Africa Heinemann, Discuss the role that ideology played in Africa s post colonial development Use the text case study or an. independent case for extra credit,Reserve Reading 5 WRITING ASSIGNMENT THREE. Julius Nyerere Ujaamma the Basis of African Socialism in Government and Politics in Africa AAPS. Harare 2000, Discuss the economic and political arguments that Nyerere makes in proposing an alternative development path. for Africa,September 27, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 2 Ideology Nationalism socialism populism and state. capitalism pages 30 48,September 29 Roundtable, Ali Mazrui and Michael Tidy 1984 The De colonization of Africa unity or balkanization in Nationalism and New.
Nation States in Africa Heinemann, Discuss the role that ideology played in Africa s post colonial development Use the text case study or an. independent case for extra credit,October 1 Roundtable. Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 2 Country Case Socialism and Ujamma in Tanzania pages. How does African nationalism compare and contrast to nationalisms found elsewhere in the world. Julius Nyerere Ujamma the Basis of African Socialism in Government and Politics in Africa AAPS Harare 2000. Discuss the economic and political arguments that Nyerere makes in proposing an alternative development path. for Africa,MULTI NATIONALITY THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY. THE ETHNIC FACTOR,Reserve Reading 5 WRITING ASSIGNMENT FOUR. Power Sharing and Conflict Management in Africa Nigeria Sudan and Rwanda in African Development. by R T Akinleye, Elections and Ethnic Violence in Cote d Ivoire the unfinished business of succession and democratic.
transition in African Issues by Cyril Daddieh, Choose a case study Sudan Nigeria Rwanda OR Cote D Ivoire to discuss the ethnic factor in the. country s politics, Movie VHS1312 58mins The Africans A Triple Heritage by Ali Mazrui Part 4 New Conflicts. Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 4 Ethnicity pages 57 65. Class Cancelled,WEEK SEVEN,October 11 Roundtable, R T Akinleye Power Sharing and Conflict Management in Africa Nigeria Sudan and Rwanda in African. Development, Cyril Daddieh Elections and Ethnic Violence in Cote d Ivoire the unfinished business of succession and democratic. transition in African Issues, Choose a case study Sudan Nigeria Rwanda OR Cote D Ivoire to discuss the ethnic factor in the.
country s politics, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 4 Case Study Nigeria pages 65 73. How have ethnic identities assisted or hindered the political processes in post colonial Africa. October 13, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 5 Social Class pages 74 92. October 15, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 5 Case Study of Botswana pages 92 98. Should the ruling elite in African states be termed a class or is it more a coalition of elites forming a. hegemonic bloc,WEEK EIGHT MIDTERM,October 18,Midterm Review1. October 20,Midterm Lab Tutorial Available,October 22 Midterm Roundtable Midterm Due.
Submit and Present your Midterms,AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS. Reserve Reading 6 WRITING ASSIGNMENT FIVE, Lionel Cliffe Elections One Party Democracy The 1965 Tanzania General Elections in One Party. Discuss the rise and effectiveness of one party regimes in Africa. October 25, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 6 Legitimacy Neo patrimonialism Personal Rule and the. Centralization of the African State page 99 113,October 27. Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 6 Case Study Cote D Ivoire pages 114 120. To what extent did clientelism legitimate personal rule in post colonial Africa. October 29, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 7 Coercion Military Intervention in African Politics.
Reserve Reading 7 WRITING ASSIGNMENT SIX, Jimmy Kandeh The Militariat in Review of African Political Economy. John Markakis 1986 Radical Military Regimes in the Horn of Africa in Military Marxist Regimes in Africa. Discuss the rise and effectiveness of military regimes in Africa. November 1, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 7 Case Study Uganda. To what extent can African military coups be explained by environmental socio economic political culture. November 3 Roundtable, Lionel Cliffe Elections One Party Democracy The 1965 Tanzania General Elections in One Party Democracy. Discuss the rise and effectiveness of one party regimes in Africa. Jimmy Kandeh The Militariat in Review of African Political Economy. John Markakis 1986 Radical Military Regimes in the Horn of Africa in Military Marxist Regimes in Africa. Discuss the effectiveness of one party or military regimes in Africa. November 5, Movie VHS1312 58mins The Africans A Triple Heritage by Ali Mazrui Part 6 In Search of Stability. WEEK ELEVEN,AFRICA IN THE POST COLD WAR,THE RETREATING STATE AND DEMOCRACY.
Reserve Reading 7 WRITING ASSIGNMENT SIX, Young Crawford The Third Wave of Democratization in Africa ambiguities and contradictions in. Richard Joseph s State Conflict and Democracy in Africa Lynne Rienner 1999. Describe Africa s Third Wave of Democracy,November 8. Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 11 Democracy Re legitimizing the African State 215. November 10, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 11 Case Study Algeria pages 232 241. Did the 1990 s democratization re legitimize the African state. November 12,Movie Hopes on the Horizons VHS 7844,WEEK TWELVE. November 15 Roundtable, Young Crawford The Third Wave of Democratization in Africa ambiguities and contradictions in Richard.
Joseph s State Conflict and Democracy in Africa Lynne Rienner 1999. Describe and critically discuss Africa s Third Wave of Democracy. AFRICA AND GLOBALIZATION,November 17, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 8 Sovereignty External Influences on African. Politics pages 141 156,November 19, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 8 Case Study Somalia pages 156 162. Has the intervention of external interests merely served to underwrite the power of the African state in the post. colonial period,WEEK THIRTEEN,Reserve Reading 8 WRITING ASSIGNMENT SEVEN. Okwudiba Nnoli Globalization and Politics in Africa in Government and Politics in Africa AAPS Harare. Discuss the effects of globalization on contemporary African politics. November 22, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 9 Sovereignty again Neo colonialism structural adjustment. and Africa s Political Economy pages 165 181,November 24.
Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 9 Case Study Ghana pages 181 186. What has been the political and social impact of structural adjustment. November 26 NO CLASS THANKSGIVING,WEEK FOURTEEN,Reserve Reading 9 WRITING ASSIGNMENT EIGHT. Patrick Bond Fanon s Warning a civil society reader on the New Partnership for African Development. NEPAD AWP AIDC 2002, Can NEPAD address Africa s current political and development challenges. Suggested Websites,African Union org,November 29, Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics Chapter 10 Authority the Crisis of accumulation governance and. state collapse the Case Study of Zaire DRC pages 189 214. Why did states like the Democratic Republic of the Congo reach a point of crisis by the 1990s. December 1 Roundtable,Movie Ken Saro Wiwa an African martyr VHS 5619. Okwudiba Nnoli Globalization and Politics in Africa in Government and Politics in Africa AAPS Harare 2000. Discuss the effects of globalization on contemporary African politics. December 3, Patrick Bond Fanon s Warning a civil society reader on the New Partnership for African Development NEPAD.
AWP AIDC 2002, Can the African Union and NEPAD address Africa s current political and development challenges. WEEK FIFTEEN,December 6,Review Lesson Final Research Paper2. December 8,December 14, Select an African country from the African Union country list you cannot select a country that is one of our eight. case studies Everyone must select a different country so please register your country with me today Select a. chapter 1 5 from Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics and write a five page essay on your country. Your essay must follow the following methodological instructions Choose ONE question from the Questions. raised by this chapter and use the response to that question as a guide to construct a thematic thesis for your. analytical essay I must identify at least SIX of the concepts in your essay Your essay should define those. concepts and apply their meaning in empirical terms to your selected country. Use the same African country from the African Union country list you cannot select a country that is one of our. eight case studies Everyone must select a different country so please register your country with me today Select a. chapter 6 11 from Alex Thomas An Introduction to African Politics and write an eight page essay on your. country Your essay must follow the following methodological instructions Choose ONE question from the. Questions raised by this chapter and use the response to that question as a guide to construct a thematic thesis for. your analytical essay I must identify at least SIX of the concepts in your essay Your essay should define those. concepts and apply their meaning in empirical terms to your selected country. An introduction to African politics this course will provide for its participants a general survey of the main issues regarding politics in the continent Areas covered range from political system types political economies and political cultures of diverse African countries and regions The department of political science has designated this course as a second writing course As a result

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