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2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 432W - Political and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

An analytical survey of the economic and political development of post-colonial Africa. The focus is the nature of the African state, from its patrimonial beginnings in the early postcolonial era to, in many cases; today’s collapsed state. Particular attention is placed on the interaction of politics and economics and on the impact of external factors on the “modern” African state. The driving question of the course is what are the prospects for political stability and for economic advancement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Writing Intensive (W)