The course begins with the historical context of African politics. Then, it explores the problems of governance following independence and discusses the contemporary debate between two contending schools of thought in African politics and development: Afro-optimism and Afro-pessimism. It examines Africaâ€™s relations with developing and developed countries as well. [Dual-listed with PS 5745.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing; juniors may enroll with permission of the department.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Fall 2017, Spring 2016