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Gov't & Politics of Africa

4 sem. hrs. Examines political, economic, and social development of Africa, with special attention to the legacy of colonialism and the Cold War era and their impact on contemporary national-building projects. Topics include conflict and identity, democracy and development, the state and civil society, military governance, and Africa's role in regional and international politics.

Course details

  • Course number: POLS-242
  • Credits: 4.00
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture


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