POLS 063. African Politics

This class provides an introduction to contemporary African politics with a strong focus on the politics of particular African countries. It examines major debates in the contemporary study of Africa, and situates these issues within their historical, social and cultural contexts. Topics include the impact of colonialism on state structure, structural adjustment, the politics of democratization, identity and ethnicity, religion, regionalism and migration. To explore these topics, students will draw on writing by journalists, anthropologists, economists and historians as well as the work of political scientists.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST
Spring 2021. Paddon Rhoads.

Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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