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Module

POL2088 : The Politics of Africa: Africa's place in Global Politics (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Laura Routley
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

•       To introduce students, at a general level, to key debates in African politics.
•       To invite students to think about the place of Africa within international politics.
•       To provide the opportunity for students to relate general debates to particular key case studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module gives a broad overview of key political debates concerning Africa. It provides a general introduction to the recent history of Africa and the debates surrounding Africa’s post-colonial legacy, and explores contemporary representations of the continent. It examines the continent's place within global politics examining engagements with international institutions (especially International Financial Institutions) as well as academic analyses of the nature of the African state and state-society relations. Finally newer discussions about emerging African economic strengths are discussed. Throughout the module students will be directed to consider how Africa is understood and treated as an exception (that is to say, as a place in which politics operates differently), and the highly internationalised context in which African politics plays out.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable