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AADS 3315 Africa and the World (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course seeks to provide an introduction to key concepts, theoretical debates and analytical tools in comparative politics with a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. It is designed to increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills by examining and comparing a variety of different systems of government on the African continent. Using the comparative method, the course prepares you to answer some important questions about politics, such as: Why are certain countries better governed than others? Why do some states become democracies while others remain authoritarian?, and What is the relationship between a type of political regime and economic development?

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Aberra Tesfay

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17