Issues and Themes in Contemporary African Politics

Centre of West African Studies, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 24394

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 or 2 depending on staff availability

Module description

This module is an interdisciplinary and largely thematically organised examination of politics in contemporary Africa. Historical and ethnographic perspectives complement approaches from economics and political science. The focus is on the diversity of institutions and settings - from the international to the local - in which issues are debated and power is exercised and challenged.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and classes