Political Science

POLS3711Political Economy of Development in Africa3 ch (3C) [W]

This course explores the political economy of development in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on challenges in the last two decades and drawing on several case studies from the region to explore how they have unfolded in specific countries. The course emphasizes the role of states, corporations, and international institutions in the development process. It examines several recent challenges for the continent such as food, poverty reduction, agriculture and rural development, urbanization and informalization, and HIV/AIDS.

Recommended prior coursePOLS 2303POLS 2703, or IDS 2001