CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 001 Party Politics and Democracy in Contemporary Africa
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Since the early 1990s, African countries as diverse as Benin, Kenya, South Africa, and Mozambique have adopted democratic procedures and practices. This course will explore the transition from one party to multi party democracies in Africa, the growth of political parties, and the problems and prospects for the institutionalization of democracy across the continent. The content of the course will be both theoretical and empirical. It will not only examine the theoretical literature on electoral systems, party formation, voter behavior and democratic consolidation, but also it will explore comparatively the process and outcome of democratization in Africa as well as in Europe, the US, and Latin America. In this manner, we will begin to assess more clearly the similarities and differences in the democratization experiences of African countries and the rest of the world.

CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11979
Open
10
 
-
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Poli Sci 496
002 (SEM)
P
26339
Open
2
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 002: Meets with English 417.002
003 (SEM)
P
27107
Open
18
14Jr or Sr
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0262541475
The democracy sourcebook, Author: edited by Robert Dahl, Ian Shapiro, and Jose Antonio Cheibub., Publisher: MIT Press 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0691119325
The formation of national party systems federalism and party competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States, Author: Pradeep Chhibber ; Ken Kollman, Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9789171065797
Votes, money and violence : political parties and elections in Sub-Saharan Africa, Author: ed. by Matthias Basedau ..., Publisher: Nordiska Afrikainst. [u.a.] 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0521602912
Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa, Author: Michael Bratton, Robert Britt Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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