AAS 408 - African Economies: Social and Political Settings
Section: 001 African Development from the Pre-Colonial Era to Structural Adjustment and Beyond
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 200.
Other Course Info:
(African Studies).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to African development. The focus of the course is to understand the origin and nature of the developmental crisis in Africa along with the options available for reversing the economic malaise. The first part of the course will present and evaluate the challenges of African development with a focus on three issues debt and debt relief, health and development and conflict and crisis. The second will focus on a history of African development with an emphasis on understanding the legacy of the pre-colonial and colonial period. The third part of the course will aim at identifying the evolution of the crisis during the first two decades of independence. The final section offers a critical examination of the nature and impact of the World Bank/IMF-sponsored adjustment policies with a discussion of possible alternatives to adjustment.

AAS 408 - African Economies: Social and Political Settings
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25515
Open
14
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 0415480396
The political economy of Africa, Author: ed. by Vishnu Padayachee., Publisher: Routledge 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780852550090
African economic history : internal development and external dependency, Author: Ralph A. Austen., Publisher: J. Currey [Repr.] 1997
Required
ISBN: 0312127731
Asian Industrialization & Africa: Studies in Policy Alternatives toStructural Adjustment, Author: by Howard Stein., Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1996
Required
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