AAS 408 - African Economies: Social and Political Settings
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
2 - 4
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 200.
Other Course Info:
(African Studies).
May not be repeated for credit.
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The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to African economic development. The first part of the course will review trends in African development and present and evaluate current developmental challenges focusing on four important issues agricultural transformation and the new scramble for Africa, health and development, African integration into the global economy and conflict, conflict resolution and refugees. Following that the course turns to a history of African development from the pre-colonial era through colonialism, early post-colonialism, neoliberalism and the economic and social malaise of the 1980s and 90s and the a critical evaluation of the growth of the past decade focusing on the question of its sustainability and impact on poverty and development.

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AAS 408 - African Economies: Social and Political Settings
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0415480396
The political economy of Africa, Author: ed. by Vishnu Padayachee., Publisher: Routledge 2009
ISBN: 0435080172
African economic history : internal development and external dependency, Author: Ralph A. Austen., Publisher: J. Currey 1. publ. 1987
ISBN: 9780801478604
Poor Numbers, Author: Morten Jerven, Publisher: Cornell University Press PB 2013
ISBN: 0312127731
Asian Industrialization & Africa: Studies in Policy Alternatives toStructural Adjustment, Author: by Howard Stein., Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1996
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