AAS 460 - Africa and Post-war Development Theory and Policy
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 200 & ECON 102.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/19/21 - 4/21/21 (see other Sections below)
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Description

Sub-Saharan Africa has adopted a variety of different policy strategies in the post-war period from economic planning through the more recent focus on poverty reduction, improvement of governance and enhancing the climate for doing business. The focus of this course is to explore the role of ideology, power and theory in the generation of these different strategies. A key element will be to present the major ideas of the alternative schools of thought or paradigms in the field of development economics in the post-war period and assess their impact on policy in Africa. For this purpose, we will critically evaluate many of the seminal works written in each of these schools aimed at understanding the reasons for their success and failure in SSA while searching for alternative policies that can still address the extant development challenges of the continent.

Schedule

AAS 460 - Africa and Post-war Development Theory and Policy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
34543
Open
11
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21

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