AFRICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

AFRICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

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Code
95291
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/13
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials
More information regarding this unit may be available in Italian.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide an overview of contemporary African history, covering a wide array of political, socia and economic themes. The lessons will be mainly focused on the colonial and postcolonial period, with the aim of highlighting long-term processes of continuity as well as ruptures and historical turns. The course will cover both Sub-Saharan and North Africa, placing Africa in a broad context of trans-regional and global interactions, since the XVth century slave-trade up to the present-day globalized world system. Some of the themes covered by the lessons will be: the colonial scramble for Africa; the birth and development of African nationalist movements; the origin and unresolved issues of the African independent state; the challenge of economic and human development; authoritarianism and democracy in Africa; civil wars and political violence; Africa in the era of globalization.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIORGIO MUSSO (President)

FRANCESCO PIERINI

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/02/2020 08:00 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2020 08:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2020 08:00 GENOVA Orale