AFRICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

AFRICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

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Code
95291
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/13
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
2° Semester
modules
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)

FEDERICO DONELLI (President)

ORARI

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