AFRICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

AFRICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

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iten
Codice
95291
ANNO ACCADEMICO
2019/2020
CFU
6 cfu al 2° anno di 10177 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DELLA COOPERAZIONE (LM-52) GENOVA
SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE
SPS/13
LINGUA
Inglese
SEDE
GENOVA (SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DELLA COOPERAZIONE )
periodo
2° Semestre
materiale didattico

PRESENTAZIONE

OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

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.