Africa South of Sahara: Political Development and Conflicts

7.5 credits

The course is designed as a basic entry point into some of the broad themes and political challenges in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. Broadly, we will consider the legacy of colonialism, the making and frailty of the African state, governance issues and the persistent ''underdevelopment'' of African economies. In addition, we will examine a few case studies that touch on ''hot topics'' in recent African politics: the politics of oill in West Africa, the land question in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, and the challenges of democratization in Africa.

Växjö

Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

Students in house M