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

Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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