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Jan 17th - Introduction to African Politics

  1. African Institutions by Ali Mazrui and Francis Waife-Amoako - Chapter 2 and 3
     
  2. Inside African Politics - Chapter 2: The Evolution of African States
     
  3. The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith - Chapter 8 to 15

Jan 24th - Identity: Culture

  1. Diamond, Jared.  Chapter 14 in Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2005, pp. 419-440.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/collapse_ch_14.pdf
     
  2. Hofstede, Geert, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michael Minkov. New York: McGraw Hill, 2010, pp. 271-276.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/cultures_and_organizations_pp271_276.pdf
     
  3. Mahir, Saul and Ralph A. Austen.  Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution.  Ohio University Press, 2010, pp. 26-41.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=35&docID=10907653&tm=1484233851250

Jan 26th - Identity/Ethnicity

  1. Inside African Politics - Ethnicity - pp. 65-92
     
  2. Bøås, Morten and Kevin Dunn. Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citezenship and Conflict. Zed Books, 2013, pp.12-33.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=21&docID=10658388&tm=1484234217912
     
  3. Dlamini, Sibusisiwe Nombuso. Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa, 1990-94. University of Toronto Press, 2005.
    Chapter 3 - http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442683778.6?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
     
  4. African Institutions by Ali Mazrui and Francis Wiafe-Amoako - Chapter 8

Jan 31st - Identity/Religion

  1. Inside African Politics - Religion - pp. 92 to 109
     
  2. Freston, Paul. Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 107-190.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?docID=10130412&ppg=123

Feb 2nd - Identity/Gender

  1. Inside African Politics - Gender - pp. 114 to 118
     
  2. Britton, Hannah. Women in the South African Parliament: From Resistance to Governance. University of Illinois Press, 2005.
    Chapter 2 - http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=55&docID=10533464&tm=1484236577924
     
  3. African Institutions by Ali Mazrui and Francis Wiafe-Amoako - Chapter 4

Feb 7th - African Economies/Structural Adjustment/Inequality (1980s)

  1. Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man - Video
    https://vmi.kanopystreaming.com/video/thomas-sankara-upright-man
     
  2. The Fate of Africa - Chapters 16 and 22
     

Feb 9th - African Economies/Foreign Aid

  1. Gyimah-Brempong, Kwabena.  “Do African Countries Get Health from Health Aid?”   Journal of African Development. 17 (2015), 83-114.
    http://www.jadafea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/JAD_vol17-2_ch5.pdf

Feb 14th - China in Africa

  1. Kernen, Antoine and Guive Khan Mohammad. "Chinese Goods Reshape Africa." African Review of Economics and Finance, 8, no 1 (June 2016), 130-155.
    (After opening the link below, choose "PDF Full Text" on the left side of the screen to access the document.)
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=120774738&site=ehost-live
     
  2. Brautigam, Deborah and Tang Xiaoyang. "African Shenzhen: China's Special Economic Zones in Africa." The Journal of Modern African Studies, 49, no. 1 (March 2011), 27-54.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/23018877?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
     

Feb 16th -  Post Fall of Berlin Wall Political Era (First Quiz)

  1. The Fate of Africa - Chapter 23

Feb 21st - Democracy and Political Parties

  1. Inside African Politics - Political Parties - pp. 143 to 149
     
  2. Adejumobi, Said, Political Parties in West Africa: The Challenges of Democratization in Fragile States. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). 2007.
    http://www.idea.int/sites/default/files/publications/political-parties-in-west-africa-challenge-of-democractization-in-fragile-states.pdf
     
  3. Salih, M.A. Mohamed. African Parliaments: Between Governance and Government. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2005, pp. 3-24.
    Introduction - http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=22&docID=10135634&tm=1484690893520

Feb 23rd - Youth and Politics/Political Violence

  1. Dlamini, S. Nombuso. Youth and Identity Politics in South Africa, 1990-1994. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ont. 2005, pp. 95-118.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442683778.9?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
     
  2. Kellow, Tim.  “Women, Elections and Violence in West Africa: Assessing Women's Political Participation in Liberia and Sierra Leone”   International Alert. 2010.
    https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/sites/www.humanitarianresponse.info/files/assessments/women_elections_and_violence_in_west_africa.pdf
     
  3. Haerpfer, Christian W. et al.  Democratization. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp.343-347.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/democratization.pdf

Feb 28th - Intra-African Relations (AU, Regional Economic bodies, NEPAD)

  1. Inside African Politics - pp. 318 to 346
     
  2. Soyinka-Airewele, Peyi and Rita Kiki Edozie, eds.  Reframing Contemporary Africa: Politics, Culture, and Society in the Global Era.  Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010, pp. 195-217.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/reframing_contemporary_africa_ch12.pdf
     
  3. Taylor, Ian.  “'Partnership' Through Accommodation?: African Development Initiatives and Universal Policy Prescriptions".’”  In Readings in the International Relations of Africa, ed. by Tom YoungIndiana University Press:  Bloomington, IN, 2015, pp. 284-296.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt19dzd3j.28?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
     
  4. Chazan,Naomi, et al.  Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa.  Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 1999, pp. 310-319.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/politics_and_society_pp310_319.pdf

Mar 2nd - Resource Curse/Corruption

  1. Havranek, Thomas, Roman Horvath and Ayaz Zeynalov. “Natural Resouces and Economic Growth: A Meta-Analysis.” Arbeitsbereich Ökonomie. October 2015.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/natural_resources_and_economic_growth.pdf
     

  2. African Institutions by Ali Mazrui and Francis Wiafe-Amoako - Chapter 6
     

  3. Ross, Michael. "Does Oil Hinder Democracy?" World Politics, 53 no. 3 (Apr., 2001), pp. 325-361.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/25054153
     

  4. Ayangafac, Chryantus, et al.  “Why Do Some African Countries Negotiate Unfair Natural Resource Contracts?”  In Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa, ed. by S.N. NyeckNew York:  Palgrave Macmillan 2016, pp. 51-73.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/public_procurement_reform.pdf

Mar 7th - War and Conflict (Guest Lecturer: Col Hentz)

  1. Inside African Politics - The Shifting Landscape of Conflict and Security - Chapter 7
     
  2. Soyinka-Airewele, Peyi and Rita Kiki Edozie, eds.  Reframing Contemporary Africa: Politics, Culture, and Society in the Global Era.  Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010, pp. 177-194.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/reframing_contemporary_africa_ch11.pdf

Mar 9th - Frontline Video on Boko Haram

Mar 21st - Botswana: One Tribe, Small Population, Large Income, Stable

  1. Thomson, Alex.  An Introduction to African Politics.  New York, NY: Routledge, 2016, pp. 100-104.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/introduction_african_politics_pp100_104.pdf
     
  2. Video on AIDS in Botswana

Mar 23rd - Nigeria: Multitudes of Tribes, Large Population, Large Income, Relatively Unstable

  1. Thomson, Alex.  An Introduction to African Politics.  New York, NY: Routledge, 2016, pp. 74-80.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/introduction_african_politics_pp74_80.pdf
     
  2. Igali, Godknows Boladei.  Perspectives on Nation-State Formation in Contemporary Africa. Trafford Publishing, 2014, pp.247-258.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/perspectives_on_nation_state_ch_13.pdf

Mar 28th - Ghana: First to Get Independence, How Has it Fared?

  1. Frimpong, Prince Boakye. "The Quest for Equity in the Provision of Health Care in Ghana." African Review of Economics & Finance, 4 no. 2, (June 2013), 254-272.
    (After opening the link below, choose "PDF Full Text" on the left side of the screen to access the document.)
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=96365668&site=ehost-live

Mar 30th - South Africa: Largest Economy, History of Apartheid. How are things going?

  1. Pogrund, Benjamin.  How Can Man Die Better…Sobukwe and Apartheid.  London: Peter Halban Publishers LTD, 1990, pp. 188-217.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/how_can_man_die_better.pdf

  2. Chazan,Naomi, et al. "South Africa: The Possibilities and Limits of Transforming State and Society." Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa.  Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 1999, pp. 465-490.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/politics_and_society_ch_13.pdf

April 4th - Liberia: War, Recovery, First Woman Elected President, Ebola; Sierra Leone

  1. Bøås, Morten, and Kevin Dunn.  Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict. New York: Zed Books, 2013, pp. 34-51.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=43&docID=10658388&tm=1486414704259
     
  2. Olivier, Laetitia. “Chapter 5: Peace Missions in the African Context: Sierra Leone.” Supplementa ad Scientia Militaria III 2009. pp. 114-141.  
    (After opening the link below, scroll down to page 114 to access the chapter. It may take a few seconds to load.)
    http://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/75/104

April 6th: Kenya: History of Mau Mau, Diverse Population, Election Riots

  1. Bøås, Morten, and Kevin Dunn.  Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict. New York: Zed Books, 2013, pp. 52-76.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=61&docID=10658388&tm=1486415658331
     
  2. African Institutions by Ali Mazrui and Francis Wiafe-Amoako - Chapter 7.

April 11th: Uganda: From Amin to Museveni, Seems to Cultivate Dictators

  1. Jennings, Michael.  “''Development Is Very Political in Tanzania': Oxfam and Chunya Integrated Development Programme 1972-76."  In Readings in the International Relations of Africa, ed. by Tom YoungIndiana University Press:  Bloomington, IN, 2015, pp. 77-92.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt19dzd3j.10?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

April 13th: DRC: Perpetual Chaos. King Leopold, Atrocities Still in the Air

  1. Deibert, Michael. African Arguments: Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair. New York: Zed Books, 2013.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=1&docID=10754394&tm=1486416215095
     
  2. Bøås, Morten, and Kevin Dunn.  Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict. New York: Zed Books, 2013, pp. 77-102.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=86&docID=10658388&tm=1486737977915
     
  3. Hochschild, Adam.  King Leopold’s Ghost.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998, pp. 140-149, 292-306.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/king_leopolds_ghost.pdf

  4. Thomson, Alex.  An Introduction to African Politics.  New York, NY: Routledge, 2016, pp. 229-236
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/introduction_african_politics_pp229_236.pdf
     
  5. We Will Win Peace - Video
    https://vmi.kanopystreaming.com/video/we-will-win-peace

April 18th - Senegal: Could this Become the Shining Star of West Africa?

  1. Norris, Pippa.  Driving Democracy: Do Power-Sharing Institutions Work?   New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 3-20.
    http://reserves.vmi.edu/obasanjoi/driving_democracy.pdf

April 20th - Cote D'Ivoire: Houphet Boigny to Gbagbo and Beyond. How Dictators Mask Underlying Disorder

  1. Bøås, Morten, and Kevin Dunn.  Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict. New York: Zed Books, 2013, pp. 103-122.
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vmi/reader.action?ppg=112&docID=10658388&tm=1486748730393

April 25th - Gabon/Zimbabwe/Cameroon: Here are the Dictators!

April 27th - Rwanda: Another Dictator, But Loved by the West

May 2nd - Ethiopia: Never Colonized, But What are the Fragilities Making the New Country Relatively Weak?

May 4th - The Sahel: Mali to Sudan to Central African Republic: Who Knew Ghaddafi Had Some Use. Do Dictators Have Any Use?