POL3029F - Politics Of Africa And The Global South

30 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

Any 2000-level POL course or with special permission from the Head of Department.

Course Outline:

This course reviews the theories and approaches that are typically used to analyse the political economies and political regimes of countries in the global South. The reliability, validity and normative implications of these theories will be evaluated with reference to key case studies -- in many cases drawn from the African Continent – in order to illustrate or problematise their claims. Though this is a political science course, our study of the politics of the South will be informed by debates that span a number of disciplines, including history, economics, law, anthropology and sociology.