Courses Catalogue

Government And Politics

COURSE CODE: PAM 7302
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Project Planning and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

Introduction of government and politics in Africa, pre-colonial period, colonial period and after independence (6 hours)

  • The formation of nation-state and politics
  • The challenges facing states in development n Africa.
  • Summary of the contribution of politics toward state building

The State (6 hours)

The governance of state in Africa

The case study of governance in selected African countries

The contribution of politics hiring colonialism

The birth of nation-state in Africa after colonialism

State and Regions (6 hours)

The practices of democracy in African states

State legitimacy and development in Africa

Comparative politics of changing democratic situation situations in Africa

Political Culture and Political Legitimacy, Politics (6 hours)

  • The contribution of political culture and democracy in Africa
  • The practice of political legitimacy in Africa
  • Inheritance of colonial culture towards Africa‚Äôs future development.

Social Categories and Politics (6 hours)

  • Nationalism, Ethnicity and class in Africa.
  • National, Ethnicity and Citizenship.
  • State versus interethnic cooperation

Political Economy and Development     (6 hours)

  • The development of political economy and development in Africa
  • The practice of politics for economic development in Africa
  • Challenges to progress through political economy in Africa
  • State formation and governance in selected African countries

Election, Democratization and Political Change (6 hours)

  • Democratic Experiments in Africa
  • Elections and Democracy in Africa
  • Democratic elections contributions towards economic development in Africa
  • Violence, Civil War and Coup (6 hours)
  • The consequences of violence in African states
  • The destruction of Africa through civil wars
  • Who benefits from civil wars and coups

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Presentation assignments

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes