Courses Catalogue

Government And Politics

COURSE CODE: PAM 7303
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration 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 (3 hours)

  • The formation of nation-state and politics
  • The challenges facing states in development of 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’s 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
  • Group work
  • presentation assignments

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

Whiteboard and Markers

Flip Charts

LCD Projectors

CDs, DVDs and Tapes