African Economic and Political Culture

Subject Associations
Subject
Catalog number
301
Subject
Catalog number
371

This seminar focuses on the causes and aspects of the underdevelopment of Africa. After briefly examining the historical origins of African underdevelopment, the focus shifts to the continent's cultural and social environments, as well as the problem of governance in select African countries. The seminar will address a wide range of problems: the debt crisis, the impact of structural adjustment policies, the problems of access to the international financial markets and how they relate to Africa's current state of development.

Instructors
Mahamadou Lamine Sagna
Track
Undergrad