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Introduction to African Politics PS 3271 : Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • African politics 
  • African countries
  • African political systems
  • African political economy
  • Africa and globalization
  • Regional integration
  • Human development
  • Quality life



"The objective of the course is to explore the evolution of African  politics  since independence and how they help African countries meet the challenges of development in the contemporary period. Starting with the legacy of colonialism and its enduring impact, the course will cover post-independence ideologies and strategies in the context of globalization, regional integration and inter-African relations. Domestic politics will be assessed in terms of their effectiveness in helping achieve the legitimate aspirations of the African people. Special attention will be given to the political economy of development  in the context of the evolution of development theories in 1970s (modernization, dependency…) and the return of neoliberalism and its increasingly dominant position. The development performance of African political systems will be assessed in light of the empirical evidence provided by the experiences of African countries."

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

JQ 1870-3981  Africa

JQ1875  Africa -- Politics and governements

HC 59.72 Poverty -- Developing countries

HC 800  Africa -- Economic conditions

HC 905  Economic development -- Africa

HN 25  Quality of life

DT 29  Africa History

DT 31 Africa -- Politics and governements (History)

Subject Guide