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Module Code: INR107
Module Title: International Politics of Development in Africa
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to examine the relationship between international politics and development strategies across African countries. It aims to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the politics of development, allowing students to develop an analytical and critical understanding about development trends and intervention policies in the context of African countries.
Learning outcomes 
A. Analyze past and present developmental trajectories, policies and their impact across African countries.

B. Identify and understand different theories of development and critically engage with them.

C. Identify and critically analyze the social, economic and political contexts surrounding African countries’ development at both regional and global levels.

D. Identify the drivers of policy changes and the role of states, private, and non-state actors in development trajectories.

E. Navigate development data and datasets, and use them in empirical analyses and assessments.

F. Develop teamwork skills

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, seminars and private study

Introduction to definitions and contemporary trends

Theories of Development

Historical background 1: Africa in World History before Colonialism

Historical background 2: the legacies of Slavery and Colonialism

Evolution of the Development Assistance Frameworks


Foreign Aid and Debt

Migration and Education

China in Africa


Structural Adjustments and Public Sector Reforms

Gender and Economic Empowerment

Conflict and Humanitarian Responses

Oil and Resource Politics

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Presentation 10.00
2 Essay 40.00
3 Final Exam 50.00

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