UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

PPPE6377 - Political Economy of Africa

PPPE 6377 Political Economy of Africa (3 semester credit hours) Review of political and economic change in Africa, mainly south of the Sahara, from the late nineteenth century onward. The course explores interactions between governance mechanisms and economic growth, focusing on influences of colonization, independent authoritarian and democratic rule, and experimentation with socialist and capitalist modes of development. Contemporary themes taken up include poverty reduction, migration and remittances, economic modernization and diversification, conflict, public sector debt, foreign aid, and re-colonization by emerging and other economies. (3-0) R