MVZb2059 Democracy, the state and conflict in Africa

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2020
Rozsah
1/1/0. 4 kr. Ukončení: z.
Vyučující
Prof. Dr. Siegmar Schmidt (přednášející), Mgr. Jana Urbanovská, Ph.D. (zástupce)
Garance
Mgr. Jana Urbanovská, Ph.D.
Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Rozvrh
St 15. 4. 14:00–17:40 P21, Pá 17. 4. 10:00–13:40 P21, Po 20. 4. 12:00–13:40 P52, 14:00–15:40 P24, Út 21. 4. 8:00–9:40 P52
Předpoklady
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Students should be able to follow English presentation and read English materials.
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.

Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 25 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 25/25, pouze zareg.: 3/25
Mateřské obory/plány
předmět má 62 mateřských oborů, zobrazit
Cíle předmětu
To understand the relation between democracy, state and conflicts in Africa.
Výstupy z učení
Students will obtain knowledge in area of democratization in Africa and its challenges. they will also learn about sources of various conflicts on the continent.
Osnova
  • Lecture series May 16- May 20, 2016 at the Masaryk University, Brno 1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Historical legacies from Colonialism and the post-colonial independence Iliffe, John, 1995: Africans. The history of a continent, Cambridge, chapter 9: Colonial invasion, pp. 187-211 (+303-305 footnotes) Thomson, Alex, 2010: An introduction to African politics, London and New York, 3rd ed. pp. 1-31 2. Democratization in Africa: From authoritarian rule to a continent of “defective democracies”? Walle, Nicolas van de, 2002: Africa´s range of regimes, in: Journal of Democracy, Vol. 13, pp. 66-80 Erdmann, Gero, 2003: Apocalyptic triad: state failure, state disintegration and state collapse: structural problems of democracy in Africa, in: Z Vgl Polit Wiss (2014) 8: 215–236 3. A “Curse of Resources”? The significance of Governance Collier, Paul, 2000: Doing Well out of War: An Economic Perspective, in: Mats Berdal/David M. Malone (eds.), 2000: Greed & grievance: economic agendas in civil wars, pp. 91-111 Basedau, Matthias/Wolfram Lacher, 2006: A Paradox of Plenty? Rent Distribution and Political Stability in Oil States, GIGA Research Program: Dynamics of Violence and Security Cooperation, (http://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/wp21_basedau-lacher.pdf) 4. “Things fall apart again”? State collapse in Africa: causes and consequences (with reference to the DR Congo) Rotberg, Robert I., 2003: State failure and state weakness in a time of terror, Washington, Brookings, pp. 1-23 Riddell, Barry, 1992: Things Fall Apart Again: Structural Adjustment Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, in: The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Mar., 1992), pp. 53-68 Reno, William, 2006: Congo: From State Collapse to 'Absolutism', to State Failure, in: Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, no. 1, From Nation-Building to State-Building (2006), pp. 43-56 5. The African Union (AU) – an African response to Africa’s problems African Union: The CONSTITUTIVE ACT OF THE AFRICAN UNION, 2002 Mwanasali, Musifiky, 2008: From Non-Interference to non-indifference: The emerging doctrine of conflict prevention, in: Akokpari, John et al. (eds.): The African Union and its institutions, Auckland Park, pp.41-63 Murithi, Tim, 2007: Institutionalizing Pan-Africanism Transforming African Union values and principles into policy and practice, Pretoria, (ISS paper 143), 16pp.
Literatura
  • ILIFFE, John. Afrika a Afričané : dějiny kontinentu. Edited by Luboš Kropáček. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2001. 375 s. ISBN 8070214686. info
Výukové metody
Presentations, readings.
Metody hodnocení
Written test based on the presentations and literature. Attendance 80%.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
The course will take part daily from May 16 till May 20. The test will be written on May 23. Literature Iliffe, John, 1995: Africans. The history of a continent, Cambridge, chapter 9: Colonial invasion, pp. 187-211 (+303-305 footnotes) Thomson, Alex, 2010: An introduction to African politics, London and New York, 3rd ed. pp. 1-31 Walle, Nicolas van de, 2002: Africa´s range of regimes, in: Journal of Democracy, Vol. 13, pp. 66-80 Erdmann, Gero, 2003: Apocalyptic triad: state failure, state disintegration and state collapse: structural problems of democracy in Africa, in: Z Vgl Polit Wiss (2014) 8: 215–236 Collier, Paul, 2000: Doing Well out of War: An Economic Perspective, in: Mats Berdal/David M. Malone (eds.), 2000: Greed & grievance: economic agendas in civil wars, pp. 91-111 Basedau, Matthias/Wolfram Lacher, 2006: A Paradox of Plenty? Rent Distribution and Political Stability in Oil States, GIGA Research Program: Dynamics of Violence and Security Cooperation, (http://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/wp21_basedau-lacher.pdf) Rotberg, Robert I., 2003: State failure and state weakness in a time of terror, Washington, Brookings, pp. 1-23 Riddell, Barry, 1992: Things Fall Apart Again: Structural Adjustment Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, in: The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Mar., 1992), pp. 53-68 Reno, William, 2006: Congo: From State Collapse to 'Absolutism', to State Failure, in: Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, no. 1, From Nation-Building to State-Building (2006), pp. 43-56 Mwanasali, Musifiky, 2008: From Non-Interference to non-indifference: The emerging doctrine of conflict prevention, in: Akokpari, John et al. (eds.): The African Union and its institutions, Auckland Park, pp.41-63 Murithi, Tim, 2007: Institutionalizing Pan-Africanism Transforming African Union values and principles into policy and practice, Pretoria, (ISS paper 143), 16pp.
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