73148 - International Relations of Africa

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents

The first part of the course examines the early phase of interaction among African countries after independence and in particular the creation of the Organisation of African Unity. The second part analyses the regionalisation of security in Africa after the end of the Cold War. Relations between Africa and the European Union will be critically scrutinized. The third part of the course examines the creation of the African Union and and the genesis and outcomes of the New Partnership for Africa's Development.

Readings/Bibliography

Reading for students attending classes

A. Pallotti e M. Zamponi, L'Africa sub-sahariana nella politica internazionale, Firenze, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2010.

A. Pallotti, Dossier: Unione Europea e Africa, in Afriche e Orienti, vol. 13, n. 1-2, 2011 (da pagina 5 a pagina 92).

P. Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2011.

H. Solomon, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Africa, Basingstoke, Palgrave. 2015.

Reading for students non attending classes

A. Pallotti e M. Zamponi, L'Africa sub-sahariana nella politica internazionale, Firenze, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2010.

E. Schmidt, Foreign Intervention in Africa.From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

A. Pallotti, Dossier: Unione Europea e Africa, in Afriche e Orienti, vol. 13, n. 1-2, 2011 (da pagina 5 a pagina 92).

P. Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2011.

H. Solomon, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Africa, Basingstoke, Palgrave. 2015.

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Assessment methods

For students attending classes

The final grade is determined by the paper each student is required to write (max 6.000 words) (max 8/30) and the final oral exam (max 22/30).

For students non attending classes

Oral exam.

Teaching tools

Students can find an Atlas of African History at the information desk of the Library R. Ruffilli and at the Ufficio didattico of the Faculty of Political Sciences "Roberto Ruffilli".

Office hours

See the website of Arrigo Pallotti