Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3227: Politics, Elections, and the State in Africa

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Cheeseman, Nic. 2015. Democracy in Africa, Cambridge University Press

Hyden, Goran. 2006. African Politics in Comparative Perspective, Cambridge University Press

Chazan, Naomi. 1999. “The Diversity of African Politics: Trends and Approaches” in Chazan et. al. Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa”, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Manning, Carrie. 2005. “Assessing African Party Systems after the Third Wave”, Party Politics 11:6, pp. 707-727.

Miguel, Edward. 2004. “Tribe or Nation? Nation-building and Public Goods in Kenya versus Tanzania”, World Politics 56:3, pp. 327-362.

Posner, Daniel. 2003. “The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Cleavages: The case of Linguistic Divisions in Zambia”, Comparative Politics 35: 22, pp. 127-146.

Bratton, Michael and Nicholas Van de Walle. 1997. Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, chapter 2.

Wantchekon, Leonard. 2003. “Clientelism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin,” World Politics 55: 3, pp. 399�422.

Young, Crawford. 2002. “Deciphering Disorder in Africa: Is Identity the Key”, World Politics 54:4, pp. 532-557.

Ellis, Stephen. 1988. “Religion and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Journal of Modern African Studies 36:2, pp. 175-201.