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as of 6/30/2022

CONFLICTS AND INEQUALITIES IN THE NEOLIBERAL ERA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectHistory
African Studies
Political Science
Number & Suffix: 147
Full UC Title: CONFLICTS AND INEQUALITIES IN THE NEOLIBERAL ERA 
Transcript Title: CONFLICT&INEQUALITY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program in History and Oriental Studies. The course is intended for advanced levels students only. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. Students who complete a term paper on a pre-approved topic are awarded one extra unit. Maximum units for the course are six. The course focuses on neoliberal political economy and its social impacts on local contexts. Emphasis is placed on a critical approach to the aid industry as a key issue for understanding global governance processes. Students create a research project and bibliography autonomously on a topic related to the course. Since the end of the cold war and the triumph of a neoliberal order, Africa has faced a huge number of conflicts and devastating social effects. Starting with the analysis of selected ethnographic cases (Congo, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leon, etc.), the first part of the course explores the etiology of contemporary African wars focusing on the link between local violence and global economic and political processes. Special attention is placed on the relationship between youth and war and the social imaginary. The course explores topics including neoliberalism and inequality, the African State, globalization in Africa, African conflicts, war economy, young people and children in Africa, witchcraft in contemporary Africa, and development enterprise. The course includes traditional lectures and group discussions. The instructor focuses on the general topics in order to introduce the various scholarly debates. Specific examples are discussed in order to give a concrete idea of the different topics. Students are encouraged to work autonomously, comment, and ask questions. The course includes visual resources (i.e. documentaries, maps and photos). Assessment is based on a research paper on a pre-approved topic. The paper must reference the texts listed in the reading list and to additional specific references suggested by the instructor. The paper will be evaluated for clarity and relevance to the bibliography consulted. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CONFLICTS AND INEQUALITIES IN THE NEOLIBERAL ERA (1) (LM) 
Partner University Department: Scienze storiche e orientalistiche 
Partner University Course Number: 81949