Graduate Courses

PhD Seminar in Comparative Politics

Syllabus – fall 2014

State and Society in Africa

Syllabus – fall 2013

Africa in Comparative Perspective

Syllabus – fall 2011

African Political Institutions

Syllabus – spring 2011

Syllabus – spring 2010

Theories of Comparative & International Studies

Syllabus – fall 2011

Syllabus – fall 2010

Representation in the Developing World, fall 2011

This was a one-time class co-taught with Professor Todd Eisenstadt, a Latin American specialist from the School of Public Affairs, as an extension of our collaboration which began with the APSA Africa Workshop during the summer of 2011 in Nairobi.В  This course for MA and PhD students examined the limitations of democratic governance through both formal and informal mechanisms.В  Click here to see the syllabus.В  To see the reading list for the Nairobi workshop click here.

Corruption, Development, and Democracy

Syllabus – spring 2008

Undergraduate Courses

Freedom and Solidarity in Western Democratic Thought

Syllabus – Freedom & Solidarity 2015

Contemporary Africa

Syllabus – spring 2011

Civilizations of Africa

Syllabus – spring 2009

Intro to International Relations Research

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