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70847-01 - Seminar: Back to the Future: Past and Present Conflicts in Africa 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Samantha Marie Gamez (samantha.gamez@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The political landscape of Africa has been influenced by distinct conflicts. Ranging from colonial violence to civil wars and violent extremism, conflicts never take place in a vacuum. Social, political, and economic factors can drive violence, its trajectory, and its legacy in a society. Moving from the past back to the future, this seminar examines historical and contemporary violent conflicts in different African countries to understand these features better. We look at the impact of colonialism, the rise of insurgent groups, the role of greed and grievance and ethnic conflicts. By investigating past and present conflicts within the same countries such as Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, students will discover more concretely how history shapes today. Furthermore, each case study includes reflections on cultural aspects so students can begin to engage with the complexity of conflict contexts and question the narratives around violence and peace in Africa. We will look at some of the most prominent conflicts in Africa through literature and different media, using group discussions and a final paper to enhance comprehension.
Lernziele • Explaining what contributed to different conflicts
• Understanding different conflict types
• Analyzing how past conflicts influence present day conflicts
Literatur Aghedo, I. (2014). Old wine in a new bottle: Ideological and operational linkages between Maitatsine and Boko Haram revolts in Nigeria. African Security, 7(4), 229–250. https://doi.org/10.1080/19392206.2014.977169
Kaplan, R. D. (1994, February 1). The coming anarchy. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/02/the-coming-anarchy/304670/
Le Billon, P. (2001). The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts. Political Geography, 20(5), 561–584. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0962-6298(01)00015-4
Reno, W. (2011). Conclusion: The past and future of warfare in Africa. Warfare in Independent Africa, 242–256. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511993428.007
Bemerkungen Attention:
All Seminars will be graded in the Department of Political Science.
Grading scale 6.0 to 1.0, whereupon 4.0 is a pass.
The number of participants is limited. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to students of Political Science.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Attention:
All Seminars will be graded in the Department of Political Science.
Grading scale 6.0 to 1.0, whereupon 4.0 is a pass.
The number of participants is limited. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to students of Political Science.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Donnerstag 10.15-11.45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004

Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 29.02.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 07.03.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 14.03.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 21.03.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 28.03.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Ostern
Donnerstag 04.04.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 11.04.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 18.04.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 25.04.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 02.05.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 09.05.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Auffahrt
Donnerstag 16.05.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 23.05.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Donnerstag 30.05.2024 10.15-11.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Module Modul: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master Studiengang: Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften B.A. (Bachelor Studienfach: Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Regionaler Fokus B.A. (Bachelor Studienfach: Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Vertiefung Politikwissenschaft B.A. (Bachelor Studienfach: Politikwissenschaft)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung • Participation (group work)
• Written term paper
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft

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