African Economic Development
Profs: Niels-Hugo Blunch
This course introduces issues in African economic development, with an emphasis on both contemporary and historical perspectives. Course participants discuss economic and political institutions and social change in contemporary Africa, and historical patterns of economic and political development, with a strong emphasis on Ghana as our central case study. We emphasize concerns about public action and human capability and, in doing so, explore links to history, sociology, anthropology, and religion.