SISU-381 African Political Institutions (3)

This course introduces students to the themes, debates, and basic techniques of comparative institutional analysis. It examines classic readings on presidentialism/parliamentarism, party systems, electoral systems, and constitutional design alongside new research that applies institutional models to Africa. The course culminates in an empirical investigation of the relationship between particular institutional combinations and outcomes such as better representation, less corruption, or improved macroeconomic performance. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206  and SISU-280 .

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