PSCI 245
South African Politics Spring 2024
Division II

Class Details

The course deals with South African politics since the end of apartheid. The readings will address the politics, policies, and composition of the African National Congress (ANC), the growth of black economic elites and the black middle class, the persistence of poverty and extreme inequality, expanding corruption, and why the ANC continues to prevail politically and electorally in spite of on-going poverty and worsening inequality, governmental failures, and corruption. It will pay particular attention to the ANC and corruption, and it will address why, thus far, the ANC has won national elections handily amidst growing dissatisfaction with overt and pervasive official corruption and misgovernment and the role racial solidarities and memories play in sustaining the ANC in office.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 15
Class#: 3696
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Two 10-12 page papers and class participation.
Prerequisites: None.
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science, Global Studies, and Africana Studies majors and prospective majors.
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: GBST African Studies Electives

Class Grid

Updated 1:38 am

Course Catalog Search

(searches Title and Course Description only)



Start Time
End Time