Course: MARY AFST 526: Contemporary Political and Economic Realities in Kenya

Course Overview:
The course seeks to understand the structure of East African political and economic systems from pre-colonial days to contemporary times which underpin the present crises and upheavals.

Course Description:
The course will study political and economic foundations, past and present, of African society intensively; clan based political allegiances and communal economic systems; colonial-imposed changes; and post-independence attempts to create nation-states. It will focus on the conflicts and crises which are disrupting effective government and economic development.