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140073 SE VM4 / VM1 - Rwanda's Development(s) Revisted (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

gilt auch für VM5

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 18.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 25.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 08.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 15.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 22.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 29.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 06.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 13.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 10.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 17.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 24.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 31.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Across the world, politics in Rwanda has raised many discussions on developments taking place within the country’s confines. Most notorious for the genocide that took place there in 1994 which raised questions around the nature of the conflict and the role of the international community, today events in Rwanda have entered the debates around participation and representation.

Ever since independence, structuring development and transformation processes in Rwanda has been significantly impacted by the challenge of contending with various forms of social stratification, among them ethnicity. Whilst some world leaders labelled the genocide as ‘typical’ of African politics, developments in the country have also pushed the envelope of what is conceivable further open. Unlike any other country, Rwanda has been privy to development discourses and interventions on a massive scale. Developments and events have however not taken place in a vacuum, but rather under the eyes of international players whose role in the 1990s remains particularly controversial. Rwandan politics has therefore drawn the attention of anthropologists and political scientists alike. Irrespective of their discipline, scholars’ appraisal of developments differs widely. This seminar will revisit political developments in Rwanda taking into accounts its dynamic landscape.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students should prepare for the respective sessions by critically reading the compulsory texts.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

English language proficiency is required to read texts and follow class discussions. To foster a collaborative learning environment student's active participation is strongly encouraged. Discussions may be held in German and/or English.

Examination topics

Final assessments will take the form of a written assignment related to the course theme. Participants should be willing to provide an oral input during the semester.

Reading list

S. Straus and L. Waldorf (eds) (2011): Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

A course schedule and reading list will be distributed in class.

Association in the course directory

VM1, VM4, VM5

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