Statehood and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Event details

  • Friday | August 9, 2024
  • 11:30 am

Făgăraș, August 9, 2024 (11.30 A.M. – 1.00 P.M.)

Sub-Saharan Africa has a challenging history and present. Internal diversity and external intervention have throughout the past centuries shaped social dyanmics, states, and societies. Current governance structures remain fragile in the face of social unrest and corrosive struggles for power and various resources. This course offers a brief introduction to understanding these current dynamics within Sub-Saharan Africa. In more detal we will cover:

  • Slavery, colonialism and the African struggle for independence,
  • Postcolonialism and African states and societies today,
  • Governance structures and state-society relations,
  • Moving beyond governance traps for ensuring development.

The course level is introductory–intermediate. No prior knowledge about African states and societies or about international relations and development studies is required.


Curs – Ștefan Cibian

Ștefan Cibian, Ph.D.

Departments/units: Făgăraș Summer School 2024, Educational Programs Department, Research Club, Center for International Affairs and Postdevleopment

Regions: Africa

Topics: Postcolonialism, International Development, Sustainable Development Goals