African Politics Paper

Describe and explain some of the main features or characteristics of the post-colonial African state. What factors do you think can help explain why these states turned out the way they did? Given that post-colonial African states are regularly criticized as weak, dysfunctional and ineffective and frequently score poorly on various measures of governance or development, how have almost all of them been able to survive intact for decades plural? Specific references to class material are appreciated.

Your answers should be somewhere in the vicinity of 3-6 pages double-spaced typed in Times New Roman 12 point font. Take as much time as you need to answer the question. This is not a timed exam. Please do not plagiarize – your answers will be checked by Turnitin.

Please follow these instructions to the word.