The Study of Politics in Africa: Methods, Objects and Research Topics

The Study of Politics in Africa: Methods, Objects and Research Topics

Local: 
Classroom 1
Date: 
01/07/2019 to 05/07/2019
Horário: 
14:00 - 19:00
Idioma: 
Portuguese, with possibility of using English
Credits: 
5 ECTS

 

Provide training on strategies and research methods for analyzing political phenomena in Africa.

Create a learning space that offers participants a multidisciplinary knowledge of the African continent, focusing on various political issues.

Develop knowledge and skills in the design and development of a research project.

 

The course is held in partnership with ISCTE-IUL's Center for International Studies.

Intended for

Higher education students in various areas of social sciences, in particular those who are developing master's or doctoral theses on political issues in Africa.

 

Module 1. Research strategies and methods (July, 2nd)

Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

Ana Lúcia Sá (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL)

Module 2. The study of politics in Africa: themes and methodological approaches (July, 3rd and 4th)

Cláudia Almeida (CEI-IUL)

Pedro Neto (ICS-ULisboa)

Vasco Martins (CES-UC)

Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

Elisabete Azevedo (UNDP-   United Nations)

Ana Lúcia Sá (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL)

Module 3. Methods for the research of Politics in Africa (July, 5th and 6th)

Alexandra Magnólia Dias (FSCH-UNL)

Manuel Ennes Ferreira (ISEG-ULisboa)

Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

Ana Lúcia Sá (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) & Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

Module 1. Research strategies and methods (July, 2nd)

- Investigating politics in Africa: challenges and opportunities: Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

- Case studies: how and when to do: Ana Lúcia Sá (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL)

- Comparative studies: how and when to do: Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

Module 2. The study of politics in Africa: themes and methodological approaches (July, 3rd and 4th)

- Elections and conflicts in Africa: Cláudia Almeida (CEI-IUL)

- Hyperpolitization in humanitarian contexts: Pedro Neto (ICS-ULisboa)

- Politics and ethnicity in Africa: Vasco Martins (CES-UC)

- Democratization and development of African party systems; Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

- Parliaments in Africa: Elisabete Azevedo (UNDP- United Nations)

- Diversity of political actors in Africa: Ana Lúcia Sá (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL)

Module 3. Methods for the research of Politics in Africa (July, 5th and 6th)

- Research in conflict and post-conflict contexts in Africa: Alexandra Magnólia Dias (FSCH-UNL)

- Publishing African Studies: agendas and barriers: Manuel Ennes Ferreira (ISEG-ULisboa)

- Applying mixed methods to the study of politics: Edalina Sanches (ICS-ULisboa)

Requirements

Bachelor's degree in social sciences.

Applications

Tuition: € 100
Payment upon registration: 30 € (deductible from tuition - non-refundable)

 

The ICS-ULisboa and ISCTE-IUL Community: 50% off on tuition

The school will only be held if the necessary quorum is reached.

Coordenador 
Coordenador Externo 
Ana Lúcia Sá