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In this political science course you will learn about the twin concepts of federalism and decentralization. You will develop an understanding of the core ideas that federalism and decentralization rest on, and study the building blocks that make them both work. Following a general overview of both federalism and decentralization, we will examine a number of case-studies from Africa where federalism and decentralization have been changing the continent’s political landscape in the last twenty years, coinciding with unprecedented levels of economic growth. What is federalism and how is it different from decentralization? What are the core ideas behind these concepts? Do federalism and decentralization enhance democracy, governance and diversity? Is that why virtually all countries south of the Sahara are now either federal or decentralized? We will be looking at Africa's track-record in order to answer these questions. By the end of the course, you will have acquired a general knowledge of federalism/decentralization and additional empirical knowledge of a number of African cases. Upon completion you will also acquire the ability to unpack and understand a variety of potential consequences of federalism/decentralization reforms in the developing world....
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Welcome to this course. The Three Promises of Federalism and Decentralization

Great that you are joining us. In this course you will learn about Federalism & Decentralization in Africa. Before you start, we invite you to first go through our intro module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you enjoy studying in this course. In this first module you can also find the introduction video and an exploration of the three promises of Federalism and Decentralization. ...
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5 видео (всего 46 мин.), 10 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
1. The Promises of Federalism10мин
Federalism and Decentralization part 111мин
Federalism and Decentralization part 211мин
Overview - Federalism and Decentralization: Reflections and Implications7мин
Reading10 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Meet the instructor & his team5мин
Syllabus5мин
Readings Overview5мин
Welcome to Leiden University!5мин
Complete our short survey10мин
Study tips for studying online5мин
Being succesful in an international virtual learning community5мин
Behaving in an academic way5мин
Readings Module 130мин
Transcript10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The three promises of federalism20мин

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Core Ideas in Federalism and Decentralization

This module will cover important concepts such as shared-rule and self-rule, autonomy, multiple identities and distributed authority. Don't forget to keep up with the readings for optimal understanding and application of this week's material. Do you have any questions, statements, remarks or other points you would like to discuss? Do not hesitate to post them in the Discussion Forums and a staff member or other course participants will be able to help you out....
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5 видео (всего 42 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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Distribution of Power9мин
Multiple Identities9мин
Overview - Foundational Issues8мин
Weekly Chat: A Message from Beautiful South Africa2мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings Module 230мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Core ideas about federalism20мин

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The Building Blocks of Federalism and Decentralization

In this module we will discuss the various legal, political, and social foundations of federalism and decentralization. As you can see, this topic requires a true interdisciplinary perspective....
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5 видео (всего 44 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
Political Foundations13мин
Socio-Economic and Socio-Demographic Foundations7мин
Overview - Three Scholarly Angles7мин
Weekly chat2мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings Module 330мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The building blocks20мин

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Federalism in Post-Conflict Societies

In previous modules, you've learned the theory behind federalism and decentralization, as well as the most important concepts and building blocks, This module, we will look at three case studies to acquire insight into how federalism and decentralization work in practice: Nigeria, South Africa and Ethiopia....
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5 видео (всего 51 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
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Federalism in Ethiopia12мин
Federalism in Nigeria9мин
Overview7мин
Interview with Assefa Fiseha9мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings Module 430мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Federalism in Post-Conflict Societies20мин
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автор: DBSep 2nd 2017

I truly enjoyed the course on Federalism and Decentralization: Evaluating Africa's Track Record and a big thank you to the entire team.

автор: MSJul 18th 2017

Proud to be part of this learning space, looking forward for more of your offerings.

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Dr. Jan Erk

Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, (STIAS)

О Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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