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Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 46 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
1. The Promises of Federalism10m
Federalism and Decentralization part 111m
Federalism and Decentralization part 211m
Overview - Federalism and Decentralization: Reflections and Implications7m
Reading10 readings
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Syllabus5m
Readings Overview5m
Welcome to Leiden University!5m
Complete our short survey10m
Study tips for studying online5m
Being succesful in an international virtual learning community5m
Behaving in an academic way5m
Readings Module 130m
Transcript10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The three promises of federalism20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Distribution of Power9m
Multiple Identities9m
Overview - Foundational Issues8m
Weekly Chat: A Message from Beautiful South Africa2m
Reading1 reading
Readings Module 230m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Core ideas about federalism20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Political Foundations13m
Socio-Economic and Socio-Demographic Foundations7m
Overview - Three Scholarly Angles7m
Weekly chat2m
Reading1 reading
Readings Module 330m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The building blocks20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Federalism in Ethiopia12m
Federalism in Nigeria9m
Overview7m
Interview with Assefa Fiseha9m
Reading1 reading
Readings Module 430m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Federalism in Post-Conflict Societies20m
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By 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.

By 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)

About 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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