Samples of Courses and Suggested Reading
Between the Fall 2009 and the Fall 2010, the course offers remain the same;
POLS 268 -Comparative Governments and Politics: Cases of Predominantly Black Nations
POLS 320 -Liberalism and Its Critics
Professor Lumumba Kasongo conducted research while on sabbatical this semester.
The following is a list of suggested reading taken from courses taught at Wells College as well as other selected books and journals.
Ake, Claude, Social Science as Imperialism,Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA, 1982.
Ammendola, Curtis, Blondel Gladdish and Kommers Lancaster, Western European Government and Politics, 1997.
Archer, Clive, International Organizations, (second edition), London and New York, Routledge, 1992.
Asante, Molefi, The Afrocentric Idea,Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1987.
Beetham, David and Christopher Lord,Legitimacy and European Union, Longman, 1998.
Bennett, A. Le Roy, International Organizations: Principles and Issues, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1977. (on reserve in the Library).
Bernal, Martin, Black Athena: the Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Volumes I and II, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1987 and 1991.
Boaklini, Abdo, Guilain Denoeux, and Robert Springbord (Eds), Legislative Politics in the Arab World: The Resurgence of Democratic Institutions, Lynne Rienner, 1999.
Brown, Lester R. (ed), State of the World, W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. 1999.
Davidson, Basil, Discovering Our African Heritage, Boston, Ginn, 1991.
Diamond, Larry, Juan J. Linz, and Martin Lipset (Eds.) Politics of Developing Countries: Comparing Experiences with Democracy, Lynne Rienner, 1995.
Diop, Cheikh Anta, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, Westport, CT, 1974.
---, Pre-Colonial Black Africa, New York, Lawrence Hill and Company, 1987.
Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth,New York, Grove Press, 1968.
Gallagher, Michael, Michael Laver, and Peter Mair, Representative in Western Europe, 1995.
Hague, Rod, Martin Harrop and Shaun Breslin,Political Science: A Comparative Introduction, Second Edition, Fully Revised and Updated, New York, St. Martin, 1998.
Harris, Joseph, Africans and Their History, New York 1972.
Hughes, Barry B., Continuity and Change in World Politics: The Clashes of Perspectives, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1992. (on reserve in the Library).
Jain, Purnendra and Takashi Inoguchi (eds). Japanese Politics Today: Beyond Karaoke Democracy, St. Martin.
Karenga, Maulana, Introduction to Black Studies, Los Angeles, California, University of Sankore,1993.
Kegley, Charles W. Jr.Controversies in International Relations Theory Realism and the Neoliberal Challenge, New York, St. Martin_s Press, 1995.
Kellerher, Ann and Laura Klein, Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.
Lipschutz, Ronnie D. and Ken Conga, (Editors).The State and Social Power in Global Environmental Politics, New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
Lowi, Theodore and Benjamin Ginsberg,American Government, Fourth Edition, New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1996.
Luard, Evan, Basic Texts in International Relations, NY: St. Martin_s Press, 1994.
Lumumba-Kasongo, Tukumbi, The Dynamics of Political and Economic Relations between Africa and the Foreign Powers: A Study in International Relations, CT: Praeger, 1998.
---, Political Re-Mapping of Africa: Transnational Ideology and Re-definition of Africa in World Politics, Lanham, New York, and London, University of America Press, 1994 (on Reserve).
---, &"Reflections on EcoCity Systems: Historic and Theoretic Perspectives,&" in Richard Register and Brady Peeks (eds) Village Wisdom: the Future Cities, Hayward, CA: Alonzo Press, 1997 (On reserve in the Library)
---, The Rise of Multipartyism and Democracy in the Context of Global Change: The Case of Africa, Praeger, 1998.
MacEwan, Arthur, Debt and Disorder: International Economic Instability and US Imperial Decline, New York: Monthly Review Press 1990.
Magstadt, Thomas, Nations and Governments. New York, St. Martin, 1998.
Mansbach, Richard W., The Global Puzzle: Issues and Actors in World Politics, Boston and Toronto, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. On reserve in the library.
Newman, Michael, Democracy, Sovereignty, and The European Community, St. Martin, 1996
Oatley, Thomas, International Political Economy: Interests and Institutions in the Global Econcomy (Second Edition), Pearson Longman, 2006.
Roded, Ruth (ed.), Women in Islam and the Middle East, St. Martin, 1998.
Rosenau, James N., The United Nations in a Turbulent World, Boulder and London, Lynne Rienner Publisher, 1992.
Schedler, Andreas, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies, Lynne Rienner, 1999.
Steams, Jill, Gender and International Relations, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Taylor, Bron Raymond (editor).Ecological Resistance Movements: The Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism, New York, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.
Thompson, Vincent Bakpetu Bakpetu, The Making of the African Diaspora in the Americas 1441-1900. U.K, Longman, 1987.
Wapner, Paul, Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics, New York: Albany, State University of New York, 1996.
Wiener, Leo, with new introduction by Dr. John Henri Clarke, Africa and the Discovery of America, New York, A and B Books Publishers, 1992.
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