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PSCI 281: Contemporary African Politics: Home

Contemporary African Politics
Professor: Elizabeth Iams Wellman
Spring 2022



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Electoral commission officials count the ballots after polls closed in Accra, Ghana, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Voters lined up early in Ghana to cast their ballots in presidential and legislative elections likely to test the West African nation's credentials as one of the most politically stable countries on the continent.


Welcome to the Research Guide for Contemporary African Politics (Political Science 281, Spring 2022).


On the following pages you will find information to help you:

- Generate keywords for searching

- Navigate the physical and digital library spaces

- Locate a variety of resources relevant to your research topic


Beginning a research project often leads to more questions. Don't hesitate to bring any questions that may come up to the attention of a librarian: stop by the library and inquire at the Research Help Desk, schedule an appointment with a Sawyer librarian, or contact us online. We're here to help!

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