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For Winter 2010

 

For week 15 (class date/time moved to 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. on Friday, 18 December, same room in TRC).

  • Eat lunch, courtesy of Dr. Reid.
  • Present group projects.
  • Post final individual projects to blog by 5pm on 18 December (unless you have explicitly received an extension from the instructors)

 

For week 14 (Dec. 9):

  • Continue group work.
  • Discuss individual projects with instructors.
  • Discuss integration of perspectives for final script treatment.

 

For weeks 12-13 (Nov. 25 to Dec. 2):

  • Work with groups on group projects.
  • Work on individual projects.
  • Read:

Summary report of the 2009 national election:

Landslide victory for Frelimo and Armando Guebuza; Déjà vu - An unnecessarily tainted election link Mozambique_Bulletin_43_Elections.pdf

 

Summaries of International Observer Reports

link Commonwealth Interim Statement - 30 Oct 09.pdf

link EISA Interim Statement 30 Oct 09.pdf

link Diplomatic missions and co-operation agencies Observer Statement 101109.pdf

link EU Press statement 18 Nov.doc

 

For week 11 (Nov 18):

  • Write: Blog posts
    • What is your general plan for your individual project and how does it relate to the question of "democracy" in Mozambique?  How do democracy, voting, elections, accountability interact with the realm of Mozambican life that you will deal with in your project?
    • What is your general plan for your group project and how does it relate to the democracy question?
  • Review: Review video and still images and create list.  Upload to picassaweb.google.com using the email address adpm.mozambique@gmail.com.  Ask me for the password.  See also the reference to ADPM2009.

 

For weeks 7-10 (October 20 to Nov. 11) go to Mozambique and return enlightened.

 

For week 6 (October 14) and beyond (all blog entries must be done by October 19):

  • Read and write:  Read the Week 6 Readings and Discussion: Political Parties and write questions in the wiki page so that we can discuss.
  • Read: Continue reading as much as you can for your groups, creating a reading list and database of sources
  • Write: The blog topic this week is much more personal than before.  Revisiting your initial blog postings, what are your individual goals, hopes, desires for this trip.  This should connect to your individual research project but it can also go much beyond that.
  • Groups: find preliminary contact information (location, name, institution) for your top 5 needs/desires and draw up a final (if necessarily tentative) plan for what you would like to have accomplish by the end of the trip.
  • Think about attending a supplementary Portuguese class and find documents from previous lessons.
  • You can review Manning and Pitcher (excerpts) presentation in my (IDR) office on my computer anytime tomorrow before and after class.  Michael or Sabrina will assist you.
  • If anyone would like to have access to the authors' presentation on Friday, or, meet with me (IDR), during the morning on Friday, please let Sabrina in my office know.

 

Update on Vaccinations

Please visit the Health and Safety page for new information on vaccinations: Project Logistics: Health and Safety

 

For week 5 (October 7):

  • Read and write:  Read the pdf files that I will send to you individually and write questions in the wiki page so that we can discuss.
  • Read: Continue reading as much as you can for your groups, creating a reading list and database of sources
  • Write: The blog topic for the week is what you find most surprising about the readings for this week?  How do they differ from those of Prof. Pitcher either in substance, tone or focus?  What questions will you ask Prof. Manning in class?
  • Groups: decide on your top 5 priorities for people/places/institutions to interview in Mozambique
  • Prepare questions for the test interview with "Chissano."
  • Think about attending a supplementary Portuguese class and find documents from previous lessons.

 

For week 4 (September 30):

  • Read and write: Read the readings posted for next week (Lijphart, Manning, and IDEA on constitutions and elections, and Nichols and Ukadike on documentary film) and write questions in the wiki page so that we can discuss. 
  • Read:  Read as much as you can for your particular groups and check out this background paper commissioned by Dr. Reid: Hailu-Mozambique White Paper.pdf.  Please bookmark sources for others on Diigo.  Use both "adpm" and a separate tag for your group (for the elections subgroup consisting of Cameron and Kevin, we'll use "adpm_vote").
  • Write: The blog topic for the week is relatively simple:  Having read about the "formal institutional architecture" of Mozambique (that means the constitutional and electoral system), what are the biggest differences between the country we are visiting and your country of origin (for most of that's the US).  What seems most appealing about Mozambique's system compared to the US?  What is least appealing?
  • Groups: Create a page for your group on this wiki.  Give it a name and a "mission statement."  Begin by identifying the 10 most useful text/video/audio recourses that everybody in the group should have read/watched/listened to by the time we leave.  Identify 5 people (or types of people) you'd like to talk to before, during or after the trip.  Create a to do list.
  • Think about what you would like to ask Chissano when you meet him.  Review specifically the Mannings index under "Chissano".  More specific instructions/questions will be detailed in next week's assignment.

 

For week 3 (September 23):

  • Read and write: Read the readings posted for next week (Dahl, Linz & Stepan, Owusu and the definition page) write questions in the wiki page
  • Read: Read as much as you can on the history, culture and society of Mozambique.  Bookmark sources for others on Diigo.
  • Write: The blog topic for week three is twofold, which you can handle in one post or two:
    • What was the most surprising thing you heard from Dr. Pitcher during her presentation?  Why did it surprise you?
    • As you see it, what is the meaning of "Democracy."  What is the most important thing about democracy for you?  What do you think the most important thing about democracy is for the people of Mozambique?
  • Groups: Create groups.  Produce an intial statement of your group's "main question" and how you will go about studying it.

 

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