FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Friday, January 4, 2013

Grad School Notes Collection (Africa, IR, Ethnic Conflict, Economics, Writing)


Grad School Notes Collection (Africa, IR, Ethnic Conflict, Economics, Writing, Islam, Comparative Politics)

Below are the links to all the notes I have previously published here on FUUO.  They are organized into a few areas: Africa, IR, Islam

AFRICA:

Notes (Discussion) Iliffe’s Africans: The History of a Continent

Notes (Extensive) on Iliffe's Africans

Notes (Partial) on Paul Nugent’s Africa Since Independence

Notes and Summary: Achebe's Arrow of God

Notes (Discussion) and Summary: Achebe's Arrow of God

Notes (Discussion) and Summary Anthills of the Savannah 

Notes (Discussion) and Summary: Achebe's Man of the People

Notes (Discussion) and Summary: Achebe's No Longer At Ease

Notes (Discussion) and Summary: Achebe's Things Fall Apart

Notes on Rye Barcott's It Happened on the Way to War

Notes/Summary (Partial) on Getting Somalia Wrong: Faith, War, and Hope in a Shattered State by Mary Harper (her blog is GREAT)

Notes on Hartley's The Zanzibar Chest

Notes on Democratization in Africa (Ottaway, Joseph, Bratton & Walle)

Notes on African Judicial Systems (Akech, Von Doepp, Suberu)

Notes on Clientelist State-Society Relations(Barkan, Fatton, Pitcher et al)

Notes on African Elections as Vehicles for Change by Nic Cheeseman

Notes on Patrimonialism in Africa (Theobald, Bach, Pitcher and Moran)

Notes (Brief) and Discussion Questions on Bradbury's Becoming Somaliland

Notes (Partial) on Gallab's The First Islamist Republic 

http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/09/biopoliticsertireasomaliaokane.html

Notes for Debate Arguing that Counter-Piracy HAS been effective in the Horn of Africa
Paper on Libyan Coalition/Intervention

Paper reviewing and analyzing "Sometimes in April"
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-wrote-earlier-footnoted-version-of.html

Paper (Average Grade) on British and French Colonial Legacies in West Africa
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/07/essay-on-british-and-french-legacies-in.html

Paper on the Unexpected Pattern of Democratization in Africa
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-pattern-of-democratization-in-africa.html

Paper on Copts in Egypt: A Wedding Feast for Copts and Christians
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/09/copticchristianegyptembassycairo.html

Poem: The Guilt of the Silent: An Analysis of Raoul Peck's "Sometimes in April"
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/02/guilt-of-silent-analysis-of-raoul-pecks.html


Endnotes for Sometimes in April/Rwanda Genocide Analysis Paper


EVENTS:

Notes from 2010 Maritime Safety and Security Conference "African Maritime Interests: Security and Development" Plenary Session 1

Notes from MSS Conference Speech by Ambassador Huddleston Speech
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2010/10/mss-conference-ambassador-huddleston.html

Notes from MSS Conference Speech by Ambassador Carson

MSS Conference Keynote Speech by AU Deputy Chairman Dr. Mwencha
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2010/10/mss-conference-keynote-speech-by-au.html

Notes on Senator Isakson's Speech at SAIS on 31 March 2011
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2011/04/senator-isaksons-speech-at-sais-from-31.html


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:

Notes for entire IR Course



Notes on Mearsheimer and Walt's "An Unnecessary War"
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/notes-on-mearsheimer-and-walts.html

Notes on Stephen Walt's The Relationship between theory and policy in IR, 2005
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/notes-on-relationship-between-theory.html

Notes on Stephen Walt's "IR: One World, Many Theories" (1998)
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/notes-on-stephen-walts-ir-one-world.html

Paragraph on Libya as a Case Study in Developing a Democracy from Scratch
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/libya-as-case-study-in-difficulty-of.html

Paragraph on Twitter as the New Nuke and the Convergence with Technology
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/twitter-as-new-nuke-and-convergence.html

Pargraph on The Dangers of Half-Hearted IR Policy Implementation
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/on-dangers-of-half-hearted-ir-policy.html

Paper on Considerations for a US Response to an Alien Communication Signal
http://fuuo.blogspot.com/2012/08/thoughts-on-us-response-to-alien-signal.html

WRITING:

How to do a Literature Review

In Praise of Refworks--The Best Reference Management Tool?

How to Write an A+ Paper in Grad School

Paper (presentation) on the importance of revision

ETHNIC CONFLICT:

Notes on "The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism" (2008) by Muller

Notes on “From a Theory of Relative Economic Deprivation (RED) Towards a Theory of Relative Political Deprivation”  by Walker Connor (2001)

ECONOMICS:


Notes on Have and Have Nots-African Style by Pascal Zachary

Notes on Economic Geography of Regional Integration (Gill &Deichmann)


ISLAM: 

Notes on Origins of Islam

COMPARATIVE POLITICS:

Notes on Social Theory and Comparative Politics (CP) by Mark Lichbach

VIETNAM/DECISION-MAKING:

Paper on the Gulf of Tonkin: "The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution: A Response to Which Campaign?"

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