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

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, Comparative Politics, Economics, Vietnam/Decision-Making

AFRICA:
Books:



Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah (discussion and summary)



Achebe's Things Fall Apart (discussion and summary)




Gallab's The First Islamist Republic (partial)








Articles:

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

Democratization in Africa (Ottaway, Joseph, Bratton and Walle)


Ethnic Politics (Roessler, Eifert, and LeVan)


Judicial Systems (Akech, Von Doepp, Suberu)

Legislature (Prempeh, Barkan, Lindberg)

Mauritius: A Case Study (Arvind Subramanian)

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

Political Parties (Rakner, Van de Walle, Resnick, Bleck)

Rural Majority (Hyden, Jayne, Maclean)

Papers:









Event Notes:


MSS Conference Speech by Ambassador Huddleston

MSS Conference Speech by Ambassador Carson

MSS Conference Keynote Speech by AU Deputy Chairman Dr. Mwencha


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:

Books and Course:




Selected Chapters of Force and Statecraft by Lauren, Craig and George



Articles:

Mearsheimer and Walt's "An Unnecessary War"



Papers:








WRITING:





ETHNIC CONFLICT:
Notes:



Harff's "No Lessons Learned from the Holocaust" and Genocide in Syria

Papers:

ECONOMICS:





Kapstein "Africa's Capitalist Revolution" (July 2009)


ISLAM:

Notes:


Islamism in Morocco by Zeghal Malika

Papers:



COMPARATIVE POLITICS:


VIETNAM/DECISION-MAKING:



2 comments:

  1. I came across your notes as I have been preparing to take my written comps in comparative politics. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing! I found your commentary on Herbst especially helpful.

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  2. This is incredibly helpful- thank you.

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