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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Welcome to this course. The Three Promises of Federalism and Decentralization

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 46 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1. The Promises of Federalism10m
Federalism and Decentralization part 111m
Federalism and Decentralization part 211m
Overview - Federalism and Decentralization: Reflections and Implications7m
8 readings
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Readings Overview5m
Study tips for studying online5m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
Readings Module 130m
Transcript10m
1 practice exercise
The three promises of federalism20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Core Ideas in Federalism and Decentralization

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Distribution of Power9m
Multiple Identities9m
Overview - Foundational Issues8m
Weekly Chat: A Message from Beautiful South Africa2m
1 reading
Readings Module 230m
1 practice exercise
Core ideas about federalism20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Building Blocks of Federalism and Decentralization

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Political Foundations13m
Socio-Economic and Socio-Demographic Foundations7m
Overview - Three Scholarly Angles7m
Weekly chat2m
1 reading
Readings Module 330m
1 practice exercise
The building blocks20m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Federalism in Post-Conflict Societies

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Federalism in Ethiopia12m
Federalism in Nigeria9m
Overview7m
Interview with Assefa Fiseha9m
1 reading
Readings Module 430m
1 practice exercise
Federalism in Post-Conflict Societies20m
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Top reviews from Federalism & Decentralization: Evaluating Africa's Track Record

By DBSep 2nd 2017

I truly enjoyed the course on Federalism and Decentralization: Evaluating Africa's Track Record and a big thank you to the entire team.

By ASSep 17th 2019

Incredibly thorough for a free online course. I learned quite a lot and the use of case studies was very helpful

Instructor

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Dr. Jan Erk

Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, (STIAS)

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge and prepares them for careers both within and outside of academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in 1575. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis (Bastion of Liberty) - Freedom of spirit, thought and expression. Leiden University has a campus in Leiden and The Hague, with 7 faculties, 47 Bachelor Programmes, 79 Master Programmes and nearly 30,000 students....

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