Five College African Studies Program

Carlene Edie


Department of Political Science
University of Massachusetts

Office: Thompson 206
Telephone: (413) 545-6172

Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1984).

Research Interests: The strength of clientelism in Africa's new democracies.

Courses include: Government and Politics of West Africa; Government and Politics of East Africa; African Political Economy.

Publications: Politics in Africa: a New Beginning? (2002); Democracy in the Caribbean: Myths and Realities(1994); Democracy by Default: Dependency and Clientelism in Jamaica (1991).

Languages: English, French.

Geographic focus: former British colonies, especially The Gambia.