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Bucknell University

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Fall 2018

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Senegal: Global Security and Religious Pluralism


Since the end of 17th to 20th century colonization, Senegal and Jamaica have been victims of the rhetoric of development. The economic, social, and political progress of these nations have always been overshadowed by their categorization as “developing countries”. Yet, this development rhetoric fails to acknowledge not only the wounds of colonization but the more modern manifestations of continued exploitation of these countries often by the same countries that “emancipated” their colonies. Senegal and Jamaica for example, are both dominated by large percentages of young adults, in both cases a large majority of the populations are individuals under the age of 25. Therefore, excellent pedagogy in institutions of higher learning in both countries is critical to these young adults’ success and ultimately, the success of these countries. Yet with the increased private influence in tertiary education in Jamaica and Senegal, these young adults can anticipate being educated to effectively advance the exploitative agendas for the FDIs that control their countries’ economies if the intellectual integrity of these institutions is not safeguarded and protected from the influence of FDI.


Africana Studies | African History | African Languages and Societies | Growth and Development | Higher Education | Higher Education and Teaching | International Economics | International Relations | Politics and Social Change | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies


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