GEOG 3020 Lecture Notes - Walt Whitman Rostow, Dependency Theory, Environmentalism
Brief overview of history, definitions and theories. Wide variety of sources of data, types of data (recall your suggestions) We considered indicators that compared data at the national level: esi, world bank. Indicators are useful but also problematic at the same time need to be mindful of their uses. The culprit(s) and solutions vary according to how we define and measure problems (using which knowledge, at which scale) Pay attention to all environment and development activities (including measurements and indicators ) as exercises in power: -> which kinds of power? (power to control resources, to control access to resources, to control discourse etc. ) How the human and environmental condition is thought about, viewed or understood underpins subsequent interventions (elliott p. 16) Development is one of the most complex words in the. International development: as a political and economic project that starts post wwii: transition from colonial world to developing world .