Pay attention to generalizations when comparing these countries especially politically. The course focuses on the international strain"s and pressures that affect the political and social conditions of the global south. Historically these countries have borne the burden of pressures by international actors. There are international pressures and internal domestic play that intertwine which affect the political conditions. Intellectual attempts to explain the problems of the global south, The root problem lies deep within the structure of the global economy. Western ideas of what development means have guided policy and foreign aid. Ideas shape the way people think about reality, and shape what sort of solutions they construct. Colonial rule: had an extreme outcome and created circumstances and conditions that fed in to later political situations. What are the impediments that stop workers from resisting against working in these conditions? looking at the way the global south fights back against large companies. Developing areas, underdeveloped countries, third world, global south.