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Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL201Y1
Professor
Sophia Moreau

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Sept 13
1st class notes
Politics of Development
- Development and democracy
- Development economically
o Process through production becomes more completed.
o Countries with higher GNP are more developed.
- 3 Critics of Development
o 3 main concerns about started development paradigm for anything
1) As society develops some cluster gets lost (tied to land/seasons) etc. Can be
lost as ppl move from less development to more developed places.
2) Development model: all countries follow western path Æ envisions only this
one road to development
- Successful
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- t}v[µZuíst world, 2nd world, etc cuz it implies a race Æ
some countries are 1st and third etc.
3) Goal of development implies goal of wealth creation
- GNP countries with higher GNP better. For these critics they argue,
wealth should not be a good itself.
- WE should value if wealth if health then GNP + these benefits
are desirable otherwise no. Ppl have other values too nothing
with wealth like peace, happiness etc.
- distorts human moral structure cuz priotirsing wealth against
peace environ etc,
- These set of problems led to redefinition to
- ppl say redefine measure of development so now instead of GNP, it measures by infant
mortatility, literacy, etc + GNP
- package of goods that would affect
- This change who looks development and whose not
- ie US has high GNP but bad record of protecting ppl
- genie coefficient: measure of inequiditiy (very rich ppl and very poor ppl
- development so must include physical well being.
- same theories include freedom in society of expression, religion etc
- in this course= explore process of development in many countries.
- development process is based on exploitation t developed and under developed maybe mutually
linked
DEMOCRACY- good thing.
- Like development, there are thick and thin definition
- Defiv]]}vW^(v(]o]}vW
o Most people can vote for whoever they want to and most votes win
o Ppl choose the office
- Civil and politic freedoms
o Freedom to organize, differences.
Behave autonomously with interference of gov or ppl
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Sept 13 1 class notes Politics of Development - Development and democracy - Development economically o Process through production becomes more completed. o Countries with higher GNP are more developed. - 3 Critics of Development o 3 main concerns about started development paradigm for anything 1) As society develops some cluster gets lost (tied to landseasons) etc. Can be lost as ppl move from less development to more developed places. 2) Development model: all countries follow western path envisions only this one road to development - Successful - LKlZZ }L]ZstL[ndo}o]l]oZ - J}L[ZZKZ world, 2 world, etc cuz it implies a race some countries are 1 and third etc. 3) Goal of development implies goal of wealth creation - GNP countries with higher GNP better. For these critics they argue, wealth should not be a good itself. - WE should value if wealth if health t
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