POL469H1 Lecture Notes - Food Security
IDSB02- DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT
Tuesday January 10th 2012
Read first four chapters of the course book – “A Brief History of Progress” Ronald Wright
Read the Lee Paper- first reading in course reader
Overall theme of the course; who are we, where are we going, where do we come from. Does our
environment have limits to progress?
Sustainability and resource management; conflicts, change and land conversion are issues- how did
these environmental issues found food security (2008 major food crisis)
Understand the interconnected relationships of this field and discuss the current issues in sustainable
development (and debate).
Final cumulative but focusses on the second half of the course
Essays - >6 references, ~5pgs, 12pt font