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Department
Political Science
Course
POL201Y1
Professor
Sophia Moreau
Semester
Fall

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POL201: Politics of Development September 27, 2010 ^,}L]]}L_ N Decolonization o There were a lot of independent o Most countries were independent in 1963 o New domestic politics sprouted when colonized countries became independent o Academic literature is being produced in the Global South N Economic Growth o Exponentially increased after WWII N The passing of traditional society to modern society o Underdeveloped societies are traditional while developed societies are modern N The features of tradition o Isolation subsistence society, not participants in market economy o Rigid adherence to mobility o No social mobility you cant upgrade your class in society N A traditional person cannot imagine other situations outside their own (lack of empathy) N Traditional people resist changediversity N Traditional values must be replaced if modernization is to take place N The desire to accumulate wealth or to be someone greater than yourself (this is a modern trait: empathy psychic mobility, he is imagining a better position) N Traits of modernitymodernization o Population growth, mobility, urbanization, access to media, individuals can interpret the information they receive, the rise of political participation N Modern
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