Class Notes (806,977)
Canada (492,550)
POL201Y1 (221)

prof jung class notes

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Sophia Moreau

POL201Y Semester 1 Lecture 1 (1.1) September 15, 2009 Week One: Introduction: Development and Democracy Course Requirements: N you have two weeks to sign up for tutorials N Sign up on blackboard N 4 tutorials for 50 minutes each this semester N 5 tutorials for 50 minutes each next semester N There are two papersL5 pages long= 15% and 10 pages long =25% N You have one month to write the paper N The TAs will write more in class on how to write a paper etc... N It will be posted on blackboard N In class midterm on the last day of class in December N And final exam during exam period N Course readings are on a course packet available for purchase at Quality Copy at 33 Bloor Street N Only the first semester course pack is available N And there is also a book: Contemporary Political issues of Development N You will find your grades on blackboard and nowhere else Course Overview: N Just a little bit about what will be discussed in this course: o Specialization involves commercial farming o Industrialization N In our economy, many people we know produce nothing that we actually consume N Many people are just focused on making sure the market works N In general, development is considered to be a good thing Critics of Development: N 3 main reasons and are related to one another o As societies develop, people lose their cultural ties o The development model seems to assume that they will follow the western model o Then some countries appear to have failed 1 POL201Y Semester 1 Lecture 1 (1.1) September 15, 2009 N There is the goal of development, critiques of development and then the decision is coming: we have to redefine what we mean by development Development and Democracy: N The goal of developmentÆ the process of production of goods and services N Critics of development have three main points o Agriculture o Western path of development (industrial revolution) o Distorts human values and emphasizes wealth production N Their Solution (New/ Revised Definition) o You need to redefine the definition of development o /š]ZL[šEµZšKZµŒÇ-9~Œ}ZZ-š]}Lo9Œ}µ šµšoZ}ZZš}}with human well being, such as infant mortality rate, HIV prevention, mortality rates, literacy, and so forth o Some critics also add freedom into the definition of development N It can be very good indicators to life expectancy N But if that society does not also secure freedom (freedoms protected by democratic institutions) along w minimum indicators, then it is not a developed cou
More Less

Related notes for POL201Y1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.