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DEVS100 - Exam Study Notes (Week 10).pdf

Global Development Studies
Course Code
DEVS 100
Richard Day
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DEVS100 - Final Exam
Second Semester Lectures Notes
Blue = Important discourses/concepts
Red = Important people
WEEK 10 - NGOs And Other Alternatives
J.L. Pearce - NGOs From A Mainstream Perspective: ‘Foreword’ to Globalization and NGOs
-In developing countries, business that were used to managing governmental relationships
personally now find that they have to contend with large and rich NGOs that can bring
pressure to bear on their local governments via influence with donor-country governments that
control substantial amounts of revenue coming into the country
-our existence is mututally dependent. our so-called modern lives would not exist if it were not
for the massive slave trade, sweatshops, unequal trade relations, child labour, unfaire
agricultural subsidies etc.
-our way of life depends on their poverty
Grassroots Postmodernists - Gustavo Esteva, Madhu Prakash
-social minorities: those groups in both the north and the south that share homogeneous ways
of modern (western) life all over the world
-social majorities: have no regular access to most of the goods and services defining the
average standard of living in industrial countries. their definition of a good life is shaped by
their local traditions, reflects their capacities to flourish outside the help offered by global
-the three ‘sacred cows’ the myth of global thinking, universal human rights, and the myth of the
individual self
-visibility management (term by R. Day)