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POLS 2080 Study Guide - Final Guide: Capability Approach, United Nations Global Compact, Loanable Funds

Political Science
Course Code
POLS 2080
Steffi Hamann
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Any idea what the exam format will be? 40 multiple choice and an 1 out of 3
options for an essay question worth 60% of the final
Any advice as to what I should focus on in the textbook? - read through the
summaries prof posted on courselink...very helpful if you’re in a time crunch…
what chapters should we focus on? - considering people think there will be a
question on urban vs rural development I would look at those, at least look at the
ones you missed the corresponding lecture for
How many guest lectures were there in total? Paul Ares, Joe Clark and James
Does anyone have anything about the India Case study?
Can someone clarify what lecture we learned about nationalism and role of the
state?? Lecture 10
Does anyone have anything for globalization vs nationalism?
- globalization
- economic, sociological, and cultural processes in which nation states,
organizations and individuals become increasingly interlinked and
- it is a contraction of space and time based on the activity across the region
- poverty and wealth are redistributed through a reconstructed structure of
- Nationalism
- a feeling that people have of being loyal and proud of their country
- the nation is put before everything else
- the nation's culture and interests are being promoted instead of what is believed
should be promoted
\*** Last question on exam is 1 long answer/essay, anyone have an idea what the 3
questions could be?***
Nope, but if I were to take a wild guess, it could be on other theories. (She
mentioned in the last lecture that the final exam won’t test the modernize
and dependency theory again)
I think it might be about Urban/rural development & CSR (corporate social
responsibility) /Fair trade & free trade, just because in the last lecture she
wanted pros/cons challenges /solutions for these issues… Which is more
profound thinking good for essay Q’s? --
so what are the PRO’s and CONs?
Pros Urban Development:??
Cons Urban Development: causes an environmental crisis ie climate change/
natural disasters, creates food insecurity, there’s a huge housing shortage and many
slums arise.
Pros rural development:??
Cons rural development: development doesn’t focus on things such as climate
change, aids and trade terms for rural societies. It reinforces power structures and
inequality continues to rise. Approaches are not sustainable and rely on technology.
Pros CSR (for businesses):
Improve public image
Attract new investors

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Improved sustainability; use of solar panels or stop using coal as an energy
source. Turning green is cheaper in the long run
Worker commitment - workers are more likely to stay with a company that
benefits the environment vs one that doesn’t.
Profitability - able to charge more for the product
Cons CSR (for businesses):
Green washing - saying that businesses take green initiatives but in reality do not
More costly and time consuming for startup - solar panels are expensive to
implement; it would need project managers and may result in the loss of
investors due to the short term efficiency loss
******There is still no scientific frame work for CSR, ie, how to measure it, how to define,
Pros Fair trade:better trading conditions for producers (fair prices for their
product), greater equity and transparency
Cons Fair trade: more expensive for consumer to buy. · Confusing variety of
certification schemes and standards
Does anyone think one long answer option might be about gender and
development? -- I think that it could be … me too! In my notes I have that she
said to read the chapter on that so maybe its about all those theories like WID,
WAD, GAD, Welfare appraoch, MGE and Effectiveness approach?
anyone know what gender theories is?? is that like Women in Development ? I
can’t find anything that says “gender theories” specifically so I’m pretty sure it’s women
in development, women and development and gender development unless it’s about the
welfare approach
Lecture 16 is about women and development and there are six major theoretical
welfare approach, women in development, women and development,
gender and development, effectiveness approach, mainstreaming gender
Hey everybody! I have a pretty good memory and always go back after midterms
to check which multiple choice questions I got right and wrong. From my
experience profs usually re-use questions from the midterm on the final! So I’m
going to put in point form what I had written, it is either the topic of the question
or whatever the answer was. Hope this helps??! (some of these I’m not too sure
what I meant lol, it was months ago)
who is Cecil Rhodes - odious debt
High imperialism (1870-1914) - developing nation state
5 things of WB (world bank) - Bandung conference
neo-colonialism definition - NIEO by the NAM
3 things of GATT - tied aid
kuznets economics - HDI 3 factors
sen definition of poverty - what is the G7
multilateral debt relief - 3 things about IMF and WB do
newly industrialized countries - most analysts agree
development is…

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changing globalization “advert”?
guest speaker about Africa’s economy (lawyers, messed up)
something about state intervention being socialist (mistaken?)
where did dependency theory originate (latin america)
not a characteristic of globalization (economic trade barriers)
and 2 more questions I couldn’t remember!
^^thank you for sharing this!
POLS*2080 Final Exam Review
Date: WED, Dec 9/15
Time: 11:30am
Place: Last names A-Ree: ALEX 200 Last names Rob-Z: Alex 259
These are the notes from the midterm review, just cleaned up a bit! Figured it would help
get the final started woo
→Recap From Midterm
Lecture 2
-Hans Rosling kept track of child mortality, GDP/capita, life expectancy, daily income,
global internet users, while also looking at world regions (South East Africa, South East
Measuring GDP
-Useful for global comparison
-Solutions: quintiles, GINI index
-Weaknesses: measures avg wealth of country ONLY
-Tool used to measure a country’s social and economic sizes
Lecture 3/4
-Poverty: living on 1.25$ or less/day
-Hobbes said, “In its natural state, life of man is nasty, brutish and short.”
-Biggest problem is inequality
History of Theory Development
-Development is a process of change, what’s the change?
-Global Development Project took off after WWII
-In 1950s US was optimistic & promised progress
-End of Great Depression and job generation
-Rebuilding in US
-Rise of mass consumerism (mass productivity, keeping business profitable) and
rise of middle class (ppl had TV leading to ads causing ppl to spend money on
items create economic movement/rise)
-Post WWII Europe began trading w US, creating more econ progress
-Was not happening in developing nations
-People felt good about how things were
Modernization Theory Assumptions *essay question
-Late 1950s
-Modernization theorists think ‘modern’ values, technologies and institutions are needed
for societies to progress
-Looks at how the poor could imitate the rich
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