DepartmentInternational Development Studies
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Part 1: 30 points-> Identify five
Define a concept and provide an example. Make sure to explain your example and
its relation to the concept.
•Millennium Development Goals
•Human Development Index
Part 2: Compare and contrast: (8 points each= 32 points). How is it approached and
how is it constructed?
Eg: •Development blocks disease, and disease blocks development:
○Development of Vaccines, production
○Disease is blocking economic development
○Difference between the two
○Development is a way of stopping disease from progressing.
○How does disease block development: disease stops people from
•Culture as Development and Development as Culture:
○Putting cultures on display: practising traditional with tourism (C as D)
○Modernization would be development as culture
Problem of underdevelopment:
Part 3: Problem identification (40 points)
For each statement below, indentify a major assumption underlying the
statement (two sentences)
Eg:•The GDP of a country is the best measure of Development
○What is the main underlining argument?
•Free Trade is the best way to get a country out of poverty
○Country in the north exploit the global south
○America is the key power of free trade so if they take part in free trade
they will become like the states.
○An assumption is that free trade will benefit both parties
○It is not really looking at the structural and the hierarchy power.
•Human Right to health care is provided to all
○What is being Healthy?
○Underlying assumption to health is merely physical
○They have the right to healthcare but it doesn’t mean it is there.
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