Study Guides (256,487)
CA (124,661)
UTSC (8,077)
POLB91H3 (23)
R Rice (16)

Essay Guide for Essay #1

1 Page
136 Views

Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLB91H3
Professor
R Rice

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full page of the document.
ESSAY
1.Essay: Are new social movements ef fective vehicles for bringing about authentic
development in the Global South?
New Social Movements are effective vehicles for bring ing about development in the Global
South, but it depends heavily on the degree of democracy in the country. The more democratized
a country, the less the level of cor ruption there will be. The least democratized countries have a
higher level of cor ruption. New Social Movements have a participatory role in society and have
the potential to contribute to make democracy and development. They aim to mobilize and crate
a voice for themselves (not for overthrow, but to ensure survival). They are distinguished from
traditional class-based movements by their emphasis on identity based politics, hor izont al
organizations, and opposition to traditional party politics. Focusing on gender issues, human
rights, poverty, and a range of other concerns, NSMs have provided an important alternative to
political parties, labour unions, and other mainstream political organizations. Although they can
be effective in achieving specific concrete goals (eg. Argentinean picketers block roads and such
to get concession for the ir demands and the government concurs ex. Same-sex mar r iages), they
are not effective enough to bring enough fundamental change because they are too localized.
NSMs also do not challenge the power structure, which is what prevents the G lobal South from
real change. Revolutions are stronger movements that can bring about more change than NSMs
because they challenge government structure. For instance, the successful uprising in Egypt and
Tunisia were not a result of NSMs, rather revolutions. NSMs are better suited to countries that
are more democratized because t hey negotiate their objectives in order to instigate change,
whereas revolutions are not about negotiating.
Differing levels of democracy - Social, liberal, electoral democracies – affect the effectiveness of
new social movements. Define social, liberal, electoral democracies... Revolution is a more likely
to cure the problems of electoral democracies like Bangladesh and Nigeria, which have high
levels of cor ruption, and NSMs are not capable of instigating change that will provide the
necessary solutions to those problems. In such cases, revolution is the only means for affecting
change.
Should developing countries resist external involvement in br inging about democratic reform?
Why or why not?
www.notesolution.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
ESSAY 1. Essay: Are new social movements effective vehicles for bringing about authentic development in the Global South? New Social Movements are effective vehicles for bringing about development in the Global South, but it depends heavily on the degree of democracy in the country. The more democratized a country, the less the level of corruption there will be. The least democratized countries have a higher level of corruption. New Social Movements have a participatory role in society and have the potential to contribute to make democracy and development. They aim to mobilize and crate a voice for themselves (not for overthrow, but to ensure survival). They are distinguished from traditional class-based movements by their emphasis on identity based politics, horizontal organizations, and opposition to traditional party politics. Focusing on gender issues, human rights, poverty, and a range of other concerns, NSMs have provided an important alternative to political parties, labour unions, and other mainstream political organizations. Although they can be effective in achieving specific concrete goals (eg. Argentinean picketers block roads and such to get concession for their demands and the government concurs ex. Same-sex marriages), t
More Less
Unlock Document


Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

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


OR

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.


Submit