Reading Lec 12 - Global Inequality

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Winter

Description
th Sociology January 26 , 2011. Development and Underdevelopment New Society Ch. 9 What is Development? After WII development process that generates economic growth, industrialization, and modernization in region and countries perceived to be poor, traditional, and underdeveloped Recently development progress for women, empowerment of underprivileged, and environmental sustainability 2 main factors motivated interest in development after WWII: 1. Cold War - Broke out bw developed capitalist countries led by U.S. and communist countries led by Soviet Union - Involved intense competition bw 2 rival blocs to amass power by gaining influence and control over less developed countries 2. Business in developed West (U.S.) were interested in new markets outside traditional spheres of operation - Latin Am9erica, Africa, and Asia, were great interests to Western powers for geopolitical and economic reasons 1960s modernization theory emphasizes importance of value and norms as drivers of development All modernization theories assume that
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