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Semester I Examinations 2009/ 20010 Exam Code(s) 3BA1, 3BA5, 3BA6 4BA4, 4BA8, 1EM1, 1OM1 Exam(s) Module Code(s) SP404 Module(s) Development and Change Paper No. Repeat Paper External Examiner(s) Dr. Paul Mitchell
Dr. Piers Beirne Internal Examiner(s) Professor Chris Curtin
Dr Su-ming Khoo
Answer Two Questions: ONE from Section A and ONE from Section B.
Duration Two Hours
No. of PagesSchool Political Science & Sociology Course Co-ordinator(s) Dr. Su-ming Khoo Requirements: MCQ Handout Statistical Tables Graph Paper Log Graph Paper Other Material
SP404 Development and Change Winter 2009/10 Time allowed Two HoursANSWER TWO QUESTIONS: ONE from Section A and ONE from Section B. Section A
1. Examine, discuss, and comment on, the impacts of decolonization and the Cold War on understandings and strategies of ‘development’ that have emerged since 1945. 2. Compare and contrast the ideas and assumptions of the modernization theory of economic growth with the ideas and critiques of dependency theory. What development problems do these different schools of thought focus on and what development strategies do they emphasise or promote? 3. What is the ‘human development paradigm’ and what does it add or change with regard to the way ‘development’ is conceptualized, assessed and measured? 4. Why might it be said that development policies based on economic growth and industrialization are ‘unsustainable’? What are the principles and practices entailed by a policy of sustainable development? Section B 5. Outline and critically assess the policy of promoting ‘a new Green Revolution for Africa in the 21st century’. What evidence do we have of the potential benefits and risks of modern agricultural technologies such as the Green Revolution and/or genetic engineering? Are these technologies the solution to the problems of hunger and poverty? 6. How does the new approach of human security differ from traditional conceptions of military security? How do these two approaches differ in their understandings of violence and in their policies to address insecurity?
7. Why might it be said that the poor suffer disproportionately from the negative consequences of environmental degradation? Can anything be done to mitigate this problem?
8. How are poverty and ill-health connected? Do processes of economic development and the provision of modern drugs and hospital-based medical care to lead to better health for all? Your discussion may refer to industrialized and/or developing country examples.