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Semester I Autumn Repeat Examinations 2008/ 2009 Exam Code(s) 3BA1, 3BA5, 3BA6, 4BA4, 4BA8, 1EM1, 1OM1 Exam(s) 3rd Arts Module Code(s) SP404 Module(s) Development and Change Paper No. Repeat Paper External Examiner(s) Professor Piers Beirne Internal Examiner(s) Professor Chris Curtin
Dr. Su-ming Khoo
Answer Three questions
Duration Three Hours
No. of PagesDepartment(s) 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 Answer THREE questions.
1. What is meant by the ‘human development paradigm’ and to what extent does it differ from an approach based on economic growth and industrial development? 2. Outline and discuss the impacts of militarization, conflict and war on human security. Is greater cooperation for human security an achievable goal? 3. Give an outline of modernization theories and policies of development. To what extent were these influenced by Cold War geopolitics? 4. Discuss and explain the relationship between poverty and ill-health. What kinds of policies or interventions lead to major improvements in the health of a population? 5. How is ‘development’ defined and measured? Explain and discuss at least two different definitions or measures of development. How do these indicators or measurements differ in their emphasis and priorities for development? 6. Are technological innovations in agriculture such as the Green Revolution and genetic engineering the answer to the problems of food security, hunger and malnutrition? EITHER 7a. Explain and discuss the ‘precautionary principle’ and the ‘principle of common, but differentiated responsibility’ with regard to environmental protection at the global level. OR 7b. Explain the concept of ‘sustainable development’ and the different goals that are embodied in the concept. 8. Explore and discuss the idea that ‘development’ is a contested concept. What are some of the different ideas about ‘development’ that have emerged over time?
9. What are the main arguments of the dependency theory of underdevelopment? Do dependency theorists offer any solutions to the problem of dependency?