Theory and Practice

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23/01/2008 16:01:00 Theory and Practice: What can we learn from the Past?     Inequality and North-South Relations     Outline     : - North-South : A global family portrait - The development trap - Why is the South relatively poor? - Inequality and world politics Global Inequality: North-South      Stark material differences b/w N. and S. 1. Poverty and global inequality are “modern” problems 2.  Global variation in material wealth countries categorized by average income per capita o High income: USA, Japan o Upper Middle: Argentina o Lowed Middle: Russia, Iraq o Lower income: Mali The Development Trap     Many countries in the global south fall into this development trap 4 qualities all share 1 assumption: growth of national incomes on a per capita  basis are the primary goal
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Small stratum of producers/consumers • producers/consumers get stuck at a low level due to low economic activity ← 2. Low productivity = low surplus 3. Insufficient financial capital • domestic capital is especially scarce ← 4. Low “human capital” • low # of service-providers and workers • What explains the inequality b/w the Global North and South? Modernization Theory • Productive financial investment is the key to growth • Economic, social, and demographic changes occur together • Development is a linear, staged process 23/01/2008 16:01:00 ← 23/01/2008 16:01:00 ←...
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