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10/29/07 Homework 1. Development is defined at the beginning of the chapter as “an economic process that enables an increasing number of people to produce enough wealth to support an acceptable quality of life”. However, development must not simply be met economically, development must incorporate basic human needs. Namibia is a good example of a developing country; while Namibia has taken steps to ensure human rights, there is still a great gap between the classes of the Namibian society. Namibia is under rule by the South West Africa People’s Organization (which was established in 1990). While Namibia may have a concentration of power, SWAPO has not taken away free press, competing political parties, or human rights advocacies. Furthermore, Namibia’s colonial rule has allowed for multiple infrastructures to be built; these structures have enabled easier communication, travel, and flow of commerce. Namibia’s government has also adopted policies of “tolerance and reconciliation” for the various ethnic groups present in Namibia. Namibia has constructed multi-ethnic institutions, a solid human rights community, and a solid representative political process; such political and social factors indicate the ways that Namibia has made steps to
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