Mechlinski_-_Africa

Mechlinski_-_Africa - Global 2: Socioeconomic and Political...

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Unformatted text preview: Global 2: Socioeconomic and Political Processes Guest Lecturer: Timothy Mechlinski AFRICA Africa-Over the past 20 years, on average Africa is getting more poor, based on economic performance and human development indicators-almost half live on less than 1 USD per day-there is some form on conflict in 1/3 of African states African Marginality 1% of world output declining 11% of world population fairly small countries Power of MNCs and US interests mean they get what they want regardless Africa as an object for concern a scar, a threat Child Labor Womens Income Wealth Adult Literacy Strategic Focus: Whose Interests? Must combat HIV/AIDS Prevent security threats Drugs and organized crime Imminent immigration (both legal and illegal) to the developed world Central for NGO funding Africas Weak States Porous borders Ineffective institutions Hostile international economic environment Lack of technical and human skills Abuse of natural resources Environmental decay desertification Preponderance of single-party systems...
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Mechlinski_-_Africa - Global 2: Socioeconomic and Political...

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