Introduction to Global Social Change

Introduction to Global Social Change - I What is the Third...

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I. What is the “Third World”? Development? a. Third world – “post-colonial world” i. Lack of technology and infrastructure 1. Public works such as roads 2. Education 3. Healthcare ii. Agricultural economy; abundance of natural resources with limited  means of usage; poverty; rural; dependant upon few exports;  unstable government (corruption); huge reserve of unskilled labor;  ignored by powerful nations b. Development – colonialism i. Boundaries of countries; tribes within boundaries; culture  (language, religion, science, secular views); economy (dependency  on colonizer); type of government; relationships with other  countries; artificial states; environmental degradation c. Names i. Third World, Developing nations, Newly Industrialized Countries  (NICs), Less Developed Countries (LDCs), The South 1. Ethnocentricity 2. Lack of recognition of interconnectedness II. What are the common indicators of development? a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course SOCL 105 taught by Professor Meyers during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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