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Chuka University School of Business Unit title: - State, Society and Development Unit Code: -END 200 Approved course description Nation, Society and Government: Foundation of the nation, State and government; The concept, objectives and practice of nationalism: Classification of State systems: social stratification and its impact on recourse distribution, problems of power, Influence: Foreign aid and development: External trade as a factor in development. 1. Purpose of the course To give the students a holistic exposure of issues that affects development in the society. 2. Objective of the course. At the end of this course, the students should have an understanding of socio-economic issues that affect the welfare of mankind 3. Course outline I. Introduction: Nation, society, State and Development Definition & Foundation of Society Definition & Foundation of a nation, State and Government. Working definitions in development. Measurement of development. II. Concepts, Objectives and practice of Nationalism Definitions: nationalism, nationhood, nationalizing & patriotisms. Theories of nationalism Types of nationalism Objectives and practices of nationalism (social integration). Critiques of nationalism The role of Kenyan State and citizens in maintaining cohesion III. Social stratification and impact on resource distribution Definitions: stratification, inequalities, social mobility, Economic (properties), social (prestige) and political (power) stratification. Prestige or Social Status: Demography & Social dynamics; problems of youth, unemployment, poverty, climate, diseases, Power or Party: politics, influence, governance & leadership, power & conflict. Properties or Economic: Wealth creation and income distribution. Kenya socio-economic stratification and development IV. Foreign Aid and development Concept of foreign development assistance. Impact of foreign aid (+ve & -ve) on development The debt burden of a nation. Impact of debt burden on development
Impact of Globalization on development. V. External Trade as a factor of Development Definition of international trade International trade theory. Government restrictions on international trade Benefits and challenges (+ve/-ve Impact of international trade on development) VI. State/Government and Development Role of state/government in development Government policy and development Vision 2030 Millennium development goals 4. Recommended Reading and References Todaro M.P. (1994) Economic development in the world, 5 th London, Longman Umut Ozkirimli (2010) Theories of Nationalism; A Critical Introduction, NY Schaefer RT (2006) Sociology; A Brief Introduction, Tata McGraw- Hill New York Barro, R.J. Determinants of economic growth across country empirical study , IT Press Yergin D. & Stanislaw, J the Commanding Heights, the battle between the governments And the market place that is remaking the modern world Kothari, U. (ed.), A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies Abbott, Lewis F. (2003)

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