Lecture Thu 8-28-08

Lecture Thu 8-28-08 - PPD 250 Third World Cities Thursday...

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PPD 250: Third World Cities Thursday, August 28, 2008 The Big Picture
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Key Questions What is the Third World? Does it exist today? No How do you define what has replaced it? So what of Third World cities?
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Non- Aligned Movemen t Alternative to First & Second World First official session: 1961, Belgrade Membership today: 116 countries Observers: 17 countries Current chair: Cuba
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Divergence Large disparities between & within countries. Due to: National policies in 1960s and 70s Investment by multinationals
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Commonalit ies Shared history of industrialized colonialism Legacy of poverty Haiti Kerala, India
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More or Less Developed Developed & underdeveloped Global north and south (from the UN’s Brandt Report) Core & periphery of the capitalist world system Emerging markets (BRIC) Hong Kong Tanzania
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Based on gross national income (GNI) per capita High Income - $11,116 or more Middle income
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