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WEEK 4 /July 28 Click to read: Notes on a New Sociology of Economic Development The Growth Puzzle 1. By 1820, what was the gap between Western Europe and the world’s poorest region (sub-Saharan Africa)? By 1990s, what was the gap between the richest 30 countries and the poorest (sub-Saharan Africa)? 2. Of the richest 30 countries in the world as of 1990, twenty-one were in Western Europe or were Western offshoots. Name the other five in Asia, the two in the three in the Middle East, and the one in Latin America. Broad Explanation for the Growth Puzzle 1. What are the two general patterns that stand out in the role of geography on economic growth? 2. What are the types of social system that are conducive to economic growth and what types of social system that that are not conducive to economic growth? 3. What is increasing returns to scale? The Role of Culture 1. What is the evidence on the role of culture on economic growth? 2. What is the evidence on the role of religion on economic growth? 3. What is the evidence on the role of colonial rule on economic growth? READING STUDY GUIDE FOR: “How Development Leads to Democracy” 1. How has a democratic boom given way to a democratic recession? (p.1) 2. What is the new modernization? (p.2-3) 3. Are rich countries more likely to be democratic because democracy makes countries rich, or is development conducive to democracy? (p.3) 4. Why is democracy effective? (p.4) GRAPHS FROM THE WORLD VALUES SURVEY: See the Graphs under Week 10 Folder Explain the relationship between Survival/Well-Being and GNP/Capita Explain the relationship between Traditional vs. Secular-Rational Authority and Survival vs. Well-Being Explain the relationship between Traditional vs. Secular-Rational Authority and Survival vs. Self Expression
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Graph: Can Democracy Coexist with Capitalism?
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