1-2.Sept.13.2010

1-2.Sept.13.2010 - Introduction to Development Studies I...

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Introduction to Development Studies I (INTD 2001) Prof. John Cameron September 13, 2010 What is Development? What is International Development Studies?
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Prof. John Cameron Email: john.cameron@dal.ca Tel: 494-7011 Office: Hicks 307B Office Hours: Tues 3:30 – 5:00 Weds 3:30 – 5:00 Thurs 2:30 – 3:30
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Teaching Assistants Fiona Brooks (Tutorials 10, 11, 12) Heidi Mitton (Tutorials 4, 5, 6) Shanna Mumm (Tutorials 3, 7, 8) Alison Vervaeke (Tutorials 1, 2, 9)
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What is Development? Development as a planned intervention or “project” (big “D – Development”) • Development as a long historical process (small “d – development”)
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Development as a planned intervention or “project” (big “D – Development”)
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Development as a long historical process (small “d – development”)
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The history of “development” as planned interventions: Historical Context: 1. National independence of former colonies 2. Cold War 3. U.S. Marshall Plan in Europe 4. Apparent success of USSR
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Beginning of the “development” era: More than half the people of the world are living in conditions approaching misery. Their food is inadequate, they are victims of disease. Their economic life is primitive and stagnant. Their poverty is a handicap and a threat both to them and to more prosperous areas. For the first time in history humanity possesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering of these people. … I believe that we should make available to peace-loving peoples the benefits of our store of technical knowledge in order to help them
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