Reflection 2 Douglas Silber

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Running head: P.O.W. Camps in Relation to the Outside World 1 P.O.W. Camps in Relation to the Outside World MBA540 Managerial Economics Douglas Silber March 20, 2011 Muleka Kikwebati Saint Leo University P.O.W. Camps in Relation to the Outside World
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2 P.O.W. Camps in Relation to the Outside World Written by R. A. Radford (1945), “The Economic Organisation of a P.O.W. Camp” is an article which discusses how a Prisoner of War Camp reflects the outside world in terms of social interactions, and the ideas and habits of the groups within. In the opening paragraph Radford (1945) states, “Camp organization and politics are matters of real concern to the inmates, as affecting their present and perhaps their future existences”. (The Economic Organisation, p. 189). Radford recognizes and acknowledges that the prisoners know the politics and matters related to the camp are of only local importance but also acknowledges that this importance is great for the inmates of the camp. Radford (1945) states, “One aspect of social organisation is to be found in economic activity, and this, along with other manifestations of a group existence, is to be found in any P.O.W. camp”. (The Economic Organisation, p. 189). Through a prisoner’s economic activity, that prisoner can make their time in the camp more comfortable. With a fair exchange system, trading goods and services, a prisoner can gain some materials and comforts that are important to him or her as an individual. The author does realize and comment that the system of production in a prison system is small in comparison to outside world and it is due to the prisoner not being able to reach the outside world that makes it the topic of central discussion in the prison system. The author discusses how the Prisoner of War camp was divided into separate housings
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