02-08 - The geography of poverty and wealth 1. How does...

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The geography of poverty and wealth 1. How does geography affect economic development? 2. What geographic factors does Jeffery Sachs identify a. Ease of transportation i. Costs are higher for land locked countries and places that are farther from oceans rivers ii. Most developed regions of the world near oceans and within proximity of rivers b. Prevalence of disease i. Pests no winter to kill off organisms, continue to grow and spread disease (esp. in tropics) c. Agricultural productivity i. Tropical soils are of low fertility, nutrient deficient ii. Depending on where a region is located on the earth you can tell its agricultural potential 3. What social/economic factors? a. IMF, World Food Bank, free-market Environment, economy and society: fitting them together 1. What are the three perspectives of sustainable development described in this article? What are the three definitions of sustainable development given by giddings? What are the strengths and weaknesses of these definitions of sustainable development? 1- Common three-ring sector view a. Assumes separation and even autonomy of society, economy, and society b. Assumes that if you have less of one you can compensate by having
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course GEO 271 taught by Professor Maingi during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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