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Unformatted text preview: The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? POLSC 333: World Politics Why Aren't All Countries Developed: A Tale of Colonialism, Resource Wealth, and the Resource Curse Dr. Amanda Murdie November 2nd POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Goals for Today 1 Outline why some countries are rich and some are poor 1 Discuss the geographic, domestic, and international explanations POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Peace Corp Information Table Thursday, November 4th 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., K-State Student Union, Food Court Can count for extra credit score! POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Reminder - Test 2 Test 2 - November 9th covers all materials since last test review sheet is posted on KSOL Thursday's class - 1/2 new material, 1/2 review time POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Icebreaker Question What happens when Saudi Arabia runs out of oil? What will this mean for the Saudi economy? POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Saudi Arabia and Resource Wealth Now - high per capita income However - Non-oil manufacturing contributed 10% to Saudi Arabian GDP and less than 6% of total employment oil has peaked centrally planned economy - not a lot of private rms economic cities planned - trying to put money into high-skilled industrialization POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Basic Argument 1 Geographic conditions and international actions can in uence economic development. 2 However, domestic political and social institutions matter a lot more for economic development. POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Why Are Some Countries Rich and Some Countries Poor? Why Can Some Countries Become Rich and Some Can't? Why Are Some Countries Rich and Some Poor? The realities of contemporary economic development: Billions live in conditions of poverty Development experiences have varied widely Why have some countries developed successfully while others have not? POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it? Why Are Some Countries Rich and Some Countries Poor? Why Can Some Countries Become Rich and Some Can't? GDP Per Capita in much of the World today is like that in Europe before the Industrial Revolution POLSC 333: World Politics The Puzzle Domestic Explanations International Explanations What to Do About it?...
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