IDST 200B lecture 19 - 3/3/10
Law and development
What do you think of Peet and Hartwicks statement in their final chapter?
(C)ollective adherence and responsibility are gained through participation in decision
making rather than through the imposition of
IDST 200B lecture 22 - 3/24/10
Gender and Development
What is the difference between Womens Studies and Gender scholarship? And why is
the distinction important?
- Women tend to have a lag behind their male cohorts.
- Many female academics dont make it to
IDST 200B lecture 14 - 1/20/10
More on constructing development theory
What is testable in theory, and what is based on beliefs and values?
Deductive and inductive reasoning:
Begins with a perspective, uses logic drawing on the ideas
IDST 200B lecture 15 - 1/27/10
Anatomy of a Development Theory: Modernist and Marxist
Some comments on the hierarchy of development theories :
Ontology/Epistemology (Philosophy Science of Knowledge)
Epistemologies: Positivism/Normative Methodologies, Stru
IDST 200B lecture 16 - 2/3/10
Change, Determinism and Structure
Weve considered development as growth, and development as improvement of
human welfare, but there is a simpler, less normative definition: development is change.
Can we remain agnostic (witho
IDST 200B lecture 22 part 2 - 3/31/10
Feminist contributions to development research
Feminist Political Ecology is a research approach used by some Development Studies
Gender Scholars and some Feminist geographers focused on development issues. It
IDST 200B lecture 20 - 3/10/10
Slum redevelopment is a euphemism for the destruction of lives and livelihoods.
Why are there slums?
- The word slum is no longer politically correct. Terms preferred are self-help,
informal, or squatter se
IDST 200B lecture 18 - 2/24/10
The problem with technology transfers
Schumpeter thought of the engineer as the mover of technological innovations and
change. He distinguished between invention and innovation, where the latter was what
an entrepreneur did.
IDST 200B lecture 17 - 2/10/10
Population Debates and Neo-Malthusian thinking
1. The idea of overpopulation. Land and sex.
Malthus basic proposition was that land productivity was limited and slow while rapid
human reproduction was inevitable. (p.4 of his
IDST 200B lecture 23 - 4/7/10
How do you keep research in a development area from being extracted?
- Research protocol: is open, so people can tell you what is important. Sit down with the
people you want to work with and see what they think of your ideas
IDST 200B lecture 13 - 1/13/10
Intro to second semester
Roughly two ways to critique an idea or piece of research: internal and external.
- External critique: critiquing the whole perspective, what has been left out of a
statement or piece of research.