Development as a Concept: The Problem. “some nations, including the United States, may be retreating into a fortress like nationalism…” - Robert Kaplan, “Ends of the Earth” argument. Development as a Concept: The Problem. (Kaplan’s view)
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“some nations, including the United States, may be retreating into a fortress like nationalism…”
- Robert Kaplan, “Ends of the Earth” argument
“The industrialized countries, which accounted for 40 percent of the world's population after World War II, now account for only 20 percent, though they earn 85 percent of the world's income. In the coming decades, the industrialized world is expected to make up only 12 to 15 percent of the planetary population, as 90 to 95 percent of all births take place in the poorest countries...I [see] around the world-poverty, the collapse of cities, porous borders, cultural and racial strife, growing economic disparities, weakening nation-states--We are not in control...”
What does she mean?
Kenneth J. Andrien, The Kingdom of Quito: The State and Regional Development (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).
Peter S. Cleaves, Bureaucratic Politics and Administration in Chile (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974).
Keith Griffin, Underdevelopment in Spanish America: An Interpretation (London: Geoge Allen, 1969)
Jack Hopkins, (ed.) Latin America: Perspectives on a Region (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1987).
Howard J. Wiarda, Politics and social change in Latin America : still a distinct tradition? (Boulder : Westview Press, 1992).
“Foreign ‘Experts’ and Peace Corps swarm the Country Like white Ants.” (1966)
1. What is the issue here?
2. Should Orwell have shot the Elephant?
3. What does the Orwell story tell us about development?