International development is a continuation of colonialism


1.International development is a continuation of colonialism. Do you agree?

2.History has shown us that there is no viable alternative to the western model of capitalism for the development of developing countries. Discuss.

3.Are starvation, famine and lack of food security solely the result of environmental factors?

4.The fair trade movement proves that capitalism and globalisation can lead to better forms of development for developing countries. Do you agree?

5.Does the development process simply reinforce gender inequality?

6.Overall, globalisation has had positive impacts on most workers in the developing world. Discuss.

7. Global sweatshops: do viable alternatives exist? Discuss.

8.The negative ecological consequences of the development process are far outweighed by the positive economic and social benefits it brings. Do you agree?

9.National control over natural resources is vital for the development of developing countries. Discuss using examples.

10.The development industry has its own particular culture and ways of seeing and doing things that hinders the development process. Do you agree?

11.Using ethnographic or other case studies, assess the prospects for achieving alternative forms of development/globalisation on the basis of grassroots action.

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