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3/22 and 3/24 class notes

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3/22 and 3/24 class notes CDAE 002

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Notes from last week! Study guide for the final exam coming in a week or so
World Food, Population and Development
Dr. Shoshanah Inwood
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Date Created: 03/28/16
3/22/16 Peasant Protest, Rebellion and Resistance Indigenous response to colonial rule  Characteristics of Indigenous people o mobile o Communal ownership of valuable resources o Kinship-based social structure o Egalitarian o Control resources or land desired by members of the capitalist nation-state  What is a peasant? o A member of the class constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, and laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture  Land tenure o The relationship whether legally or customarily defined, among people, individuals or groups with respect ro land o Defines who gets access to  Use rights  Control rights  Transfer rights o Part of social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political structures o Land tenure relationships may be formal or informal  Private  Communal  Open access  State  Peasant societies o General production systems  Rent funds (landlords)  Replacement funds (seeds for next year’s crops)  Ceremonial funds (social cohesion)  Production for self/gardens/livestock o Land based system  Production depends on amount and quality of land for production  Peasant protests struggles for land  Challenges to peasant/smallholder agriculture o Economic and social changes o Land fragmentation o Reduced investment and support for smallholder agriculture  Weapons of the weak o Peasant folklore  Robin Hood o Avoid open confrontation  Gossip  Don’t come to work  Threaten to work for others  Resisting Colonial Rule (Kenya) o Footprint of imperial boot  Plantation agriculture  Primary product exports o Kikuyu and Mau Mau Rebellion  British struggled to repress rebellion by Kikuyu peasant farmers  Rebels/Mau Mau killed those loyal to the British o Social Organization  Council of the elders o The Happy Valley  Settlers  Partied a lot  Drank o White Highlands  System of taxation and land removal  Kikuyu used to own land but then they turned into squatters working to live on their own land  Squatters sold their surplus  Hours of squatter work rose  Taxation on the money they did make  Reduced Kikuyu land and livestock ownership  Kipande  ID tag that had o Age o Ethnicity o Work o Etc.  Had to wear it at all times  Any white person could write whatever they wanted on it o Kikuyu reserves and mission schools  Reserves overpopulated  Overplanted  Extreme soil erosion  Widespread hunger  Migration to cities  Mission schools  Dress  Language  Culture  Values o Resistance from individual  collective  Individual  Strikes  Not going to work  Killing settler’s livestock  Collective  Kikuyu Oath  Kenyan African Union (KAO) o Mau Mau: The Land and the Freedom Movement  Rational  Organized  British became paranoid about the oath  They round up suspects  Detention camps  Forced labor camps  To try and destroy the oath  Starvation  Murder  Rape  Mutilation  Few taken to court o If you were you were assumed guilty  Kenyan independence  Dec 12, 1963  Torture, Murder, Cover Up?  Long Arc of Justice  Demands for reparations  Reparations o Compensation for past wrongs o Who gets compensated?  Those directly harmed?  Descendants?  Direct or systematic? o Cash, grants, credit  International aid  Small scale lending  Grameen Bank  USAID o Acknowledgment o Institutional change o Trade agreements o Changing colonial names o Choice of clothing  Nelson Mandela o Cultural history  Tourism of memory o Reparations  Think about connections to justice, healing and closure Development Paradigms  Improvement varies  Capitalism o Individuals freely acting out of rational self-interest o Maximize pleasure o Minimize pain  Free Market o Prices reflect scarcity and value o Restricted government role o Secure property rights o System of $ and credit o Enforce contracts o Facilitate international trade  Government Intervention o Keynesian o Problems with Free Market  Instability (Great Depression)  Exploitive  Can’t price accurately (externalities)  System leads to monopoly o Need for enlightened government regulation o President Roosevelt o Bretton Woods and the World Debt  New Hampshire meeting  Work Progress Administration  World Bank  International Bank for Reconstruction and development  To make loans for projects  International Monetary Fund (IMF)  Make funds for countries to meet short term needs and stabilize currency exchange  Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)  1995  ensure free trade of commodities among countries  World Trade Organization (WTO)  Rules on claims of unfair trading policies by member nations  Development and Modernization Theory o Rostow’s Model Stages of Economic Development  Traditional society  Transitional Stage  Take off  Drive to maturity  High mass consumption  Large scale infrastructure development projects o Hydroelectricity o Roads  Dependency Theory o 70’s and 80’s o 3 world underdevelopment is the result of 1 worldt overdevelopment o Roots lie in colonial history  Core/Periphery countries o Structural disadvantages o Means of production o Economic sector  Wallerstein’s World Systems Theory  Debt crisis o Changing the meaning of money o 1971  US devalues dollar from gold  No printing limits o Loans to peripheral countries to industrialize  Loans adjustable to go up or down  Bigger the project the more the bank can lend  Borrowers pay more on loan repayments than they make off of the loan  Neoliberalism in the 1990’s/today o “liberal” in sense of no controls o “Neo”  new  Post Keynesian sense o Magic of the markets o Main elements  Rule of the market  Cutting public expenditure for social services  Deregulation  Privatization  Replacing “public good” with “individual responsibility”  Jamaica o *Video* Life and Debt  The Free Zones  Separate entity from Jamaica 3/24/16 International Community Development  Why International Community Development? o Hunger o Poverty o Diseases o World statistics  High mortality rate in children  Discrimination towards women o Community Development story in Honduras  *video* World Vision  Family farming o Grow lettuce for Walmart due to the help from World Vision  Donated chickens for another family  A woman started a savings club  What does International Development mean? o Beyond the border o Community owned and managed o Work for community well being o Mobilization of local resources o Focus to women, children, margined population o Technical and financial cooperation  What’s the purpose? o Improve quality of life  Especially the poorest of the poor o Initiate sustainable development o Improve Human Development Index (HDI) and put people back at the center (UNDP)  HDI based on:  Life expectancy  Adult literacy  Enrollment in schools  GDP per capita  Goals of International Community Development? o Make sure you link your paper to these goals!! o Eradicate poverty and hunger o Gender equality o Universal primary education o Reduce child mortality o Improve maternal health o Combat HIV/AIDS o Maintain environmental sustainability o Develop global partnership for development  Followed by millennium development goals  ICD story in Nepal o *video* International Nepal Fellowship  Widow shunned by community  Went to India but had to move back  Joined International Nepal Fellowship and got a buffalo to sell its milk  Now has enough money to support her daughter’s dream to become a nurse  She is part of an INF support group  Approaches of International Development o Top down  *Graphic*: Middle layers take things along the way down so there’s little when it reaches the bottom  Budget based planning  Macro perspective  Expert and consultant based  Lack of transparency  Possibility of corruption  Ignorance of community needs and resources  May create dependency and lack of community support  Suitable for forming policies and procedures  Ex: No Child Left Behind  Equitable distribution of resources, states, county, district, etc. o Bottom up  Better targeted to community needs  Find micro solutions  More innovative ideas  Community ownership  May lead to sustainability  Transparency and flexibility in implementation  People employment  Women  Minorities  Mobilization of local resources  Main focus areas of ICD o Infrastructure support  Health care  Transportation  School  Market o Continued on slide…


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