STV4324 - The Politics of Poverty, Autumn 2009

Answer EITHER Question 1 OR Question 2

Question 1

a) Examine the relationship between democracy and development and discuss the main challenges facing democracies in reducing poverty. Use examples to illustrate your argument. (50 %)

b) Distinguish between the terms ‘undernutrition’, ‘starvation’ and ‘famine’. What are the major causes of famine and what role does democracy play in preventing famines? Provide examples. (50%)

Question 2

a) Discuss the relationship between development assistance (bilateral and multilateral) and poverty reduction. When is ‘aid’ most effective? Use examples. (50 %)

b) Critically examine Peter Singer’s argument on food aid. (50%)

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