STV4324B The Politics of Poverty, Autumn 2011

STV4324B

 

Exam, autumn 2011

 

3 hours

 

 

Answer Question 1 or Question 2

 

 

 

Question 1

 

  • Select three development “buzzwords” you consider to be important and critically discuss their potential to reduce poverty. (50%)

 

  • Discuss the impact of climate change on global food insecurity. Distinguish between “mitigation’ and “adaptation” strategies and highlight a set of interventions under each category that you consider to be important in order to address the problem of food insecurity at local, national and global levels. (50%)

 

Question 2

  • Critically discuss Dambisa Moyo’s argument on the impact of development assistance (aid) in Sub-Saharan Africa. (50%)

 

  • Identify the main features of a human rights-based approach to development (HRBA) and thereafter critically examine the conditions under which a focus on human rights can be useful in fighting poverty at local, national and global levels. Use examples to illustrate your argument. (50%)

 

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