Category: Global Development
The relationship between industrial development and the environment
Does industrial development lead to environment decline? This is one of the key questions in the Global Development for A-level sociology. The historical relationship between industrialisation and harm to the environment Historically, both Capitalist and Socialist models of development have largely ignored the environmental impact of development for most of the last 200 years, with…
How War and Conflict Harm Societies and Prevent Development
While immediate violent death or injury in battle are two of the more obvious direct consequences of war and conflict, there are many other direct immediate and indirect, longer term negative consequences that can drastically add to people’s misery and retard any kind of positive development happing in a country for several years after a…
Why are birth rates higher in developing countries?
Even though we’ve looked at theories suggesting high birth rates may not be a problem, it remains a fact that birth rates are higher in the developing world. Here are some theories why this is the case… The first set of theories below come from a Modernisation Theory perspective Traditional religious values Paul Harrison’s inside…
Overpopulation and Consumption
High birth rates and population growth result in higher levels of consumption of resources (all other things being equal), which can have a negative effect on social, and especially sustainable development. This is one of the main topics within the Global Development option for A-level sociology. Population Growth – Key Facts Most world population growth…
The Role of Developed Countries in War and Conflict
A summary of Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and David Harvey’s views on mainly American militarism
Ongoing Wars and Conflicts in the World Today
The worst ongoing wars in 2021 are in Afghanistan, Yemen and Mexico….
People Centred Development Applied to Gender
People Centred Development Theorists favour small-scale ‘ground up’ projects which focus on improving aspects of the day to day lives of women. They point out that women in developing countries are more than capable of promoting gender equality themselves, from the ground up, and don’t necessarily need the help of the World Bank or the…
Strategies for Improving Health in Developing Countries
These obviously stem from people’s theories about what the ‘causes’ of poor health are. Long term economic growth The first and probably most important point is that there is a broad, if not perfect, correlation between a country’s per capita income and its levels of health, as measured by life expectancy, infant mortality, overall death…
Why do Developing Countries have so many Health Problems?
Health and Development is one of the aspects of development students taking the global development option for A-level sociology have to study… There are a number of fairly obvious explanations as to why low income countries face poor health conditions. Lack of an improved water source Hundreds of millions of people in sub Saharan…
Theories of Development applied to Health
As a genera rule, people in developing countries suffer from poorer health than people in developed countries – with higher rates of deaths from preventable causes resulting in higher child mortality rates and lower life expectancies. Theories of development aim to explain why this is the case and what the most effective solutions to improving…