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INTRO
· Sociologists aren't in agreement as to how development
should be defined/measured.
· In the 1990's the following terms were used
· "first world" (developed countries),
· "second world" (the communist countries)
· "third world" (developing countries)
· The collapse of communism meant that they were no longer used
and also some Sociologists thought the terns implied there were
superior and inferior `worlds'…read more

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INTRO CONTINUED
· Other Sociologists defined developed countries as " the
North" and the undeveloped countries as "the South" but
it's geographically inaccurate and also implies that the
countries within the broad terms have similar
development features.…read more

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THE DIVERSITY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS MAKES
DEFINING DEVELOPMENT VERY DIFFICULT SO SOME
SOCIOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED 4 BROAD GROUPS:…read more

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FEATURES OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD
economy based lack of human low economic lack of free
on agriculture rights growth schooling
death from
repressive inequalities in
treatable no infrastructure
government land ownership
diseases
absolute povert growing young +
unemployment iliteracy
(<1$ a day) fertile population
low life high infant
patriarchy malnutrition
expectancy mortality…read more

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WHAT IS DEVELOPMENT?
· A good change that we should attempt to achieve
· A process that naturally transforms society
· It can occur due to government policies, institutions and
organisations aiming to grow economically and raise
living standards
· Development agencies actually try to stop things getting
worse rather than try to make progress…read more

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