POLS 494 (05) Issues of Development (Spring 2019)

POLS 494 (05) Issues of Development (Spring 2019)

Professor Robert A. Hooper

Required Texts:

  1. Robert Dayley, Southeast Asia in the New International Era, 7thEdition, Westview Press, 2017.  Available at the USD Bookstore or in paperback on Amazon, or Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Southeast-Asia-New-International-Era/dp/0813350115/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
  2. Louise Williams and Roland Rich, Losing Control: Freedom of the Press in Asia, Asia Pacific Press, 2001.  Free Download: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/losing-control/download

Week 1 – 2: Introduction to Course and Overview

Traditional Development Theories

1) Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Invisible Hand of Supply & Demand (1776) https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/knowledge/economics/what-is-invisible-hand/
2) Reyes, Giovanni E., “Four Main Theories of Development”  https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/NOMA/article/download/37963/36727

Modernization Theory Case Study: American Samoa “The Bold Experiment”
3) “Teaching Television in American Samoa: A History,” http://hackeducation.com/2015/06/06/american-samoa-educational-tv

Participant Theories of Development

4) Colom, Annam, “How to … avoid pitfalls in participatory development,” The Guardian, April, 2013.  https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1422&context=eip

 

New ‘Capabilities’ Theories: Amartya Sen and Laura Nussbaum

5) Ilea, Ramona, “Review of Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach,” Essays in Philosophy, Volume 13, January 2012. https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1422&context=eip


6) O’Hearn, Dennis, “Amartya Sens’s Development as Freedom: 10 Years Later, Policy and Practice.” https://www.developmenteducationreview.com/issue/issue-8/amartya-sens-development-freedom-ten-years-later

 

7) Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

https://www.humanrights.com/what-are-human-rights/universal-declaration-of-human-rights/articles-01-10.html

 

Case Study Afghanistan: Sarah Cheyes on living in Afghanistan and sleeping with a Kalashnikov.  The Guardian, March 15, 2015.

8) https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/15/sarah-chayes-thieves-of-state-interview

 

Case Study: Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Order of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Saltan

9) “Jamal Khashoggi: All you need to know about Saudi journalist’s death,” BBC News, December 11, 2018. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45812399

 

10) Gall, Carlotta, “Khashoggi Killing Detailed in New Book,” New York Times, Jan. 17, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/world/middleeast/khashoggi-killing-book.html

 

11) Ignatius, David, “The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi family feud,” The Washington Post, November 27, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-khashoggi-killing-had-roots-in-a-cutthroat-saudi-family-feud/2018/11/27/6d79880c-f17b-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html?utm_term=.01ebf208fc82

 

Case Study: Murder of American Journalist Marie Colvin by Syrian Government:

12) Brenner, Marie, “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” Vanity Fair, August 2012. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/politics/2012/08/marie-colvin-private-war

 

13) Hilsum, Lindsey, “Marie Colvin verdict gives meaning to her death,” The Guardian, February 3, 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/feb/03/marie-colvin-murder-verdict–risks-journalists-lindsey-hilsum

 

Week 3 – 4 CASE STUDY: Northern Syria and Iraq: Dilemma of the Kurds

1) BBC News, 28 March 2018, “Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps,” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27838034

 

2) “Who are the Kurds?” BBC News, October 31, 2017.  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29702440

 

3) Hiltermann, Joost, “The Kurds: Betrayed Again by Washington,” The Atlantic, December 22, 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/12/chaos-washington-kurds-stranded/578941/

 

4) Paasche, Till F., “Syrian and Iraqi Kurds: Conflict and Cooperation,” Middle East Policy Council, Volume XXII https://www.mepc.org/syrian-and-iraqi-kurds-conflict-and-cooperation

 

5) Cavusoglu, Mevlut, “America Has Chosen the Wrong Partner,” New York Times, January 28, 2018.   https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/opinion/us-turkey-syria-allies.html

 

6) McCain, John, “We Need a Strategy for the Middle East,” The New York Times, October 24m 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/opinion/john-mccain-kurds-iraq.html

 

7) Detsch, Jack, “Kurdish lobby struggles to slow US pullout from Syria,” Al-Monitor, February 1, 2019. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/02/kurdish-lobby-struggle-slow-us-pullout-syria.html

 

8) Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916).  Wright, Robin, “How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Haunts the Middle East,” The New Yorker, April 30, 2016.  https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-the-curse-of-sykes-picot-still-haunts-the-middle-east

 

9) Friedman, Thomas L., “More Schools, Fewer Tanks for the Mideast,” New York Times, January 23, 2019.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/opinion/iran-afghanistan-foreign-aid.html

 

Iraqi Kurdistan: “fake news” planted by Turkey to influence vote for independence. 

10) O’Connor, Tom, “Turkey Tries to Scare Voters With Warning About Jews Ahead of Kurdish Referendum,” Newsweek, September 15, 2017.

http://www.newsweek.com/turkey-fake-news-jews-promote-hate-kurds-iraq-666130

 

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