Review "Patterns of Development" on pp.23-29 of your textbook Realms Regions and Concepts.
Discussion question one:
Looking at the map of 'World Economies' fig I-12, study the pattern of income around the world. Where are poor countries and why are they poor? Explain the global pattern of wealth and poverty in terms of the geographical location (landlocked or coastal?), attributes (resources?), historical experience (colonial past?), and any other factors contributing to the development or underdevelopment of places.
Discussion question two:
Compare and contrast the developed and developing worlds. What does it take to become developed? How is development measured? Are there any alternatives to economic definitions of development?
Topics in Development:
Structural and Sectoral Adjustment: World Bank Experience, 1980-92
World Tables Dataset Guide
Trends in Developing Economies
International Monetary Fund
World Economic Outlook- Crisis in Asia: Regional and Global Implications 12/97
Joint World Bank - IMF Library Network
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
World Trade Organization
The WTO - critiques of global trade agreements
1, 2, 3,
Multilateral Agreement on Investment - The OECD homepage
Multilateral Agreement on Investment - The Global Policy Forum
Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP)
Africa: Structural Adjustment Review
Models of industrial development according to Rostow
Krumme's Educational Homepage
Corporations Around the World
International Trade Resources