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1.1553 Philippines Involvement in APEC.
It is the purpose of this paper to highlight the efforts and objectives of the Philippines with regard to its involvement in APEC, in light of its historical, cultural, economic, political, and security antecedents. Since 1992, under the directorship of President Fidel Ramos, the country has embarked upon a productive economic path by implementing a series of economic reforms collectively known as the 'Philippines 2000' program, under which the country's APEC efforts have fallen. However, while the unprecedented growth of the Filipino economy unmistakably expounds the great success of these efforts, it cannot be ignored that the country fails to enjoy a stable economic or political foundation, and the economy remains in a transitory period of extremely volatile growth. 16 pgs. 48 f/c. 8b.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 1553 Philippines.doc
2.1573 Population Problems and Control Measures In the Third World: The Case of Bangladesh.
An examination of the population problems that Bangladesh experiences not only reveals that they are deeply rooted, but also that a number of important obstacles stand in the way of achieving a meaningful and lasting solution. More importantly, some of these obstacles relate to fundamental characteristics of the country itself which are slow to change, while others relate to Bangladesh's lowly status within the international heirarchy or the country's geographic characteristics. In total, this leads one to suggest that the country is just simply not capable of controlling its population problem on its own, and, perhaps more importantly, that a substantial amount of assistance from First World countries is required if change is to be expected within this particular Third World country. 10 pgs. 18 f/c. 11b.
Bibliography: 11 source(s) listed
Filename: 1573 Population Bangladesh.doc
3.2089 The Third World Created by the West.
Today, approximately 75% of the world's population live in the over 100 'lesser developed countries', colloquially referred to as the Third (and fourth) World(s). Collectively, these countries consume only 20% of the world's resources, but account for 75% of all the world's arms imports. What is responsible for such an egregiously disproportionate distribution of wealth? What has prevented the Third World states from developing into prosperous states like those in the West? Despite this confusion, however, most of those versed on the issue can fundamentally agree that the Third World is, indeed, a creation of the West. It is the objective of this paper to verify this assertion by reflecting on the historical construction of what we now know as the 'Third World', and considering the relevance of the prevailing theories that can account for its existence. 6 pgs. 16 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2089 Third World Created.doc
4.2127 The World Bank's Role in Development - Socialist and Other Criticisms from the Third World.
At many points in this paper, the World Bank's role and its policies are discussed in contrast with the alternative of socialist development through to the late 1980s. Reference is made to socialist and other alternatives too, in discussing what some writers see as the wide scale failure of the World Bank to promote a better standard of living for all of the world's peoples. In many respects, what the World Bank now pursues is not very different from the American policies promoted in the 1950s and 1960s, because development remains tied up in different political and Western economic goals. This research tends to conclude that not only have the recipient countries' problems been unsolved, but some World Bank initiatives actually stood to perpetuate these countries' economic problems and to aggravate the more human impacts of poverty. 19 pgs. 21 f/c. 14b.
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Filename: 2127 World Bank Development.doc
5.2409 Similarities and Differences between Michael Manley and John Rapley with regard to Prescriptions for Change in Developing World.
This essay compares and contrasts the above two articles. 6.5 pgs. 13 f/c. 2b.
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Filename: 2409 Developing World Articles.doc
6.2733 Political Instability.
This paper will examine political instability and its effects, and show that the consequences of a weak and precarious government are, among other effects, wide spread poverty, institutionalized injustice, and violence. 10 pgs. 18 f/c. 1b.
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Filename: 2733 Political Instability.doc
7.8839 It Has Been Assumed That Progression Of Less Developed Countries Will Mirror That Of Already Developed Countries. Is This A Valid Hypothesis?
This is a 3-page paper that invalidates the hypothesis that progression of Less Developed Countries will mirror that of already developed countries. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.