Mind Maps for UPSC Public Administration (Antidevelopment Thesis)


Mind Maps for UPSC Public Administration (Antidevelopment Thesis)


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Mind Map Important Topics:

Antidevelopment Thesis:

1.1. Development debate

  • 1.1.1. The conventional development model
  • 1.1.2. The reformist standpoints
  • 1.1.3. The radical standpoints

1.2. Framework

  • 1.2.1. paradigmatic shift apply to social sciences or not
  • 1.2.2. paradigm break with conventional models of development
  • 1.2.3. actual divergence in approaches to development is narrowing

1.3. Objectives

  • 1.3.1. The tendency to represent alternative development as a counterpoint
  • 1.3.2. The tendency to equate development with modernisation and alternative development with de-modernisation
  • 1.3.3. view and represent alternative development as an alternative external to the mainstream
  • 1.3.4. All forms of criticism of mainstream development

1.4. Alternative Development Paradigm

  • 1.4.1. growing demand for strategy and therefore theory
  • 1.4.2. boost to alternative and ecological economics
  • 1.4.3. failures of several development decades
  • 1.4.4. challenges to the Bretton Woods institutions
  • 1.4.5. strength of alternative development positions is critical
  • 1.4.6. elements of the alternative development paradigm are contradictory
  • 1.4.7. valorisation of indigenous knowledge
  • 1.4.8. political advantages as well as disadvantages to a sharp break with mainstream development

1.5. Criticism

  • 1.5.1. unfair criticism of capabilities of third world countries
  • 1.5.2. failed to take us beyond the dualisms of modernity
  • 1.5.3. tend to be rather vague about alternatives 
  • 1.5.4. focused on dark side of development

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