• Week 5 Objectives
• Mid-Term Essay Exam
Under no circumstance are you to cut and paste any of your answers into these questions.
(1) Please bear in mind that respectable answers are at least 400 words each.
(2) Although you are allowed to use the Internet for research, you may not cut and paste any material into your answers, regardless of whether you cite them. Any violation of this rule will result in a zero on the exam.
There are two versions of the J-Curve and both rely on the relative deprivation theory to explain their models. Use both models to explain why is it that developed states do not experience the same kinds of social upheaval as some developing states that are experiencing the worst effects of the J-Curve? (See week 3 for assistance with this question.)
1. The institutions in most of the developing world are statist-oriented, and thus, failing.
(1) What does this mean?
(2) Describe a totalitarian country with this kind of institutional conflict. (See week 2 for assistance with this question.)
What steps can governments of developing states take to alleviate the living conditions in their urban areas? And don’t say ‘spend more money’ unless you can come up with a way for them to raise this money in the first place.
You know what institutions are, so what does ‘institutional conflict’ mean?