I’m working on a political science multi-part question and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
Q1I want you to select a country and answer the following questions. Note: The World Bank website is one good source of data (https://data.worldbank.org/country) but there are others (some of which we will use later in the course) and you are free to use whatever platform or resource you prefer. 1. What country did you choose and why? 2. Now choose some metric used to measure development, economic growth, poverty, inequality, or related issues. You can use some already mentioned in the lecture notes or find others to explore. (ex: GDP, Gini, child mortality rate, life expectancy, level of educational attainment, etc.) What metric did you choose and why? What site or resource are you using?3. Now choose a period of time (at least 10 years) and report the trend you notice. Did the trend go up, down, stay the same, some more complex pattern? What does it mean practically (e.g., if you report that the Gini went up, explain what that means in terms of inequality)? 4. Now try to explain why the trend changed. This might require some googling. Oftentimes, you can notice inflection points and search to see what might have happened. It can be anything from natural disaster to war, policy changes or a new regime, trade deals or market forces, etc. Depending on the country and case, this task may actually be quite difficult, so if you can’t find anything after 5-10 minutes, you can report that as your results. What did you find? Did it help explain the trend? Entirely, partially, or unsure? Where did you find the information?
1. Arundhati Roy tries to calculate how many people had been displaced by large dam projects in India since these development schemes were first implemented. Explain how Roy makes her estimate. What number does she ultimately arrive at? (hint: pages 19-20).2. Who is displaced by the dam projects described by Roy? Are any groups in particular affected more heavily? Explain. 3. What sort of compensation or service do the displaced (“PAPs”) receive? Is Roy critical of the policy? Explain. 4. What are the benefits of the dam projects? Do the proclaimed benefits differ from the actual benefits? Alternatively, what are some of Roy’s critiques of the benefits?
5. What are some of the costs (economic, political, environmental, cultural) of the Sardar Sarovar dam project or similar projects described by Roy? Who pays for them? Explain.