Poverty, Development, and Hunger

Learning Objectives

  • In Chapter 8 you learned about the “rules of the game” of economic globalization. In this chapter you will see some of the negative consequences of globalization, as well as the possible ways in which globalization can help to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and uneven economic development.
  • The material in the chapter also shows the ways in which theories of international relations seek to explain the causes and effects of uneven development and the associated outcomes of poverty and hunger.

Key concepts and terms

  • Alternative development model
  • Community
  • Core
  • Dependency theory
  • Development
  • Embedded liberalism
  • G-8 (Group of Eight)
  • Gendered effects of poverty, development, hunger
  • Global governance
  • Human security
  • Liberalization
  • Modernization theory
  • Orthodox development model
  • Periphery
  • Post–Washington Consensus
  • Poverty
  • Regional diversity
  • Security
  • Social movement
  • Survival
  • Sustainable development
  • Transnational corporation
  • Washington Consensus
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