The international economic system structures the prospects for continued economic development for all states. There is a debate within the literature on which economic perspective or approach best explains the workings of the international economic system and provides prescriptions for development. Pick the perspective you believe provides the best understanding of the current economic system and explain the key assumptions, strengths and drawbacks of the approach. In your opinion what are the 2 key policy prescriptions from your selected approach that can help Third World countries achieve development?
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When we talk of economic perspectives, we are referring to economic theories as ways of looking, understanding and viewing the economic system. There are host of economic perspectives/schools/theories that can be used. We now live in a global economy. The US, being the world's most powerful economy has a direct economic effect to global development. As proof of this, the subprime mortgage crash of 2007 has directly affected economies worldwide and has also led to the breakdown of economies with direct or referential involvement via their financial facilities into the American market. In Europe they include Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Portugal. In the case of Greece, without German, French and IMF bail-outs, the country would be in default. As such it is still struggling to recover with high unemployment and a stagnant market. The US on the other hand had been struggling of late. It seems the recession pangs are still there with high unemployment as well as difficulties in job creation. The current administration had been struggling with the issue as S&P had of late demoted the country's rating from A+ to A-. While politics might have caused it, the real economic truth is that the US market is struggling to recover to pre-recession levels of employment and cash flow. Economics is all about supply and demand and economic perspectives seek to answer the following questions (FRBS, 2011):
â?¢ How do we decide what to produce with our limited resources?
â?¢ How do we ensure stable prices and full employment of our resources?
â?¢ How do we provide a rising standard of living both for ourselves and for future generations?
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Please review the following article and answer the following questions by comparing functionalism theory and social conflict theory.
How are relevant concepts and key characteristics (Compare) of these two theoretical approaches the same or different? To what level of explanation and to analyze the origins of the problems featured in the article?
How would each approach explain the underlying cause(s) of the problems in this reading?
Identify which theory you found to best interpret this issue. Use it to provide some possible resolutions to the identified problems.
What is the sociological definition of stratification? How does it differ from your cultural understanding of this idea?
In this case how does social stratification affect the individual in a society?
How do functionalists conceive of stratification? How is this different from the conflict perspective?
Can you offer an interpretation of the factual and statistical claims presented by this author. Do you think they are valid and objective? What are you basing your position on? (Use as many of the below elements in formation of your answers)
? Identify key elements of social class, as sociologists use the term.
? Identify how social class is constructed in everyday social settings.
? Evaluate perspectives on social structuring of inequality.
? Examine how theory can be applied to a contemporary social issue.
? Discuss stratification practices in the U. S., and how they impact the working poor, as well as corporate welfare.