Final Exam anuary I., 1976
Political Science 62
You may, if you tish, anmso ;' to out of the three questions (spending
roughly one-half your time on each), OR you may~ divide your time among
all three cuest;ions. You us ,oe, -owever, answer question n 71
1. Choosing arong the following countries -- Cuba, Brasil, Chile,
Peru, Vonc.'Iuela., Mexico or Puert-o Rico -- outline a politically
feasible developmentt program, makingg certain that you show the
connoc~ t ns amiono 'the d-ifferent pr-iorities you select (ie -, if
you surest agrario.n reform, be sure to show- h.ow- this measure might
be expected to influence the social, economic and political situa-
tic: inn the urban areas). Also be sure to include in your answer
(nc more than) two succinct paragraphs outlining the present
socioeconomic situation in your country, and to include your defini-
tion of development.
2?. You are a consultant to the Economic Development Minister of the
country you select above. He (she) is very interested in the Cuban
debates and experiments related to the question of moral vs material
incentives in rewarding workers. Outline for her (him) the pros
and cons of each strategy in the successful long- and short-range
development of your country.
3. This course has covered various factors (i.e., the Iberian heritages
class and racial differences, geographic aspects) which inhibit the
development process. Select one of these factors (not limited to
the three suggestions in parentheses above) and discuss how it
affects development. Then outline what possible solutions might
be tried, in the light of the political realities.
Historical note: in the Caldera presidency in Veneauela, a woman
served as Development Minister for several years.