Thursday, November 30, 2006

NSTP

Look for the definition of the following terms in preparation for upcoming class discussions.
  • poverty economics
  • asset mapping
  • community diagnosis
  • community organizing
  • commune
  • SWOT analysis
  • political officer
  • ideology
  • stakeholder's analysis
  • populism
  • participatory development
  • civil society
  • informed consent
  • participant observation
  • detached observation
  • ethnography
  • armchair anthropologist
  • armchair revolutionary
  • social justice
  • barangay justice system

Monday, November 27, 2006

DS 112 (TF) READING LIST

  1. CHINA, INDIA SEEN TO DOMINATE THE WORLD (MST, 27 NOV, P. B4)
  2. UN ADOPTS RP-LED MOVE ON 'GREEN FUND' (MST, 27 NOV, P.A6)
  3. CONSTANT REMINDER (MST EDITORIAL, 27 NOV, P.A4)
  4. GOV'T REJECTS MILF DEMAND (MST, 27 NOV. P.A3)
  5. THE LURE OF CITYHOOD BY FEL MARAGAY (MST, 27 NOV, P.A5)

MST-MANILA STANDARD TODAY

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

ADVISORY

PLEASE BE READY FOR A GRADED RECITATION NEXT SESSION.
DS 122, DS 112 (TF)-NOV. 28 RE: DEMOGRAPHY SYMPO AT UPCM
ECON 116 (W)-NOV. 29 RE: WELLINGTON WEI LECTURE ON THE TAIWAN EXPERIENCE PLUS HAND-OUTS

DS 122: CONTINUATION OF THE DISCUSSION RE: BLUEPRINT READING BY NEMENZO, ET.AL.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Econ 116 (URGENT)

Econ 116 (Asian Economies)
I am cancelling the group reporting (powerpoint) and group assignment (PhilStar article). Please disregard those tasks. Kindly wait for further instruction. Thanks.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

suggested reading

Please read Amando Doronila's Analysis entitled "Overconfidence bugs opposition parties"
(PDI, Nov. 15, '06, p. A-15). It gives us a better perspective about the twists and turns of political dynamics during elections.

Econ 116 (Asian Economies) Assignment

Group Output (4-6 members per group)

Read the article "Asian economies seen to post growth rates of close to 8%" (The Philippine Star, 15 Nov. '06, p. B-10)

Answer the following guide questions. (format: 8x11 bond paper, single spacing, font size 12, Arial Narrow, justified, portrait lay-out)
1.Outline the cause(s), effect(s) and extent of the 1997 Asian finacial crisis.
2.Differentiate economic growth from economic development. Provide illustration.
3.What will be the probable impact of the projected downturn of the US economy in '07 to the Asian economy in general?
4.Is the $2-a-day gauge a realistic measure of economic development in Asia? Argue your point.
5.Define social exclusion. Provide illustration.
6.Differentiate absolute from relative poverty. Provide illustration.
7.Based on the article, what contribute(s) to the improvement of WB's economic forecast in the Asian region?
8.Define NICs.
9.As they are now, describe the economic ideology/system of China and Vietnam.
10.In the political and economic fronts, what are the problems and issues in the Asian region according to the article.

Note: Don't forget to cite your references. Submit the group output on Nov. 29. Be ready for a graded recitation about the group output on the same date.