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Question: Discuss the extent to which the PASH (power, agency, scale, history) framework can help to explain China’s path to development.

Score 92%, International Development TD223 year 2/3 undergraduate

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Answer: International Development is a dynamic and contested area of study, with ongoing debate over the definition and measurement of ‘development’. The breadth of the subject means it contains elements of political, economic, social and environmental thinking, but as the markers for development are contested, choosing to use just one of these lenses results in a rather one-dimensional explanation. An alternative approach is to analyse development within a broad framework such as PASH (Power and Agency, Scale, History), which can provide context for major events (history), identify the actors involved in the process and their roles (power and agency), and position actions and events as they relate to one another at personal, local, national or global level (scale) (The Open University, 2017 [online]). When this framework is overlaid onto the development of a state such as China, a picture o...(short extract)

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  • Subject: International Development
  • Course: TD223 International Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 92%
  • Words: 1028
  • Date submitted: May 01, 2019
  • Date written: November, 2018
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8646

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