Unit 5 - Human Development and Diversity

Unit 5 - Human Development and Diversity

This online book is to be used to support students following Unit 5 of the HL core. It includes content and guidance in line with the syllabus on Human Development and Diversity, as well as assessment support linked to ATL development. It develops, fully researched place examples and case studies. The book also includes a wide range of interactive features, including embedded animations, graphs and maps as well as smart quizzes and written assignments linked to markbook.

Chapter 4a - Development Opportunities - SDGs

Human Development is a multi-faceted process, made of many interconnected strands. Historical models of development have failed to address this complexity. More modern approaches seen in the Development...

Chapter 4b - Valididity and Reliability of Development Measures

Measuring human development requires both single component and composite indicators. These measures need to be both reliable and valid. Some countries experience challenges collecting data because of...

Chapter 4c - Empowering Women

Gender equality is high on the political agenda of the UN and as a result many of its agencies develop far reaching policies that prioritise it. Gender equality is also an important SDG goal that works...

Chapter 4d - Empowering Indigenous People and Minority Groups

Indigenous people face many challenges from colonial powers and the forces of globalisation. There very existence and access to ancestory lands is under threat. The UN and organisations like Cultural...

Chapter 4e - Social Entrepreur Approaches - Microfinance

Social entrepreurship is a business model designed to do social good. It targets disadvantaged and underserved markets. Examples include projects that target education, access to finance and the design...

Chapter 4f - Fairtrade

Alternative trading networks operate within an ethical framework, although there are many different sectors the most prominent is fairtrade. Fairtrade networks connect producers in developing countries...

Chapter 4g - TNC Corporate Social Responsibility

The Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh represents one of the single biggest disasters to hit Bangladesh and the outsouricng TNCs. The resulting ACCORD to improve building saftey was signed by over 300...

Chapter 5a - The Global Spectrum of Culture and Diversity

Culture is influenced by the economic and social structure of place. Places vary in identity and demographics. Some cultures are more powerful and influential than others. US culture has massive global...

Chapter 5b - Cultural Imperialism

Cultural imperialism can be defined in different ways, either focusing on the cultural power of one nation state over another or in terms of any powerful actor exerting cultural dominance over another....

Chapter 5c - Cultural Hybridity

Cultural hybridity is a process that forms new culture from two or more sets of influences. It occurs at different scales from the local to global. Indigenous Peoples have developed a blended cultural...

Chapter 5d - Cultural Landscape Changes

Urban landscapes are increasingly homogeneous. This is driven by market forces, urban planning and transportation. Cities are increasingly dominated by tall buildings, highways, and branded franchises...

Chapter 5e - The North African Diaspora in Europe

The North African influence in Europe has a long history as well as emerging as a more recent diaspora in the 1960s. In many ways these communities create an energy and vibrancy that redefines the cultural...

Chapter 6a - The Rejection of Globalized Production

Globalized production involves the interconnection of three industrial sectors, namely the extraction, production and design & marketing. This distribution hides invisible injustices that civil society...

Chapter 6b - Anti-immigration Movements

Anti-immigration movements are on the rise and the factors that explain it are complex. Political parties like the Republican Party in the USA has shifted towards popularism and with this, politics emboldens...

Chapter 6c -Government and Malitia Controls on Freedoms

Governments all around the world struggle with finding the balance between enabling civil liberties and over exerting restrictions. Some countries set up permanent infrastructure to intercept information...

Chapter 6d - National Trade Restrictions

The global economy is not a level playing field and there are clear differences in power that mean some countries and groups do better than others. Countries adopt protectionist policies for different...

Chapter 6e - The Role of Civil Society and International Mindedness

Civil society works in the space between government, business and family and are a diverse community of interconnected groups involved in education, campaigns, advocacy and activism. They work to improve...

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