A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Non-PC Development Studies: No. 3

From time-to-time, I suggest non-PC or semi-PC (today's) examination questions for dubious academic subject areas, like 'Development Studies' and 'Environmental Studies'. Earlier questions on October 13 and November 4. Here is the third:-

"European agricultural subsidies, even when given in the guise of aiding the environment, are elitist and a form of protectionism unfair to the farmers of the developing world." Discuss.

See for reading: the article from this month's excellent Prospect Magazine linked in Romantic but 'rong, below.

Chief Examiner Philip.

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