Topic: population and associated issues.
3) “The refugee crisis that the world is currently facing is a long-term effect of colonialism.” Critically analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses in detail the difficulties that refugees from various places face when seeking asylum. It analyses the causes of such a crisis and in what way it is the long-term effect of colonialism.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss the underlying causes of the world refugee crisis and the connection with colonialism.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Quote few facts from various reports highlighting the refugee crisis.
For e.g. – The United Nations Human Rights Commission records a total of 68.5 million “forcibly displaced people” worldwide. Syria accounts for 6.3 million refugees alone, closely followed by South Sudan and Afghanistan.
The answer must explain how the crisis might be a consequence of imperfect decolonization. How new ways of continuing unfair trade practices have led to the enduring exploitation of formerly colonized nations, the populations of which have been subjected to disastrous wars and unstable governments.
In addition to economic exploitation, students must examine the oppressive Eurocentric ideologies of the state that are now being used to demonize refugees for political gains.
Suggest what are the major concerns posed by the challenge and what needs to be done to overcome the challenge.
Conclude with way ahead by suggesting suitable solutions to address the problem.