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5) Do you agree that underdevelopment often creates the conditions for insurgency and spread of extremist ideologies among the people, who perceive that their needs are not being taken care of by the government? Discuss in detail the linkage between development and spread of extremism.(250 words)

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism

5) Do you agree that underdevelopment often creates the conditions for insurgency and spread of extremist ideologies among the people, who perceive that their needs are not being taken care of by the government? Discuss in detail the linkage between development and spread of extremism.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is based on the static portions of the GS -III paper, it aims to analyse the linkage between development and spread of extremism.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must analyse in detail the linkage between development and spread of extremism.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin with brief introduction on extremism.

Body:

Explain how it is true that underdevelopment often creates the conditions for insurgency and spread of extremist ideologies among the people, who perceive that their needs are not being taken care of by the government. While it has been the policy of governments around the world today to emphasize on “inclusive development”, there are always groups in every state who feel alienated because they perceive that they are left out of the developmental efforts. Such perceptions coupled with inefficient and corrupt governance create an ideal condition for extremism and militancy. More than lack of development, it is the perception of injustice, misgovernance and inability of the system to engage the disaffected lot that lead people to violence and extremism.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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