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Author Roy, Ash Narain.

Title The Third World in the age of globalisation : requiem or new agenda? / Ash Narain Roy
Published Delhi : Madhyam ; London : Zed, 1999


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Description x, 138 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Introduction. I. Explanatory Paradigm. II. The Third World and its Vision. III. Outline of the book -- 2. Latin America: Old States of the Third World. I. Smiling Mask. II. New World, Old States. III. Oligarchy, the Military and Revolution. IV. Regional Economic Integration. V. Peaceful Vocation. VI. Theology of Liberation -- 3. Latin America and the United States: Geographic Fatalism. I. Inter-American System. II. Pilot-Fish Behaviour. III. 'New' Latin American Foreign Policy. IV. Third Worldism under Perez, Echeverria and Velasco. V. Latin Leaders Speak Gringo -- 4. Latin America and the Non-Aligned Movement: The Achilles Heel. I. Defining Non-Alignment. II. Historic Context. III. Latin America's Isolation. IV. Latin-Americanization of NAM. V. Mexican, Argentine Models -- 5. The World Order Changeth: Agenda for the 21st Century. I. Paradigm Shifts. II. Images of the New World Order: 'Yes, You are the Superpower'; Dance of the Dinosaurs; Clash of Civilisations Thesis; End of Geography Model; One Planet, Two Worlds -- 6. The Future of the Third World: Requiem or New Agenda? I. The Third World in Retreat. II. Latin America and the Third World Drifting Apart. III. Structural Vulnerabilities. IV. Agenda for the 21st Century
Summary "This exploration of the likely future face of international politics in the age of globalisation has a dual focus. In the first place, the author argues that the unipolar world of globalisation offers most developing countries nothing but "a race to the bottom". There may be no clear alternative to a market-driven economic strategy. The bargaining power and sense of solidarity of Third World countries have never been weaker. But their shared problems remain a present reality which requires political expression. So does the Third World still exist? What role, if any, can it have in the new topography of power? And with what agenda in the 21st century?" "These questions lead the author into his second theme. Latin America has had a much longer experience of independence than Africa or Asia. It has had to confront how to conduct its relations with an over-mighty neighbour. Latin America may often have been on the margins of Third World politics and international leadership. But it may now be well placed to help developing countries concert together." "The author provides a reflection on modern Latin American history in the context of its wider relations with the Third World and the USA in the past half century, and particularly the 1980s and 90s. The result is an insightful account of where developing countries now are and how they might seek to reassert themselves in order to defend their interests in the new world order."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization.
International relations.
Developing countries -- Foreign relations.
Latin America -- Foreign relations.
LC no. 00002160
ISBN 185649795X (cased)
1856497968 (paperback)
8186816119 (paperback)