Development and Disorder: A History of the Third World Since 1945

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University Press of New England, 1997 - 516 pages
Development and Disorder traces the political and economic histories of leading Third World countries in eight regions--Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico), the Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba), the Middle East (Turkey, Egypt, Iran), Africa (Ghana, Kenya, South Africa), South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladash), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia), China, and Korea (North and South). Michael Mason explains how many of these countries entered a period of developmental crisis in the 1970s and how their leaders, often with the support of one or more dominant world powers, attempted to deal with these crises. He also discusses those countries where development, by various definitions, seems to have been realized, and concludes with a general consideration of the role of the Third World in the global economy since 1945. The book is an ideal text for introductory Third World courses offered by history, political science, economics, and geography departments.

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