Conflict and Consensus in South/North Security

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Images of famine, debt, economic stagnation and decay in the South, coupled with an uneasy acknowledgement of the interdependence of military and economic security, demand an urgent re-evaluation of the security relations between the South and North. In this 1989 volume, thirteen distinguished contributors address the central problem of competing conceptions of security. Security debates invariably give priority and prominence to the position of the West within an East/West equation. This work redresses this ...

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Overview

Images of famine, debt, economic stagnation and decay in the South, coupled with an uneasy acknowledgement of the interdependence of military and economic security, demand an urgent re-evaluation of the security relations between the South and North. In this 1989 volume, thirteen distinguished contributors address the central problem of competing conceptions of security. Security debates invariably give priority and prominence to the position of the West within an East/West equation. This work redresses this imbalance by highlighting the concerns and priorities of the developing states in the South/North dimensions at this time. Each of the six thematic parts comprises two contrasting treatments; one from the Third World perspective and the other from the viewpoint of the industrialised North. This book will be of use to students and policy makers as well as specialists of specific issues such as debt and political violence.

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Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Caroline Thomas; Part I. The International Political System and the Developing World: 1. A view from the periphery Aswini K. Rays; 2. A view from the North John Simpson; Part II. The Developing Countries and the International Economic Order: 3. A view from the South Marc Williams; 4. A view from the North Graham Bird; Part III. Alliances, Bases and Security: A Southern perspective Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu; 6. A Northern perspective Christopher Coker; Part IV. Whose Crisis is the Debt Crisis: 7. A view from the South Stephany Griffith-Jones; 8. A view from the North Stephen Thomas; Part V. Intervention in the Developing World: 9. A Southern perspective Matin Zuberi; 10. A Northern perspective Phil Williams; Part VI. Political Violence and the International System: 11. A view from the South George Joffé; 12. A view from the North Paul Wilkinson; Conclusion Paikiasothy Saravanomuttu; Index.

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