The Third World Security Predicament: State Making, Regional Conflict, and the International System / Edition 1

The Third World Security Predicament: State Making, Regional Conflict, and the International System / Edition 1

by Mohammed Ayoob
     
 

This book is a much-needed exploration of the multifaceted security problems facing the Third World in the aftermath of the Cold War. Ayoob addresses what he perceives to be the major underlying cause of conflict and insecurity in the Third World - i.e., the early stage of state making at which postcolonial states find themselves - drawing comparisons with the West… See more details below

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This book is a much-needed exploration of the multifaceted security problems facing the Third World in the aftermath of the Cold War. Ayoob addresses what he perceives to be the major underlying cause of conflict and insecurity in the Third World - i.e., the early stage of state making at which postcolonial states find themselves - drawing comparisons with the West European experience. He argues that this approach provides richer comparative data and less ephemeral conclusions than approaches that adopt development or dependency as their basic organizing concepts. Subsequent chapters analyze the dynamics of interstate conflict in the Third World, the role of Third World countries in the international system, and, especially, the critical impact of the end of the Cold War on the Third World security problematic. Ayoob concludes with a set of explanations intended to help students, scholars, and policymakers decipher the continuing profusion of conflicts in the Third World and the trends and problems that will likely dominate well into the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555875763
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
Emerging Global Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Concepts and Definitions: "Third World" and "Security"1
2State Making and Third World Security21
3Interstate Conflict and Regional Insecurity47
4The Third World and the System of States71
5The Third World, Bipolarity, and the Cold War93
6The Third World and the Post-Cold War Global Balance115
7The Third World's Post-Cold War Security Predicament: The External Dimension139
8The Third World's Post-Cold War Security Predicament: The Internal Dimension165
9The Security Problematic of the Third World189
List of Abbreviations201
Index203
About the Book and Author215
Books in the Series216

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