The West and the Third World: Trade, Colonialism, Dependence and Development / Edition 1

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This comprehensive survey of the nature of the relationship between the Western countries and the Third World, and the debate over its effects, during the twentieth century matches development theory with wide-ranging evidence on the consequences of global integration.

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"The West and the Third World will be enjoyed by a wideaudience. Richly flavoured with comparative insights, this bookwill appeal to specialists and students alike." EnglishHistorical Review

"This is an impressive and useful work, providing historicalperspective for crucial contemporary issues of economic developmentin the Third World." The Historian

"This is a large project requiring deep understanding of the wayin which the world economy has evolved and of the changingpolitical relations between Europe, America and the rest of theworld. Indeed, it is difficult to think of anyone better qualifiedfor this task than Fieldhouse; and the result is a book of greatauthority ... The book is also written clearly and can be easilyfollowed by the non-expert." History

"Recommended for general readers; lower division undergraduatethrough beginning graduate students." Choice

"An interesting introduction for students from a range ofdisciplines interested in the relations between different worldregions." Progress in Development Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631194392
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/22/1999
  • Series: History of the Contemporary World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I: The Debate over an Integrated World System:.

1. The Optimists.

2. The Pessimists.

Part II: Instruments of Empire:.

3. Imperial Government and the Development Imperative.

4. Imperial Economies and Third World Development.

Part III: Trade, Colonialism and Development:.

5. Trade and Development in the Settler Societies.

6. The Concept of a Colonial Economy.

7. The Colonial Economy in Practice: Trade and Development inIndia and Ghana.

Part IV: After Colonialism: The New International System:.

8. Aid and Development.

9. The Multinational Corporation and Development.

10. Trade and Development after 1950: Black Africa andIndia.

11. Trade and Development after 1950: East and South-EastAsia.

12. Some Conclusions.

Select Bibliography.

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