Third World At The Crossroads

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Written by a distinguished group of Third World and American scholars, this book investigates the political, economic, cultural, and religious dynamics of the Third World. Both highly topical and extremely timely, the volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, employing analytical tools drawn from political science, history, economics, and sociology. The papers included serve to facilitate a new understanding of the complex nature of Third World nationalism, explore critical issues facing the ...

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Overview

Written by a distinguished group of Third World and American scholars, this book investigates the political, economic, cultural, and religious dynamics of the Third World. Both highly topical and extremely timely, the volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, employing analytical tools drawn from political science, history, economics, and sociology. The papers included serve to facilitate a new understanding of the complex nature of Third World nationalism, explore critical issues facing the Third World such as widespread hunger in Africa and the mounting debt crisis, and offer new perspectives on the role of religion and ethnicity in Third World politics.

In his introduction, Ali sets the context for the papers that follow. He notes that the new nations of the Third World cannot be political and economic equals of the developed nations. Thus, aware of their weaknesses, the overriding concern of Third World leaders is to preserve themselves from foreign encroachment. The 14 subsequent papers define, explain, and analyze the myriad issues and problems that today confront policy-makers in both the Third World and the developed nations, including: the economic impact of OPEC; the political and economic origins of hunger in Africa; the West and Third World Religion; open economics and repressive policies in the Third World; the influences on and effects of U.S. policies towards the Third World. Students of political science as well as policy-makers and diplomats will find Third World At the Crossroads enlightening and provocative reading.

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Contributors to this volume define and analyzes the myriad issues and problems facing the Third World, including such matters as institutional stability, economic development, human rights, environmental protection, ethnic strife, regional cooperation, and national security. Includes an exhaustive article on the political and economic crisis of hunger. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275930578
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/1989
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

SHEIKH R. ALI is Professor of Political Science at North Carolina Central University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Sheikh R. Ali

Third World Development: The Strategy Debate, Jerry Kolo

Open Economics and Repressive Polities in the Third World, Steven S. Sallie

Ethnocide: A State/Nation Interaction, Marc Sills

The West and the Third World Religion, John G. Bitzes

A Typology of Islamic Revivalists, Zohair Husain

Economic Impact of OPEC: Policies and Performances, Shah M. Mehrabi

Human Capital: Untapped Resources in the Arab Gulf, Amin M. Kazak

Vocational Training for Women of India, Mary C. Muller

African-Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa, Jacob U. Gordon

Political and Economic Origins of African Hunger, Andrew Conteh

Nigerian Agricultural Crisis, Pita O. Agbese

The Southern African Development Coordination Council, Robert E. Clute

Nicaraguan Death Trip, Thomas D. Lobe

The Third Word Debt Crisis and the United States Policy, Sheikh R. Ali

Bibliography

Index

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