A distinctly different new international division of labour has recently emerged from the old Bretton Woods global political economy. The shift away from eurocentricity at the levels of diplomacy, security, production and communication has been dramatic. The decade following the 1970s has witnessed incremental decline and decay in most of the developing countries. But in a few Third World countries the post-Bretton Woods era has facilitated the growth of dynamic and competitive industrial structures - the newly industrializing countries (NICs). The resulting hierachization of the Third World has opened up new possibilities for South-South relations, thus challenging the established North-South bias of the international economy. However, the definition, conceptualization and explanation of this new frontier represented by the NICs and their South-South ambitions remains controversial. This volume addresses this important and intense debate.
About the Author
Tim Shaw is Research Professor and Graduate Program Director in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA and Emeritus Professor at the University of London, UK. He has an extraordinary record, both as a scholar and administrator, most recently as Professor and Director at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine in Trinidad; Associate Research Fellow at UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Bruges and Senior Fellow at Centre for International Governance Innovation at the University of Waterloo. He has edited the International Political Economy series for Palgrave Macmillan for more than 30 years.
Table of ContentsList of Tables and Figures List of Abbreviations Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Newly Industrializing Countries and South-South: Concepts, Correlates, Controversies and Cases; T.M.Shaw and J.Carlsson Resisting Structural Adjustment: Conflict over Industrial Policy in Indonesia; R.Robison Mexico as a Regional Power; B.Hettne and T.Sterner India; B.Hettne Brazil; G.Sørensen Nigeria: The Political Economy of Dependent Industrialization and Foreign Policy; O.J.B.Ojo Brazilian Trade with West Africa and Angola within the Portugese Colonial Empire, 1500-1850. The Dialects of South-South Exchange; J.Carlsson The Brazilian Penetration of Nigerial through Trade: A Case-Study of South-South Trade Relations, 1965-79; J.Carlsson The Political Economy of South African Penetrations of Brazil: The Case of the Anglo American Corporation; D.Fig South Africa and Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland: A Galtung Approach to Dependence Relations; A.H.Isaacs South Korea and the Abiguities of South-South Cooperation in the Pacific Rim; T.W.Park Selected Bibligraphy on NICs (post-1980) Index