Soviet-Third World Relations in a Capitalist World: The Political Economy of Broken Promises

Soviet-Third World Relations in a Capitalist World: The Political Economy of Broken Promises

by Ellen Brun, Jacques Hersh

Paperback(1st ed. 1990)

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Several aspects of Soviet Third-World relations in a capitalist world are looked at in this book. These include tracing the roots of the Third World within the Marxist tradition, and discussing Soviet attitudes to the capitalist world market as they have evolved from the Bolshevik era to today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349113859
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Edition description: 1st ed. 1990
Pages: 335
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Approaches to understanding the Soviet-third world connection: Marxism; the Third World and the Soviet perspective; the shift in Marx's view; groping for an anti-capitalist strategy on the world scale; the second international and colonialism; the Third International; the Bolsheviks and the colonial question; the Leninist legacy; internationalism and the Soviet State; the post World War II period; end of the Stalin period; new Soviet assertiveness; the natural ally; the Leninist mutation; the concept of international dictatorship; the doctrine of limited sovereignty; world market discussion; isolation or integration?; great expectations; dispute over Socialism in one country; a modus vivendi develops; the post-war economy; a Socialist "world market"; Socialist "market" rejected; the desire for integration; China's experience and Korean self-reliance; back to where we came from?; socialism in one country and capital accumulation - constitution of the party and State; "Socialist accumulation" and the peasantry; industry and the workers; the "class-in-the process-of-becoming"; the organized consensus; organizing inequality; geographical stratification; Soviet development strategy; the military-industrial complex; the question of outdated production relations; the crisis; the Soviet experience in perspective; restructuring Soviet society. Part 2 Soviet-third world relations in the world system: the gradual realignment of global forces; the image; the natural ally; the evolution of Soviet-third world relations - the first expansive period; financial conditions of Soviet credits; the period 1965 to 1975; the general evolution of trade; the question of aid; technical assistance; economic pragmatism and new "militancy"; the paradigm shift in development theory; the collision with Third World demands; the law of the sea; the new international economic order; politics before economics; the pattern of exchange; the problem of world market prices; exploiting a superior bargaining position; a practice in search of justification; arms trade and military aid - the first experience; military aid and economic expediency; the creation of new forms of dependence; export of military facilities; support for military regimes; the internal link; the projection of naval power; East-West competition seen from the South; internationalization of capital and the USSR. (Part contents)

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