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America and the Third World

Revolution and Intervention, 1st Edition

By John Girling


292 pages

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John Girling’s book, first published in 1980, investigates the relationship between America and the Third World, centring on three main themes: the nature of American involvement in the Third World, the challenge posed by the rival Super-Power; and the Changes both in US-Soviet relations (from containment to détente) and in the Third World. Three propositions are put forward: that the overriding interest of American foreign policy maker is in the stability of the global system of relationships; that this interest coincides with most Third World élites; and that the global system normally operates peacefully, although continually subject to internal and external challenges.

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on the Third World Part I: Revolution 2. Revolutionary Motivation 3. Structural Context 4. General Theory of Revolution? Part II: Intervention 5. US Foreign Policy: Two Perspectives 6. America and the Third World: From Involvement to Intervention 7. Limited War 8. Counter-Insurgency: Analysts and Operators 9. Implications of Involvement 10. Conclusion: the Global Condition

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism