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America and the Third World
Revolution and Intervention

ISBN 9780415846035
Published February 13, 2013 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

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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