This book draws on political science, economics, sociology, and communications theory to illuminate the forces that shape the nature of the exchange of expertise between postindustrial and Third World countries. It offers observations about the future of this exchange in the New International Order.
Introduction I. Alternative Analytical Frameworks 1. Some thoughts about Counterparts: The Political, Ethical, and Educational Aspects of the Relationship 2. Colonial Antecedents of the Counterpart System in British and French Africa 3. Damned if you do—Damned if you don't: Counterparts, Neocolonialism, Dependency and the International Balance of Power II. Disciplinary Perspectives on the Exchange of Expertise in the Counterpart System 4. Rethinking the Change Agent Role in the Technical Assistance Process to Facilitate the New International Order 5. Interpersonal Relations in the Counterpart System: Some Variations on the Model 6. The Contribution of Learning Principles to the Counterpart Relationship 7. Increasing Skills and Technical Independence: An Economic Analysis III. Cases and the Context 8. Interaction Between Foreign Assistance Personnel and Local Counterparts 9. Experts and Counterparts: A Professional Problem 10. Counterpart Training: The Implications for Scientific and Educational Policy in Emergent Scientific Communities 11. Civilian Control, Military "Professionalism," and the Expert-Counterpart Relationship: Theory and Cases from Africa IV. Alternative Perspective of the New International Order 12. The Process of Technical Assistance and the Expert-Counterpart Relationship