Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty-Alleviation in the Twenty-First Century: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty-Alleviation in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Edited by B. Ikubolajeh Logan


212 pages

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This title was first published in 2002.Bringing together an inspiring mix of US and African contributors, this book explores the dynamics of the unfolding globalized economic, political, socio-cultural and environmental systems. Featuring incisive international commentary on the causes and consequences of poverty in the Third World it presents a powerful study of the strategies by which Third World governments and civil society can overcome poverty by insinuating themselves more creatively into the global order. The result is one of the defining works so far produced on the tensions between globalization and development.


'…students of development studies in particular, and social sciences in general, will find the book useful for its coverage of a large number of scholars and issues.' Development Policy Review '…the balance of the chapters will appeal most to readers with an interest in discussions of poststructuralism, metanarratives, neo-institutionalism and the like.' The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: globalization and third world development in the twenty-first century, B. Ikubolajeh Logan; Globalization and poverty: from a poststructural perspective, Lakshman Yapa; Globalization and marginalization in Euro-Africa relations in the twenty-first century, Severine Rugumamu; The liberalization of underdevelopment or the criminalization of the state?: contrasting explanations of Africa's politico-economic crisis under globalization, Padriig Carmody; Does globalization advance or hinder democratization in Africa?, Kidane Mengisteab; Globalization, the state and economic development in Africa, Julius Nyango’ro; Science parks as magnets for global capital: locating high-tech growth engines in metropolitan Shanghai, Susan Walcott; The state and globalization of labour: labour export and import in Taiwan’s economic restructuring and development, Johnathan Walker; Trade liberalization and economic development in Mexico: a case for globalization?, Carlos Rozo; Neoliberalism in South Africa, Richard Peet; From anarchy to renaissance in Africa in the new millennium: new regionalisms as responses to globalizations, Timothy M. Shaw; State, donor and NGO configurations in Milian development 1960-1999: the enactment and contestation of global rationalized myths in an organizational field, Kent Glenzer; Peripheral vision: globalization, sustainable development and the political ecology of cotton production in Mali, William Moseley; Conclusion: from globalization towards universalization in the twenty-first century, Alejandro Ochoa Arias and B. Ikubolajeh Logan; Index.

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