Originally published in 1979 Imperialism, Intervention and Development provides an introduction to key issues in international politics in the post-World War II era. The emphasis is on conflict – particularly the confrontation between East and West and the contention between rich industrialised nations and the poor ‘developing’ nations. The book debates the causes of Western intervention, expansion and counter-revolution in the Third World and the consequences of that intervention for economic development. The spectrum and depth of the articles is both comprehensive and varied, including examples of ‘mainstream’ academic perspectives on the issues examined, incorporating many of the radical critiques of these mainstream approaches. Other more basic material, presupposing little prior knowledge in the field is concerned is also included.
Part I: Imperialism and Intervention
Section I: Decolonisation
3. Anticolonial Nationalism and Western Response, T. Smith
4. Decolonisation, D.K. Fieldhouse
Section II: The Cold War and Imperialism
6. The Cold War and the Korean War, D.W. Ziegler
7. Did Anyone Start the Cold War? Ronald Steel
Section III: Counterrevolution and Revolt in the Third World
9. Patterns of Intervention, Richard Barnet
10. Counterinsurgency in the Third World: Theory and Practice, Andrew Mack
Part IV: Intervention and the Economic Imperatives of Capitalism
12. Scarce Resources: The Dynamic of American Imperialism, Heather Dean
13. Foreign Expansion as an ‘Institutional Necessity’ for Corporate Capitalism, T.H. Moran
14. Does the U.S. Require Imperialism?, S.M. Miller, Roy Bennett and Cyril Alapatt
Part II: Imperialism and Development
Section V: Inside the Third World
17. Social Perspectives, Peter Marris
18. The Causes of Poverty: A Classification, J.K. Galbraith
19. The Rational Choice, Julius Nyerere
Section VI: Third World Poverty and the West
21. The Radical Theory of Development, S. Rosen and W. Jones
22. Radical Theories of Development: An Assessment, A. Mack and R. Leaver
23. Outwitting the ‘Developed Countries’, Ivan Illich
Section VII: The World Population/Food Crisis
25. How Poverty Breeds Overpopulation, Barry Commoner
26. The Reproduction Function, The Economist
27. Era of Agricultural Scarcity Looms, Survey of International Development
28. Patriarchy is Alive and Well, E. Skjønsberg
Section VIII: China’s Developmental Approach
30. The Chinese Approach to Development, Dennis Woodward
31. China’s Relevance for Third World Development, Bill Brugger
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