1st Edition

Imperialism Intervention and Development

Edited By Andrew Mack, David Plant, Ursula Doyle Copyright 1979
    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    1. Introduction

    Section I: Decolonisation

    2. Introduction

    3. Anticolonial Nationalism and Western Response, T. Smith

    4. Decolonisation, D.K. Fieldhouse

    Section II: The Cold War and Imperialism

    5. Introduction

    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

    8. Introduction

    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

    11. Introduction

    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

    15. Introduction

    Section V: Inside the Third World

    16. Introduction

    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

    20. Introduction

    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

    24. Introduction

    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

    29. Introduction

    30. The Chinese Approach to Development, Dennis Woodward

    31. China’s Relevance for Third World Development, Bill Brugger


    Andrew Mack, David Plant, Ursula Doyle