Jon Kofas offers a comprehensive and thought-provoking study of 'global integration' after the Second World War. Globalization is perceived to be essentially the process of world economic integration in which the United States has played the key role but in which interests of most Third World countries have been sacrificed. This study's original contribution lies in the author's contention that there have been two 'models' of globalization: the US led 'patron-client model' and the EU initiated 'interdependent integral model'. It will be of particular interest to those studying and researching in the fields of international political economy, foreign policy, development politics, political theory and sociology of development.
Contents: Introduction: Synopsis of postwar U.S. transformation policy; Historical Overview of Models of Integration; Spain: from patron-client under Franco to interdependent under the EU; Greece: from U.S. financial dependence to EU integration; Portugal: from the Corporatist state to interdependence under the EU; The Third World under the patron-client model: Indonesia, Nigeria, and Peru; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.