184 pages | 147 Color Illus.
This innovative atlas deconstructs the contemporary image of the North-South divide between developed and underdeveloped countries which was established by the 1980 Brandt Line, and advocates the need for the international community to redraw the global map to be fit for the twenty-first century.
Throughout the book a range of colourful maps and charts graphically demonstrate the ways in which the world has changed over the last two thousand years. The atlas first analyses the genesis and characteristics of the Brandt Line’s North-South divide, before going on to discuss its validity through the centuries, especially before and after 1980, and demonstrating the many definitions and philosophies of development that exist or may exist, which make it difficult to define a single notion of a Global North and South. The book concludes by proposing new schemes of categorization between developed and developing countries which might better fit our contemporary global society.
This book will serve as a perfect textbook for students studying global divisions within geography, politics, economics, international relations, and development departments, as well as being a useful guide for researchers, and for those working in NGOs and government institutions.
List of figures
Introduction. The Brandt Line: Political or Developmental Boundary?
1 Mapping Global Change: Differences in Development and Wealth from the First to the Twenty-First Century
2 Different Philosophies of Development - Different Development Boundary Lines
3 Towards a New Global Line?