This book aims to ask questions about the assumptions on which Third World policies have been founded. It explores the realistic possibilities for U.S. policy and considers the major economic and political shifts that affected the less-developed countries and U.S. from 1972 to 1978.
Part I: Introduction 1. The Third World Revisited 2. The Third World and the Conflict of Ideologies 3. Myth versus Reality in "North-South" Negotiations 4. Social and Economic Realities Part II: Social and Economic Realities 5. Prospero's Island 6. The Military and Politics in the Third World 7. Foreign Aid: What is at Stake? Part III: International Affairs 8. Third World Voting Patterns at the United Nations 9. The Third World Peoples of Soviet Central Asia 10. Military Bases in the Third World Part IV: The Economic Problem 11. The Case of Dependency Theory 12. Political Origins of the New International Economic Order 13. Beyond the New International Economic Order 14. The Role of Private Capital in Developing the Third World Part V: Conclusion 15. A World of Parts