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A World Divided : The Less Developed Countries in the International Economy - G. K. Helleiner

A World Divided

The Less Developed Countries in the International Economy

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Published: 29th March 1976
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This 1976 volume originated in the mood of disillusion and despair which followed the Third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Santiago in 1972. The prospects for cooperation between rich and poor nations seemed poor and new policies and instruments needed to considered if the interests of the rich and poor nations were not to become even more unbalanced in favour of the rich. The contributors to this volume consider what unexploited possibilities might be open to the less developed countries, both jointly and individually, in international affairs, which would generate a more equitable outcome. The issues addressed in these papers were, at the time of publication, of immediate relevance following the success of oil producing countries in revising prices, worldwide inflation, famine in the poorest countries, recession in industrial countries. Simultaneously, the less developed countries were declaring the need for a new international economic order, which this volume discusses.

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction
Issues in International Trading Policy
A new international strategy for primary commodities
The potential for monopolistic commodity pricing by developing countries
The dynamics of the new poor power Paul Streeten
The direction of international trade: gains and losses for the Third World
Relations with Transnational Enterprises
Power, knowledge and development policy: relations between transnational enterprises and developing countries Constantine
'Ownership and control': multinational firms in less developed countries
Issues in International Finance and Monetary Policy
The post 1971 international financial system and the less developed countries
Debts, development and default
The external debt problem of the developing countries with special reference to the least developed
Planning for a World in Disorder
Aspects of the world monetary and resource transfer system in 1974: a view from the extreme periphery
International agencies: the case for proliferation
Index
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ISBN: 9780521290067
ISBN-10: 0521290066
Series: Perspectives on Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 29th March 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46