This introductory textbook examines the role of the Third World in the international system. Development and International Relations challenges the virtual exclusion of the Third World and the processes of development from the study of international politics. The book begins with a reassessment of what is meant by 'development', highlighting the growing diversity within the Third World, and showing that in an increasingly globalized world development can no longer be seen as an isolated practice. The author then goes on to explore the linkages between the Third World and the international system in the 1990s, examining areas such as the environment, the newly industrializing countries, social justice and the international commodity trade. Through this discussion, the author explores some of the most significant issues facing the Third World in the current global political economy. This accessible and lively book will be an ideal textbook for students of international politics, international relations, international political economy and development studies.
"Development and International Relations fills a need for a concise, up-to-date volume which interrogates the theory and practice of post-war development from the perspective of international relations. By subjecting development to scrutiny within the context of changes in the global system, Anna Dickson challenges not only the preoccupations of the discipline of international relations with the major powers but also advances a synthesis of post-war development efforts. There is no other major topic in international relations which has been so comprehensively ignored by mainstream international relations. Dickson is to be congratulated on her attempt to bring development from the periphery to the centre of the discipline. In linking development to the mainstream concerns of international relations this book will be a useful resource for teachers and students of development studies and world politics." Dr Marc Williams, University of Sussex
Part I: Development Revisited:.
1. Development and International Relations: Theory and History.
2. A Question of Terminology.
3. Theories of Development.
Part II: The Global Economy and Development: .
4. The East Asian NIEs.
5. The Environment and Development.
6. The Social Dimension: Poverty, Population and Hunger.
7. International Commodity Trade and Development.
Part III: The Third World in the Emerging World Order: .
8. The Post-Cold War World and the South.
9. Development in a Global Context.