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About this book
About this book
In the new unipolar world of globalisation, the bargaining power and sense of solidarity of Third World countries have never been weaker. But their shared problems, this author argues, remain a reality that requires political expression. But does the Third World still even exist? What role, if any, can it have in the 21st century's new topography of power? And with what agenda? These are the critical questions explored.
Part 1 Introduction: explanatory paradigm; Third World and its vision; outline of this book. Part 2 Latin America - old states of the Third World: smiling mask; new world, old states; oligarchy, the military and revolution; regional economic integration; peaceful vocation; theology of liberation. Part 3 Latin America and the United States - geographic fatalism: inter-American system; pilot fish behaviour; "new" Latin American foreign policy; Third Worldism under Perez, Echeverria and Velasco; Latin leaders speak Gringo. Part 4 Latin America and the non-aligned movement -the Achilles heel: defining non-alignment; historic context; Latin America's isolation; Latin Americanization of NAM; Mexican, Argentine models. Part 5 The world order changeth - agenda for the 21st century: paradigm shifts; images of the new world order; "yes, you are the superpower"; dance of the dinosaurs; clash of civilizations thesis; end of geography model; one planet, two worlds. Part 6 The future of the Third World - requiem or new agenda?: Third World in retreat; Latin America and the Third World drifting apart; agenda for the 21st century.