The Third World in the Age of Globalization

Requiem or New Agenda

Ash Narain Roy

The Third World in the Age of Globalization

Ash Narain Roy

Distributed for Zed Books

148 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1999  
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781856497961 Published February 2000 For sale in North and South America only
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 which 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 .

These questions lead the author into his second theme. Latin America has long had to confront how to conduct its relations with an over-mighty neighbour, the USA. It may now be well placed to help developing countries concert together. To this end the author explores modern Latin American history, with emphasis on the changes wrought in the 1980s and 90s in the context of the continent‘s wider relations with the Third World and the USA. The result is an insightful account of where developing countries now are and how they might seek to reassert themselves in order to defend their interests in the new world order.

Ash Narain Roy is currently Assistant Editor at the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. In the 1980s he spent some four years at the prestigious Centro de Estudios Internacionales, El Colegio de Mexico as a visiting scholar. He has also been associated with the Third World journal published from Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City. He is the first recipient of the Appan Menon Memorial Award.
Contents
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Latin America: Old States of the Third World
3. Latin America and the United States: Geographic Fatalism
4. Latin America and the Non-Aligned Movement: The Achilles Heel
5. The World Order Changeth: Agenda for the 21st Century
6. The Future of the Third World: Requiem or New Agenda?
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