The West and the Third World: Trade, Colonialism, Dependence and Development
March 1999, ©1999, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: The Debate over an Integrated World System:.
1. The Optimists.
2. The Pessimists.
Part II: Instruments of Empire:.
3. Imperial Government and the Development Imperative.
4. Imperial Economies and Third World Development.
Part III: Trade, Colonialism and Development:.
5. Trade and Development in the Settler Societies.
6. The Concept of a Colonial Economy.
7. The Colonial Economy in Practice: Trade and Development in India and Ghana.
Part IV: After Colonialism: The New International System: .
8. Aid and Development.
9. The Multinational Corporation and Development.
10. Trade and Development after 1950: Black Africa and India.
11. Trade and Development after 1950: East and South-East Asia.
12. Some Conclusions.
* Provides an historical perspective on an issue of continuing debate
* Interdisciplinary work of relevance to students in history, geography, economics and the social sciences
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perspective for crucial contemporary issues of economic development
in the Third World." The Historian
"This is a large project requiring deep understanding of the way
in which the world economy has evolved and of the changing
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