Table of contents for Promises not kept : poverty and the betrayal of Third-World development / John Isbister.

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Preface ix
1 Introduction 1
2 A World of Poverty 7
Five Lives 7
The Third World 15
The Extent of World Poverty 16
The Successes 22
Different Areas of the Third World Diverge 23
The Betrayal of Responsibility 25
3 Explanations of Underdevelopment 30
Modernization Theory 32
Dependency Theory 41
Marxism 48
Limitations of These Approaches 56
Why Does Poverty Persist? 58
Assessment 60
The Theories as Worldviews 62
4 Imperialism 65
The Creation of the European Empires 66
The Causes of Imperialism 67
The Culture of Imperialism 75
The Foundations of Third-World Poverty 80
The Population Explosion 86
The Legacy of Imperialism 95
5 Nationalism and Independence 101
The Origins of Third-World Nationalism 102
The Indian Subcontinent 106
China 109
Vietnam 113
Algeria 117
Muslim and Jewish Nationalism 121
Islamic Fundamentalism 125
Sub-Saharan Africa 127
Latin America 132
The Nationalist Identity 138
The Legacy of Nationalism 141
6 Economic Development 146
What Is Economic Development? 147
Population Control 152
False Paths to Economic Development 157
Development in the 1980s: Waylaid by the Debt Crisis 177
Into a New Century:
Rediscovering the Market and Exports 181
Non-governmental Organizations 184
The Millennium Development Goals 185
7 Foreign Policy 189
The End of the Cold War 190
Foreign Policy During the Cold War: Globalism 191
The New American Hegemony 193
The War on Terrorism 195
The Illusion of the North-South Dialogue 198
A Constructive Foreign Policy 200
Military Spending and Policy 203
Human Rights Policy 210
Foreign Economic Policy 216
Can the Rich Cooperate with the Poor? 222
8 The Future: Justice in an Age of Globalization 226
Globalization 227
A Hope for Partnership 234
Bibliography 239
Acknowlegments 248
Index 251
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Social change.
Economic development.
Nationalism -- Developing countries.
International economic relations.