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America and the Third World

Revolution and Intervention

By John Girling

Routledge – 2011 – 292 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

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Description

John Girling’s book, first published in 1980, investigates the relationship between America and the Third World, centring on three main themes: the nature of American involvement in the Third World, the challenge posed by the rival Super-Power; and the Changes both in US-Soviet relations (from containment to détente) and in the Third World. Three propositions are put forward: that the overriding interest of American foreign policy maker is in the stability of the global system of relationships; that this interest coincides with most Third World élites; and that the global system normally operates peacefully, although continually subject to internal and external challenges.

Contents

1. Perspectives on the Third World Part I: Revolution 2. Revolutionary Motivation 3. Structural Context 4. General Theory of Revolution? Part II: Intervention 5. US Foreign Policy: Two Perspectives 6. America and the Third World: From Involvement to Intervention 7. Limited War 8. Counter-Insurgency: Analysts and Operators 9. Implications of Involvement 10. Conclusion: the Global Condition

Name: America and the Third World: Revolution and Intervention (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By John Girling. John Girling’s book, first published in 1980, investigates the relationship between America and the Third World, centring on three main themes: the nature of American involvement in the Third World, the challenge posed by the rival Super-Power;...
Categories: Development Economics, Politics & International Relations, Development Studies, Development Policy, Development Theory, Politics & Development, African & Third World Politics, U.S. Politics