Southern Exposure International Development and the Global South in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 1565491742

ISBN-13: 9781565491748

Edition: 2003

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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding the "Global South": Poverty, Wealth, and Change
What Is the Global South?
Differences among Nations of the Global South
Common Characteristics of Developing Nations
What Is Development?
Using Theory to Explain Processes of Economic and Social Change
Who Cares about Development Issues?
What Issues Confront Both South and North at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century?
How This Book Is Organized
The Human Dimensions of Being Poor in the Developing World
Political Change: Traps, Ilusions, and Opportunities
Exploring North-South Relationships: From the East India Company to East Timor
Imperialism: The Creation of European Empires
A History of Colonialism
Third World Responses: Nationalism and Nationalist Identities
North-South Politics in the Cold War Era
The Berlin Wall and New Global Dynamics
Legacies of Imperialism and Colonialism: An Overview
Colonial Legacies Haunting the Twenty-First Century: East Timor, Nigeria, and Afghanistan
Southern Perspectives on North Expansionism
Summary Observations
Politics and the State: Concepts, Political Realities, and Challenges
A Comparative Political Perspective
Political Realities: The Horn of Africa, Zimbabwe, and India
The Continuing Challenges
Conflict, Human Rights, and the Politics of Refugees
Challenges to Security in the Global South
Ethnic and Sectarian Struggles, Insurgencies, and Guerrilla Movements
Balancing Rights: Migrants, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Receiving Peoples
Human Rights, Conflict, and Development
Key Issues for the Twenty-First Century
Economic Relationships, Trends, Crises, and Challenges
The Shape of the Global Economy
The Global Economy at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century: A Snapshot
Key Actors in the Global Economy
Multinationals in North-South Relations
Trade and the Global South
The Boom in International Banking, the Debt Crisis, and the Financial Crisis of the 1990s
Rethinking Global Economic Structures
Economic Realities and Local Perspectives: Rural Livelihoods, Debt and Drugs, and Globalizing Industries
Defining the Problem: Stagnant or Worsening Economic Conditions
Multiple Livelihood Strategies: The Struggles of Small Farming Households in the Global South
Enmeshed in the Global Politics of Poverty, Debt, and Drugs: Bolivian Peasants
Southern Perspectives on Globalizing Industries
Summary: Stretching Our Understanding of Distant Lives and Livelihoods
Critical Issues: Population Dynamics, Food Security, and Environmental Degradation
The Dynamics of Population, Development, and Environment
Who Is Here at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century?
Tools, Concepts, and Terms for Considering Population and Environment Relationships
What Links Population, Environment, and Development?
The Central Place of Women's Empowerment, Education, and Health in the Population/Environment Discussions
Three Policy Concerns for the Global South in the New Century
Concluding Observations: Poverty, Environment, and Population
Food Security, Rural Change, and Global Politics
The World's Changing Food Systems
Constraints on Food Production
Women and Food Security: Views from the South
Critical Issues in Achieving Food Security in the Global South
Concluding Observations: Toward Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Designing Our Future: Local Action and Global Change
New Voices and New Agendas
The World We Are Creating
New Voices: Grassroots Movements for Global Change, South and North
Key Voices from the South
New Agendas
Emerging Choices and Challenges for the Twenty-First Century
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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