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Harris End of the Third World

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,II , Von KleinSrnid library ) Nigel Harris The End of the Third World Newly Industr ializing Countries and the Decline of an Ideology I.B.TAURIS & CO LTD Publishers LONDON
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.. ~ _ .; f ":\ ,: .., ~ 10 The End of the Th ird Wor ld Colom bia, Philippi nes, Thai land and othe rs. The lack of a c1earcut b ound ary is no t vita l for this acco unt, and the cou ntries incl uded in th e gro up a re iden tified as we proceed. Th e he art of th e bo ok is a test of th e theses of the Th ird W orld case (p resen ted in the first c hap ter ). T his is do ne in relation ship to four co untries of ea st a nd south-eas t Asia - So uth K orea, T aiw an , H on g K on g and Si ngapo re (in the second c hap ter) . T he th ird cha pter looks at a diff er ent ki nd of development in two La tin America n co unt ries, Brazil and Mexico . C ha pter 4 the n seeks to determ ine how f ar these six c ases are pec u liar by loo king at the less devel oped co untries as a who le. and at wha t is happeni ng to the ma nuf ac turing i ndustries of the more de- velo ped co untries . T he fifth c hap ter summarizes the im plica tio ns of wha t has ha ppen ed fo r T hird W orl dism. C ha pte r 6 exa mi nes the peculi ar ro le of the state a nd of go vern me nts in the p att ern of r apid g row th, and lo ok s at the o rigins of th e belief th at sta tes co uld direct the · ! ~ .r k e t. If Th ird W orl dism wa s an ideo logy, C ha p ter 7 seeks to suggest the socia l interests th at mi ght have been em bodied in it. Th e fina l cha p ter t hen summa rizes the argume nt and d raws a few speculative conclusi on s. As alway s, the e rro rs of fact. lan guage and ju dge ment are exclusive ly my own , a nd no t to be a tt ributed to those who have very ki ndly lab oured in the ard uo us task of tr ying to turn this into a rea dab le wo rk (not a lways wi th success). T he)' include, pre -emine ntl y. de spit e o ur d isagreem ent s, Ala sdair McAuley: a nd D unca n Hallas, Rak esh M oh an , Tir ril H arr is. Desm on d M cN eil. Dil ip M ukerjee, M ichael Safier and J ohn Lindsay. It is a tha nkl ess task. but no ne theless my th ank s. N H N OT E . Do lla rs a re alwa ys tho se of the U nited Sta tes unl ess otherwise specified (Singa po re as S, etc.) and 'billio ns' mean s th ou s and milli on s, n ot milli on millions. 1 = Third Worldism Wha t can we do? We can do much! We can inject the voice of reason into wor ld affairs. We can mobilize all the spiritual, all the moral, all the political strength of Asia and Af rica on the side of peace. Yes, we! we, the peoples of Asia and Africa, l,400.000,000 stro ng, far more tha n half the hum an population of the world. we can mobilize wha t I have called the ' Moral Violence of Natio ns' in favo ur of peace. President Suk arn o of Ind onesia, Ope ning Address to the Asia -A frica Conference. Ba ndun g (In done sia). 18 April 1955.
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