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11 lecture slides - The End of the Third World Divergent...

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The End of the Third World: Divergent growth and economic crises Lecture Eleven I. Third World Bifurcation ! Third World development “radically changed” 1979-1982 ! Bifurcation 1975-1990: East Asia “takes off” while sub-Saharan Africa “left behind” ! SSA’s negative growth began after 1975: “No character flaw” that makes African economies/societies incapable of growth (Table 1 in Arrighi) ! So why did this happen? ! Arrighi: Must look at regions as “geo-historical individuals” with different capabilities to cope with change. Regional GNP P as % of World GN NP (per capita) 1960 1995 Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America South Asia East Asia Third World North America First World TW as % of FW 19 11 71 61 6 7 7 23 16 22 443 334 359 475 4 5 Percent change e in GNP per capita as % of f world GNP 1960-1975 1975-1990 1960-1999 Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America South Asia East Asia Third World North America First World -5 -33 -47 +3 -19 -15 -12 +20 +17 +29 +89 +257 +6 +12 +44 -26 +44 +10 +15 +16 +35
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World Political-Economic Context !
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  • Fall '09
  • TRIST
  • Subregion, America South Asia East Asia Third World North America First World, America South Asia East Asia Third World North America

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