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In the new unipolar world of globalisation, the bargaining power and sense of solidarity of Third World countries have never been weaker. But their shared problems, this author argues, remain a reality which requires political expression. But does the Third World still even exist? What role, if any, can it have in the 21st century's new topography of power? And with what agenda? These are the critical questions explored . These questions lead the author into his second theme. Latin America has long had to confront how to conduct its relations with an over-mighty neighbour, the USA. It may now be well placed to help developing countries concert together. To this end the author explores modern Latin American history, with emphasis on the changes wrought in the 1980s and 90s in the context of the continent's wider relations with the Third World and the USA. The result is an insightful account of where developing countries now are and how they might seek to reassert themselves in order to defend their interests in the new world order.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856497961
ISBN-10: 1856497968
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 11mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ash Narain Roy

Ash Narain Roy is currently assistant editor at the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. In the 1980s he spent some four years at the prestigious Centro de Estudios Internacionales, El Colegio de Mexico as a visiting scholar. He has also been associated with the Third World journal published from Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City. He is the first recipient of the Appan Menon Memorial Award.