Development with Asymmetries: The Third World and its Post-War Development Strategies
By Alvaro J. de Regil
The essay is of fundamental importance in relating the unequal economic relations between North and South and the need to change the current order. It focuses on the Third World, especially on Iberian America and Asia, on the various development strategies followed, the results obtained and the obstacles encountered in the process. The author identifies and analyzes the external and internal factors that have jeopardized Third World development. The objective is to show the realities of Third World development and how, despite all the hurdles and because governments were committed, there was true social progress during the thirty years that followed World War II. The essay opens by stating that, after World War II, democratic values embodied in the UN charter moved to centre stage as the guiding principle in the management of world relations.
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