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Beyond the North-South Stalemate

Beyond the North-South Stalemate
By Roger D. Hansen
320 pp, McGraw-Hill (for the Council on Foreign Relations/1980s Project), 1979

This important book explores the history of the North-South problem, and analyzes conflicting perceptions of its nature and its solution. The author argues that the problem arises from the gap between the very real change in the structure of the international system and the absence of change in statecraft. He proposes to overcome the resultant stalemate through a joint North-South commitment to a new policy based on meeting basic human needs, and the alteration of global regimes according to guiding principles which he outlines.