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Cooperation For International Development: The United States And The Third World In The 1990s
Cooperation For International Development: The United States And The Third World In The 1990s
Edited by Robert J. Berg and David F. Gordon
Lynne Rienner, 1989, 356 pp
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Conferences based on extensive studies marked both the years when Americans had confidence (which proved to be misplaced) in their ability to help decisively in bringing about economic development and the longer period since of unease about the relations between rich and poor countries. That the same procedure will continue is suggested by this good collection of papers that stress mostly what is new, including shifts in American foreign relations, cooperation in pursuit of mutual objectives instead of aid, and the need for developing countries to concern themselves with food, cities and the environment.