International Development Policies

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International Development Policies

By Sidney Dell
Duke University Press, 1991
378 pp. $49.95

Hard-hitting, well-reasoned criticism of the policies of the industrial countries toward the Third World has been the hallmark of the writings of Sidney Dell, a Cambridge-educated English economist, during his long career at the United Nations. The thoughtful and often challenging papers in this volume-on trade, investment, debts, market forces and other major matters-gain from being tied together by a first-rate introductory essay. The half-truths that Dell saw in much of the conventional thinking that dominated the 1970s and 1980s is all that some readers will allow to his own analyses, but the volume has lasting value and is a worthy tribute to the intelligent and persistent author who died while it was in press.

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