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Title:New World Orders Without End? An Intellectual History of Post-War North-South Relations
Author:Taylor, Ian
Year:2001-2002
Periodical:Afrika Zamani: revue annuelle d'histoire africaine = Annual Journal of African History (ISSN 0850-3079)
Issue:9-10
Pages:1-18
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:developing countries
Africa
Subjects:North-South relations
development
New International Economic Order
international economic relations
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
History and Exploration
international relations
North south relations
history
Abstract:The intellectual history of North-South relations has been largely dominated by the debate between various strands of thought emanating from either modernization theory or dependency theory. Yet in recent times what might be termed a nascent 'post-hegemonic' new dispensation may be discerned. Whether this new turn in North-South relations is sustainable or genuinely different is one of the biggest questions facing the South today. Is it actually possible to deregulate markets and roll back the State, allowing a free rein for international capital and, at the same time, promote equity and mutual development in both North and South? In this light, is the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) a chimera offering little substance? Those advocating such projects need to answer a most fundamental problem: is it intrinsic to the capitalist system that the generation of wealth is predicated upon poverty-producing principles, and must there always be a dominant sector and a dominated sector in society - in international terms, a North and a South? Is the call for a post-hegemonic order and a new phase in North-South relations a fantasy, or is it attainable? In short, in examining the history of relations between the developed and developing world, has a new page been turned? Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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