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The Resource Global development : a Cold War history, Sara Lorenzini

Global development : a Cold War history, Sara Lorenzini

Label
Global development : a Cold War history
Title
Global development
Title remainder
a Cold War history
Statement of responsibility
Sara Lorenzini
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Cold War, "development" was a catchphrase that came to signify progress, modernity, and economic growth. Development aid was closely aligned with the security concerns of the great powers, for whom infrastructure and development projects were ideological tools for conquering hearts and minds around the globe, from Europe and Africa to Asia and Latin America. In this sweeping and incisive book, Sara Lorenzini provides a global history of development, drawing on a wealth of archival evidence to offer a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a Cold War phenomenon that transformed the modern world. Taking readers from the aftermath of the Second World War to the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, Lorenzini shows how development projects altered local realities, transnational interactions, and even ideas about development itself. She shines new light on the international organizations behind these projects--examining their strategies and priorities and assessing the actual results on the ground--and she also gives voice to the recipients of development aid. Lorenzini shows how the Cold War shaped the global ambitions of development on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and how international organizations promoted an unrealistically harmonious vision of development that did not reflect local and international differences. An unparalleled journey into the political, intellectual, and economic history of the twentieth century, this book presents a global perspective on Cold War development, demonstrating how its impacts are still being felt today
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorenzini, Sara
Dewey number
  • 338.9
  • 909.82/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.L67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America in the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Cold War
  • Economic development
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Economic development
  • War
  • Entwicklungspolitik
  • Globalisierung
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
Label
Global development : a Cold War history, Sara Lorenzini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction. 1 Development as an ideology for empire : The civilizing mission in the interwar years -- Modernity and authoritarian rule -- The Second World War. 2 Truman's dream: when the Cold War and development met : Point four -- Studying backward areas: social scientists, the Marshall Plan, and the limits of the Cold War. 3 Socialist modernity and the birth of the Third World : Ideology put to the test on the colonial question -- The age of indifference -- The afterthought -- The age of neutralism, or the birth of the Third World -- Krushchev's challenge -- Features of socialist aid: constructing the ideological framework -- The political economy of socialist cooperation. 4 Western alternatives for development in the global Cold War : The inevitability of foreign aid as a Cold War tool? -- Plans for Eurafrica -- An ideology for the global Cold War: the rise of modernization theory -- The Kennedy administration: a turning point? 5 The limits of bipolarity in the golden age of modernization : The cooperation imperative in the West -- Disappointments: the United States and bickering in the DAC -- Rostow and the idea of binding rules -- The European economic community way -- Coordination among socialist countries: the permanent commission for technical assistance in Comecon - Responding to external challenges. 6 International organizations and development as a global mission : Precedents: the League of Nations -- Development as profession after the Second World War -- The World Bank -- The United Nations and development: the place for an alternative? -- UNCTAD -- Assessing aid at the end of the first development decade. 7 Multiple modernities and socialist alternatives in the 1970s : The Soviet Union reinterprets the two worlds theory -- Convergence and interdependence -- Third World visions -- China's development alternative -- Self-reliance? Tanzania between the Tazara Railway and Ujamaa -- Third Worldism and the new international economic order. 8 Resources, environment and development: the difficult nexus : The end of technological optimism? -- Recasting the problems of modern society -- The emergence of global environmentalism: Stockholm, 1972 -- Environment and development as seen from the East -- The legacy of Stockholm and the invention of sustainable development. 9 Responding to the challenges from the global south: north-south dialogues : The birth of basic needs in the second development decade -- The Lomé Revolution -- A regional plan: the Euro-Arab dialogue -- North-south dialogue: the global dimension -- Development and human rights. 10 The dynamics of the lost decade. Conclusions. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1089429403
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780691180151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089429403
Label
Global development : a Cold War history, Sara Lorenzini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction. 1 Development as an ideology for empire : The civilizing mission in the interwar years -- Modernity and authoritarian rule -- The Second World War. 2 Truman's dream: when the Cold War and development met : Point four -- Studying backward areas: social scientists, the Marshall Plan, and the limits of the Cold War. 3 Socialist modernity and the birth of the Third World : Ideology put to the test on the colonial question -- The age of indifference -- The afterthought -- The age of neutralism, or the birth of the Third World -- Krushchev's challenge -- Features of socialist aid: constructing the ideological framework -- The political economy of socialist cooperation. 4 Western alternatives for development in the global Cold War : The inevitability of foreign aid as a Cold War tool? -- Plans for Eurafrica -- An ideology for the global Cold War: the rise of modernization theory -- The Kennedy administration: a turning point? 5 The limits of bipolarity in the golden age of modernization : The cooperation imperative in the West -- Disappointments: the United States and bickering in the DAC -- Rostow and the idea of binding rules -- The European economic community way -- Coordination among socialist countries: the permanent commission for technical assistance in Comecon - Responding to external challenges. 6 International organizations and development as a global mission : Precedents: the League of Nations -- Development as profession after the Second World War -- The World Bank -- The United Nations and development: the place for an alternative? -- UNCTAD -- Assessing aid at the end of the first development decade. 7 Multiple modernities and socialist alternatives in the 1970s : The Soviet Union reinterprets the two worlds theory -- Convergence and interdependence -- Third World visions -- China's development alternative -- Self-reliance? Tanzania between the Tazara Railway and Ujamaa -- Third Worldism and the new international economic order. 8 Resources, environment and development: the difficult nexus : The end of technological optimism? -- Recasting the problems of modern society -- The emergence of global environmentalism: Stockholm, 1972 -- Environment and development as seen from the East -- The legacy of Stockholm and the invention of sustainable development. 9 Responding to the challenges from the global south: north-south dialogues : The birth of basic needs in the second development decade -- The Lomé Revolution -- A regional plan: the Euro-Arab dialogue -- North-south dialogue: the global dimension -- Development and human rights. 10 The dynamics of the lost decade. Conclusions. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1089429403
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780691180151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089429403

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