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A World Divided
The Less Developed Countries in the International Economy

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Part of Perspectives on Development

Gerald K. Helleiner, Alfred Maizels, Marian Radetzski, Paul Streeten, Frances Stewart, Constantine V. Vaitsos, Edith Penrose, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, Göran Ohlin, Nurul Islam, Reginald H. Green, John White
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  • Date Published: January 1976
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521290067

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  • This 1976 volume originated in the mood of disillusion and despair which followed the Third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Santiago in 1972. The prospects for cooperation between rich and poor nations seemed poor and new policies and instruments needed to considered if the interests of the rich and poor nations were not to become even more unbalanced in favour of the rich. The contributors to this volume consider what unexploited possibilities might be open to the less developed countries, both jointly and individually, in international affairs, which would generate a more equitable outcome. The issues addressed in these papers were, at the time of publication, of immediate relevance following the success of oil producing countries in revising prices, worldwide inflation, famine in the poorest countries, recession in industrial countries. Simultaneously, the less developed countries were declaring the need for a new international economic order, which this volume discusses.

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    • Date Published: January 1976
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521290067
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. Introduction Gerald K. Helleiner
    Part I. Issues in International Trading Policy:
    2. A new international strategy for primary commodities Alfred Maizels
    3. The potential for monopolistic commodity pricing by developing countries Marian Radetzski
    4. The dynamics of the new poor power Paul Streeten
    5. The direction of international trade: gains and losses for the Third World Frances Stewart
    Part II. Relations with Transnational Enterprises:
    6. Power, knowledge and development policy: relations between transnational enterprises and developing countries Constantine V. Vaitsos
    7. 'Ownership and control': multinational firms in less developed countries Edith Penrose
    Part III. Issues in International Finance and Monetary Policy:
    8. The post 1971 international financial system and the less developed countries Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro
    9. Debts, development and default Göran Ohlin
    10. The external debt problem of the developing countries with special reference to the least developed Nurul Islam
    Part IV. Planning for a World in Disorder:
    11. Aspects of the world monetary and resource transfer system in 1974: a view from the extreme periphery Reginald H. Green
    12. International agencies: the case for proliferation John White
    Index.

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    G. K. Helleiner

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    Gerald K. Helleiner, Alfred Maizels, Marian Radetzski, Paul Streeten, Frances Stewart, Constantine V. Vaitsos, Edith Penrose, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, Göran Ohlin, Nurul Islam, Reginald H. Green, John White

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