Development against democracy : manipulating political change in the Third World / Irene L. Gendzier ; introduction by Robert Vitalis ; foreword by Thomas Ferguson.
Publication year: 2017
Edition: New edition.
Publisher: London : PlutoPress,
ISBN: 9780745337289 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: published as Managing political change. Boulder: Westview Press, 1985.
Today, US policies towards newly independent states striving for democracy have evolved in a radically different political environment with seemingly little in common with the post-WWII period. 'Development Against Democracy', however, reveals a surprising continuity in US foreign policy, including in justifications of humanitarian intervention that echo those of counterinsurgency decades earlier in Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Irene L. Gendzier argues that the fundamental ideas on which theories of modernisation and development rest have been resurrected in contemporary policy and its theories.
Original title: Managing political change
xiii, 218 pages ; 23 cm
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