Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745337289 Published September 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337296 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Development Against Democracy

Manipulating Political Change in the Third World

Irene L. Gendzier

Development Against Democracy

Irene L. Gendzier

Distributed for Pluto Press

With an Introduction by Robert Vitalis and a Foreword by Thomas Ferguson
240 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745337289 Published September 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337296 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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 modernization and development rest have been resurrected in contemporary policy and its theories. Our world has been permanently altered by globalization, the proliferation of so-called failed states, the unprecedented exodus of refugees, and Washington’s permanent war against terrorism. One of the most controversial and groundbreaking books of development studies and US foreign policy, the new updated edition of Development Against Democracy is a critical guide to postwar studies of modernization and development.
 
Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Thomas Ferguson
Introduction by Robert Vitalis
 
1 The “New Look” in Development Studies
2 Making Connections
3 Discourse on Development
4 Transparent Boundaries: From Policies to Studies of Political Development
5 Defining the Parameters of Discourse
6 The Academic Translation: Liberal Democratic Theory and Interpretations of Political Development
7 The Impossible Task of Theories of Political Development
 
Epilogue
Notes
Index
 
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