Comparative Models of Development: Challenges to the American-Western System (Paperback)

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Howard J. Wiarda, who was the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, outlines a paradigm shift in world politics that has been driven by two overarching trends: the shift from a U.S. and Western-favored model of development to different models and the decline of a Western system of world order. In examining these two trends, he seeks to answer questions such as: Why are the gaps increasing rather than shrinking between the rich and the poor, both within countries and between the developed countries and developing ones? Why have some countries and regions adapted to the newer pressures of globalization, democratization, and new markets, and others have not? Why does the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and much of Latin America still lag behind while others are forging ahead? By taking a regional view of development and international relations, the author challenges the view that one theoretical framework can explain the economic, social, and foreign policy approaches of all countries.

About the Author


Howard J.Wiarda, Ph.D. was the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, 2003-2015. His most recent roles included being a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was formerly the Leonard J. Horowitz Endowed Chair in Iberian and Latin American Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 1996-2003.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781532028588
ISBN-10: 153202858X
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English