The Myth of Development: The Non-Viable Economies of the 21st Century
This provocative book asks readers to be politically realistic about what is happening to the overwhelming majority of people in Third World countries. With three exceptions (Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan), development has not come. A myriad of people in feeble infant-states have been born--children of self-determination, but not of economic and scientific progress. State-driven, communist, and neo-liberal development models have failed most of these people. The large majority of Third World countries are only mistakenly called "developing." They are not actually in the process of becoming Newly Industrialized Countries (NIC's), but Non-Viable National Economies (NNE's). This book explores the option of replacing the wealth of nations agenda with a survival of nations agenda. In order to prevent increasing social and political disorders, the author argues that many countries with primary production and explosive urban growth will have to abandon dreams of development to adopt a policy of national survival based on the search for water, food, and energy security--and the stabilization of their populations.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Twilight of the NationState
From Adam Smith to Charles Darwin
Thinking the unthinkable
Treatment as a different species
Other editions - View all
The Myth of Development: Non-Viable Economies and the Crisis of Civilization ...
Oswaldo De Rivero
No preview available - 2010
Africa aristocracy Asia Asian become Burundi capital capitalist cent China cities Cold War competitive conflicts consumer consumption patterns create cultural Darwinian democracy democratic energy and water environmental ethical Europe exports foreign global economy global market globalisation governments growing Haiti human development human rights ideology income increase India Industrial Revolution industrialised industrialised countries labour lack Latin America Leviathan liberalised majority ment military million modern modernise myth of development nation-states national economies nearly neoliberal NICs organisation Peru petroleum policies political poor countries population growth poverty predatory privatisations production prosperity raw materials Rwanda Singapore so-called developing countries society Somalia South Korea species supranational high clergy survival Taiwan technological content technological revolution tion Today trade transnational corporations transnational investments twentieth century twenty-first century underdeveloped countries underdeveloped world unemployment United Nations urban population explosion viability violence Washington Consensus World Bank World Trade Organisation