Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development

9781403921116: Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development

* Updates include discussion of major initiatives such as the Millennial Development Goals, (MDG) to eliminate global poverty
* Examines changes in international politics and approaches to global terrorism following the US-led military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
* Extensively revised facts and figures

The seventh edition of this perennial stalwart of the Kumarian Press list continues the discussion of the “new American hegemony” and the “war on terror” that began with the previous edition. In particular, Isbister addresses changes in international politics and the impact on the global order of the US-led military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The author also focuses on major initiatives, such as the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, to confront the issue of world poverty. As with all editions of this vibrant text, Isbister writes with clarity and passion, not only about failed promises, but about hope, human potential, and the belief that a just and equitable world system is attainable.

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Unique features:
-Extremely readable, broad historical survey of Third World issues, written by an author committed to social justice
-Clear exposition of different theories of underdevelopment
-Data and analysis completely updated

For the benefit of professors who have been using the fifth edition of Promises Not Kept here are the main changes you will find in the sixth edition:

General revisions

Facts and figures have been updated throughout the book
Each chapter now concludes with a short list of suggested further readings
The pagination is revised throughout the book, though chapter numbers and titles remain unchanged, except for chapter eight, renamed "The Future: Justice in an Age of Globalization"

Other main changes, chapter by chapter

Chapter Five
Updated information on nationalist movements, including a new section on Islamic fundamentalism

Chapter Seven
Comprehensively revised and updated information on foreign policy, particularly dealing with the war on terrorism

Chapter Eight
Comprehensively revised and updated, to deal more fully with the phenomenon of globalization

About the Author:

John Isbister is Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in Ottawa, and studied history and economics as an undergraduate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After working with Operation Crossroads Africa in Senegal in 1962, he decided to pursue the study of economic development in low-income countries. He received his doctorate in economics from Princeton University in 1969, then joined the Economics Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a founding fellow of Merrill College, a liberal-arts college which concentrates on the study of the third world. Previously he held the positions of Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Laurentian University and Provost of Merrill College.

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Isbister, John
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2003)
ISBN 10: 1403921113 ISBN 13: 9781403921116
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