Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 416
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In the second half of the twentieth century, a good proportion of international relations was colored significantly by the East-West cleavage. Yet there is a good chance that the first half of the twenty-first century will be equally shaped by a North-South cleavage, where despite increased development and globalization, the political, social and economic distances between the North and South are becoming ever greater. This path-breaking volume is the first dedicated to the problems of the North-South divide. The first two groups of essays focus on problems that especially afflict the global South in trade and development and that help maintain the North-South gap (such as poverty, disease, energy, financial crises, structural adjustment and human rights). The third cluster isolates particular points of conflict between North and South (such as political Islam, terrorism, weak states and nuclear weapon proliferation). A final group of articles then introduces a variety of...