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Riassunto: Today the colonial empires of the world are shrinking, and the new nations which have emerged from the colonial past are rapidly developing into an important force in international affairs—the "third world." They are faced by a common problem, the urgent necessity to transform a peasant society into a modern industrial economy, and they are united by a common outlook, absolute opposition to all forms of colonialism and neocolonialism.
In this work Peter Worsley analyzes the unique political forms that have evolved as a result of these two basic conditions. In his view the third world has rejected both of the great ideologies of today. Their new solutions are unique in world history, being based on populism, socialism, and, often, the one-party state, which, although anathema to the Western liberal, is a natural development in societies united by the common enemy of colonialism.
"No one seriously concerned with the greatest problem of our time, the division of the world between the developed, industrialized, 'affluent' countries and les nations prolétaires, can afford to miss this book. . . . Professor Worsley has succeeded in giving us more solid information about underdeveloped parts of the world than can be found in any other book of comparable length."—The Times Literary Supplement
"Peter Worsley . . . has written an excellent descriptive analysis of the evolution and present state of a third force in world politics. Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have . . . given society not only a new philosophy with new goals but charismatic philosophers who have the potential to make the philosophy of the third world a vital presence to be reckoned with. . . . a brilliant book."—Peter Schwab, Journal of Modern African Studies
About the Author:
Peter Worsley is professor of sociology at Manchester University and president of the British Sociological Association. He is the author of The Trumpet Shall Sound, editor of Introducing Sociology and Modern Sociology, and has contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals and other books.
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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago, Chicago, 1972. Soft Covers. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. Second Edition. 373pp. White card covers , slight yellowing to spine. Codice libro della libreria 32328
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 1970. Hardcover. 2nd ed. good condition with minor soiling xlibrary with usual markings; xlibrary with usual markings; LIB2958009035. Codice libro della libreria 68554
Descrizione libro Univ of Chicago Pr, 1970. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Dust jacket has light edgewear and soil. Top page ends of book are spotted, no other defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. Bound in bright red cloth with black titles to front cover and spine. . Includes notes, bibliography, index. . Nature of Human Society Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 373 pages. D7. Codice libro della libreria 29233