In this collected volume, the authors analyze the deficiencies of existing theory and present alternate explanations of Third World foreign policy behavior. The essays show how examining Third World experience can broaden our understanding of how and why states and non-state actors interact in the international system.
Neuman (comparative defense studies, Columbia U.) attempts to fill the gap in international relations theory created by scholars' obsession with US-Soviet confrontations during the Cold War. She and seven other contributors describe and analyze the deficiencies of existing theory and present alternate explanations of Third World foreign policy behavior. Representative chapter topics: subaltern realism, the primacy of internal war, Third World instability and international order after the Cold War, and system versus units in theorizing about the Third World. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.