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The Resource Adventures in chaos : American intervention for reform in the Third World, Douglas J. Macdonald

Adventures in chaos : American intervention for reform in the Third World, Douglas J. Macdonald

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Adventures in chaos : American intervention for reform in the Third World
Title
Adventures in chaos
Title remainder
American intervention for reform in the Third World
Statement of responsibility
Douglas J. Macdonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can--or should--the United States try to promote reform in client states in the Third World? This question, which reverberates through American foreign policy, is at the heart of Adventures in Chaos. A faltering friendly state, in danger of falling to hostile forces, presents the U.S. with three options: withdraw, bolster the existing government, or try to reform it. Douglas Macdonald defines the circumstances that call these policy options into play, combining an analysis of domestic politics in the U.S., cognitive theories of decision making, and theories of power relations drawn from sociology, economics, and political science. He examines the conditions that promote the reformist option and then explores strategies for improving the success of reformist intervention in the future. In order to identify problems in this policy--and to propose solutions--Macdonald focuses on three case studies of reformist intervention in Asia: China, 1946-1948; the Philippines, 1950-1953; and Vietnam, 1961-1963. Striking similarities in these cases suggest that such policy dilemmas are a function of the global role played by the U.S., especially during the Cold War. Though this role is changing, Macdonald foresees future applications for the lessons his study offers. A challenge to the conventional wisdom on reformist intervention, Adventures in Chaos--through extensive archival research--displays a theoretical and historical depth often lacking in treatments of the subject
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Macdonald, Douglas J.
Dewey number
327.7305
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.M215 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
  • Asia
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Guerre froide
  • Politieke hervormingen
  • Interventie
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Adventures in chaos : American intervention for reform in the Third World, Douglas J. Macdonald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-353) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. America and the Third World. 1. American Policy toward the Third World. 2. The Politics of Oscillation. 3. The Perils and Paradoxes of Reformist Intervention -- pt. 2. China, 1946-1948. 4. The Marshall Mission, 1946. 5. Reform's Last Hurrah, 1947-1948 -- pt. 3. The Philippines, 1950-1953. 6. Saving the Philippine Republic, 1950-1951. 7. A New Government, despite Washington, 1952-1953 -- pt. 4. Vietnam, 1961-1963. 8. The New Commitment to Diem, 1961. 9. Successes and Failures, 1962-1963 -- Conclusion: Bargaining in Chaos
Control code
24794143
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780674005778
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91040615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)226882
Label
Adventures in chaos : American intervention for reform in the Third World, Douglas J. Macdonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. America and the Third World. 1. American Policy toward the Third World. 2. The Politics of Oscillation. 3. The Perils and Paradoxes of Reformist Intervention -- pt. 2. China, 1946-1948. 4. The Marshall Mission, 1946. 5. Reform's Last Hurrah, 1947-1948 -- pt. 3. The Philippines, 1950-1953. 6. Saving the Philippine Republic, 1950-1951. 7. A New Government, despite Washington, 1952-1953 -- pt. 4. Vietnam, 1961-1963. 8. The New Commitment to Diem, 1961. 9. Successes and Failures, 1962-1963 -- Conclusion: Bargaining in Chaos
Control code
24794143
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780674005778
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91040615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)226882

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