THE DIPLOMACY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT by Eugene R. Black

THE DIPLOMACY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this short book, based on lectures given at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Eugene R. Black argues eloquently for a new brand of ""development diplomacy"" to help economically underprivileged lands. The respected head of the World Bank offers the development diplomat as filler for the gap between the conventional diplomat and the trader and investor. One of Black's basic theses is that the West should not merely attempt to outbid the Russians for public favor with flashy--and unneeded-- projects in the underdeveloped world, but should in its own long-range interest provide the facilities needed for rapid growth. For if there is one thing that is certain, he maintains, it is that the leaders in the lands undergoing ""the revolution of rising expectations"" are really in a hurry.

Publisher: Harvard Univ. Press