This chapter considers the progress and prospects of the Third World as part of the global strategic transition (GST). It focuses on those nations that are attempting, with varying degrees of success, to pass through the transition from the status of a nonstrategic country (NSC) to that of a strategic country (SC). Those societies that have set out successfully on the transition path — called the emerging strategic countries (ESCs) — still have some distance to travel. The remainder — the NSCs — have made little or no progress. Instead they pursue sectional rent-seeking tactics as they wait to gain entry into the global strategic transition. The first part of the chapter considers the state of these Third-World countries by developing a GST index to measure how far they have travelled, and the second part analyses the current problems and future prospects of NSCs in sub-Saharan Africa, and of ESCs in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
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- The State of the Third World
Graeme Donald Snooks
- Palgrave Macmillan UK