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Local Self-Reliance versus Power Politics: Conflicting Priorities of National Development

Local Self-Reliance versus Power Politics: Conflicting Priorities of National Development Alternatives XI ( 1986), 46 1-483 Local Self-Reliance Versus Power Politics: Conflicting Priorities of National Development J. ANN TICKNER* Introduction Self-reliance, as an expression of the desire of both individuals and states for autonomy and self-determination, has captured the imagination of political writers over the centuries; its appeal has been manifest in many very different political traditions. This paper will examine an important contemporary manifestation of the desire for self-reliance evident in contemporary Third World development debates. In this context self-reliance has multiple goals, such as devising poverty-reducing development strategies, decreasing dependence with respect to the world economy, and pressuring more advanced states into a redistribution of global resources. Third World calls for self-reliance are often expressions of frustration with liberal capitalist models of development which have assumed that linkage to the international system accelerates economic growth and promotes the welfare of all. Failure to narrow the gap between rich and poor, both within and between states, has led to calls for reorientation of development planning, away from industrially-led associationist development models, toward a more direct focus on agriculture and the indigenous production of basic needs, and a temporary detachment from the international system in order to achieve self-reliance http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternatives: Global, Local, Political SAGE

Local Self-Reliance versus Power Politics: Conflicting Priorities of National Development

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political , Volume 11 (4): 23 – Oct 1, 1986

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SAGE
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© 1986 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0304-3754
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2163-3150
DOI
10.1177/030437548601100402
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Abstract

Alternatives XI ( 1986), 46 1-483 Local Self-Reliance Versus Power Politics: Conflicting Priorities of National Development J. ANN TICKNER* Introduction Self-reliance, as an expression of the desire of both individuals and states for autonomy and self-determination, has captured the imagination of political writers over the centuries; its appeal has been manifest in many very different political traditions. This paper will examine an important contemporary manifestation of the desire for self-reliance evident in contemporary Third World development debates. In this context self-reliance has multiple goals, such as devising poverty-reducing development strategies, decreasing dependence with respect to the world economy, and pressuring more advanced states into a redistribution of global resources. Third World calls for self-reliance are often expressions of frustration with liberal capitalist models of development which have assumed that linkage to the international system accelerates economic growth and promotes the welfare of all. Failure to narrow the gap between rich and poor, both within and between states, has led to calls for reorientation of development planning, away from industrially-led associationist development models, toward a more direct focus on agriculture and the indigenous production of basic needs, and a temporary detachment from the international system in order to achieve self-reliance

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Published: Oct 1, 1986

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