The 1991 Trócaire Development Review focuses on the effects on poor countries of global political and economic transformations over which they have no control.
Topics under discussion in this context include Zambia’s macroeconomic crisis in 1970 and 1971, the inadequacies of Western feminism in developing countries, trade protectionism in Europe involving Caribbean bananas, the role of superpowers in military interventions, UN law and human right, and political change in Latin America.
In addition, several recently-published key texts on development-related topics are reviewed including the World Development Report 1991 by the World Bank, Development Co-Operation: Efforts and Policies of the Members of the Development Assistance Committee by the OECD, Human Development Report 1991, and The State of the World's Children 1991 by James P. Grant.
Book reviews include Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the World Economy by S. Collins and D. Rodrik, Second World, Third World: How Changes in Eastern Europe are Affecting the World's Poor by E. Mayo, No Life Without Roots: Culture and Development by T. Verhelst, Democratising Development: The Role of Voluntary Organisations by J. Clark, Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendes in His Own Words by Chico Mendes and Tony Gross, The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon by S. Hecht and A. Cockburn, and The Decade of Destruction by A. Cowell.
About the Trócaire Development Review
The Review draws together policy analysis and research findings with a particular relevance to Ireland's evolving role in international development. Articles are on economic, social and political themes relating to poverty and injustice in the developing world.
Terms of trade collapse and the growth of foreign debt: Zambia's macroeconomic crisis, 1970-91 by Frank Barry (pdf)
Bananas and '1992': the battle to preserve protected trade from the Caribbean by Stephen Jackson (pdf)