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US Economic Development Policies towards the Pacific Rim

Successes and Failures of US Aid

  • Nan Wiegersma
  • Joseph E. Medley
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 1-15
  3. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 16-34
  4. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 35-49
  5. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 50-70
  6. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 71-93
  7. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 94-114
  8. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 115-132
  9. Nan Wiegersma, Joseph E. Medley
    Pages 133-154
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 155-177

About this book

Introduction

US aid interventions have greatly advantaged some countries in their quest for development, but not others. The extensive development assistance, technology transfers and market access that the United States government granted Taiwan and South Korea in their development and the aid recently given Costa Rica were important factors in their development successes. On the other hand, the inappropriate policies of the US in Vietnam in the fifties, El Salvador in the eighties and Nicaragua in the nineties, programmed these interventions to economic as well as political failure.

Keywords

development Economic Development government intervention Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Nan Wiegersma
    • 1
  • Joseph E. Medley
    • 2
  1. 1.Fitchburg State CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern MainePortlandUSA

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