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International Political Economy Series

The Political Economy of Underdevelopment in the Global South

The Government-Business-Media Complex

Authors: Van der Merwe, Justin, Dodd, Nicole

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  • Analyzes the GBM complex and how it can be used as a framework to drive development
  • Looks at aid and development in the Global South at a structural and descriptive level
  • Examines how foreign aid and investment affects development
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This book presents a new theory explaining underdevelopment in the global South and tests whether financial inputs, the government-business-media (GBM) complex and spatiotemporal influences drive human development. Despite the entrance of emerging powers and new forms of aid, trade and investment, international political-economic practices still support well-established systems of capital accumulation, to the detriment of the global South. Global asymmetrical accumulation is maintained by ‘affective’ (consent-forming hegemonic practices) and ‘infrastructural’ (uneven economic exchanges) labours and by power networks. The message for developing countries is that ‘robust’ GBMs can facilitate human development and development is constrained by spatiotemporal limitations. This work theorizes that aid and foreign direct investment should be viewed with caution and that in the global South these investments should not automatically be assumed to be drivers of development.


About the authors

Justin van der Merwe is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Nicole Dodd is Chair at the School for Human and Organisational Development, Faculty of Military Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Roots of Dispossession

    van der Merwe, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Different Schools, Same Problems: Development Theory in the Twentieth Century

    van der Merwe, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • From Neoliberalism to Post-development: Development Theory’s Decline and Redefinition

    van der Merwe, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Marx, Gramsci, and Power Networks

    van der Merwe, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 55-74

  • Uneven Development and Capital Accumulation: The Government-Business-Media Complex

    van der Merwe, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05096-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05095-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Underdevelopment in the Global South
Book Subtitle
The Government-Business-Media Complex
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05096-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05096-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05095-5
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 209
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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