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Global Development: A Cold War History

Sara Lorenzini


In the Cold War, “development” was a catchphrase that came to signify progress, modernity, and economic growth. Development aid was closely aligned with the security concerns of the great powers, for whom infrastructure and development projects were ideological tools for conquering hearts and minds around the globe, from Europe and Africa to Asia and Latin America. This book provides a global history of development, drawing on a wealth of archival evidence to offer a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a Cold War phenomenon that transformed the modern world. Taking readers from the aftermat ... More

Keywords: Cold War, development aid, international organizations, development projects, Cold War development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691180151
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Lorenzini, author
University of Trento