From Third World to First

The story of Singapore's transformation as told by its charismatic, controversial founding father.

Author: Kuan Yew Lee

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Singapore

Page: 778

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Brand Singapore Second Edition Nation Branding After Lee Kuan Yew in a Divisive World

This timely second edition explores the implications of all these factors on Singapore’s future.

Author: Koh Buck Song

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814779431

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 929

Without nation branding, there would be no Singapore. Reputation is precious. Top talent and hot money gravitate only to the most attractive, respected nations. For a country as small and as young as Singapore, its brand is its most valuable asset. Singapore’s stunning ascent from Third World to First World in a matter of 30 years was spearheaded by a concerted, closely-coordinated programme of nation branding. Brand Singapore helped to attract the investments, business, trade, tourism and talented human resources that are the lifeblood of a successful nation. Today, the city-state is known internationally as a dynamic, safe, corruption-free place to do business, a Garden City, and increasingly, a vibrant city of culture and the arts. In global surveys of quality of life, Singapore regularly tops the charts. How did Singapore create this country brand, cultivate and guard it, sell it to its “shareholders”, and make it known to the world? Drawing on two decades in the nation branding game, Koh Buck Song offers an illuminating inside look at – and candid critique of – a country brand that is as rich in resource as it is potent with promise. Since the first publication of this book in 2011, Singapore has celebrated its golden jubilee of independence, undergone a watershed general election and the death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and seen its nation brand rise and fall amid the disruptions of an increasingly divisive world (Brexit, Trump, China, etc). This timely second edition explores the implications of all these factors on Singapore’s future.

Real Leadership

Lee, From Third World to First, 147-148. 17. Interview with Malcolm Fraser, conducted by Dean Williams and Ronald Heifetz, Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, April 6, 2001. 18.

Author: Dean WIlliams

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609943775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 521

Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a "vision" and people uncritically go along with it. But this style of leadership is ultimately ineffective and even dangerous. It hampers people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization will suffer. In Real Leadership, Dean Williams argues that the true task of the leader is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Leaders who are responsible with their power and authority don't dictate; they help people determine what shifts in their values, habits, practices and priorities will be needed to accommodate changing conditions and new demands. Williams details how to apply this new approach to six different challenges that every organization faces. Throughout, he uses examples from his own experiences--working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo--as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders to demonstrate the practical application of real leadership in the real world. At a time when so many "visionary" leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative.

Goh Keng Swee

... S. Rajaratnam (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987), p. 105. 15Jürgen Haacke, ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture: Origins, Development and Prospects (New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), p. 39. 16Lee, From Third World to First, p.

Author: Emrys Chew

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814397571

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 769

Dr. Goh Keng Swee's extensive career as a public servant was dynamic as well as distinguished, in many ways decisively instrumental in the making of the Republic of Singapore. This distinctive collection of essays attempts an assessment of the long-term influence and significance of Dr. Goh's major contributions. Envisaged as a companion volume to Goh Keng Swee: A Public Career Remembered, this volume brings together an exceptional team of Singaporean scholars whose interdisciplinary expertise and cross-generational perspectives offer a balanced analysis and nuanced appraisal of Dr. Goh's lifetime of public service. The book's contributors argue that Dr. Goh's past endeavours bequeathed an enduring legacy, meriting fresh examination and careful evaluation in order to appreciate the heroic scale of such achievement. Particularly instructive are the examples of Dr. Goh's thinking patriotism, fiscal prudence, strategic pragmatism, and creative imagination at work — technocracy at its finest — which could be of immediate, practical benefit to a wider ‘nation of technocrats’. Further illumination comes from the insights of those contributors who had worked with the former Deputy Prime Minister and knew him personally. For a half-century that witnessed key turning points and phases of development in Singapore's transformation from colonial port city to independent global city, Dr. Goh played a leading role in the crafting and conduct of public policy, as with the creation of public institutions, which made the difference between survival and success. The organization of this volume reflects both a thematic approach and a chronological arrangement of material, the focus and the order of chapters corresponding to the historical sequence of public offices that Dr. Goh held: social welfare; political and constitutional evolution; development economics and finance; the armed forces and defence industry; the education system, from schools through higher education to the research institutes; Chinese studies, from Confucianism to ‘China watching’; and cultural development, with special emphasis on the creation of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service will be read by present and future generations of public servants, by Singaporeans in general, and by all students and laypersons with an interest in the modern history of Singapore — social, economic, political, military, and cultural — to which a characteristically simple and frugal Dr. Goh contributed both decisively and unreservedly. Contents:Introduction — Goh Keng Swee: Heroic Public Servant and History-Maker of Modern Singapore (Emrys Chew)Goh Keng Swee in a Social Welfare History of Singapore (Ho Chi Tim)Goh Keng Swee in Politics and Parliament (Kevin Y L Tan)Goh Keng Swee, the Development Economist (Lee Soo Ann)Goh Keng Swee and Finance (Linda Low)Goh Keng Swee and the Emergence of a Modern SAF: The Rearing of a Poisonous Shrimp (Bernard Fook Weng Loo)Goh Keng Swee and Singapore's Defence Industrial Policy (Adrian Wee Jin Kuah)Goh Keng Swee and the Singapore Education System (Alistair Chew)Goh Keng Swee's Contributions to Higher Education, Military Studies, and the Research Institutes (Ernest Chew)Goh Keng Swee and Chinese Studies in Singapore: From Confucianism to ‘China Watching’ (John Wong)Goh Keng Swee's Cultural Contributions and the Making of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Bernard T G Tan)Concluding Reflections: Goh Keng Swee as a 'Great Man' (Kwa Chong Guan) Readership: Researchers, academics, undergraduates and graduates, in addition to professionals and the general public interested in politics, history, and Singapore's founding fathers. Keywords:Goh Keng Swee;Singapore;Singapore Story;History;Founding Father;Old Guard;People's Action Party (PAP);Nation;Nation-Building;Civil Service;Public Service;Policy;Policy-Making;Politics;Political Economy;Government;Governance;Globalization;Economic Development;Strategy;Singapore Armed Forces;Defence;National Service;Industry;Jurong Industrial Estate;Education;Meritocracy;Streaming;Confucianism;Research Institute;Jurong Bird Park;Singapore Zoo;Singapore Symphony OrchestraKey Features:Dr. Goh's colonial civil service record, with salary details, made public for the first timeAnalytical commentaries on Dr. Goh with regard to a ‘social welfare Singapore’, the establishment of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, military studies and ‘China watching’, among othersOffers the only comprehensive ‘panoptic’ survey that attempts coverage of the entirety of Dr. Goh's epic career, spanning five eventful decades of public service, from his employment in a colonial civil service through the fight for national independence to nation-building and beyondProvides a significant reframing of the ‘Singapore Story’ — including a redefinition of its protagonists — by addressing the academic discourse on founding fathers and national heroes: who is worthy of such honour, and why do they deserve to be remembered or celebrated?Presents a study of connections between the evolution of Dr. Goh's ‘official mind’ and the outworking of decision-making processes impacting upon specific areas of Singaporean society, in which the broad range of career experiences and examples elucidated in this volume could serve a didactic purpose, furnishing practical lessons for the edification of present and future generations of public servants

Goh Keng Swee

105. 15Jürgen Haacke, ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture: Origins, Development and Prospects (New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), p. 39. 16Lee, From Third World to First, p. 15; also da Cunha, 'Defence and Security' ...

Author: Emrys Chew

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814390763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 655

Goh's thinking patriotism, fiscal prudence, strategic pragmatism, and creative imagination at work - technocracy at its finest - which could be of immediate, practical benefit to a wider 'nation of technocrats'. Further illumination comes from the insights of those contributors who had worked with the former Deputy Prime Minister and knew him personally. For a half-century that witnessed key turning points and phases of development in Singapore's transformation from colonial port city to independent global city, Dr. Goh played a leading role in the crafting and conduct of public policy, as with the creation of public institutions, which made the difference between survival and success. The organization of this volume reflects both a thematic approach and a chronological arrangement of material, the focus and the order of chapters corresponding to the historical sequence of public offices that Dr.

Singapore Politics Under the People s Action Party

1 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First, The Singapore Story: 1965–2000, Singapore: Times Media Private Ltd., 2000, p. 68. Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First, The Singapore Story: 1965–2000, ...

Author: Diane K. Mauzy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134541139

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 870

A comprehensive overview of politics in Singapore since self-governance. The authors examine how this tiny island has developed into a global financial centre and an economic and social success under the leadership of the People's Action Party which has ruled continuously since 1959. The authors explore the nature of the Singaporean government, as well as major issues such as ethnicity, human rights and the development of civil society.

Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore s Development

122; and Kuan Yew Lee, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story 1965–2000, p. 20; Michael Leifer, Singapore's foreign policy: Coping with vulnerability (New York: Routledge, 2000), p. 2. 8Chin Kin Wah, “Reflections on the shaping ...

Author: Singh Bilveer

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813239778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 727

Singapore's progress as an independent nation and the uplifting of its people's livelihood have been made possible by stable social and political conditions. A more important factor in driving these positive changes lies with people-centric leadership. One can contrast the case of Singapore with societies led by self-serving leaders whose lack of honesty and integrity brings about immense social and economic hardships to various communities. When people suffer under undesirable circumstances, they often migrate to seek better future for themselves and their families. This book reveals how Singapore's governance grounded on the principle of asset building facilitates the country's growth and development. Policies being discussed in this volume include multi-culturalism, accessible housing, social mobility for low-income families, water resource management, and national conscription. Highly relevant for students, policy makers and the general public interested in socio-political and economic development issues, this unique piece of work not only gives readers a documentary account of what has been undertaken to empower and assist citizens in the last 50 years or so, but also prompts them to reflect on Singapore's future trajectory.

From World City to the World in One City

Returning to Singapore: From Third World to First Fadzil had gone to Kuala Lumpur after the Second World War and worked there before eventually moving to Singapore.41 The area around Kuala Lumpur at that time, he recalled, ...

Author: Tim Bunnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118827740

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 588

From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city’s historically shifting constitutive connections In considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widely Demonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as ‘globalization’ or ‘transnationalism’ Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sources Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool

Singapore China Relations

I consider Deng a great leader who changed the destiny of China and of the world... Deng was the only leader in China with the political standing and. 21 Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First, The Singapore Story: 1965–2000, p. 660.

Author: Yongnian Zheng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814713562

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 904

"Showcasing the substantive and multi-faceted Singapore-China relationship, this book examines the political, economic, socio-cultural, people-to-people and even military exchanges between the two countries. It also highlights flagship projects and other key private sector-led projects that have become hallmarks of bilateral cooperation. The book argues that the current level of cooperation is built on the earlier foundation laid by Lee Kuan Yew and Deng Xiaoping. In a way, the bilateral relationship is a unique one. For one, Deng Xiaoping had singled out Singapore as a model for China's reforms and China today continues to find Singapore's experience relevant. Singapore is also learning from China in the process. The two countries also have a number of bilateral institutional mechanisms that have become more important in reviewing existing cooperation and identifying new ways of working together. Rather than simply provide an overview of bilateral relations, the book highlights the unique or distinguishing features of the Singapore-China relationship in four main areas, which are revealed in the book"--

Why States Recover

43 Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965–2000. New York: HarperCollins, 2008, p.342. 44 Lee, From Third World to First, pp.22–23. 45 See http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ...

Author: Greg Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1849045399

Category: Political Science

Page: 689

View: 273

State failure takes many forms. Somalia offers one extreme. The country's prolonged civil war led to the collapse of central authority, with state control devolving to warlord-led factions that competed for the spoils of local commerce, political power, and international aid. Malawi, on the other hand, is at the other end of the scale. During President Bingu's second term in office, the country's economy collapsed as a result of poor policies and Bingu's brand of personal politics. On the surface, Malawi's economy seemed largely stable; underneath, however, the polity was fractured and the economy broken. In between these two extremes of state failure are all manner of examples, many of which Mills explores in the fascinating and profoundly personal Why States Recover. Throughout he returns to his key questions: how do countries recover? What roles should both insiders and outsiders play to aid that process? Drawing on research in more than thirty countries, and incorporating interviews with a dozen leaders, Mills examines state failure and identifies instances of recovery in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. For anyone interested in the reasons behind states' failure, and remedies to ensure future economic stability, it is important reading.

Writing the South Seas

19. See Chapter 2. 20. Wong Meng Voon, Xinjiapo Huawen wenxue, 268; Wong Meng Voon, “Singapore Chinese Literature,” xi–xii. 21. Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First, 145–49. 22. Ibid., 186. 23. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore Story, 402.

Author: Brian C. Bernards

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029580615X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Postcolonial literature about the South Seas, or Nanyang, examines the history of Chinese migration, localization, and interethnic exchange in Southeast Asia, where Sinophone settler cultures evolved independently by adapting to their "New World" and mingling with native cultures. Writing the South Seas explains why Nanyang encounters, neglected by most literary histories, should be considered crucial to the national literatures of China and Southeast Asia.

Singapore

See Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965–2000 (New York: Harper Collins, 2000), p. 57. 48. On the “poisonous shrimp” approach, said to have prevailed into the 1980s as a central Singaporean defense ...

Author: Kent E. Calder

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815729480

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 846

How Singapore’s solutions to common problems can provide examples for other societies. Nearly everyone knows that Singapore has one of the most efficient governments and competitive, advanced economies in the world. But can this unique city–state of some 5.5 million residents also serve as a model for other advanced economies as well as for the emerging world? Respected East Asia expert Kent Calder provides clear answers to this intriguing question in his new, groundbreaking book that looks at how Singapore’s government has harnessed information technology, data, and a focus on innovative, adaptive governance to become a model smart city, smart state. Calder describes Singapore as a laboratory for solutions to problems experienced by urban societies around the world. In particular, he shows how Singapore has dealt successfully with education, energy, environmental, housing, and transportation challenges; many of its solutions can be adapted in a wide range of other societies. Calder also explains how Singapore offers lessons for how countries can adapt their economies to the contemporary demands of global commerce. Singapore consistently ranks at the top in world surveys measuring competitiveness, ease of doing business, protection of intellectual property, and absence of corruption. The book offers concrete insights and a lucid appreciation of how Singapore's answers to near-universal problems can have a much broader relevance, even in very different societies.

Singapore

162 From the title of Chapter 7 of Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World To First: The Singapore Story, 1965—2000 (Singapore: Times Editions, 2000). EH. Schein, Strategic Pragmatism: The Culture of Singapore's Economic Development Board ...

Author: Edwin Lee

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812307966

Category: Political Science

Page: 707

View: 509

In 2015, Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. This book covers the complex historical forces and circumstances that shaped this nation. It tells of Britain's imperial visions and schemes, and of how their failure cast a shadow on the story of Singapore's incorporation into the Federation of Malaysia and expulsion from it.

Between Rising Powers

Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965–2000, p. 719. Ibid., p. 720. Ibid. 9 Lee Kuan Yew, speech at the ceremony to mark the achievements of the Suzhou Industrial Park's 10th anniversary, Suzhou, ...

Author: Asad Latif

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812304142

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

View: 413

Geography has moulded Singapore's self-definition, much as it has shaped the contours of the rest of Southeast Asia, a region that lies south of China and east of India. Placed within overlapping Sinic and Indic zones, Singapore's "entrept" role has served both. Today, as China and India emerge simultaneously as rising powers, a port city is going beyond its trading role to engage them in political and security terms. This book combines diplomatic history and international relations theory to show how Singapore is facilitating China's and India's engagement of Southeast Asia.

Across the Causeway

A Multi-dimensional Study of Malaysia-Singapore Relations Takashi Shiraishi. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. See Leifer, Singapore's Foreign Policy, p. 94, and Lee, From Third World to First, ...

Author: Takashi Shiraishi

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812307834

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 404

This book considers Malaysia-Singapore relations from a range of perspectives. Geographical proximity, material flows and movements and historical links have long connected the peoples and territories in various ways. The 13 essays on history, law, politics, regional security and economy aim to define the links 'across the Causeway.'

Paths Not Taken

NOTES 1 Lee Kuan Yew , From Third World to First : The Singapore Story : 1965–2000 : Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew ( Singapore : Times Editions and Singapore Press Holdings , 2000 ) , p . 218 . 2 Schenck v United States ( 1919 ) .

Author: Michael Barr

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971693787

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 239

This title will remind older Singaporeans of ages from their past while providing a younger generation with a novel perspective of their country's past struggles. It reveals a complex situation which gives weight to the middle years of the 20th century as a period that offered real altenatives.

The Challenges Of Governance In A Complex World

So now we had to prove that what we believed in, is not necessarily so.4 From Third World to First And Singapore soon could make concrete claims to success. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) jumped from US$974 million in 1965, ...

Author: Ho Peter

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981323184X

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 956

Peter Ho, former Head of the Singapore Civil Service, was the Institute of Policy Studies' 2016/17 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book collects the four IPS-Nathan Lectures that he delivered between April and May 2017, and gathers highlights of his dialogues with the audience. Ho surveys the increasingly complex world, and suggests what governments can do to prepare for the future — even as no one can predict it. He uses metaphors such as the "black elephant" and concepts like the "dialectic of governance" to explain how a systematic approach to thinking about the future can help countries in general — and Singapore in particular — build resilience and develop a comparative advantage in the face of uncertainty and rapid change. The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. Its primary goal is to promote public understanding and discourse of issues of critical national interest. Contents: ForewordLecture I — Hunting Black Swans & Taming Black Elephants: Governance in a Complex World ] Q&ALecture II — Governing in the Anthropocene: Risk & Resilience, Imagination & Innovation + Q&ALecture III — The Paradox of Singapore and the Dialectic of Governance + Q&ALecture IV — The Future: Governance, Unintended Consequences, and the Redemption of Hope + Q&A Readership: General public, professionals, students, researchers, diplomats, and foreign visitors interested in knowing more about Singapore and what lies ahead for the city-state. Keywords: Complexity;Governance;Government;Singapore;Singapore Civil Service;Technology;Risk;Resilience;Dialectic;Future;Futures Thinking;Innovation;Imagination;Scenario Planning;Anthropocene;Paradox;HopeReview: Key Features: Mr Peter Ho's ideas on governance and complexity are broad ranging and deep. However, it was mostly civil servants who had been able to hear him share his views prior to this lecture seriesAccessible academia The content is targeted at youth and the general public, and thus unlocks the knowledge of academia to be accessed by the public

The Fix

How Countries Use Crises to Solve the World's Worst Problems Jonathan Tepperman ... (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 138. you'd have to pay off the ambulance crew: Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, ...

Author: Jonathan Tepperman

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 110190299X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 738

We all know the bad news. Our economies are stagnant. Wages are flat and income inequality keeps rising. The Middle East is burning and extremism is spreading. Frightened voters are embracing populist outsiders and angry nationalists. And no wonder: we are living in an age of unprecedented, irreversible decline—or so we’re constantly being told. Jonathan Tepperman’s The Fix presents a very different picture. It identifies ten pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges—including immigration reform, economic stagnation, political gridlock, corruption, and Islamist extremism—and shows that, contrary to the general consensus, each has a solution, and not merely a hypothetical one. By taking a close look at overlooked success stories—from countries as diverse as Canada, Botswana, and Indonesia—Tepperman discovers practical advice for problem-solvers of all stripes, making a data-driven case for optimism in a time of crushing pessimism.

Basic is Beautiful

The complete guide to the Basic Community movement that has swept through the Third World and is creating a revolution in a growing number of churches in the First World, Basic Is Beautiful includes case studies, reflections on experiences, ...

Author: Margaret Hebblethwaite

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category: Basic Christian communities

Page: 202

View: 160

The complete guide to the Basic Community movement that has swept through the Third World and is creating a revolution in a growing number of churches in the First World, Basic Is Beautiful includes case studies, reflections on experiences, and a series of questions and answers about the movement. Line drawings.

Third World Health

The 'War on Drugs' – a term first used, I believe by US President George Bush (Senior) in the context of his campaign ... Newspaper accounts of gunboats intercepting ships carrying drugs to the US and Britain from third world sources ...

Author: Theodore MacDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315345021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 239

Great and increasing inequities exist between the peoples of the Third World and those of the First. As well, we find ourselves threatened by imminent environmental catastrophes largely as a result of trying to maintain such inequities. This clear and straightforward text explains the complex origins of such bodies as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and others, and demonstrates the extent to which they exacerbate the problem. The situation is now so grave that we can no longer afford the luxury of leaving it to the professionals. We are all involved. We find ourselves hearing daily news reports of wars, starvation, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and natural disasters, rendered worse by inadequate international responses. The United Nations, once seen as an effective arbiter and mediator in such matters, now finds itself unable to exercise authority adequately. Third World Health: hostage to First World Wealth adopts a positive approach and puts forward various ways in which people at all levels can become more involved. It addresses the pivotal issue of health in the Third World and argues that it is very much hostage to the globalization of trade by and for the benefit of First World agencies.