This book assesses the current world order and structural change, drawing on empirical findings of the interaction of Pax Americana and the Bretton Woods system in the post-war period and its impact on the development in Southern Africa. Through its conceptual and methodological framework it identifies when, why and how historical opportunities for change emerge at various levels. The book proposes an analytical model and provides the reader within the fields of International Relations, Development Studies and International Development co-operation with tools for a multilevel analysis of the current room of maeuvre for structural transformations. Hans Abrahamsson points to the structural opportunity for global change presently at hand based upon contradictory circumstances and coinciding elite interests. Whether such an opportunity can be seized depends on the involvement of the civil society and the rmative strength of the social actors.
HANS ABRAHAMSSON is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the Goteborg University, Sweden. His research interest focus on the room of manoeuvre for transformation of the current world order structures. His previous works include Mozambique - The Troubled Transition, co-authored with Anders Nilsson.