Cover: The Diplomacy of Economic Development, from Harvard University PressCover: The Diplomacy of Economic Development in E-DITION

The Diplomacy of Economic Development

Product Details


$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674734616

Publication Date: 01/01/1960

74 pages


Available from De Gruyter »

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

The tangled economic relations between the rich and the poor nations in the free world today urgently demand remedial action. Eugene Black divides modern countries roughly into two groups—North America, the British Commonwealth, and Europe, where the growth of “affluent societies” is possible; and most of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where the nations are poor and may be growing poorer. He describes “the revolution of rising expectations” in underdeveloped countries and gives convincing reasons why the rich countries should sacrifice some of their wealth to try to influence the course of this revolution.

In an examination of the diplomacy of economic aid, Black contrasts the present problem with that confronted by the Marshall Plan, and suggests ways in which economic aid can be used to create a working partnership between rich and poor nations. Finally, he calls for the creation of a corps of “development diplomats” to fill the gap between statesmen and businessmen, and proposes a separate status for economic development in the industrial nations’ policies in order that economic development may assume its proper place as a major independent objective.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Composite photograph showing (top) entrance to the Prudential Center in Boston and (bottom) an internal construction partition/wall printed with the words 'Opening Day 2023' and other decorative text

A New Chapter for Harvard Book Store

Starting in the summer of 2023, for the first time in almost thirty years, Harvard Book Store will have two locations: the flagship store in Harvard Square, and a large new store in the Prudential Center in Boston. For University Press Week we wanted to show some bookseller love, so we reached out to Rachel Cass, General Manager of the Harvard Book Store, to see what’s planned for their exciting new location