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Rostow, Kennedy, and the rhetoric of foreign aid

Author: Kimber Charles Pearce
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2001.
Series: Rhetoric and public affairs series.
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"Rostow, Kennedy, and the Rhetoric of Foreign Aid is the first comprehensive, critical analysis of the influence of economic historian Walt Whitman Rostow's theory of the "stages of economic growth" on U.S. foreign aid policy during the 1950s and 1960s. Kimber Charles Pearce analyzes the rhetoric of Rostow's modernization theory, arguing that this rhetoric served as a template for development aid programs designed
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Pearce, Kimber Charles, 1964-
Rostow, Kennedy, and the rhetoric of foreign aid.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)654378973
Named Person: John F Kennedy; W W Rostow; John F Kennedy; W W Rostow; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Walt Whitman Rostow
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimber Charles Pearce
ISBN: 0870135783 9780870135781
OCLC Number: 46974968
Description: x, 173 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From the academy to the White House : Rostow, foreign aid, and social scientific advocacy. 1916-1950 the early years. 1951-1959 the Cenis years. 1960-1968 Rostow and the rise and fall of the Alliance for Progress --
Theory, counter-theory, and Rostow's pursuit of academic novelty : the process of economic growth. The process of economic growth in the intellectual and political contexts of cold war modernization. Rostow contra Marx. Human motivation in Rostovian theory. Narrating the propensities for economic growth. The paradigm case of the British industrial revolution. Conclusion --
Ideas in action : a proposal. Key to an effective foreign policy. The Princeton Inn Conference of 1954. Rhetorical invention in foreign aid policy. From the Princeton Inn proposal to the Millikan-Rostow thesis. Keeping up the fight. Modeling democracy. The "diffusion of power" and development aid policy. "Peaceful revolution" and the stages of economic growth. Conclusion --
Narrative reason in Rostow's stages of economic growth : a non-Communist manifesto. Responses to the stages of economic growth. The frame narrative of the stages of economic growth. Embedded narratives in the stages of economic growth. The dynamics of cold war modernization. The embedded narrative of human motivation. The embedded narrative of cold war social organization. The embedded narrative of the "Buddenbrooks" analogy. Conclusion --
Advocating the Alliance for Progress : Rostow, Kennedy, and the rhetoric of peaceful revolution. Mobilizing the Alliance for Progress, 1961. Kennedy's rhetorical campaign for the alliance. Sequence of speeches, 1961. "Inaugural address, january 20, 1961". "Annual message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 30, 1961". "Address at a White House reception for members of the Congress and for the diplomatic corps of the Latin American Republics, March 13, 1961". "Special message to the Congress on foreign aid, March 22, 1961". Conclusion --
From punta del este and back: the alliance. Fades. The first Punta del Este meeting, 1961. Return to Punta del Este : the alliance during the Johnson years. Conclusion.
Series Title: Rhetoric and public affairs series.
Responsibility: Kimber Charles Pearce.
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"Rostow, Kennedy, and the Rhetoric of Foreign Aid is the first comprehensive, critical analysis of the influence of economic historian Walt Whitman Rostow's theory of the "stages of economic growth" on U.S. foreign aid policy during the 1950s and 1960s. Kimber Charles Pearce analyzes the rhetoric of Rostow's modernization theory, arguing that this rhetoric served as a template for development aid programs designed to contain Soviet expansionism throughout the cold war world.

Drawing upon Rostow's writings, public speeches, congressional testimony, personal interviews, and recently declassified documents, Pearce examines the economist's protracted campaign to convince policymakers to apply his theory of economic growth to the development aid initiatives of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. The analysis culminates in a case study of Rostow's influence on the planning, advocacy, and implementation of President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress to develop Latin America."--Jacket.

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