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Educator as Historian

and comparative advantages suggests widely divergent experiences among countries at different levels of development. The interests of newly industrialising countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil, are distinct not only from those of other members of the LDC-club, but are often unique to the specific country, "Outside the diplomatic conveniences of international agencies and other aid donors", someone has said, "there is a real sense in which the Third World no longer exist". If one tries to establish common positions among countries with such divergent prospects, the obvious danger is that agreement can be reached only by adding up the various interests to the different categories of countries, a practice which results in long 'shopping lists' and makes negotiations very difficult to manage.

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