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Politics in the Developing World

Politics in the Developing World (edited jointly with Vicky Randall)(Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), 407 pages.

 

Book Description

Politics in the Developing World is an edited textbook dealing with central political themes and issues in the developing world, such as globalization, inequality, identity, religion, democracy, the environment and policy development. The nature, role and performance of the state leading into the twenty first century is a central concern throughout. It brings together leading experts in the field to provide up-to-date and systematic coverage, and contains useful pedagogical features such as a glossary of key terms, chapter summaries, questions for discussion, chronologies, maps, web links, suggestions for further reading and boxes highlighting particular issues, events and ideas. The final part of the book contains case studies on individual countries and the book is fully supported by a companion web site.

 

Synopsis

The past 10-15 years have seen a transformative change both in the politics of what has conventionally been referred to as the Third World (comprising much of Asia, Africa, Latin and Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East) and in the way we think about it. Politics in the Developing World identifies and analyses these processes of change that are transforming the politics of the Third World, bringing them together in an edited textbook. It deals with central political themes and issues in the developing world, such as globalization, (both economic and cultural, and resistance to this) inequality, identity, religion, the military, democracy, the environment, and policy development. This book brings together leading international experts in the field to provide up-to-date and systematic coverage of the subject. Presented in a user-friendly format and designed especially for students, the book contains useful pedagogical features such as a glossary of key terms, chapter summaries, questions for discussion, chronologies, web links, suggestions for further reading, and boxes highlighting particular issues, events and ideas. The final part of the book contains issues-based comparative case studies on individual countries and the book is fully supported by a companion web site.