The Challenge of Third World Development
For undergraduate-level courses in Third World Politics, Comparative Politics, Developing World courses in Political Science, and regional courses on Asia or Latin America.This text explores political, economic, and social issues common to diverse Third World countries. It stresses the themes of democratization, modernization, and dependency theory, examining the nature of underdevelopment. The text analyzes the major political and socio economic rifts that divide many of these nations and the efforts being made to understand and address these challenges.
- Paperback | 321 pages
- 159.5 x 228.1 x 16.8mm | 412.78g
- 23 Jul 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
(NOTE: Each chapter ends with discussion questions and notes.) 1. Understanding Underdevelopment. 2. Democratic Change and the Change to Democracy. 3. Religion and Politics. 4. The Politics of Cultural Pluralism and Ethnic Conflict. 5. Women and Development. 6. Agrarian Reform and the Politics of Rural Change. 7. Rapid Urbanization and the Politics of the Urban Poor. 8. Revolutionary Change. 9. Soldiers and Politics. 10. The Political Economy of Third World Development. Glossary. Index.