Comparative Politics of the Third World

Comparative Politics of the Third World : Linking Concepts and Cases

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"Comparative Politics of the Third World" offers just the right blend of theory and substance to introduce students in a meaningful way to the developing - or not developing - world. Avoiding overgeneralization on the one hand and the problems of a strictly country-by-country approach on the other, authors Green and Luehrmann consistently link concepts pertaining to history, politics, economics, and international relations to a set of eight case studies: the "classic" cases of Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, and China and the "alternative" cases of Peru, Zimbabwe, Turkey, and Indonesia. Their approach, an accessible and even compelling narrative, is directed specifically at today's undergraduate students. Among the many outstanding features of the book: uses the familiar concreteness of case studies - fully updated in this new edition - to make sense of both classic and cutting-edge theory; provides the analytical tools needed to appreciate the enormous diversity of experience within and across regions; makes economic indicators and trends understandable, incorporating the most current data; discusses new "hot topics" - human trafficking, the spread of avian flu, oil wars in Nigeria, US antiterrorist activities, weapons proliferation, the impact of Islamism - that highlight interdependence; addresses the sticky issue of terminology, confronting the implications of the use of "third world," "global south," "developing world," etc; and raises controversies: offers a stimulating account that includes a critical view, one that will challenge students' preconceptions, arouse their curiosity, and foster critical thinking. Perhaps most important, this is a text that shows students why they should care about what happens in the third world - and how they are affected by it. Just the right blend of theory and substance to introduce students in a meaningful way to the developing - or not developing - more

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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1588264637
  • 9781588264633
  • 538,237

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"This book outshines any other text I have seen.... The authors do a wonderful job of synthesizing a great deal of information and presenting it in terms that should engage an audience of undergraduates." - Dwight Hahn, John Carroll University "The writing style is lively and the detail is impressive.... another welcome innovation is the welding together of the discussion of key issues with the eight country cases." - Ross Burkhart, Boise State University"show more

About December Green

December Green is professor of political science and director of the International Studies Program at Wright State University. Laura Luehrmann is associate professor of political science at Wright State University anddirects the university's Master of International and Comparative Politics more

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