This introductory textbook examines the role of the Third World in the international system.
Development and International Relations challenges the virtual exclusion of the Third World and the processes of development from the study of international politics. The book begins with a reassessment of what is meant by 'development', highlighting the growing diversity within the Third World, and showing that in an increasingly globalized world development can no longer be seen as an isolated practice. The author then goes on to explore the linkages between the Third World and the international system in the 1990s, examining areas such as the environment, the newly industrializing countries, social justice and the international commodity trade. Through this discussion, the author explores some of the most significant issues facing the Third World in the current global political economy.
This accessible and lively book will be an ideal textbook for students of international politics, international relations, international political economy and development studies.show more