This well respected textbook is fully up-to-date with recent development policies and important global events. New chapters on the role of institutions, the transition of the state from conflict to post-conflict, and the impact of international aid ensure it remains the most comprehensive introduction to politics in the developing world.
The third edition of this well respected textbook explores the changing nature of politics in the developing world in the twenty-first century. Beginning with an examination of theoretical approaches, leading scholars then go on to discuss the social and cultural context, state governance, as well as key policy issues including the environment and human rights. Finally, a section of in depth case studies allows students to compare the political situation in a wide range of developing countries, from Indonesia and Iraq to India and China. New chapters on the role of institutions, the transition of the state from conflict to post-conflict, and the impact of international aid ensure that Politics in the Developing World remains the most comprehensive introduction to the subject available. The third edition is fully up-to-date with recent development policies and also explores the impact of important global events, such as the 2008 financial crisis. The book is accompanied by Online Resource Centre with the following features: Case studies Flashcard glossary Study questions Web links
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Peter Burnell is a Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Vicky Randall is a Professor of Government at the University of Essex. Lise Rakner is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.
Table of Contents
Introduction; PART 1: APPROACHES AND GLOBAL CONTEXT; 1. Analytical approaches to the study of politics in the developing world; 2. Colonialism and post-colonial development; 3. Institutional perspectives; 4. The developing world in the global economy; 5. The developing world in international politics; PART 2: SOCIETY AND STATE; 6. Inequality; 7. Ethnopolitics and nationalism; 8. Religion; 9. Women and gender; 10. Civil society; 11. People power and alternative politics; PART 3: STATE AND SOCIETY; 12. Theorizing the state; 13. From conflict to peace-building; 14. Democratization; 15. Governance and aid conditionality in a globalizing world; PART 4: POLICY ISSUES; 16. Development; 17. Environment; 18. Human rights; 19. Security; PART 5: CASE STUDIES: EXPERIENCES COMPARED; 20. Disintegration or nation-building?; a) Indonesia: redistributing power; b) South Africa: from divided society to new nation; c) Iraq's triple challenge: state, nation, and democracy; 21. Military in politics versus democratic advance; a) Pakistan: the military as a political fixture; b) Nigeria: building political stability with democracy; c) Mexico: democratic transition and beyond; 22. Underdevelopment and development; a) Guatemala: enduring underdevelopment; b) South Korea: from development to new challenges; 23. South-south relations and the changing landscape of international development co-operation; a) India as a 'post-colonial donor'; b) China and the developing world
Politics in the Developing World by Peter Burnell
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