Politics in the Developing World

Author: Peter Burnell,Vicky Randall,Lise Rakner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737432

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An impressive line-up of international contributors provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to politics in the developing world. The first four parts explore the theoretical approaches, the changing nature and role of the state, and the major policy issues that confront alldeveloping countries. The final parts set out a diverse range of country case studies, representing all the main geographical regions. These country case studies illustrate the themes introduced in the thematic chapters and highlight the developing world as a place of diversity and rapidtransformations. Readers are provided with the tools to appreciate the perspectives of developing countries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to address topical issues and themes, including refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals bySustainable Development Goals. Two new country case studies have been added: Syria and the Sudan. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following student resources:* Additional country case studies to encourage students to consider the political situations in different developing countries* A flashcard glossary to allow students to test their knowledge of important concepts* Study questions encourage readers to think critically about each chapter* Web links encourage students to go beyond the textbook and read more widely.
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Politics in the Developing World 4e

Author: Peter Burnell,Vicky Randall,Lise Rakner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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The fourth, thoroughly updated, edition of this well-respected textbook explores the changing nature of politics in the developing world. Leading experts in the field consider theoretical approaches, society-state relations, and policies, with a series of illustrative country-based case studies.
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Introduction to Politics of the Developing World: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495833452

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This derivative of the innovative INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD includes the same organizing framework, themes, and features, but focuses on developing nations. Country studies include China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Iran. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Politics in the Developing World

A Concise Introduction

Author: Jeffrey Haynes

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631225560

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Purposefully written for those coming to politics for the first time, this textbook provides an exploration and analysis of the most important political issues affecting the Developing World. Offering a different perspective from standard texts in this field, Politics in the Developing World encourages an understanding of the breadth and nature of a range of pressing - and previously understated - issues: the striving for democracy; the political consequences of economic growth and development; the struggle of religious and ethnic minorities; women's and human rights; the impact of globalization; and the politics of the natural environment. Purposefully written for those coming to politics for the first time, this textbook provides an exploration and analysis of the most important political issues in the Developing World. Offering a different perspective from standard texts in this field, Politics in the Developing World encourages an understanding of the breadth and nature of a range of pressing - and previously understated - issues. This new edition of the text (previously titled Third World Politics: A Concise Introduction) has been completely rewritten, taking into account changes in the Developing World in the last decade. An increased focus on the international relations of the Developing World to complement those chapters concerned with domestic issues and with updated regional analyses and data throughout.
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The Other World

Issues and Politics of the Developing World

Author: Joseph Weatherby

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

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This textbook takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding contemporary issues facing developing countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The fifth edition features expanded coverage of multinational corporations and a new chapter on the role of women in the developing
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Introduction to Politics of the Developing World

Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: William A. Joseph,Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618604487

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This derivative of the innovative Introduction to Comparative Politics includes the same organizing framework, themes, and features, but focuses on developing nations. Country studies include China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Iran. New! Streamlined chapters and updated descriptions of political developments take into account major events and regime changes. New! An expanded Chapter One provides a more extensive survey of the many approaches to studying comparative politics as well as a richer discussion of democratic transitions. New! The country studies now include more focused coverage of the consequences of globalization on domestic politics.
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Demanding Devaluation

Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

Author: David Steinberg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In Demanding Devaluation, David Steinberg argues that the demands of powerful interest groups often dictate government decisions about the level of the exchange rate.
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Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions

Explosive Interactions

Author: Rolin Mainuddin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351750526

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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This title was first published in 2002: What is the relationship between religion and politics? How are they associated in the developing world? When does the interface between them result in violence? This volume attempts to answer these questions. In particular, the objective is to understand the circumstances that lead to explosive interactions between religion and politics in the developing world. However, this focus does not imply a perpetual tension between the religious and political spheres. Rather, it explores those historical moments when the relationship does break down and often ends in violent conflicts. The contributors have expertise in fields such as anthropology, history and political science.
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Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World

Author: Naho Mirumachi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135082820

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This book examines the political economy that governs the management of international transboundary river basins in the developing world. These shared rivers are the setting for irrigation, hydropower and flood management projects as well as water transfer schemes. Often, these projects attempt to engineer the river basin with deep political, socio-economic and environmental implications. The politics of transboundary river basin management sheds light on the challenges concerning sustainable development, water allocation and utilization between sovereign states. Advancing conceptual thinking beyond simplistic analyses of river basins in conflict or cooperation, the author proposes a new analytical framework. The Transboundary Waters Interaction NexuS (TWINS) examines the coexistence of conflict and cooperation in riparian interaction. This framework highlights the importance of power relations between basin states that determine negotiation processes and institutions of water resources management. The analysis illustrates the way river basin management is framed by powerful elite decision-makers, combined with geopolitical factors and geographical imaginations. In addition, the book explains how national development strategies and water resources demands have a significant role in shaping the intensities of conflict and cooperation at the international level. The book draws on detailed case studies from the Ganges River basin in South Asia, the Orange–Senqu River basin in Southern Africa and the Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia, providing key insights on equity and power asymmetry applicable to other basins in the developing world.
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The Other World

Issues and Politics in the Developing World

Author: Joseph N. Weatherby,Craig Arceneaux,Anika Leithner,Ira Reed,Benjamin F. Timms,Shanruo Ning Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134858787

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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The Other World combines a thematic and area studies approach to explore contemporary global issues in the developing world. Accessible and interdisciplinary, this text offers political, economic, social, and historical analysis plus case studies on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Eurasia, and the Middle East and North Africa. Highlighting similarities and differences among these regions and focusing on enduring problems, The Other World is a practical look at the issues affecting the majority of the world's population. New to the 10th Edition: Shift of focus from colonialism toward globalization, with continued attention to the legacy of colonialism. Expanded coverage of Asia. Re-cast connections between conceptual chapters (politics, economics, and culture) and regional chapters, allowing students and professors to make comparisons and contrasts more readily.
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Politics and Society in the Developing World

Author: Peter Calvert,Susan Calvert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865944

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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In a world seemingly surfing a wave of unprecedented affluence, it is sobering to be reminded that only thirty out of nearly two hundred countries can really be classified as advanced industrialized countries. Eighty per cent of the world's population lives in the developing world. This popular, concise introduction scrutinises the developing world, its varied political institutions and the key social, economic and environmental issues at the heart of contemporary debates. Wide-ranging and clearly written, Politics and Society in the Developing World begins by providing a brisk survey of the major theoretical and methodological interpretations of the social impact of development. It then details the factors which determine the parameters of the developing world before moving on to examine its infrastructure and the crises currently facing it. The book also covers the social and economic contexts of developing societies, the international arena and its impact on the developing world, state-building and the tension between dictatorship and democratization. The book focuses on four policy areas: aid, trade, tourism and the environment.
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Politics in Developing Countries

Comparing Experiences with Democracy

Author: Larry Jay Diamond,Juan José Linz,Seymour Martin Lipset

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781555875411

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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This text presents case studies of experiences with democracy in Asia, Affrica, Latin America and the Middle East, along with the editor's synthesis of the factors that facilitate and obstruct the development of democracy around the world. This second edition includes a chapter on South Africa.
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Politics and Culture in the Developing World

The Impact of Globalization

Author: Richard J. Payne,Jamal Raji Nassar

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205550579

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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Politics and Culture in the Developing Worldcomprehensively examines the globalized context and process of development in African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries. From history, economics, religion, and gender to democratic transitions, political leadership, and ethnic conflict, this text surveys all of the major themes of development in the developing world. The authors, drawing on their professional and personal experience, show how globalization is accelerating change in developing countries and linking them more closely to industrialized countries.
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Challenges of the Developing World

Author: Howard Handelman,Rex Brynen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538116677

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Challenges of the Developing World is a lively, up-to-date, and highly readable introduction to the key dynamics and issues of political, economic and social development in the “developing countries” of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
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Developing Nations and the Politics of Global Integration

Author: Stephan Haggard

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815791461

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Developing countries are becoming important players in the world economy. Although they were slow to liberalize trade, they are now joining the more economically advanced nations in implementing trade reforms and in taking steps to deepen global integration. The lowering of trade barriers and the growth of foreign investment have benefited the developing countries but have also created vulnerabilities, including risks of dependence and political interference. Is deeper integration in the best interest of developing countries? In this book, part of the Integrating National Economies series, Stephen Haggard examines the position of the developing countries in the international trade regime. Focusing on the nations of East and Southeast Asia and Latin American, Haggard explores the cause of economic liberalization policies in the developing nations. He argues that various international constraints, such as economic shocks and political pressures from the economically advanced nations, pushed developing countries to open up to internatioal competition and to pursue economic relations with advanced industrial states. Haggard addresses such central questions as: Will developing countries benefit from the deep integration agenda? Will they instead join closed regional blocs that fragment the international economy? Will the developing nations orient themselves toward the multilateral institutions, particularly the World Trade Organization, or will they gravitate toward regional arrangements. Haggard argues that the advanced developing countries have become strong supporters of the multilateral system and that the extent of regionalism has been over stated. He contends that a more serious threat is the lure of biliteralism and the effort of the advanced industrial states to impose standards on developing countries that are inappropriate or politically counterproductive. A volume of Brookings' Integrating National Economies Series
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The Other World

Issues and Politics of the Developing World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801332661

Category: Developing countries

Page: 343

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The Other World, Fourth Edition, is designed to give students an overview of contemporary issues in the developing world. Using an engaging and informative interdisciplinary approach, it provides students with fundamental information on current problems common to developing areas. The text presents regional coverage of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The authors describe the similarities and differences among nations within these regions and trace events and issues in selected countries in each region.
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Politics in the Developing World

Political science, Politics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478402156

Category: Education

Page: 59

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Politics in the Developing World. In this book, you will learn topics such as Institutional Perspectives, The Developing World in the Global Economy, The Developing World in International Politics, and Inequality plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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India and the Politics of Developing Countries

Essays in Memory of Myron Weiner

Author: Ashutosh Varshney

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132101928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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`The essays in this volume will be welcomed by many political scientists as well as more lay observers of the Indian political situation. It is a welcome addition to our understanding of the evolution of political forces in independent India and deserves serious reading' - Australian Journal of Political Science The baffling complexity of Indian politics has engaged the attention of many a political scientist. It has also led some to remark on its exceptional nature. Several key insights into the dynamics of Indian politics have been possible because of attempts at theoretical formulations and comparison with other developing countries. These methods served as the foundation for Myron Weiner`s engagement with India. His formidable intellectual acuity was solidly grounded in methodological clarity—a feature that also informs the essays in this volume. This important volume brings together renowned scholars who take Myron Weiner`s original, pioneering and often surprising insights into a wide range of themes—democratization, party politics, pressure groups, federalism, caste, identity politics and ethnic conflict, affirmative action, public policy, and political economy—as their starting point to arrive at conclusions that validate or extend Weiner`s works. Divided into three parts—Party Politics and Democracy, Ethnic Politics, and Political Economy—the essays in the book critique conventional wisdom and some well-known theoretical positions.
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Politics and Society in the Developing World

Author: Mehran Kamrava

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134615892

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book is a welcome new edition, which completely updates and revises the very popular first edition, Politics and Society in the Third World. Mehran Kamrava has brought the book in line with the major changes in global politics, and the politics and social issues of the developing world. The book examines key issues such as democratisation: civil society organisations and NGOs, 'political society', state collapse, democratic bargains and transition, consolidation and problems of legitimacy, elections, multi-party politics; industrial development; dependency theory and globalisation; the roles of the IMF and the World Bank, the GATT and other multinational institutions; urbanisation; social change; the increasing influence of western values, capital and institutions; urbanisation; social change; the increasing influence of western values, capital and institutions; political culture: its role and impact in newly democratic developing countries; revolution; and gives more examples from Africa, East Asia and rural societies.
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