Southern Exposure: International Development and the Global South in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Southern Exposure: International Development and the Global South in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Barbara P. Thomas-Slayter
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565491742

ISBN-13: 9781565491748

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

* An issues-based approach to global change from a Southern perspective
* A popular introductory text on contemporary development issues
* A great companion to John Isbister’s Promises Not Kept
* Replete with illustrative case studies

In this era of rapid globalization, increasing poverty and inequality are creating fertile fields for anger

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Overview

* An issues-based approach to global change from a Southern perspective
* A popular introductory text on contemporary development issues
* A great companion to John Isbister’s Promises Not Kept
* Replete with illustrative case studies

In this era of rapid globalization, increasing poverty and inequality are creating fertile fields for anger, despair, and violence. This introductory text addresses key political and economic challenges facing Southern countries as they engage with the global system. Through the eyes of ordinary people in the Global South, such as small farmers in Kenya and garment workers in Bangladesh, Thomas-Slayter identifies critical issues that will shape twenty-first century development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565491748
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

1) Understanding the "Global South": Poverty, Wealth, and Change; POLITICAL CHANGE: TRAPS, ILLUSIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES; 2) Exploring North-South Relationships: From the East India Company to East Timor; 3) Politics and the State: Concepts, Political Realities, and Challenges; 4) Conflict, Human Rights, and the Politics of Refugees; ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS, TRENDS, CRISES, AND CHALLENGES; 5) The Shape of the Global Economy; 6) Economic Realities and Local Perspectives: Rural Livelihoods, Debt and Drugs, and Globalizing Industries; CRITICAL ISSUES: POPULATION DYNAMICS, FOOD SECURITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION; 7) The Dynamics of Population, Development, and Environment; 8) Food Security, Rural Change, and Global Politics; DESIGNING OUR FUTURE: LOCAL ACTION AND GLOBAL CHANGE; 9) New Voices and New Agendas

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