Politics and Culture in the Developing World: The Impact of Globalization / Edition 2

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This comprehensive introduction focuses on the effects of globalization to tie concepts together for students and show them how the fates of developing nations and developed nations are intertwined. This new edition features an expanded focus on globalization, a student-friendly design, and all material has been updated to reflect the most recent world events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321209504
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Twentieth Century Timeline.

Each chapter begins with "Introduction" and concludes with "Summary and Review," "Concept Review," "Discussion Questions," "Suggested Readings," "Addresses and Websites," and "References."


1. Government, Politics, and Cultures in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
What Is a "People?"
What Is Politics?
What Is Government?
Forms of Government.
What Is Culture?
What Is a State?
What Is a Nation?
Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East.

2. Religion and Politics.
Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

3. Nationalism, Colonialism, and Independence.
What is Nationalism?
The Struggle for National Liberation.

4. Global and Domestic Inequalities.
Growing Inequality Between North and South.

5. Global Interdependence.
The Global Reality.
Global Interdependence and Your Life.
Economic Interdependence.
Environmental Interdependence.
Cultural Interdependence.
Terrorism and Globalization.


6. Challenges of Development.
What Is Development?
The Role of Government in Development.
Theories of Development.
Factors Facilitating and Impending Development.

7. Costs of Development.
Social and Cultural Costs of Development.
Economic and Political Costs of Development.

8. Women in the Developing World.
The Roles of Women.
The Status of Women.
Women in Development.
Women in Agriculture.
Women's Political Participation.
Women Leaders in the DevelopingWorld.
Empowering Women.

9. Transitions to Democracy and Human Rights.


10. Political Leadership.
Patriarchal Leadership.
Military Leadership.
Revolutionary Military Leaders: Nasser of Egypt.
Transitional Military Leaders: The Case of Nigeria.
Conservative Military Leaders: The Case of Chile.
Non-Military Leadership.
The Monarch as Leader: Saudi Arabia.
Communist Leaders: The Case of Cuba's Castro.
Leaders in Democracies: The Case of India.

11. Bureaucracy.
The Bureaucracy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


12. Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflicts, and Conflict Resolution.
Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity.
The Causes of Ethnic Conflict.
The Costs of Ethnic Conflict.
Ethnic Conflicts in Africa.
Ethnic Conflicts in Asia.
Ethnic Conflicts in Latin America.
Resolving Ethnic Conflict.

13. Migration.
What Is Migration?
Causes of Migration.
War, Ethnic Conflicts and Refugees.
Economic Causes of Migrations.
The Impact of Migration on Poor Countries.
The Impact of Migration on Rich Countries.

14. Foreign Relations of Developing Countries.
Making Foreign Policy in Developing Countries.
The Developing World and the United States.
Conflict and Cooperation Among Developing Countries.
Regional Economic and Political Integration.
Foreign Relations of Developing Countries.

Glossary of Terms.

Glossary of Political Parties, Organizations, and Political Movements.

Glossary of People and Ethnic Groups.


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