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Shelf classification: Politics/Third World

Politics and Society in the Third World Second Edition

Politics and Society in the Third World is a very popular and concise introduction to the Third World, its political institutions and the key social, economic and political issues challenging the region, in particular the environment, development and democratisation. The material is written and presented with clarity. The coverage is wide-ranging and balanced, including detail of the major theoretical and methodological issues of this complex field.

Key features include:
· Completely revised and updated coverage including recent events in Sierra Leone, Congo, Zimbabwe and East Timor as well as the special situation of China
· Detailed coverage of the further impact of globalisation, democratisation and the development of civil society
· Expanded coverage of aid and trade and tourism
· Packed with carefully-selected case studies, utilising newspaper articles and web material
· Improved internal design and pedagogy including numerous figures and tables
· Illustrated with black and white photographs

Written in an engaging and thought-provoking style, The Politics and Society of the Third World will be welcomed by students studying the Third World as part of a politics, sociology, geography, developmental economics, international relations or development studies degree.

Peter Calvert is Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the University of Southampton and Susan Calvert is a Lecturer at Itchen College, Southampton and holds a Visiting Research Fellowship in the Department of Politics at the University of Southampton.


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Peter Calvert (comparative and international politics, U. of Southampton) and Susan Calvert (Itchen College, Southampton) present an introduction to social, economic, and political issues in the Third World. Throughout the text, they focus on issues surrounding the environment, development, and democratization. A sampling of topics includes globalization, colonization, poverty, the World Bank, the impact of transnational media, military intervention, gender issues, and global warming. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582437241
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 3/13/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 What Is the Third World? 3
2 The Shape of the Third World 19
3 The Crisis of the Third World 48
4 The Economic Context 79
5 The Social Context 106
6 The Cultural Context 125
7 State-Building 141
8 Political Participation 164
9 The Armed Forces and Politics 178
10 The International Dimension 196
11 The Right to Development 217
12 Women and Indigenous Peoples 237
13 Environment and Development 250
14 Conclusion 272
References 276
Index 288
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