Understanding Third World Politics: Theories of Political Change and Development / Edition 3

Understanding Third World Politics: Theories of Political Change and Development / Edition 3

by B. C. Smith, Brian C Smith
     
 

Praise for the first edition:
"... this masterful and concise volume overviews the range of approaches social scientists have applied to explain events in the Third World." —Journal of Developing Areas

Understanding Third World Politics is a comprehensive, critical introduction to political development and comparative politics in the non-Western world

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Praise for the first edition:
"... this masterful and concise volume overviews the range of approaches social scientists have applied to explain events in the Third World." —Journal of Developing Areas

Understanding Third World Politics is a comprehensive, critical introduction to political development and comparative politics in the non-Western world today. Beginning with an assessment of the shared factors that seem to determine underdevelopment, B. C. Smith introduces the major theories of development—development theory, modernization theory, neo-colonialism, and dependency theory—and examines the role and character of key political organizations, political parties, and the military in determining the fate of developing nations. This new edition gives special attention to the problems and challenges faced by developing nations as they become democratic states by addressing questions of political legitimacy, consensus building, religion, ethnicity, and class.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253215864
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:
Forthcoming.

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