ISBN-10:
0253221048
ISBN-13:
9780253221049
Pub. Date:
05/18/2009
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Understanding Third World Politics, Third Edition: Theories of Political Change and Development / Edition 3

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

by B. C. SmithB. C. Smith

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Overview

Now in its third edition, Understanding Third World Politics is a comprehensive, critical introduction to key political theories and controversies in international development for students in Third World politics, political and economic development, and comparative government courses. B. C. Smith reviews the shared and increasingly diverse experiences of developing societies, debates about the nature of imperialism, and the usefulness and limitations of the term "Third World" as an organizing concept. He evaluates explanations of political change and theorizes the character and dynamics of political institutions and the instabilities they face today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253221049
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 05/18/2009
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

B. C. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Dundee. He is author of Bureaucracy and Political Power.

Table of Contents

1. The Idea of a "Third World"2. Modernization and Political Development3. Neo-Colonialism and Dependency4. The State in the Third World5. Political Parties and Party Systems6. Bureaucracy and Political Power7. Military Intervention in Politics8. Nationalism and Succession9. Instability and Revolution10. Democratization in the Third World11. Conclusion

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