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Readership: Second and third year undergraduates and postgraduates studying courses on politics in the developing world, third world politics and
the politics of development.
Edited by Peter Burnell, Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, Vicky Randall, Professor of Government, University of Essex, and Lise Rakner, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
"This classic textbook moves on into its third edition. Peter Burnell and Vicky Randall, now joined by Lise Rakner, have continued to widen the range and improve the quality of this volume. This latest version is commendably up-to-date and provides the discerning student with the best possible introduction to the politics experienced by the majority of the people of the world.
" - Anthony Payne, University of Sheffield
"This new edition of Politics in the Developing World is an eloquently written text by some of the leading international scholars currently working in the area. The book provides a theoretically-informed approach to understanding many of the major historical and contemporary issues impacting politics in the developing world. The ten comparative case studies contained in the final section of the book add rich detail to the theories and concepts developed in the thematic chapters.
" - Bruce Wilson, University of Central Florida
"This comprehensive introduction to politics in the Global South is the best first point of reference for students. By contrast to the rigid ideas of either universal modern governance or post-modern fragmentation, it paves the way for fruitful contextual studies of major problems in comparative and theoretical perspective.
" - Olle Törnquist, University of Oslo
"This textbook brings together a range of leading experts to provide a well-organized, easy-to-read, and comprehensive introduction to politics in developing countries. Fully updated to include changing south-south relations and the political developments in the wake of the global economic crisis, the book covers all relevant themes, approaches, and policy-issues. With key-points, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further literature and web-resources, the book will be extremely useful for students in political science and development studies. More generally, it will be of great value for anyone who has an interest in politics and developing countries.
" - Anne Mette Kjær, Aarhus University
Part 1: Approaches and global context
1: Vicky Randall: Analytical approaches to the study of politics in the developing world
2: James Chiriyankandath: Colonialism and post-colonial development
3: Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall: Institutional perspectives
4: Stephen Hobden: The developing world in the global economy
5: Stephen Hobden: The developing world in international politics
Part 2: Society and State
6: Jenny Pearce: Inequality
7: James R. Scarritt: Ethnopolitics and nationalism
8: Jeff Haynes: Religion
9: Kathleen Staudt: Women and gender
10: Marina Ottaway: Civil society
11: Kurt Schock: People power and alternative politics
Part 3: State and society
12: Adrian Leftwich: Theorizing the state
13: Astri Suhrke and Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary: From conflict to peace-building
14: Peter Burnell: Democratization
15: Peter Burnell and Lise Rakner: Governance and aid conditionality in a globalizing world
Part 4: Policy issues
16: Tony Addison: Development
17: Peter Newell: Environment
18: Michael Freeman: Human rights
19: Nicole Jackson: Security
Part 5: Case studies: experiences compared
20: Disintegration or nation-building?
Edward Aspinall: a) Indonesia: redistributing power
Robert A. Schrire: b) South Africa: from divided society to new nation
Nicola Pratt and Nadje Al-Ali: c) Iraq's triple challenge: state, nation, and democracy
21: Military in politics versus democratic advance
David Taylor: a) Pakistan: the military as a political fixture
Stephen Wright: b) Nigeria: building political stability with democracy
Andreas Schedler: c) Mexico: democratic transition and beyond
22: Underdevelopment and development
Rachel Sieder: a) Guatemala: enduring underdevelopment
Peter Ferdinand: b) South Korea: from development to new challenges
23: South-south relations and the changing landscape of international development co-operation
Emma Mawdsley: a) India as a 'post-colonial donor'
Deborah Brautigam: b) China and the developing world