Politics in the Developing World: A Concise Introduction

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Wiley, Nov 1, 2002 - Political Science - 312 pages
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Purposefully written for those coming to politics for the first time, this textbook provides an exploration and analysis of the most important political issues affecting the Developing World. Offering a different perspective from standard texts in this field, Politics in the Developing World encourages an understanding of the breadth and nature of a range of pressing - and previously understated - issues: the striving for democracy; the political consequences of economic growth and development; the struggle of religious and ethnic minorities; women's and human rights; the impact of globalization; and the politics of the natural environment.

  • Purposefully written for those coming to politics for the first time, this textbook provides an exploration and analysis of the most important political issues in the Developing World.
  • Offering a different perspective from standard texts in this field, Politics in the Developing World encourages an understanding of the breadth and nature of a range of pressing - and previously understated - issues.
  • This new edition of the text (previously titled Third World Politics: A Concise Introduction) has been completely rewritten, taking into account changes in the Developing World in the last decade.
  • An increased focus on the international relations of the Developing World to complement those chapters concerned with domestic issues and with updated regional analyses and data throughout.

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Professor Jeff Haynes is in the Department of Politics and Modern History, London Guildhall University. He is the author of Religion in Third World Politics (1993), Religion and Politics in Africa (1996), Third World Politics (Blackwell 1996), Democracy and Civil Society in the Third World: Politics and New Political Movements (Polity, 1997), Religion in Global Politics (1998), Democracy in the Developing World: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East (Polity, 2001) and the editor of Religion, Globalization and Political Culture in the Third World (1999), Democracy and Political Change in the 'Third World'(2001) and Towards Sustainable Democracy in the Third World (2001). He is also the author of numerous book chapters, articles and conference papers on various aspects of the Developing World and comparative politics.

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