Politics in the Developing World

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Peter J. Burnell, Vicky Randall
Oxford University Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 552 pages
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Politics in the Developing World, Second Edition, identifies and analyzes the processes of change that are transforming the politics of the Third World. It deals with central political themes and issues such as globalization--both economic and cultural, and resistance to both--inequality, identity, religion, the military, democracy, the environment, and policy development. Presented in a user-friendly format, the text contains useful pedagogical features including a glossary of key terms, chapter summaries, questions for discussion, chronologies, web links, suggestions for further reading, and boxes highlighting particular issues, events, and ideas. The second edition features four new chapters on "people power," security issues, colonialism and post-colonialism, and globalization/good governance.


· Contains a section of issue-based case studies that enable students to compare individual countries

· An impressive line-up of international experts provides students with authoritative and accessible content

· Accompanied by a companion website containing additional case studies, review questions, web links, and a flashcard glossary

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This is an important textbook in comparative politics. Very useful for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student seeking to understand the fundamental issues confronting the developing world today. Read full review

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Peter Burnell is Professor of Politics of International Studies at the University of Warwick. Vicky Randall is Professor of Government at the University of Essex.

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