The Challenge of Third World Development

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For undergraduate-level courses in Third World Politics, Comparative Politics, Developing World courses in Political Science, and regional courses on Asia or Latin America.

This text explores political, economic, and social issues common to diverse Third World countries. It stresses the themes of democratization, modernization, and dependency theory, examining the nature of underdevelopment. The text analyzes the major political and socio economic rifts that divide many of these nations and the efforts being made to understand and address these challenges.

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Well-written and comprehensive, the third edition of The Challenge of Third World Development presents a degree of sophisticated theory behind development in Third World countries, while examining their shared issues of political, economical, and social underdevelopment. The text explores topics such as religion, cultural pluralism, ethnic conflict, women's effect on development, rural change, urbanization, revolutionary change, and the military.

  • Examines modernization theory and dependency theory
  • Discusses democratization in the Third World
  • Explores major political divisions in the Less Developed Countries and analyzes potential solutions
  • Dedicates a full chapter to gender issues
  • Reflects recent world events

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