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Craig Arceneaux is associate professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has been a member of the faculty since 2001. Dr. Arceneaux’s teaching and research interests focus on Latin America and issues of democracy, political economy, and civil-military relations. He is the author of Bounded Missions: Military Regimes and Democratization in the Southern Cone and Brazil (Penn State Press, 2001), and Transforming Latin America: International and Domestic Origins of Change (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). He has published articles in Armed Forces and Society, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, and Journal of Political and Military Sociology. Dr. Arceneaux holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.
Emmit B. Evans, Jr., has been a faculty member in the political science department at California Polytechnic State University since 1990. He has conducted research in Kenya, Mexico, and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and was the executive director of a rural community development organization in the southwestern United States for 10 years. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of comparative development administration, world food politics, and contemporary global issues. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer, having served in East Africa. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dianne Long teaches political science and public policy at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1982. Her teaching and research interests center on comparative public policy and administration, particularly poverty and development. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africa, Dr. Long continues her writings on the nature of Third World peoples and politics. As a contributor to several chapters in The Other World, she brings to the text a perspective on issues affecting women and the changing nature of world governmental institutions. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.
Ira Reed is Professor Emeritus at Trinity University, Washington, D.C., where he joined the political science faculty in 1983; he previously taught at Mount Vernon College and Georgetown University. He teaches primarily comparative politics courses, including introductory classes and those focusing on Africa, developing areas, Russia and East Europe, and Western Europe, as well as courses on American politics, U.S. public policy, weapons and peace, political courage, democratization, and political futures. He now serves as adjunct professor for Virginia Tech, where he teaches online graduate courses on the politics of developing areas and U.S. public policy. He has published in The Journal of Third World Studies and has frequently presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, the Third World Studies Association, the World Future Society, and other national and regional associations. He holds a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.
Table of Contents
PART I. GLOBAL ISSUES IN THE OTHER WORLD
Chapter 1. The Other World
Chapter 2. The Old and the New: Colonialism, Neocolonialism and Nationalism, and "The War on Terror"
Chapter 3. Political Economy
Chapter 4. Women and Development
PART II. OTHER WORLD REGIONS
Chapter 5. Latin America
Chapter 6. Sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 7. Asia
Chapter 8. The Middle East and North Africa
Chapter 9. Central Asia and the Southern Near Abroad