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Other World, The: Issues and Politics of the Developing World

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321209528

ISBN10:
0321209524
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Providing a fascinating tour of the culture, politics, religions, geography, economics, history, and peoples of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, this book explores the current issues and problems common to countires in the developing world. The Other World; The Old and the New: Colonialism, Neocolonialism, and Nationalism; Political Economy; Women and Development; Latin America; Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; The Middle East and North Africa; Central Asia; Prospects for the Future. Anyone interested in Third World issues and problems.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
About the Authors xv
PART I Global Issues in the Other World
CHAPTER 1 The Other World
1(16)
Defining the Other World
2(1)
The Changing World
2(2)
Understanding the Other World
4(2)
Characterizing the Other World
6(4)
The Changing Social Structures
10(1)
The Dilemma of the Other World
11(1)
Summary
11(3)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
12(2)
Review Questions
14(1)
Key Terms
14(1)
Useful Web Sites
15(1)
Notes
15(1)
A Student Guide to Useful Reference Materials on the Other World
15(2)
CHAPTER 2 The Old and the New: Colonialism, Neocolonialism, and Nationalism
17(29)
Colonialism
17(2)
History of Colonialism
19(2)
Motives for Colonialism
21(6)
The Legacy of Colonialism
27(2)
Neocolonialism
29(7)
Nationalism 35 Summary
36(6)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
37(5)
Review Questions
42(1)
Key Terms
42(1)
Useful Web Sites
43(1)
Notes
43(1)
For Further Reading
44(2)
CHAPTER 3 Political Economy
46(28)
Politics, Economics, and Political Economy
47(1)
Stages of Global Political Economy
48(1)
From Colonialism to Neocolonialism and "Development"
49(13)
Globalization
62(2)
Conclusions
64(1)
Summary
65(5)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
66(4)
Review Questions
70(1)
Key Terms
70(1)
Useful Web Sites
71(1)
Notes
71(2)
For Further Reading
73(1)
CHAPTER 4 Women and Development
74(18)
Women and the Legacy of Colonialism
75(3)
Women and the Evolving of Nationalism
78(3)
Women and the Push for Modernization
81(3)
Women and Globalism
84(3)
Summary
87(2)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
87(2)
Review Questions
89(1)
Key Terms
90(1)
Useful Web Sites
90(1)
Notes
90(1)
For Further Reading
91(1)
PART II Other World Regions
CHAPTER 5 Latin America
92(52)
Geography
93(4)
People
97(1)
History
98(5)
Economics
103(3)
Government
106(21)
CASE STUDIES
1. Mexico
110(4)
2. Brazil
114(6)
3. Cuba
120(7)
Looking Ahead
127(11)
FLASHPOINTS
Venezuela
131(3)
Violence in Colombia
134(4)
Review Questions
138(1)
Key Terms
138(1)
Useful Web Sites
139(1)
Notes
139(2)
For Further Reading
141(3)
CHAPTER 6 Sub-Saharan Africa
144(52)
Geography
145(5)
People
150(2)
History
152(1)
The Colonial Experience
153(6)
Government
159(7)
Economics and Natural Resources
166(25)
CASE STUDIES
1. South Africa
170(4)
2. Nigeria
174(2)
3. Zimbabwe
176(1)
FLASHPOINTS
Africa and AIDS
177(1)
Civil Wars and Communal Violence
178(11)
Sub-Saharan Africa and International Terrorism
189(2)
Summary
191(1)
Review Questions
192(1)
Key Terms
192(1)
Useful Web Sites
193(1)
Notes
193(2)
For Further Reading
195(1)
CHAPTER 7 Asia
196(29)
Introduction to Asia
196(1)
Geography
197(6)
Religion in Asia
203(18)
CASE STUDIES
1. The People's Republic of China: The Dragon
205(5)
2. India: The Elephant
210(2)
3. The Four Asian Tigers: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea
212(7)
FLASHPOINTS
Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir)
219(1)
China's Borders
219(2)
Korea: North and South
221(1)
Summary
221(1)
Review Questions
222(1)
Key Terms
222(1)
Useful Web Sites
222(1)
Notes
223(1)
For Further Reading
224(1)
CHAPTER 8 The Middle East and North Africa
225(50)
Geography
230(6)
People
236(1)
Religion
237(3)
History
240(4)
The Colonial Experience
244(1)
Government
245(1)
Economics and Natural Resources
246(14)
CASE STUDIES ON MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONALISM
247(13)
1. Turkey
248(3)
2. Iran
251(2)
3. Egypt
253(1)
4. Saudi Arabian "Redo-Nationalism"
254(3)
5. The Arabs
257(1)
6. Israel
258(2)
Looking Ahead
260(11)
FLASHPOINTS
Palestine
262(2)
The Palestinians
264(2)
The Iraqi Disputes
266(2)
Strategic Waterways and Oil Pipelines
268(1)
OPEC and the Politics of Oil
269(2)
Summary
271(1)
Review Questions
271(1)
Key Terms
271(1)
Useful Web Sites
272(1)
Notes
272(1)
For Further Reading
273(2)
CHAPTER 9 Central Asia and the Southern Near Abroad
275(42)
What Is Central Asia and the Southern Near Abroad?
275(1)
Geography
276(5)
Caspian Sea Region
281(3)
Religion
284(3)
People
287(1)
Language
287(2)
History
289(6)
Government
295(15)
CASE STUDY
Kyrgyzstan
297(2)
FLASHPOINTS
The Aral Sea: An Environmental Disaster
299(1)
Soviet Nuclear Testing Site in Kazakhstan
300(1)
The Status of Women in Central Asia
301(4)
Afghanistan
305(5)
Summary
310(1)
Review Questions
311(1)
Key Terms
311(1)
Useful Web Sites
312(1)
Notes
313(3)
For Further Reading
316(1)
Conclusion
317(4)
What We Have Tried to Tell in This Edition
317(2)
Useful Web Sites
319(1)
For Further Reading
320(1)
Index 321


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