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The Other World: Issues And Politics of the Developing World

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780321391544

ISBN10:
0321391543
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Using and accessible style and an interdisciplinary approach, this popular text provides students with fundamental information on current issues and problems common to developing areas, while also offering regional coverage of Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Southern Near Abroad, and the Middle East. The authors describe the similarities and differences among nations within these regions and trace events and issues in selected countries.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
About the Authors ix
PART I Global Issues in the Other World
1 THE OTHER WORLD
1(17)
Defining the Other World
2(1)
The Changing World
2(3)
Understanding the Other World
5(2)
Characterizing the Other World
7(4)
The Dilemma of the Other World
11(1)
Summary
12(6)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
13(5)
2 THE OLD AND THE NEW: COLONIALISM, NEOCOLONIALISM, AND NATIONALISM
18(29)
Colonialism
19(1)
History of Colonialism
20(2)
Motives for Colonialism
22(6)
The Legacy of Colonialism
28(3)
Neocolonialism
31(6)
Nationalism
37(1)
Summary
38(9)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
38(9)
3 POLITICAL ECONOMY
47(29)
Politics, Economics, and Political Economy
48(1)
Stages of Global Political Economy
49(1)
From Colonialism to Neocolonialism and "Development"
50(13)
Globalization
63(2)
Conclusions
65(1)
Summary
66(10)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
67(9)
4 WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT
76(19)
Women and the Legacy of Colonialism
77(3)
The Evolution of Nationalism
80(4)
Women and the Push for Modernization
84(3)
Women and Globalism
87(3)
Summary
90(5)
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
90(5)
PART II Other World Regions
5 LATIN AMERICA
95(47)
Geography
97(5)
People and Culture
102(5)
History
107(5)
Economics
112(3)
Government
115(27)
CASE STUDIES
1. Mexico
118(3)
2. Brazil
121(4)
3. Cuba
125(4)
FLASHPOINTS
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Venezuela
129(4)
Violence in Colombia
133(9)
6 SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
142(60)
Geography
143(5)
People
148(2)
History
150(1)
The Colonial Experience
151(6)
Government
157(9)
Economics and Natural Resources
166(29)
CASE STUDIES
1. South Africa
170(4)
2. Nigeria
174(2)
3. Zimbabwe
176(2)
FLASHPOINTS
Africa and AIDS
178(2)
Slavery and Human Trafficking
180(1)
Civil Wars and Communal Violence
181(12)
Sub-Saharan Africa and International Terrorism
193(2)
Summary
195(7)
7 ASIA
202(30)
Introduction to Asia
202(1)
Geography
203(5)
Religion in Asia
208(20)
CASE STUDIES
1. The People's Republic of China: The Dragon
210(5)
2. India: The Elephant
215(3)
3. The Four Asian Tigers: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea
218(6)
FLASHPOINTS
Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir)
224(2)
China's Borders
226(1)
Korea: North and South
227(1)
Summary
228(4)
8 THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
232(52)
Geography
236(6)
People
242(1)
Religion
243(3)
History
246(4)
The Colonial Experience
250(2)
Government
252(1)
Economics and Natural Resources
253(15)
CASE STUDIES ON MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONALISM
1. Turkey
255(3)
2. Iran
258(1)
3. Egypt
259(2)
4. Saudi Arabian 'Redo-Nationalism"
261(4)
5. The Arabs
265(1)
6. Israel
266(2)
Looking Ahead
268(12)
FLASHPOINTS
Palestine
270(2)
The Palestinians
272(2)
The Iraqi Disputes
274(3)
Strategic Waterways and Oil
Pipelines
277(1)
OPEC and the Politics of Oil
278(2)
Summary
280(4)
9 CENTRAL ASIA AND THE SOUTHERN NEAR ABROAD
284(46)
What Is Central Asia and the Southern Near Abroad?
285(1)
Geography
285(5)
Caspian Sea Region
290(4)
Religion
294(3)
People
297(1)
Language
298(1)
History
299(7)
Government
306(18)
CASE STUDY
Kyrgyzstan
307(3)
FLASHPOINTS
Domino Effect and the Clash of Interests
310(2)
The Aral Sea: An Environmental Disaster
312(2)
Soviet Nuclear Testing Site in Kazakhstan
314(1)
The Status of Women in Central Asia
314(3)
HIV/AIDS
317(1)
Afghanistan
318(6)
Summary
324(6)
CONCLUSION 330(2)
What We Have Tried to Tell in This Edition
330(2)
Index 332


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