9780199666003

Politics in the Developing World

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    9780199666003

  • ISBN10:

    0199666008

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/17/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Featuring work from an esteemed line-up of international contributors, Politics in the Developing World, Fourth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of the field by combining theoretical approaches with discussions on social and cultural context, state governance, and key policy issues. In addition, a section of in-depth case studies allows students to compare the political situations in a wide range of developing countries, from Indonesia and Iraq to India and China.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

* Two new chapters; one on social movements and alternative politics and one on governance

* New case studies on Brazil (in the text) and the Syrian uprising (on the Companion Website)

* Updates throughout that take into account the aftermath of the financial crisis and events like the Arab Spring

* An updated Companion Website (coming soon) featuring student resources including case studies, a flashcard glossary, study questions, and links

Author Biography


Peter Burnell is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

Vicky Randall is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.

Lise Rakner is the Head of the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen.

Table of Contents


PART I. APPROACHES AND GLOBAL CONTEXTR
1. Changing Analytical Approaches to the Study of Politics in the Developing World, Vicky Randall
2. Colonialism and Post-Colonial Development, James Chiriyankandrath
3. Institutional Perspectives, Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall
4. The Developing World in the Global Economy, Stephen Hobden
5. The Developing World in International Politics, Stephen Hobden
PART II. SOCIETY AND STATE
6. Inequality, Jenny Pearce
7. Ethnopolitics and Nationalism, James R. Scarritt
8. Religion, Jeff Haynes
9. Women and Gender, Kathleen Staudt
10. Civil Society, Marina Ottaway
11. Social Movements and Alternative Politics, Siri Gloppen
PART III. STATE AND SOCIETY
12. Theorizing the State, Adrian Leftwich
13. Violent Conflict and Intervention, Astri Suhrke and Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary
14. Democratization, Peter Burnell
15. Governance, Lise Rakner
PART IV. POLICY ISSUES
16. Development, Tony Addison
17. Environment, Peter Newell
18. Human Rights, Michael Freeman
19. Security, Nicole Jackson
PART V. REGIME CHANGE
20. Pakistan: Regime Change or Continuing Military Dominance?, David Taylor
21. Indonesia: Redistributive Power, Edward Aspinall
PART VI. FRAGILE VS. STRONG STATES
22. Iraq: From Hard State to Failed State--or Fierce State?, Nicola Pratt and Nadje Al-Ali
23. Mexico: Transition to Civil War Democracy, Andreas Schedler
24. South Korea: Strong State, Successful Development, IPeter Ferdinand
PART VII. DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
25. Nigeria: Development, Human Rights, and Democracy, Stephen Wright
26. Guatemala: Enduring Underdevelopment, Rachel Sieder
PART VIII. SOUTH-SOUTH RELATIONS
27. Brazil as a Global Player?, Leslie Elliott Armijo
28. China and the Developing World, Deborah Brautigam
29. India as a Post-Colonial Development Partner, Emma Mawdsley

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