Challenge of Third World Development

ISBN-10: 0205854664
ISBN-13: 9780205854660
Edition: 7th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Howard Handelman
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List price: $97.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

The Challenge of Third World Development examines political, economic, and social change in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.Exploring common issues and problems in these regions, this text helps students grasp the structural dynamics and human stories behind development. Accessibly written for students of any social science background, The Challenge of Third World Development immerses readers in issues like democratization, global warming, and women's changing roles and encourages them to understand what drives these issues at an individual, national, and global level.

Howard Handelman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Preface
Understanding Underdevelopment
Third World Commonalities: The Nature of Underdevelopment
Economic Underdevelopment
Social Underdevelopment
Political Underdevelopment
Some Relationships between the Components of Development
The Causes of Underdevelopment
Modernization Theory and the Importance of Cultural Values
Dependency Theory: The Core and the Periphery
Modernization and Dependency Theories Compared
Contemporary Perspectives
How Much (or How Little) Progress Has Been Made?
The Explosion of Third World Democracy
Democracy Defined
Democratic Transition and Consolidation
Authoritarian Beginnings
Justifying Authoritarian Rule
The Third Wave and Its Effect on the Third World
International Causes and Consequences of the Third Wave
The Prerequisites of Democracy in Individual Countries
Social and Economic Modernization
Class Structure
Political Culture
The Curse of Oil Wealth
How Do Democracies Perform? Public Policy Compared
Democratic Consolidation
Improving the Quality of Democracy
Conclusion
Religion and Politics
The Meeting of Church and State
Great Religions of the Third World
Religion, Modernity, and Secularization
Structural and Theological Bases of Church-State Relations
Islam
Catholicism
Hinduism and Buddhism
Religious Fundamentalism and Islamism
Defining and Explaining Fundamentalism
Fundamentalists: Radical and Conservative
The Iranian Revolution: Radical Islamism as a Reaction to Western-Style Modernization
Al Qaeda and Militant Islamism
Islamist Terrorists in Western Europe: A New Frontier
Turkey and Moderate Islamism
The Strengthening of Moderate Islam
The Progressive Catholic Church
The Future of Religion and Politics in the Developing World
Conclusion: Religion and Democracy
The Politics of Cultural Pluralism and Ethnic Conflict
Defining Ethnicity
Ethnic and State Boundaries
Types of Ethnic and Cultural Divisions
Nationality
Tribe
Race
Religion
Dependency, Modernization, and Ethnic Conflict
Levels of Interethnic Conflict
Minimal Conflict
Uneasy Balance
Enforced Hierarchy (Ethnic Dominance)
Systematic Violence
Outcomes and Resolutions
Power Sharing: Federalism and Consociationalism
Secession
Outside Intervention
Settlement through Exhaustion
Toward a Peaceful Resolution of Conflict
Conclusion: Ethnic Pluralism and Democracy
Women and Development
The Political and Socioeconomic Status of Third World Women
Modernization and Women's Economic Status
Women in the Economy: Rural and Urban
Women and Politics
Women's Political Activism at the Grassroots
Women as National Political Leaders
Reserved Seats and Quotas: Female Representation in Parliament
Women and Revolutionary Change
Women as Peacekeepers
The Status of Women: The Roles of Modernization, Globalization, and Regime Type
Conclusion: Democracy and the Role of Women in Society
The Politics of the Rural and Urban Poor
The Rural Poor: Third World Peasantry
Rural Class Structures
Peasant Politics
The Politics of Agrarian Reform
Patterns of Land Concentration
The Case for Agrarian Reform
The Decline of Agrarian Reform
Crop Pricing: Another Approach to Rural Poverty
The Future of the Rural Poor
Rapid Urbanization and the Politics of the Urban Poor
The Third World's Urban Explosion
The Political Consequences of Urban Growth
The Search for Employment
The Urban Poor's Struggle for Housing
Public Housing and the Role of the State
Spontaneous Housing
Sites-and-Services Programs
The Problem of Urban Crime
The Politics of the Urban Poor: Conflicting Images
Forms of Political Expression among the Urban Poor
Individual Political Behavior
Collective Goals: Housing and Urban Services
Radical Political Behavior
Conclusion: The Role of the Rural and Urban Poor in Democratic Change
Revolutionary Change
Defining Revolution
Underlying Causes of Revolution
Inexorable Historical Forces
Regime Decay
Challenges from Below
Causes of Revolution: A Summary
Levels of Popular Support
Peasants as Revolutionaries
Why Peasants Rebel
Which Peasants Rebel
Revolutionary Leadership
Revolutionaries in Power
Conclusion: Revolutionary Change and Democracy
Soldiers and Politics
The Causes of Military Intervention
The Nature of the Armed Forces
The Nature of Civil Society
Progressive Soldiers and Military Conservatives
The Types and Goals of Military Regimes
Personalistic Regimes
Institutional Military Regimes
The Accomplishments and Failures of Military Regimes
Combating Corruption
Defending Military Interests
Patterns in Military Spending
Establishing Stability
Improving the Economy
Military Withdrawal from Politics
New Roles for the Armed Forces
The Military as the Deciding Factor in the Arab Spring
Improving Civil-Military Relationships
Conclusion: Democracy and the Military
The Political Economy of Third World Development
The Role of the State
The Command Economy
Latin American Statism
East Asia's Developmental State
The Neoclassical Ideal
Finding a Proper Role for the State
Industrialization Strategies
Import-Substituting Industrialization
Export-Oriented Industrialization
Growth with Equity
Economic Development and the Environment
The Costs of Growth
Environmental Decay as a Third World Problem
Third World Environmental Decay and Global Warming: A Global Problem
The Search for Sustainable Development
Some Signs of Progress
Finding the Right Mix
The Effects of Globalization on Developing Nations
Conclusion: Democracy and Economic Development
Glossary
Index

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