Politics in the Developing World A Concise Introduction

ISBN-10: 0631225560

ISBN-13: 9780631225560

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Jeffrey Haynes
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Description: While based on Third World Politics this is a new book written for those coming to politics for the first time. It provides an exploration and analysis of the most important political issues affecting the developing world.

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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Tables
Politics, Economics, and Societies in the Developing World at the New Millennium
The Book's Structure
What's In a Name? "Developing World," "Third World," or "the South"?
Domestic and External Factors in Explaining Outcomes in Developing Countries
Modernization and Dependency Theories
The Analytical Importance of Structure and Contingency
Conclusion
Globalization and International Relations
"Positive" and "Negative" Globalization
The Impact of Technological, Economic, Political, and Cultural Globalization
The International Relations of the Developing World
Conclusion: Globalization, Regionalization, and the Developing World
Economic Growth and Development
Development and Inequality at the Start of the Twenty-First Century
Economic Polarization in the Developing World: The 1980s and 1990s
Economic Reform in Developing Countries
Conclusion
Democratization and Democracy
The Third Wave of Democracy in the Developing World
Democracy in the Developing World: The Regional Picture
Accounting for Democracy: The Comparative Importance of Domestic and External Factors
Case Studies: South Africa and Indonesia
Conclusion
Religious and Ethnic Conflict
Defining Religion and Ethnicity
The Political Salience of Ethnicity and Religion in the Developing World: Domestic and International Factors
Regional Analysis: Religio-Ethnic Conflict in the Developing World
Conclusion
Human Rights
What are Human Rights?
Human Rights in the Developing World: Domestic and External Factors
Collectivist and Individualist Conceptions of Human Rights
Regional Analysis: Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and Human Development in the Developing World
Conclusion
Women and Gender
Gender Discrimination and Poverty in the Developing World
Women's Empowerment: "Feminist" and "Feminine" Groups
The Socioeconomic Position of Females in the Developing World
The Impact of Structural Adjustment and Globalization on Poor Females
Regional Analysis: A Woman's Place
Conclusion
Politics of the Natural Environment
From Stockholm to Kyoto: 25 Years of Growing International Environmental Awareness
Environmental Crisis in the Developing World
Environmental Concerns and Politics in the Developing World: The Domestic Dimension
The External Dimension of Environmental Protection: The IMF, the World Bank, and Greenpeace International
Case Studies: Environmental Groups in the Developing World
Conclusion
Conclusion
Domestic Factors: Political Participation, Civil Society, and Economic Development
International Factors
Conclusion: The Future
Useful Websites
Freedom House Survey Methodology
Bibliography
Index
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