Understanding Third World Politics Theories of Political Change and Development

ISBN-10: 1137003251
ISBN-13: 9781137003256
Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Brian Smith
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 1/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

MA(Oxon), MSc, PhD, D.Litt. FCIM FRSA, until recently was Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director Cranfield School of Management, with special responsibility for E-business. Malcolm is a graduate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, in Business Studies from Bradford University Management Centre, and has a PhD from Cranfield University. He also has an Honorary Doctorate from Bradford University. Malcolm has extensive industrial experience, including a number of years as Marketing Director of Canada Dry.

List of Illustrative Material
Preface
List of Abbreviations
The Idea of a 'Third World'
The concept of a 'Third World'
Third World solidarity
Changing worlds
Third World poverty
Third World values
A definition
Political independence
National incomes
Industrialization
Integration into the global economy
Human development
Conclusion
The Developing Political System
New states and comparative politics
Social structures and political functions
The organic metaphor
The political system
Political change
The problem of 'tradition'
Secularization and religion
Dichotomous models
The concept of 'integration'
Unilinear development
Ethnocentric analysis
Change and causality
Biological analogies
Definitions
Changes of emphasis
Conclusion
The Politics of Neo-Colonialism and Dependency
Constitutional independence
Dependency theory
The elements of dependency theory
The politics of neo-colonialism and dependency
The political power of external interests
Comprador elites
Aid dependency
Dependency and globalization
Dependency and class structure
The independent state and class power
Dependency and economic performance
Levels of generality
Hierarchy
The political significance of independence
Conclusion
The State and Politics in the Third World
Analysing the state
The pluralist political system
The post-colonial state
The Bonapartist state
An overdeveloped bureaucratic state
The bureaucratic-authoritarian state
State-society dialectics
Globalization and the nation state
Conclusion
Political Parties and Party Systems
Parties and mass mobilization
The functions of political parties
Party ideology
Party systems
Single-party systems
The demise of party government
Party systems and democratization
The survival of parties as organizations
Factionalism and clientelism
Conclusion
Bureaucracy and Political Power
The challenge of bureaucracy
Concepts of bureaucracy
The political power of bureaucracy
A ruling class
Bureaucracy and access
Reducing bureaucracy
Conclusion
Military Intervention in Politics
Understanding military intervention
Explaining military intervention
Forms of intervention
The coup d'�tat
Social mobility and military intervention
The military and the middle class
Economic development and military intervention
The political culture
Organizational factors
Foreign influence
The military and democratization
Conclusion
Nationalism and the Politics of Secession
Political self-determination
Secession
Responses to secession
Nationalism
Political integration
Internal colonialism
The balance of advantage
Elites and class
Conclusion
Instability and Revolution
The costs of political instability
Conceptual difficulties
Affluence and poverty
The rate of growth
The revolution of rising expectations
Foreign influences
Ethnicity
The political culture
Inequality
Class conflict
A crisis of state authority
Political institutionalization
Revolution in the Third World
Conclusion
Democratization in the Third World
The 'third wave' and the Third World
Concepts of 'democracy'
The transition to democracy
Elite negotiations
Transition from below
The consolidation of democracy
The economic preconditions of democratic consolidation
Political mediation
The political culture
Civil society and democratization
The balance of power
Institutional development
Foreign influence
The democratic deficit
Conclusion
Conclusion: Democracy and Development
States and development
Regimes and development
The developmental state
Democratic developmental states
Conclusion: fragile democracy
Bibliography
Index

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