Updated in its 7th edition, 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 readers grasp the structural dynamics and human stories behind development. Accessibly written for readers 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Understanding Underdevelopment
Chapter 2. Democratic Change and the Change to Democracy
Chapter 3. Religion and Politics
Chapter 4. The Politics of Cultural Pluralism and Ethnic Conflict
Chapter 5. Women and Development
Chapter 6. Agrarian Reform and the Politics of Rural Change
Chapter 7. Rapid Urbanization and the Politics of the Urban Poor
Chapter 8. Revolutionary Change
Chapter 9. Soldiers and Politics
Chapter 10. The Political Economy of Third World Development
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