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.
Assess the forces of change – political, economic, and social – in the developing world.
Characterize the structural dynamics of development as well as the common issues that face these regions.
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