Understanding Third World Politics: Theories of Political Change and Development

Hardcover | February 26, 2013

byBrian Smith

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition provides a broad-ranging introduction to theories of political development and the contemporary comparative politics of the Third World. The new edition reflects key political and economic changes, and contains nine country-specific case studies which illustrate various types of political change.

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition provides a broad-ranging introduction to theories of political development and the contemporary comparative politics of the Third World. The new edition reflects key political and economic changes, and contains nine country-specific case studies which illustrate various types of political...

B.C. SMITH is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Dundee, UK. His other books include Good Governance and Development, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1137003235

ISBN - 13:9781137003232

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Table of Contents

The Idea of a 'Third World'
The Developing Political System
Neo-colonialism and Dependency
The State and Politics in the Third World
Political Parties and Party Systems
Bureaucracy and Political Power
Military Intervention in Politics
Nationalism and the Politics of Secession
Instability and Revolution
Democratization in the Third World
Conclusion: Democracy and Development