The third edition of this well respected textbook explores the changing nature of politics in the developing world in the twenty-first century. Beginning with an examination of theoretical approaches, leading scholars then go on to discuss the social and cultural context, state governance, as well as key policy issues including the environment and human rights. Finally, a section of in depth case studies allows students to compare the political situation in a wide range of developing countries, from Indonesia and Iraq to India and China.
New chapters on the role of institutions, the transition of the state from conflict to post-conflict, and the impact of international aid ensure that Politics in the Developing World remains the most comprehensive introduction to the subject available. The third edition is fully up-to-date with recent development policies and also explores the impact of important global events, such as the 2008 financial crisis.
The book is accompanied by Online Resource Centre with the following features:
- Case studies
- Flashcard glossary
- Study questions
- Web links
In this volume:
Burnell, Peter, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner
- Institutional perspectives
Rakner, Lise and Vicky Randall
- From conflict to peace-building
Suhrke, Astri, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary
- Governance and aid conditionality in a globalizing world
Rakner, Lise, Peter Burnell
- Guatemala: enduring underdevelopment
Literature review on effects of interventions to reduce the prevalence of child marriage
Close your eyes and picture “a humanitarian”. What do you see?
Bringing the State back in. Corporate Social Responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector
Ståle Knudsen,Dinah Rajak,Siri Lange,Isabelle Hugøy
Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology