Political Change and Underdevelopment A Critical Introduction to Third World Politics

by Vicky Randall, Robin Theobald

Political Change and Underdevelopment A Critical Introduction to Third World Politics Synopsis

This clearly-written and comprehensive introductory text provides a critical review of the principal theoretical approaches to the study of Third World politics in the second half of the twentieth century. Arguments are illustrated by examples drawn from a wide and diverse range of regions and countries. All chapters have been extensively amended and updated for this substantially revised edition to include such developments as the debt crisis and democratisation, and a new chapter has been added on the impact of globalisation on the postcolonial world.

Political Change and Underdevelopment A Critical Introduction to Third World Politics Press Reviews

'This second edition of Political Change and Underdevelopment is certainly an important contribution to the understanding of the continuities and changes existing between classical and novel theoretical debates on Third World politics.' - Patricio Silva, The European Journal of Development Research 'This work, in its detailed appraisal of complex concepts and analytical literature, provides a textured understanding of the stengths and weaknesses of development theory.' - Heather Deegan, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 'The book provides a lucid and critical overview of the development of theories of development, from the crudely teleological modernisation theories of the 1950s, to more recent post-colonial democratisation and globalisation approaches, many of which problematise the very notion of a third world.' - Susan Carruthers, Times Higher Education Supplement

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333698037
Publication date: 26th August 1998
Author: Vicky Randall, Robin Theobald
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 294 pages
Categories: Political science & theory, Colonialism & imperialism, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism, Political structures: democracy,

About Vicky Randall, Robin Theobald

VICKY RANDALL is Reader in Government, University of Essex ROBIN THEOBALD is Principal Lecturer in Sociology, University of Westminster and Visiting Lecturer, City University, London

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