Politics in the Developing World (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198737438

Peter Burnell; Vicky Randall; Lise Rakner
496 ページ
189 x 246 mm
  • An impressive line-up of international contributors offer a diverse range of perspectives
  • Its broad scope encompasses theoretical approaches, the historical and economic context, society-state relations, and the evolution of policy, whilst also drawing together case studies from all the key geographical regions

New to this Edition:

  • Two new country case studies, on Syria and on the Sudan
  • Updated coverage of refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals by Sustainable Development Goals.

An impressive line-up of international contributors provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to politics in the developing world. The first four parts explore the theoretical approaches, the changing nature and role of the state, and the major policy issues that confront all developing countries. The final parts set out a diverse range of country case studies, representing all the main geographical regions. These country case studies illustrate the themes introduced in the thematic chapters and highlight the developing world as a place of diversity and rapid transformations. Readers are provided with the tools to appreciate the perspectives of developing countries. 
The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to address topical issues and themes, including refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals by Sustainable Development Goals. Two new country case studies have been added: Syria and the Sudan. 
The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following student resources:
Additional country case studies to encourage students to consider the political situations in different developing countries
A flashcard glossary to allow students to test their knowledge of important concepts
Study questions encourage readers to think critically about each chapter
Web links encourage students to go beyond the textbook and read more widely.


Part I Approaches and global context
1: Changing analytical approaches to the study of politics in the developing world, Vicky Randall
2: Colonialism and post-colonial development, James Chiriyankandrath
3: Institutional perspectives, Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall
4: The developing world in the global economy, Robert Ahearne
5: The developing world in international politics, Stephen Hobden
Part II Society and state
6: Inequality, Jenny Pearce
7: Ethnopolitics and nationalism, James R. Scarritt and Johanna Birnir
8: Religion, Jeff Haynes
9: Women and gender, Vicky Randall
10: Civil society, Marina Ottaway
11: Social movements and alternative politics, Siri Gloppen
Part III State and society
12: The Modern State: Characteristics, Capabilities, and Consequences, Anna Persson
13: Violent conflict and intervention, Astri Suhrke, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, and Ingrid Samset
14: Democracy and regime change, Lise Rakner
15: Governance, Lise Rakner
Part IV Policy issues
16: Development, Tony Addison
17: Environment, Peter Newell
18: Human rights, Michael Freeman
Part V Regime change
19: Pakistan: regime change or continuing military dominance?, David Taylor
20: Indonesia: redistributive power, Gyda Maraas Sindre
21: Syria, Reinoud Leenders
Part VI Fragile vs strong states
22: Iraq: from hard state to failed state - or fierce state?, Nicola Pratt and Nadje Al-Ali
23: Mexico: transition to civil war democracy, Andreas Schedler
24: South Korea: strong state, successful development, Peter Ferdinand
Part VII Development and human rights
25: Nigeria: development, human rights, and democracy, Stephen Wright
26: Guatemala: enduring underdevelopment, Rachel Sieder
27: Sudan: Human Rights, Development, and Democracy, Liv Tønnessen
Part VIII South-south relations
28: Brazil as a global player?, Leslie Elliott Armijo
29: China and the developing world, Deborah Brautigam
30: India as a post-colonial development partner, Emma Mawdsley


Edited by Peter Burnell, Professor of Politics and International Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, Vicky Randall, Emeritus Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex, and Lise Rakner, Head of Department, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Tony Addison, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki
Robert Ahearne, University of East London
Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS, University of London 
Leslie Elliott Armijo, Portland State University, Oregon
Johanna Birnir, University of Maryland
Deborah Brautigam, Johns Hopkins University
James Chiriyankandrath, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Peter Ferdinand, University of Warwick
Michael Freeman, University of Essex
Jeff Haynes, London Metropolitan University 
Siri Gloppen, University of Bergen
Stephen Hobden, University of East London
Reinoud Leenders, King's College London
Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge
Peter Newell, University of Sussex 
Marina Ottaway, Woodrow Wilson Center
Jenny Pearce, London School of Economics 
Anna Persson, University of Gothenberg
Nicola Pratt, University of Warwick
Lise Rakner, University of Bergen
Vicky Randall, University of Essex
Ingrid Samset, Leiden University College
James R. Scarritt, University of Colorado
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico
Rachel Sieder, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mexico
Gyda Maraas Sindre, University of Bergen
Astri Suhrke, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
David Taylor, University of London
Liv Tønnessen, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
Stephen Wright, Northern Arizona University

'Burnell, Rakner, and Randall offer us a comprehensive overview of politics in the developing world and a perfect blend of real world empirics and social science theory. If you are looking for an idea textbook, this is it.' - Nancy Berneo, Nuffield Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Oxford
'Clearly written and systematically presented, this textbook contains a wealth of information around the core themes in development studies. The combination of theoretical and conceptual debats with specific case studies provides students with a solid introduction to the subject.' - Renske Doorenspleet, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Warwick