From decolonization and democratization to religion and gender, Politics and Culture in the Developing World is a comprehensive survey of the global context of development. With in-depth and current examples from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East., this text examines the central political themes in the developing world. Throughout, Politics and Culture in the Developing World demonstrates how globalization both accelerates change and increases interdependence between developing and developed countries.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Government, Politics, and Cultures in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America Chapter 2. Global Interdependence Chapter 3. Religion and Politics Chapter 4. Nationalism, Colonialism, and Independence Chapter 5. Global and Domestic Inequalities Chapter 6. Challenges of Development Chapter 7. The Costs of Development Chapter 8. Women in the Developing World Chapter 9. Transitions to Democracy and Human Rights Chapter 10. Political Leadership and State Capacity Chapter 11. Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict, and Conflict Resolution Chapter 12. Migration Chapter 13. Foreign Relations of the Developing Countries
Richard J. Payne is Distinguished Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.
Jamal R. Nassar is Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino.