10th Edition

The Other World Issues and Politics in the Developing World

    400 Pages
    by Routledge

    400 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Other World combines a thematic and area studies approach to explore contemporary global issues in the developing world. Accessible and interdisciplinary, this text offers political, economic, social, and historical analysis plus case studies on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Eurasia, and the Middle East and North Africa. Highlighting similarities and differences among these regions and focusing on enduring problems, The Other World is a practical look at the issues affecting the majority of the world's population.

    New to the 10th Edition:

    • Shift of focus from colonialism toward globalization, with continued attention to the legacy of colonialism.
    • Expanded coverage of Asia.
    • Re-cast connections between conceptual chapters (politics, economics, and culture) and regional chapters, allowing students and professors to make comparisons and contrasts more readily.

    1. The Other World  2. The Political Economy of the Other World: Seeking Sustainable Development  3. Politics in the Other World: The New Meaning of Sovereignty  4. On the Move: People, Ideas, and Identities  5. Latin America  6. Sub-Saharan Africa  7. Asia and Eurasia  8. The Middle East and North Africa


    Joeseph N. Weatherby was Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    Craig Arceneaux is Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    Anika Leithner is Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    Ira Reed was Professor Emeritus at Trinity Washington University.

    Benjamin F. Timms is Associate Professor of Geography at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    Shanruo Ning Zhang is Associate Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    Praise for the Tenth Edition

    The Other World is a valuable teaching tool during this era of rapid and far-reaching change both in America’s role in the world and in the debate over globalization. The new edition of this book clearly and vividly depicts the governmental systems, and the debate over globalization that is taking place within them, as countries the world over attempt to modernize their economies and as societies confront increasingly challenging environmental, technological, economic, and strategic transformations. Buckle up, readers, we are in for a bumpy ride!

    Larry F. Martinez, California State University-Long Beach

    This new edition of The Other World provides an invaluable and timely "big picture" account of how the forces of globalization have shaped development. Written in highly accessible prose, this book will shift its readers’ perspective on concepts like developed and underdeveloped, globalized and national, North and South. Students of globalization and development, take note!

    Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University, Germany

    The tenth edition of The Other World: Issues and Politics in the Developing World is the perfect introductory text to the world’s developing regions and their political challenges. The early chapters expertly lay out the necessary broad theoretical underpinnings, and the case-study chapters allow for more detailed exploration of each of the developing regions. What I particularly like about this new edition is that it is up to date on the political problems that we currently see in the news, which facilitates classroom discussion, engagement, and instruction.

    Diego Esparza, Naval Postgraduate School