ThirdWorlds

Series Editor: Shahid Qadir

THIRDWORLDS will focus on the political economy, development and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have faced the greatest challenges of the postcolonial world under globalisation: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.

THIRDWORLDS serves as a signifier of oppositional emerging economies and cultures ranging from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and even those ‘Souths’ within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South and Mediterranean Europe. The study of these otherwise disparate and discontinuous areas, known collectively as the Global South, demonstrates that as globalisation pervades the planet, the south, as a synonym for subalterity, also transcends geographical and ideological frontiers.

  • Emerging Powers and the UN

    What Kind of Development Partnership?

    Edited by Thomas G Weiss, Adriana Erthal Abdenur

    The post-2015 sustainable development goals and the changing environment for development cooperation requires a renewed and transformed UN system. In line with their increasing significance as economic powers, a growing number of emerging countries will play an expanded role in the UN system, which…

    Hardback – 2015-07-23
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  • The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance

    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra

    This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on…

    Hardback – 2014-11-27
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  • Global Land Grabs

    History, Theory and Method

    Edited by Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Since the 2008 world food crisis a surge of land grabbing swept Africa, Asia and Latin America and even some regions of Europe and North America. Investors have uprooted rural communities for massive agricultural, biofuels, mining, industrial and urbanisation projects. ‘Water grabbing’ and ‘green…

    Hardback – 2014-11-27
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  • New Actors and Alliances in Development

    Edited by Lisa Ann Richey, Stefano Ponte

    This collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace a changing set of key…

    Hardback – 2014-10-30
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  • The Political Invention of Fragile States

    The Power of Ideas

    Edited by Sonja Grimm, Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Olivier Nay

    This book investigates the emergence, the dissemination and the reception of the notion of ‘state fragility’. It analyses the process of conceptualisation, examining how the ‘fragile states’ concept was framed by policy makers to describe reality in accordance with their priorities in the fields of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-23
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  • Negotiating Well-being in Central Asia

    Edited by David W. Montgomery

    Much scholarship of any region focuses on the perceived problems that hold back a population. Central Asia is no exception, as it is a region with political, economic, and environmental problems that seem to keep Central Asians from a "better" future. Alongside all the struggles of life, however,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-17
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  • The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability

    Processes and Embodiments

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Helen Meekosha

    Disability is of central concern to the developing world but has largely been under-represented in global development debates, discourses and negotiations. Similarly, disability studies has overlooked both the theorists and the social experience of the global South, and there has been a one-way…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
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  • Health, Drugs and Healing in Central Asia

    Edited by Alisher Latypov

    This volume contains five chapters written by American, European and Central Asian scholars, who examine a range of issues critical to our understanding of health and healing in contemporary Central Asia. Grounded in the review of medical literature in Arabic, Persian and Chaghatay Turkic,…

    Hardback – 2014-02-25
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  • Development Perspectives from the Antipodes

    Edited by Susanne Schech

    Development discourses and academic development knowledge reflect to a large extent the interests of the ‘North’. The Antipodes – Australia and New Zealand - share an ambivalent location as countries of the ‘North' in wealth, development and dominant intellectual genealogies but ‘South' in latitude…

    Hardback – 2013-11-13
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  • The Millennium Development Goals: Challenges, Prospects and Opportunities

    Edited by Nana Poku, Jim Whitman

    As the 15-year Millennium Development Goals approach their conclusion, we can now measure their larger successes and failures in more than ‘snapshot’ fashion; and we can begin to consider how best to shape the international development agenda for the coming decades based on what we have learned.…

    Hardback – 2013-10-30
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  • Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Tulip Revolution’

    Motives, Mobilization and Meanings

    Edited by Sally Cummings

    In early 2005 regional protests in Kyrgyzstan soon became national ones as protesters seized control of the country’s capital, Bishkek. The country’s president for fifteen years, Askar Akaev, fled the country and after a night of extensive looting, a new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, came to power.…

    Paperback – 2013-10-18
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  • Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance

    Edited by Kevin Gray, Craig N. Murphy

    This volume contributes to the growing debate surrounding the impact that the rising powers may or may not be having on contemporary global political and economic governance. Through studies of Brazil, India, China, and other important developing countries within their respective regions…

    Hardback – 2013-09-24
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  • The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

    Edited by Anne-Meike Fechter

    This book considers how the personal and the professional dimensions are related, and how they matter for aid work. The contributions to this edited volume are based on the assumption that all actors are relevant in development, including national and international aid workers. A key question which…

    Hardback – 2013-08-27
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  • People Power in an Era of Global Crisis

    Rebellion, Resistance and Liberation

    Edited by Barry K. Gills, Kevin Gray

    A quarter of a century has now passed since the historic popular uprising that led to the overthrow of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. The mass movement known as the "People’s Power Revolution" was not only pivotal to the democratic transition within the Philippines, but it…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
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  • Identity, Inequity and Inequality in India and China

    Governing Difference

    Edited by Ravinder Kaur, Ayo Wahlberg

    This volume explores how difference is constructed, manifested, mobilised and obscured in socially uneven societies, particularly those fuelled by neoliberal economic growth in the recent years. The book approaches difference as a double edged concept that allows one to make sense of the…

    Hardback – 2013-07-30
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  • Renewing International Labour Studies

    Edited by Marcus Taylor

    This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested social foundations upon which the global economy stands. Through a combination of…

    Paperback – 2013-03-10
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  • The Transformation of Tajikistan

    The Sources of Statehood

    Edited by John Heathershaw, Edmund Herzig

    Tajikistan is one of the lesser-known and least-researched former Soviet Central Asian republics. The birth of the new state in 1991 was followed closely by a civil war which killed more than 50,000 people and displaced many tens of thousands more. While a peace agreement was signed in 1997,…

    Hardback – 2012-09-30
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  • War, Peace and Progress in the 21st Century

    Development, Violence and Insecurity

    Edited by Mark T. Berger, Heloise Weber

    The history of development is one marked by insecurities, violence, and persistent conflict. It is not surprising, therefore, that development is now thought of as one of the central challenges of world politics. However, its complexities are often overlooked in scholarly analysis and among policy…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
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  • EU Strategies on Governance Reform

    Between Development and State-building

    Edited by Wil Hout

    This book discusses the European Union’s approach to governance reform in its development assistance relationships with various groups of developing countries. A group of expert authors outline the general features of the position on governance taken by the EU, which is currently the major…

    Hardback – 2012-07-15
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  • Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia and Beyond

    Contested Trajectories

    Edited by Madeleine Reeves

    Central Asia is a region singularly marked by attempts to transform social life by transforming place. Drawing together established scholars and a new generation of historians, geographers and anthropologists, this volume brings empirical specificity and theoretical depth to debates about the…

    Hardback – 2012-04-03
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  • War and Revolution in the Caucasus

    Georgia Ablaze

    Edited by Stephen F. Jones

    The South Caucasus has traditionally been a playground of contesting empires. This region, on the edge of Europe, is associated in Western minds with ethnic conflict and geopolitical struggles in August 2008. Yet, another war broke out in this distant European periphery as Russia and Georgia…

    Paperback – 2011-12-14
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  • Political Civility in the Middle East

    Edited by Frederic Volpi

    Contemporary debates about civility are shaped by the dominant liberal and secular narratives of a peaceful world of sovereign nation-states. For contemporary scholars and policy makers, the challenge is to insert meaningfully the political evolution of the Middle East in the dominant…

    Hardback – 2011-11-29
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  • Youth in the Former Soviet South

    Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation

    Edited by Stefan B. Kirmse

    This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of youth, in all its diversity, in Muslim Central Asia and the Caucasus. It brings together a range of academic perspectives, including media studies, Islamic studies, the sociology of youth, and social anthropology. While most discussions of youth…

    Hardback – 2011-07-05
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  • Market-Led Agrarian Reform

    Edited by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Cristóbal Kay, Edward Lahiff

    Three-fourths of the world’s poor are rural poor. Most of the rural poor remain dependent on land-based livelihoods for their incomes and reproduction despite significant livelihood diversification in recent years. Land issue remains critical to any development discourse today. Market-led agrarian…

    Paperback – 2011-05-05
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  • Globalisation and Migration

    New Issues, New Politics

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck

    This book critically examines the new issues and new politics regarding migration in the era of globalisation from a majority world perspective. It examines the current shifts in the global political economy and the effects it has, for example, in relation to rural displacement. When and how…

    Paperback – 2010-08-14
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  • Connecting Cultures

    Edited by Emma Bainbridge

    This lively and incisive collection of essays from an international group of scholars explores the interactions between cultures originating in Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Europe. Those interactions have been both destructive and richly productive, and the consequences continue to 'trouble…

    Paperback – 2009-03-17
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  • From Nation-Building to State-Building

    Edited by Mark T Berger

    This book examines the history of nation-building during the era of decolonization and the Cold War, and on the more recent post-Cold War and post-9/11 pursuit of nation-building in what have become known as ‘collapsed’ or ‘failed’ states. In the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era nation-building,…

    Paperback – 2009-02-22
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  • The Long War - Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and Collapsing States

    Edited by Mark T. Berger, Douglas A. Borer

    The rise and fall of the Cold War coincided with the universalization and consolidation of the modern nation-state as the key unit of the wider international system. A key characteristic of the post-Cold War era, in which the US has emerged as the sole superpower, is the growing number of…

    Paperback – 2009-02-19
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  • After the Third World?

    Edited by Mark T. Berger

    The emergence of the 'Third World' is generally traced to onset of the Cold War and decolonization in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s the "three worlds of development" were central to the wider dynamics of the changing international order. By the 1980s, Third Worldism had peaked…

    Hardback – 2008-11-26
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  • Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms

    Edited by Radhika Desai

    Premature announcements of the eclipse of nation states under 'globalization' and 'empire' stand exposed as the 21st century's first economic crisis underlines their continuing importance. A predominantly cultural study of nationalism was unable to resist the 'globalization' thesis. Focusing…

    Hardback – 2008-11-19
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  • The Politics of Rights

    Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis

    Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Maxine Molyneux

    Since the late 1990s, development institutions have increasingly used the language of rights in their policy and practice. This special issue on feminist perspectives on politics of rights explores the strategies, tensions and challenges associated with ‘rights work’ in a variety of settings.…

    Paperback – 2007-10-10
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  • Terrorism and the Politics of Naming

    Edited by Michael Bhatia

    Previously published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly, this volume assesses the nature, power, role and function of names in global politics and the international media. Names are not objective, they accrue subjective associations, for example 'Terrorist' has a very different connotation…

    Hardback – 2007-08-29
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  • Reconstructing Post-Saddam Iraq

    By Sultan Barakat

    Previously published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly, this volume seeks to analyze to what extent the controversial US policy of democratizing the Middle East with pre-emptive invasions was justified or effective. Post 9/11 the US developed a policy of War on Terror, taking the…

    Hardback – 2007-08-15
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