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This major textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the main analytical approaches and their use in the study of third world politics and development. The author outlines the difficulties in the various analytical approaches to the study of development within political science; presents a critical overview of each of the main schools of thought and explores the contemporary issue of democratization to illustrate how students can apply a framework for research and critically develop a perspective on their own.

The Study of Third World Politics and Development
The study of Third World politics and development

The first part of the book aims to identify what the study of politics and development in the Third World is about – and to simultaneously identify the questions that will structure the review of the main schools of thought in the second part.

In Chapter 1 the debate on the problem area is introduced and the author puts forward his own proposal. In Chapter 2 the organisation of studies of politics and late development in relation to other subjects is discussed and the sub-discipline itself is delimited. Chapter 3 points to various analytical approaches, while Chapter 4 discusses the external factors, politics included, that have shaped the subject and the ...

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