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Understanding Third World Politics

Theories of Political Change and Development

  • B. C. Smith
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-32
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      Pages 33-58
  3. Theories of Political Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
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      Pages 61-87
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      Pages 120-141
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      Pages 142-167
  4. Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
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      Pages 171-197
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      Pages 198-220
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  5. Challenging the Status Quo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
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      Pages 269-296
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      Pages 297-321
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      Pages 322-353
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
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      Pages 357-362
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-398

About this book

Introduction

Understanding Third World Politics is a critical introduction to theories of political development and the comparative politics of the Third World. Following a review of the nature of the Third World, its commonalities and increasing diversity, and debates about its definition, Part Two provides an account of theories of its origins and subsequent evolution. Part Three assesses attempts to theorise political institutions in Third World States while Part Four considers the reasons for their frequent instability.

Keywords

democracy Institution intervention nationalism politics revolution sovereignty Third World

Authors and affiliations

  • B. C. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DundeeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24574-1
  • Copyright Information B. C. Smith 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-64405-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24574-1
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