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In this completely revised second edition, Vicky Randall and Robin Theobald review the principal theoretical approaches to the postwar study of Third World politics. Instead of undergoing Western-model modernization as predicted, developing countries have seen the proliferation of one-party states, military coups, communal violence, corruption, and economic dependence. Randall and Theobald survey and analyze the varied theories born of these developments, with examples from such nations as Chile, Indonesia, Pakistan, Syria, Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

This second edition has been expanded to include discussions of the international debt crisis, the impact of globalization on the postcolonial world, the rise of newly industrialized countries, and the upsurge in religion-based conflict in the post–Cold War era. Describing the strengths and weaknesses of the existing interpretive approaches to these issues, the authors explore the often difficult relationship between political change and economic development. At the same time they provide a comprehensive view into the turbulent politics of the Third World and suggest how future analysis can build on present approaches to reflect political reality more fully.

An essential text for students of political science and Third World societies, this volume will also interest anyone seeking a clearer understanding of the current issues underlying the politics of these countries.


A revised edition of the best-selling book on politics and growth in the developing world.

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“Randall and Theobald have written an excellent book. . . . While reviewing and synthesizing complex concepts, theories, and scholarly terminology, [they] manage to remain straightforward and understandable.” - P. Vannicelli, Choice

“Eclectic and well-balanced, [with an] integrative spirit that takes account of, but is not bound by, various theoretical approaches. . . . Randall and Theobald do an admirable job of presenting and assessing the evolution of thinking about politics in the Third World.” - Joan M. Nelson, American Political Science Review

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Randall, Vicky
Theobald, Robin
Randall, Vicky
Duke University Press
Durham, NC :
History & Theory
Politics and government
Developing countries
Developing countries Politics and government.
History & Theory - General
Political development
Politics - General
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