Introduction; PART 1: APPROACHES AND GLOBAL CONTEXT; 1. Analytical approaches to the study of politics in the developing world; 2. Colonialism and post-colonial development; 3. Institutional perspectives; 4. The developing world in the global economy; 5. The developing world in international politics; PART 2: SOCIETY AND STATE; 6. Inequality; 7. Ethnopolitics and nationalism; 8. Religion; 9. Women and gender; 10. Civil society; 11. People power and alternative politics; PART 3: STATE AND SOCIETY; 12. Theorizing the state; 13. From conflict to peace-building; 14. Democratization; 15. Governance and aid conditionality in a globalizing world; PART 4: POLICY ISSUES; 16. Development; 17. Environment; 18. Human rights; 19. Security; PART 5: CASE STUDIES: EXPERIENCES COMPARED; 20. Disintegration or nation-building?; a) Indonesia: redistributing power; b) South Africa: from divided society to new nation; c) Iraq's triple challenge: state, nation, and democracy; 21. Military in politics versus democratic advance; a) Pakistan: the military as a political fixture; b) Nigeria: building political stability with democracy; c) Mexico: democratic transition and beyond; 22. Underdevelopment and development; a) Guatemala: enduring underdevelopment; b) South Korea: from development to new challenges; 23. South-south relations and the changing landscape of international development co-operation; a) India as a 'post-colonial donor'; b) China and the developing world
Peter Burnell is a Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.
Vicky Randall is a Professor of Government at the University of Essex.
Lise Rakner is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.