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Challenges of the Developing World

Eighth Edition

Howard Handelman

Challenges of the Developing World represents a thorough update of Howard Handelman’s previously titled The Challenge of Third World Development. For many Westerners, the challenges faced by Less Developed Countries, or LDCs, seem remote until a major event bursts into the news and demands our attention, such as the rise of the Islamic State and the Syrian civil war. The purpose of this book is to enhance our understanding of the political, economic and cultural forces that lay behind these changes. Lauded for his ability to distill a tremendous amount of information—including the latest literature—into a concise, accessible volume, this 8th edition is the perfect complement to any course on the developing world. As with past editions, Handelman takes an in-depth look at the trials facing emerging nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Through examining the cultural and political issues of these countries, ranging from democratization to women’s rights, students are able to understand the people and lifestyle behind the movements. Among its many updates, this edition examines the emergence of the Islamic State as the world’s most powerful and brutal terrorist organization, the phenomenon of mass emigration from war zones in the developing world, as well as an updated and expanded analysis of the growing role of women in parliaments and congresses in LDCs. In addition, the 8th edition offers end-of-chapter study aids such as key terms and discussion questions, in addition to online self-study quizzes and flash cards for students to test their comprehension. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 374Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-5687-3 • Hardback • March 2016 • $120.00 • (£80.00)
978-1-4422-5688-0 • Paperback • March 2016 • $65.00 • (£44.95)
978-1-4422-5689-7 • eBook • March 2016 • $61.00 • (£42.95)
Howard Handelman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. He specializes in the politics of developing nations, especially Latin America.
Chapter 1. Understanding Underdevelopment
Chapter 2. The Explosion of Third World Democracy
Chapter 3. Religion and Politics
Chapter 4. The Politics of Cultural Pluralism and Ethnic Conflict
Chapter 5. Women and Development
Chapter 6. The Politics of the Rural and Urban Poor
Chapter 7. Revolutionary Change
Chapter 8. Soldiers and Politics
Chapter 9. The Political Economy of Third World Development
  • Includes discussion of the Millennium Development Goals and areas of improvement in socio-economic conditions

  • Examines the rise and nature of the Islamic State and the resulting turmoil in Syria, Iraq and Libya, as well as the collapse of the “Arab Spring”

  • Expanded discussion of the environment and climate change, including Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the environment

  • An all-new section on the growing problem of political corruption in the developing world and attempts to reduce or contain it

  • A new focus on migration from the LDCs to neighboring countries and to highly developed countries

  • A more open and accessible design includes end-of-chapter study aids such as a new section of key terms and discussion questions

  • Supplements include a test bank for instructors made up of true/false, multiple choice and essay questions, while students have access to a companion website offering self-study quizzes and flash cards to test and improve their comprehension of the material. A full color e-book is also available.

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