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ThirdWorlds

Series Editor: Shahid Qadir

THIRDWORLDS will focus on the political economy, development and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have faced the greatest challenges of the postcolonial world under globalisation: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.

THIRDWORLDS serves as a signifier of oppositional emerging economies and cultures ranging from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and even those ‘Souths’ within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South and Mediterranean Europe. The study of these otherwise disparate and discontinuous areas, known collectively as the Global South, demonstrates that as globalisation pervades the planet, the south, as a synonym for subalterity, also transcends geographical and ideological frontiers.

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11-20 of 32 results in ThirdWorlds
  1. Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance

    Edited by Kevin Gray, Craig N. Murphy

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This volume contributes to the growing debate surrounding the impact that the rising powers may or may not be having on contemporary global political and economic governance. Through studies of Brazil, India, China, and other important developing countries within their respective regions...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

    Edited by Anne-Meike Fechter

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book considers how the personal and the professional dimensions are related, and how they matter for aid work. The contributions to this edited volume are based on the assumption that all actors are relevant in development, including national and international aid workers. A key question which...

    Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. People Power in an Era of Global Crisis

    Rebellion, Resistance and Liberation

    Edited by Barry K. Gills, Kevin Gray

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    A quarter of a century has now passed since the historic popular uprising that led to the overthrow of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. The mass movement known as the "People’s Power Revolution" was not only pivotal to the democratic transition within the Philippines, but it...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Identity, Inequity and Inequality in India and China

    Governing Difference

    Edited by Ravinder Kaur, Ayo Wahlberg

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This volume explores how difference is constructed, manifested, mobilised and obscured in socially uneven societies, particularly those fuelled by neoliberal economic growth in the recent years. The book approaches difference as a double edged concept that allows one to make sense of the...

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Renewing International Labour Studies

    Edited by Marcus Taylor

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested social foundations upon which the global economy stands. Through a combination of...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Transformation of Tajikistan

    The Sources of Statehood

    Edited by John Heathershaw, Edmund Herzig

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Tajikistan is one of the lesser-known and least-researched former Soviet Central Asian republics. The birth of the new state in 1991 was followed closely by a civil war which killed more than 50,000 people and displaced many tens of thousands more. While a peace agreement was signed in 1997,...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  7. War, Peace and Progress in the 21st Century

    Development, Violence and Insecurity

    Edited by Mark T. Berger, Heloise Weber

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    The history of development is one marked by insecurities, violence, and persistent conflict. It is not surprising, therefore, that development is now thought of as one of the central challenges of world politics. However, its complexities are often overlooked in scholarly analysis and among policy...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. EU Strategies on Governance Reform

    Between Development and State-building

    Edited by Wil Hout

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book discusses the European Union’s approach to governance reform in its development assistance relationships with various groups of developing countries. A group of expert authors outline the general features of the position on governance taken by the EU, which is currently the major...

    Published July 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia and Beyond

    Contested Trajectories

    Edited by Madeleine Reeves

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Central Asia is a region singularly marked by attempts to transform social life by transforming place. Drawing together established scholars and a new generation of historians, geographers and anthropologists, this volume brings empirical specificity and theoretical depth to debates about the...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. War and Revolution in the Caucasus

    Georgia Ablaze

    Edited by Stephen F. Jones

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    The South Caucasus has traditionally been a playground of contesting empires. This region, on the edge of Europe, is associated in Western minds with ethnic conflict and geopolitical struggles in August 2008. Yet, another war broke out in this distant European periphery as Russia and Georgia...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Global Land Grabs: History, Theory and Method
    Edited by Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance
    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra
    To Be Published December 4th 2014

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