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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 27 results in ThirdWorlds
  1. 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 September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Political Civility in the Middle East

    Edited by Frederic Volpi

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Contemporary debates about civility are shaped by the dominant liberal and secular narratives of a peaceful world of sovereign nation-states. For contemporary scholars and policy makers, the challenge is to insert meaningfully the political evolution of the Middle East in the dominant...

    Published November 29th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Youth in the Former Soviet South

    Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation

    Edited by Stefan B. Kirmse

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of youth, in all its diversity, in Muslim Central Asia and the Caucasus. It brings together a range of academic perspectives, including media studies, Islamic studies, the sociology of youth, and social anthropology. While most discussions of youth...

    Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Market-Led Agrarian Reform

    Edited by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Cristóbal Kay, Edward Lahiff

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Three-fourths of the world’s poor are rural poor. Most of the rural poor remain dependent on land-based livelihoods for their incomes and reproduction despite significant livelihood diversification in recent years. Land issue remains critical to any development discourse today. Market-led agrarian...

    Published May 5th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Globalisation and Migration

    New Issues, New Politics

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book critically examines the new issues and new politics regarding migration in the era of globalisation from a majority world perspective. It examines the current shifts in the global political economy and the effects it has, for example, in relation to rural displacement. When and how...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Connecting Cultures

    Edited by Emma Bainbridge

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This lively and incisive collection of essays from an international group of scholars explores the interactions between cultures originating in Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Europe. Those interactions have been both destructive and richly productive, and the consequences continue to 'trouble...

    Published March 17th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Negotiating Well-being in Central Asia
    Edited by David W. Montgomery
    To Be Published September 12th 2014
  2. New Actors and Alliances in Development
    Edited by Lisa Ann Richey, Stefano Ponte
    To Be Published October 2nd 2014
  3. The Political Invention of Fragile States: The Power of Ideas
    Edited by Sonja Grimm, Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Olivier Nay
    To Be Published October 15th 2014
  4. Global Land Grabs: History, Theory and Method
    Edited by Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.
    To Be Published November 13th 2014
  5. The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance
    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra
    To Be Published December 5th 2014

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