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Major Works: African & Third World Politics

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 22 new and published major works in the subject of African & Third World Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Military Regimes and Development

    A Comparative Analysis in African Societies

    By Olatunde Odetola

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1982, this book aims to examine the role that ruling military governments have played in African development. Dr Odetola discusses military organisational values and skills in modernisation and argues that the evocation and application of these values and skills depends on the...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  2. A Third World Proletariat?

    By Peter C. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, first published in 1982, is concerned with the rapid contemporary metropolitan development in the Third World, at a time when manufacturing and public service sectors were expending at a terrific rate. Nevertheless, the phenomenal growth of the metropolitan cities brings with it an...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Power and Independence

    Urban Africans' Perception of Social Inequality

    By Peter C. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1974, this study, by a social anthropologist who has lived, taught and researched in Nigeria, explores how the Yoruba of Nigeria living in Ibadan and Lagos perceive the society in which they live. Their views on stratification and social inequality in particular are related to...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Proletarianisation in the Third World

    Studies in the Creation of a Labour Force Under Dependent Capitalism

    Edited by Barry Munslow, Henry Finch

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1984, this collection of twelve case studies examines the emergence of a free wage-labour force in all regions of the third world. Although the struggle and conflict through which the proletariat has achieved a degree of class consciousness is not neglected, the more dominant...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Urban Social Movements in the Third World

    Edited by Frans Schuurman, Ton Van Naerssen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, initially published in 1989, considers the upsurge of locally-based movements attempting to improve living conditions in Third-World cities throughout the 1980s. The book presents qualitative, comparative research on the dynamics and constraints of these urban social movements, in a...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Origins of Economic Inequality Between Nations

    A Critique of Western Theories on Development and Underdevelopment

    By Carlos Ramirez-Faria

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1991 this text provides an incisive analysis of theories concerning the origins of economic inequality between nations. Central to the author’s investigation is the concept of underdevelopment, and a focus on successive Western ‘systems of conceptualisation’ of the relationship...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa

    A Tanzanian Case Study

    By John Sender, Sheila Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Focussing on a Fieldwork study of the West Usambaras in Tanzania, this study, first published in 1990, deals with processes of class formation and capitalist accumulation, and the dynamics of rural poverty and gender relations. Arguing that rural differentiation is systematically reinforced by the...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Development

    Essays on Development and Southeast Asia

    By Peter Preston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1987, this volume stresses the importance of development studies for sociology, as P. W. Preston argues that this field of study is emerging from the technical social scientific ghetto back into the mainstream of the ‘classical tradition’ of social theorizing, represented by Marx...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Development of Capitalism in Africa

    By John Sender, Sheila Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1986, this work challenges underdevelopment analyses of Africa’s past experiences and future prospects, and builds upon a very wide range of recent historical research to argue that the impact of Capitalism has resulted in economic progress and significant improvements in living...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Theories of Development

    By Peter Preston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Dr Preston’s book, first published in 1982, presents a critical history of development studies since the Second World War, linking the recent, neo-Marxist, debate with the whole tradition in the field, going back to the work of economists like Arthur Lewis. He identifies a series of ‘schools’ and...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Afro-Asian States and their Problems
    By K. M. Panikkar
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  2. Conflict Intervention in the Third World
    Edited by Mohammed Ayoob
    To Be Published April 28th 2015

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