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Brazil as a Global Player?

Leslie Elliott Armijo.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 5156 words.

This chapter examines Brazil’s emergence as a global power, with a particular focus on how the country has striven to play a bigger role on the international scene. It first provides a...

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Changing Analytical Approaches to the Study of Politics in the Developing World

Vicky Randall.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 10091 words.

This chapter discusses the main broad analytical approaches or frameworks of interpretation that have been used in studying politics in the developing world. It first considers two...

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China and the Developing World

Deborah Bräutigam and Yunnan Chen.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 5330 words.

This chapter examines China’s South–South relations and how it has been shaped by the nature of the Chinese state: a highly capable, developmental state that uses an array of instruments to...

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Civil Society

Marina Ottaway.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 10291 words.

This chapter examines the concept of civil society. During the 1990s, civil society was a relatively obscure concept familiar mostly to scholars of Marxism. It then evolved into a...

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Colonialism and Post-Colonial Development

James Chiriyankandath.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 10372 words.

This chapter examines the impact of colonialism on post-colonial political development. It first provides an overview of the post-colonial world, noting how politics in developing countries...

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Democratization and Regime Change

Lise Rakner.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9035 words.

This chapter explores the link between democratization and regime change in the developing world. It begins with a discussion of theories of democratization, along with recent trends and...

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The Developing World in International Politics

Stephen Hobden.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9705 words.

This chapter examines the role of developing countries in international politics. International relations, as a discipline, has traditionally overlooked the significance of the developing...

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The Developing World in the Global Economy

Robert Ahearne.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9898 words.

This chapter examines the role of developing countries in the contemporary global economy. It first provides an overview of trends in the global economy, taking into account the...

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Development

Tony Addison.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9490 words.

This chapter examines development policy objectives and their explicit focus on poverty reduction. It first considers different definitions of development policy objectives before...

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Environment

Peter Newell.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9349 words.

This chapter examines how developing countries are managing the relationship between the environment and development. Despite being widely regarded as a threat to their economic development...

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Ethnopolitics and Nationalism

James R. Scarritt and Jóhanna K Birnir.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9373 words.

This chapter explores the relationship between ethnopolitics and nationalism, and more specifically how ethnic identity contributes to war and the amelioration of ethnic conflicts. It first...

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Governance

Lise Rakner.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9453 words.

This chapter examines the concepts of governance and, specifically, good governance. The good governance agenda and the indices developed to assess governance have been criticized for being...

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Guatemala

Rachel Sieder.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 5000 words.

This chapter examines Guatemala’s underdevelopment in the context of social, economic, cultural, and political rights. It first provides an introduction to poverty and multiple inequalities...

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Human Rights

Michael Freeman.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 9201 words.

This chapter examines the concept of human rights, which derives primarily from the Charter of the United Nations adopted in 1945 immediately after World War II. It first provides a brief...

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India’s Development Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century

Emma Mawdsley.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 4467 words.

This chapter examines the main trends and issues of South–South development cooperation, using India as a case study. Over the last few decades, India has been both a recipient of foreign...

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Indonesia

Gyda Marås Sindre.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 5129 words.

This chapter examines the dynamics of regime change in Indonesia since 1998, with a particular focus on political mobilization against the backdrop of institutional reform. In the decade...

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Inequality

Jenny Pearce.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 8956 words.

This chapter examines the key conceptual debates on inequality that were common until the end of World War II and the birth of the field of ‘development’. Two inequality-related questions...

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Institutional Perspectives

Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 8707 words.

This chapter examines the role of institutions and how institutionalism is applied in the analysis of politics in the developing world. It begins with a discussion of three main strands of...

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Introduction

Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 6437 words.

This edition examines the changing nature of politics in the developing world in the twenty-first century, with emphasis on the complex and changing nexus between state and society. It...

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Iraq

Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt.

in Politics in the Developing World

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Politics of Development. 4898 words.

This chapter examines whether Iraq is a failed state and how it drew such characterization. It focuses on the period since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that toppled Saddam Hussein....

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