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by Howard Handelman

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  • ISBN 0136054773
  • ISBN13 978-0136054771
  • Language English
  • Author Howard Handelman
  • Publisher Prentice Hall; 5 edition (May 17, 2008)
  • Pages 368
  • Formats lit txt doc lrf
  • Category Business
  • Subcategory Economics
  • Size ePub 1319 kb
  • Size Fb2 1868 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 179

For undergraduate-level courses in Third World Politics, Comparative Politics, Developing World courses in Political Science, and regional courses on Asia or Latin America. This text explores political, economic, and social issues common to diverse Third World countries. It stresses the themes of democratization, modernization, and dependency theory, examining the nature of underdevelopment. The text analyzes the major political and socio economic rifts that divide many of these nations and the efforts being made to understand and address these challenges.


If you want one text to give students an introduction to the developing world, Handelman is it. It's free of jargon and expertly written. Wendy Hunter, University of Texas-Austin.

If you want one text to give students an introduction to the developing world, Handelman is it. Howard Handelman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Paperback: 368 pages.

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This book encompasses all areas of the developing world.

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Government was viewed as both source and beneficiary of economic growth.

Political Economy of Third World Development Political Economy of Third World Development  In recent years, scholarship on the Third World has increasingly turned to political economy. Government was viewed as both source and beneficiary of economic growth. That perspective was sharply challenged by the 18th cc Scottish political economist Adam Smith, who favoured a minimized state that allows market forces a relatively free hand.

To begin with, we may question whether the title Mr. Lippit chooses for his essay is even appropriate for the argument he constructs.

Developing World represents a thorough update of Howard Handelman's previously titled The Challenge of Third World Development

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.

Third World glosses over the many political and socioeconomic differences between its members, placing all of. .

Third World glosses over the many political and socioeconomic differences between its members, placing all of them under one tent. Although Third World suffers from some degree of imprecision, its virtue is that it makes no value judgement or predictions. The author (Handelman) holds the view that despite their many differences, there are enough commonalities among Third World countries to make the category useful and usable. Of course it may be argued that the collapse of Soviet Communism has made the term Third World rather anachronistic.

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Kardana
This is an extremely dry book. There are no maps (which is hard to believe for a political science book/text) and the charts Handelman uses are irrelevant. The writing style is frustrating to follow. Every section is out of chronological order.
My biggest peeve of this book is that Handelman doesn't provide his own research. He basically paraphrases other works and combined them all into a book. Its a cop out way of writing a political science book. None of his ideas are his and he lacks critical analysis necessary for a good political science text.
For example, Handelmann associates modernization with westernization however this isn't necessarily accurate. Many countries modernize without westernizing. To be fair, many of these same countries do absorb few western qualities but after the initial modernization process, they shed any western values. In fact, this produces a sharper anti-western sentiment as these modernized countries believe that westernization is not a necessary component of modernization. Handelmann does not distinguish between modernization and westernization- it is too favorable an argument that lacks critical analysis. Basically, Handelmann is one lazy dude trying to make a quick buck! Don't buy this book. I had it for a political science course and I wanted to throw it in the trask after reading every chapter. If you have to read it for a course then critically analyze Handelmann's arguments because they are all flawed- bonus participation points~
Gravelblade
I just realized that I was given the wrong book, wrong edition. The product stated it was the 5th edition that I was supposed to have. I got the wrong edition and didn't realize it until the other day when my teacher told me to read pages that didn't exist. I am very upset as this could effect my grade since it is required reading.
Mavegelv
Bought the book for my sociaology class used at a good price. It served the purpose. The print is on the small side but it covered the subjects that I needed.
Andriodtargeted
This book is the answer to insomnia. It is a seeemingly endless litany of thories and events that are catalogued by various themes. Every potential statement or conclusion is immediately followed by a contrary statement or conclusion. There is a lot of repetition. I don't think he even successfully defines "third world". The language is dry and pedantic. I can't tell if the author thinks any nation is more just or fair than any other. Needless to say, that makes it hard to recommend any course of action for the emerging nations. An example of his muddled thinking is on page 122 where he asks if NATO intervened in Rwanda or the Congo wouldn't it also have been obligated to intervene in Alabama and Missippi in the 1960's? Can he see no difference or is it politically correct to equate the US with Rwanda? And who would the UN dispatch to police the US? Plus, the price is outrageous for a book that doesn't have any unique research or innovative ideas.
Jack
This was my text for an undergraduate sociology course. Handelman did an exceptional job in presenting the multiple inter-related facets that complicate the development of Third World nations. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the plight of these countries. My only disappointment was his underlyng premise that democracy is the answer. I suspect that is the belief in most of Western society. However, I am not convinced.
Ariseym
Amazon lists this book as a separate book (custom edition). What is does not say is that this is the 5th edition of the book by Howard Handelman, chapter by chapter.