The Other World: Issues and Politics of the Developing World
B>" This accessible book takes an interdisciplinary approach and explores the dimensions of contemporary global issues in the non-Western world. The ... Show synopsis B>" This accessible book takes an interdisciplinary approach and explores the dimensions of contemporary global issues in the non-Western world. The Other World, Fifth Edition is designed to give readers an overview of contemporary issues in the developing world. Using an engaging and informative interdisciplinary approach, it provides readers with fundamental information on current problems common to developing areas. The book presents regional coverage of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The authors describe the similarities and differences among nations within these regions and trace events and issues in selected countries in each region. Accessible, jargon-free writing style makes the text informative and easy to understand. Part I, on Global Issues, has "Issues for Discussion" at the end of each chapter which present concrete, current examples of issues in a particular region. The "Flashpoints" in Part II provide background material on issues and conflicts in a specific country, relative to the geographical region discussed in the chapter. It gives students a solid foundation in the culture, history, economy, and political systems of developing countries.