Challenge of Third World Development, The (4th Edition)
|Rating||:||4.19 (972 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||324 Pages|
Enlightening. JEB 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 Wes. Susana said Different Cover, Same Book. 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.. "Wrong Book!" according to Breana. 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.
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.. This book explores political, economic, and social issues common to diverse Third World countries