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Redefining the Third World

  • Nana Poku
  • Lloyd Pettiford

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


Given the end of the cold war, economic development of the Asia-Pacific region, the emergence of Neo-Liberal democratisation and the further marginalisation of Africa in the global political economy, this book provides a timely theoretical analysis of current trends in the third world/global politics.


capital Cold War communication complexity development economy globalization political economy politics research state Third World war

Editors and affiliations

  • Nana Poku
    • 1
  • Lloyd Pettiford
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsThe University of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsThe Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

About the editors

STEPHEN CHAN Professor of International Relations and Ethics, University of Nottingham Trent, UK BJÖRN HETTNE Professor of International Relations, University of Göteborg (PADRIGU), Sweden MEHRAN KAMRAVA Assistant Professor of Political Science, California State University, USA KARL KALTENTHALER Assistant Professor of International Relations, Rhodes College, Memphis, USA NORMAN LEWIS PhD candidate at the University of Sussex FRANK O. MORA Assistant Professor of International Relations, Rhodes College, Memphis, USA GIOK-LING OOI Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore FAHIMUL QUADIR PhD candidate at Dalhousie University, Canada GEORG SORENSEN Senior Lecturer at the University of AARHUS, Denmark PETER VALE Professor of Southern African Studies, University of the Western Cape and Visiting Professor in Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa PETER WILKIN Lecturer in International Relations at Lancaster University, UK TIMOTHY M. SHAW Professor of Political Science and International Development Strategies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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“Rethinking the Third World is an interesting and timely read. It is successful in addressing a wide-ranging history of ideas and social changes in vast and often-disregarded areas in the international system –Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. …Rethinking the Third World is a critical and fascinating starting point to stimulate such debates.” (Seyed Saeed Mousavi, Journal of global Analysis, Vol. 7 (2), November, 2017)