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Development and Disorder

A History of the Third World Since 1945

By Mike Mason  

Development and Disorder
  • Paperback / softback

This format can only be shipped to Canada.

In this systematic introduction to the contemporary history of what has become known as the “Third World,” professor Mike Mason poses a double-barrelled question: Why have most of the countries of the Third World failed to “develop” in ways that benefit the majority of their populations? And why have their political problems proved so intractable?

  • Paperback / softback, 526 pages
  • ISBN 9781896357089
  • Published April 1997


Mike Mason has done an outstanding job in integrating diverse intellectual and epistemological traditions into a clear, readable, and sophisticated synthesis. The introductory chapter, which blends a range of development theories, is superb. My students can relate to this book.

– Jorge Nef, University of Guelph

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