This book characterizes the Third World at the close of the twentieth century. It provides an excellent interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings, measures, patterns, and problems associated with the concept of the Third World.

chapter |5 pages


ByAlfonso Gonzalez

part One|133 pages

Thematic and Systematic Patterns

chapter 1|19 pages

The Third World: Definitions and New Perspectives on Development

BySrinivas R. Melkote, Allen H. Merriam

chapter 2|24 pages

Indexes and Trends in Socioeconomic Development

ByAlfonso Gonzalez

chapter 4|18 pages

Health: One World or Two?

ByR. Warwick Armstrong, Jerome D. Fellmann

chapter 5|19 pages

Gender Bias in Development

ByJanet Henshall Momsen

chapter 6|11 pages

Worlds Within Worlds: The Separate Reality of Indigenous Peoples Today

ByElmer Brian Goehring

chapter 7|17 pages

The Global Spread of the Democratic Revolution

ByThomas D. Anderson

part Two|167 pages

Third World Regions

chapter 8|23 pages

The Caribbean Basin: Cultural and Political Diversity Overview

ByThomas D. Anderson

chapter 9|18 pages

South America: Continent of Contrasts

ByAlfonso Gonzalez

chapter 10|17 pages

The Arab World: Advance amid Diversity

ByRaja Kamal, Souheil Moukaddem

chapter 11|19 pages

South Asia: A Region of Conflicts and Contradictions

ByBheru Sukhwal

chapter 12|22 pages

East and Southeast Asia: Perspectives on Growth and Change

ByStephen S. Chang

chapter 13|22 pages

Sub-Saharan Africa: Problems, Progress, and Potentials

ByHarold A. Fisher

chapter 14|15 pages

Newly Industrializing Countries: A Discussion of Terms

ByStephen S. Chang, Joseph G. Spinelli

chapter 15|29 pages

USA: Is There Room for the Third World?

ByJoel Lieske