Research and Realities: Politics in the Third World

Edited by Maria Lourdes Rebullida
This compendium presents selected articles that examine researchable problems in the Third World countries using theoretical perspectives and methodologies in the social science disciplines. The studies reported in the articles are instructive for teaching and learning about hte ways to examine the “realities” of social and political forces, processes, and power relations in the Third World countries through appropriately selected research methodologies.
The journal articles selected for this volume report the research done on phenomena concerning countries of the Third World, not only within its boundaries but in relation to interactions with developed countries. In their postcolonial contexts, Third World states and societies face challenges in their engagement with democracy and development posed by the complex interrelatedness of their history, culture, social, and political institutions, and new technologies for information and communication.