Students of political parties and of Third World politics will find this introductory textbook both useful and stimulating. Political Parties in the Third World
demonstrates the continuing importance and versatility of Third World parties, which persist in most Third World states, including those governed by military regimes.
The main part of the book consists of specially commissioned case studies covering the main Third World regions and types of party systms -- Zambia, Ghana, Iraq, India, Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica and Cuba. Each study examines the origins and development of the party system, parties' political role and future prospects. The conclusion draws on these studies to consider how parties persist as institu