The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter

A Critique of the Central Concepts in Free-Trade Theory
The major concepts that underlie the "free trade" ideology which is so compelling in the world today are embraced by many proponents of the market economy as a closed philosophic system. When each concept is examined critically, however, it becomes apparent...
Economic Policy, Institutions and Economic Growth in an Era of Globalization
The author surveys economic development theory and concludes that policies that conform to a nation's institutional context are likely to be more successful than those involving radical social reconstruction. The author then explores the implications...
Economic Reform in China
The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform (A Friedman Lecture Fund Monograph) Justin Yifu Lin, Fang Cai, and Zhou Li The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 1996 The Chinese Economic miracle is that since economic reform begun (late...
From Communal and Communist Bonds to Fragile Statehood: The Drama of Ex-Post-Yugoslavia
The author surveys the socio-political forces behind the recent conflict between Serbs, Croats and Moslem Bosnians in the former Yugoslavia and concludes that the centuries-old ethnic tensions were actually ascerbated by state-enforced multi-culturalism...
Genetic Similarity Theory and the Roots of Ethnic Conflict
In response to the jointly established American and Canadian Psychological Associations' (APA/CPA) "Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare," the author discusses his Genetic Similarity Theory of ethnic nationalism. He shows that genes influence why people...
The Case for an American Manned Mars Mission
NASA has assumed that any manned Mars mission will be an International one. Given the problems with the International Space Station and the inherent problems associated with U.S. participation in aerospace projects, the case for an international program...