The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring

Corruption in Post-Communist Europe: Immorality Breeds Poverty
Corruption plays a central role in many nations and even in some international institutions. In this article, the author reviews a vast literature, including empirical studies and perceptual surveys, relating to the existence, effects and causes of corruption,...
From Communism's "Enemy of the People" to PC's "Hate Criminal"
Class war and the class struggle were central to the Marxist-Leninist analysis of society and its institutions. Opponents, real or frequently imagined, were attacked with ferocious zeal and demonised, variously as "counter-revolutionaries", "wreckers"...
Is Academic Finance Research of Any Value?
Beyond the Random WalkVyay SingalOxford University Press, 2004Is Academic Finance Research of Any Value?Key Words: Finance; Academic finance research; Investments; Stock markets; Options market; Mutual funds.Is academic finance research of any practical...
Mestizo Democracy: The Politics of Crossing Borders
Mestizo Democracy: The Politics of Crossing BordersJohn Francis BurkeTexas A & M University Press, 2004As everyone knows, the ethnic and racial composition of the American population is changing rapidly as a result of substantial legal immigration...
Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa
Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South AfricaEvan S. LiebermanCambridge University Press, 2001The author compares and contrasts the taxation systems of Brazil and South Africa. These two countries make an interesting comparison...
Rethinking the Age of Reform: Britain 1780-1850
Rethinking the Age of Reform: Britain 1780-1850Editors: Arhtur Burns and Joanna InnesCambridge University Press, 2003Everywhere the focus is on Democracy nowadays, and one constantly hears references to the significance of Magna Charta in this context,...
The Future of NATO Expansion: Four Case Studies
The Future of NATO Expansion: Four Case StudiesZoltan BaranyCambridge University Press, 2003Events in Europe have continued to advance since August 2003 when this book was published, but this study of the problems facing the incorporation of Bulgaria,...
The Nationalization of Politics: The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe
The Nationalization of Politics: The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western EuropeDaniele CaramaniCambridge University Press, 2004It is the thesis of this book that, in their efforts to impose a degree of political unity on the...
Toward a European Space Force
Europe is seeking to increase its independence in the realm of military space. In order to meet this aspiration, Europe is reassessing its space assets requirements and has decided to acquire an independent navigation positioning system in the form of...