The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 4, Winter

Country Risk Analysis: International Banking and the Developing Countries
The methods by which private banks assess the risks involved in lending to the sovereign governments of Less Developed Countries (LDCs) and Developing Nations are examined, and a new typology is suggested whereby bankers might improve their ability to...
How Nations Grow Rich: The Case for Free Trade
How Nations Grow Rich: The Case for Free Trade Melvyn Krauss Oxford University Press, New York, 1997 140 pages, $22.50, hardback Melvyn Krauss's credentials are solid as an economist and supporter of the free market. A "case for free trade" is fully...
Law, the State, and Republicanism in Ireland
The author traces the historic transition of the Irish Republican movement from its violent revolutionary origins, which had sought the creation an all-Ireland "Gaelic" republic forceably incorporating the pro-British, Protestant North, into a modern...
Reflections on Global Capitalism
One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Lic of Global Capitalism by William Greider Simon & Schuster, 1997 $27.50, Hardback, 528 pages ISBN No. 0-684-81141-3 Next to Jeremy Rifkin's The End of Work, William Greider's One World, Ready or Not is perhaps...
The Challenge of Space: Further Strategic Defense Considerations for the United States
James H. Hughes1 Englewood Colorado Strategic problems of space defense are discussed, and the author warns that as in surface warfare, defense lines in space can be broken by a concentration of offensive forces. Strategies such as Brilliant Pebbles,...
The Czech Transition: Politics before Economics
Aviezer Tucker, Jana Balharova, Ivo Losman, Jan Nemec, Jan Nemecek, David Ondracka, Zdenek Pol1k, Roman Skyva, Martina-Vyrkova & Marketa Zidkova' A group of Czech scholars examine the political and economic aspects of the post-Communist transition...
The Deconstruction of America
The author traces the demographic history of the United States with particular reference to immigration and the impact of changes in the ethnic pattern of post-World War II immigrants on the cultural, fiscal, and economic condition of the United States....
The Pivot of Civilization
The Pivot of Civilization Margaret Sanger Introduction by H.G. Wells Scott-Townsend Publishers ISBN 1-878465-27-9 304 pp. Price $20 1997 (Reprint of original 1922 edition) This is a reprint of one of Margaret Sanger's pivotal book on birth control which...
The Role of Tradition in Modern Societies: A Sociological Discourse
The author examines the manner in which traditions are transmitted, modifed and even invented in modem, increasingly multi-ethnic, societies in order to provide a necessary degree of social cohesion. Key Words: Tradition, National Identity, Multi-Ethnic...