The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring

13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
13 Things that Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time Michael Brooks Vintage Books, 2009This is a fascinating book of popular science. Brooks has devoted separate chapters to "thirteen of today's scientific anomalies [that]......
American Foreign Aid before and during the War on Terror: An Empirical Examination
The paper uses time series and cross-section data to examine the impact of the Global War on Terror (GWOT) on the U.S. bilateral aid allocation in 144 countries. For its theoretical and conceptual basis, the paper draws on international and development...
Egyptian-Iranian Relations: Retrospect and Prospect
Egypt and Iran are two major Middle Eastern powers. Mutual suspicion and occasionally open hostility have largely characterized the relations between the two nations. Diplomatic ties were severed shortly after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and efforts...
Girls like You: Four Young Girls, Six Brothers and a Cultural Timebomb
Girls Like You: Four Young Girls, Six Brothers and a Cultural Timebomb Paul Sheehan Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006Paul Sheehan, day editor and columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald, recounts the events surrounding the 2002 serial gang raping of teenaged...
Globalization, Education, Religion and Terror
The author, a distinguished senior scientist, reflects on the current state of mankind as seen from ninety years of experience. He notes how rapid, but unequal, technological progress has resulted in a human population explosion that has been acerbated...
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West Christopher Caldwell Doubleday, 2009Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. With this book, he has added his voice to the literature discussing and warning...
Reindustrialization: From Shoes to Ships to Sealing Wax
The continuing shrinkage of the American industrial base has led to impediments to technological innovation, which consequently threaten the nation's international competitiveness and thus its living standard. The deindustrialization of the United States...
Responses to the Great Panic - and Some Questions They Raise
Responses to the Great Panic - and Some Questions They Raise In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic David Wessel Crown Business, 2009Several books explain the many causes of the recent economic catastrophe. Many more are bound to analyze...
Rivalry over Water Resources as a Potential Cause of Conflict in Asia
Just how apt the Latin etymology of our English words "rival" and "rivalry" are as having derived from one's relationship with water might soon be seen in conflicts over water resources that will be particularly acute in the Asiatic region and will directly...
Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong
Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong Pat Choate Vintage Books, 2009Pat Choate, the author of Dangerous Business: The Risks of Globalization for America and six other books, was the vice-presidential candidate in Texas oilman Ross Perot's 1996 Reform...
The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws in Fragmented Societies: Lebanon's 2009 Elections
This study will assess Lebanon's 2009 parliamentary elections. Section one examines electoral alliances and electoral dynamics within the pre-election context. Section two will provide a thorough analysis of the outcome. Section three discusses the social...
The Revolution: A Manifesto
The Revolution: A Manifesto Ron Paul Grand Central Publishing, 2008This book is of particular interest because Ron Paul is the leading U.S. political spokesman for a "libertarian" philosophy of strict-constructionist Constitutionalism, including limited...