The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, Fall

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on TerrorRichard A. ClarkeFree Press, 2004Subject only to one important qualification, it would be hard to imagine anyone better positioned than Richard A. Clarke to speak authoritatively on questions relating...
BASF: The History of A Company
BASF: The History of A Company Werner Abelhauser, Wolfgang von Hippel, Jeffrey Allan Johnson, and Raymond G. Stokes. Cambridge University Press, 2004.This is an in-depth study of a major German industrial and commercial complex by cooperating authors...
Boundaries and Belonging: States and Societies in the Struggle to Shape Identities and Local Practices
Boundaries and Belonging: States and Societies in the Struggle to Shape Identities and Local PracticesEd. Joel S. MigdalCambridge University Press, 2004With the growing complexity of society few people still live in a world that comprises only their...
Communal Values, Cultural Identity and the Challenge of Development in Contemporary Africa
Given the urgency to transcend its image as a "dark continent," every African should be concerned about the need to arrest the level of disorder which has made corruption and ethnic warfare the trade mark of most African states. The problem of African...
Country Creativity and IQ
The author presents evidence of the link between intelligence, freedom, creativity, and the prosperity of nations, and emphasizes the need for this information to he taken into consideration when formulating public policy.Key Words: Intelligence; Freedom;...
Establishing a Moon Base and Exploring the Universe
The author comments on a recent article by Klaus P. Heiss which advocated the establishment of a human colony on the moon both for tapping the wealth of the moon and as a base for manned space exploration and possible colonization at some future date....
Intelligence, Race, and Genetics: Conversations with Arthur R. Jensen
Intelligence, Race, and Genetics: Conversations with Arthur R. JensenFrank MieleWestview Press, Boulder, Colorado and Oxford, England, 2002In 1969 the respected Harvard Educational Review, published a sensational 123 page article which made history and...
Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World
Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern WorldEdited by Mark Revir and Frank TrentmannCambridge University Press, 2004Markets in Historical Contexts is the result of a dialogue between historians and social scientists on possible...
President G.W. Bush and Missile Defense in the Aftermath of 9/11
This article examines the issue of missile defense as a protective shield. The issue of missile defense is not new, but has ebbed and flowed from the political consciousness during the Cold War. The events of September 11th added impetus to missile defense,...
Restructuring Post-Communist Russia
Restructuring Post-Communist Russia Ed.s Yitzhak Brudny, Jonathan Frankel, Stefan Hoffman Cambridge University Press, 2004Since 1991, when the Soviet Union finally collapsed, the world has watched events breathlessly in an effort to discern the future...
Suicide Terrorism in the Former USSR
The authors examine the spread of radical Islamic terrorist organizations in the territories of the former USSR, and note in particular the role of suicide bombers and the use of Tajikistan as a haven for such terrorists.Key Words: Terrorism; Suicide...
The European Union, Mercosul and the New World Order
The European Union, Mercosul and the New World Order Editors: Helio Jaguaribe & Alvaro de Vasconcelos Frank Cass, London, 2003This volume is edited by two academics, one from Rio de Janeiro and the other from Lisbon. It comprises papers by six South...
The Jews and Capitalism: A Love-Hate Enigma
This paper attempts to understand why the Jews, who have benefited so much from capitalism, nevertheless in the main adopt political postures that reject capitalism in favor of its polar opposite, socialism and government intervention into the economy....
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court JusticeSandra Day O'ConnorRandom House, 2003This hook by Justice O'Connor will no doubt be enjoyed by many readers as a readable and not very heavy discussion of the United States Supreme Court,...
The Quest for Fiscal Discipline among European Union Member States
The authors examine the history of efforts to introduce fiscal discipline amongst the member countries of the European Union, both before and after the Stability and Growth Pact, and make recommendations as to issues that must be considered with regard...
Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency
Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush PresidencyPatrick J. BuchananSt. Martin's Press, 2004This is another controversial but unquestionably significant book by Patrick Buchanan, whose writings...