The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring

Ballistic Missile Defense: A Review of Development Problems
This article examines the manner by which ballistic missile defense (BMD) could be integrated with the longstanding concept of deterrence through the threat of overwhelming retaliation to enhance international security. Despite recent attention given...
Criminalization as Policy: Using Federal Criminal Law as a Regulatory Device
Since the mid-1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice has increasingly used criminal charges as a means to affect regulatory policy. From the Wall Street prosecutions by Rudy Guiliani to the current indictments, convictions, and investigation of Enron...
Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million
Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million Martin Amis Alfred A. Knopf, 2002As a boy, Joseph Stalin gave himself the nickname "Koba," after the hero in a popular novel took from the rich and gave to the poor. To this was later added "the Dread"...
Restoring Damaged Aquatic Ecosystems
Aquatic ecosystems play a major role to ensure that water, which is both essential and scarce, is always available for both present and future generations. This has become even more urgent in light of the ongoing increase in total world population and...
Rewriting History/The Truth about Hillary
Rewriting History Dick Morris, with Eileen McGann Regan Books, 2004The Truth About Hillary Edward Klein Sentinel, 2005The subject of these two books - Hillary Clinton - is a person well worth studying. She is a former first lady, a United States Senator,...
Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World
Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World Robert Neuwirth New York, Routledge 2005Anyone interested in the future of humanity and civilization must unquestionably take note of the growth of urban slums around the world, a burgeoning trend...
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century Thomas L. Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005Thomas Friedman is a widely-acclaimed journalist, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, and author of four best-selling books...
United States Trade Relations with Muslim Countries
The author provides a descriptive and analytic examination of the nature, magnitude, and structure of U.S. trade with Muslim countries. From the U.S. point of view, two-way trade with Muslim countries is small in dollar terms: the U.S. is a more critical...