Journal of Third World Studies

Journal of Third World Studies is a magazine focusing on Third World Studies

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Displacement of Ethnicity by Corruption in Nigeria's Electoral Politics
INTRODUCTION Attempts to form nationally integrative political parties at the dawn of electoral politics in Nigeria failed. Instead, a pattern of ethnic politics emerged, exemplified by ethno-regional political parties, ethnic mobilization and ethnic...
Books Available for Review
Aaron, Henry J., James M. Lindsay and Pietro S. Nivola (eds.). Agenda for the Nation. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2003. 547 pp. Abaka. Edmund. Kola is God's Gift: Agricultural Production, Export Initiatives & the Kola Industry...
Development, the Environment and Ecuador's Oil Patch: The Context and Nuances of the Case against Texaco
INTRODUCTION it was not until the prelude of the class action lawsuit initiated in 1993 by 30,000 residents of Ecuador's Amazonian region, or Oriente, that ecological concerns emerged as a nationally recognized problem associated with the extractive...
Foreword
In order to provide an international structure for the humane and scientific study of Third World peoples, problems and issues, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life, Dr. Harold Isaacs, Professor Emeritus of History at Georgia Southwestern...
Founding Propositions Unto a Nation-State Contrastings of Indonesia and Pakistan: A Personal Essay
PREFATORY NOTE In the first week of January 1957 I was on a Pan-American flight from Singapore to Djakarta seated next to a remarkable Indonesian scholar and nationalist, S. Takdir Alisjahbana, who was returning from a three week visit to Pakistan....
"Gunships and 'Ding-Bats': U.S. Military Operations during 'Just Cause'"
INTRODUCTION During the 1980s the combination of world events and U.S. policy decisions by the "hawkish" administration of Ronald Reagan and the "reluctant" government of George H.W. Bush led the United States into a series of interventions designed...
Negotiating Relationships in a Mixed Religious Society: Islam among the Igbo of Southeast Nigeria
INTRODUCTION The Igbo territory east of the River Niger is the major ethnic nation in Southeast Nigeria, the former Eastern Region. Located also within the region are the Efik, Ibibio, Ijaw, and a number of smaller ethnic communities. (1) Southeast...
Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Stabilization, and Nation-Building in an African State: The 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Sierra Leone
INTRODUCTION Every general election since Sierra Leone became independent of Britain in April 1961 has either been preceded by or held in the aftermath of a major political controversy or some other crisis that significantly altered the nation's...
Rethinking Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Africa: The Quest for an Integrated Model
INTRODUCTION It is a well established fact that Sub-Saharan Africa is a region of the world weighed down with the heaviest burden of disease. Although this region comprises only a little over 10 per cent of the world's population, over two thirds...
The Academic Profession in the Third World: A Comparative Study
INTRODUCTION Higher education, and by implication the academic profession as a core component thereof, fulfils an important function in twenty-first century society in terms of the establishment of a knowledge society. In Third World countries,...
The Refusal to Belong: Limits of the Discourse on Anglophone Nationalism in Cameroon
INTRODUCTION Over the decades, Anglophone nationalism has been built on the premise that Anglophone and Francophone Cameroonians differ linguistically, culturally, politically, and socially. Anglophone nationalist leaders have based their arguments...
The Role of the Police in the Post Election Violence in Kenya 2007/08
INTRODUCTION With the hasty announcement of Mwai Kibaki as winner of the disputed 2007 general election on December 30% many parts of Kenya became engulfed in an orgy of spasmodic violence. The currency of violence--murder, myriad rapes and mutilations,...
The Secret Weapon of Globalization: China's Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTRODUCTION The continent of Africa has become the place where advanced nations have resorted to scramble for its natural wealth. Since the era of slave trade and colonization, Africa has become the victim of exploitation from external forces....
The Use of Empiricist and Narrative Methods in Comparative Social Science Research: Lessons and Insights for Third World Studies and Research
INTRODUCTION The main objective of this paper is to make a critical assessment from the perspective of Third World studies of the methodology used for data collection and analysis in comparative macro-social science research within the framework...