Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall

Aids in Africa: On the Cusp of Hope
I want to thank the organizers of the meeting and ATWS for the opportunity to speak tonight. I've really enjoyed learning a little bit more about ATWS and all of your activities. Again, thank you for the opportunity to speak. I am going to move...
An Analysis of the Unemployment in Selected MENA Countries and Turkey
INTRODUCTION Despite strong global economic growth in 2006, the global unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous year at 6.3 percent. According to the International Labour Organization, in 2006, there were more people in work than the...
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...
Colonial Background to the Economic Empowerment and Political Mobilization of Africans: The Case of the Bamileke of the Cameroon Grassfields, 1920-1950
INTRODUCTION The area referred to as the Grassfields (1) in Cameroon lies astride the former Anglo-French border in colonial Cameroon. It is home to a multitude of ethnic groups, many of whom share common cultural and linguistic characteristics....
Consensus Building, Dialogue and Spirituality Principles of the Learning Organization Paradigm: Implications for Kenya's Public Service Reform Agenda
INTRODUCTION "Kenya's public service is today faced with tremendous challenges including uncertain economy, political changes, globalized markets, privatization and outsourcing of services, mergers, takeovers, rapidly advancing technology, and uncertain...
ECOWAS Military Intervention in Sierra Leone: Anglophone-Francophone Bipolarity or Multipolarity?
INTRODUCTION On May 25, 1997, a military junta led by Major Johnny Paul Koroma overthrew President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah's one-year old government of national unity. The 33-year old major had been held at the Pademba Road Prison pending trial for his...
Ethno-Political Conflict in Sri Lanka
INTRODUCTION "Why?" That was the key question shared by many Western observers when they were astonished by the wave of Tamil Tiger suicide bombing in the 1980's and 1990's that ripped through Sri Lanka, a state of approximately 20 million people...
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...
On IBN Khaldun's Critique of the Market Economy with Some Lessons to the Arab World
INTRODUCTION The economics of the free market was actually developed by the Arab historian Abd al-Rahman Ibn Muhammad Ibn Khaldun al-Hadrami who was born in Tunis in 1332 and died in Cairo, Egypt in 1406. Ibn Khaldun wrote the Muqaddimah (the Prolegomena...
Restoring Harmony to Gujarat: Peace Building after the 2002 Riots
INTRODUCTION In January 1948, shortly after India gained its Independence from Great Britain, the world was shocked by the assassination of one of the world's great peace builders, Mahatma Gandhi. His assassin, Nathuram Godse, a Brahmin member of...
Survival in the Era of the Post-Multifiber Arrangement: Experiences of Garment Workers in India
INTRODUCTION Until recently India pursued a dualist path in public policies on economic growth and development, comprised of large-scale manufacturing and agricultural modernization together with the promotion of small-scale enterprises. The strategy...
The CIA and Jacobo Arbenz: History of a Disinformation Campaign
INTRODUCTION The covert operation by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to forcibly oust Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz in June 1954 has been almost completely documented now, thanks to the near-total declassification of the operation's records....
The Development of Nigeria-U.S. Relations
INTRODUCTION The emergence of Nigeria as an independent country in 1960 and its admission into the United Nations Organization (UN) signaled the beginning of the development of foreign policy positions on key issues of international significance....
The Victimization of the Nuba Women of the Sudan
INTRODUCTION The ongoing crisis in Sudan is depicted by the Western media only in terms of the widespread human suffering that is taking place in the Darfur region of Western Sudan. This endless conflict extends far beyond the West; it has affected...