Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring

Ambitious in Theory but Unlikely in Practice: A Critique of UNESCO's Model Curricula for Journalism Education for Developing Countries and Emerging Democracies
INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM In the summer of 2007, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced its new Model Curricula for Journalism Education for Developing Countries and Emerging Democracies...
Analysis of Poverty Dynamics: Bangladesh Perspective
INTRODUCTION Like many other developing countries of the world, Bangladesh has been striving to alleviate poverty since its independence in 1971. Poverty is one of the major economic problems of this country. Recently the government of Bangladesh,...
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...
Democracy and Its Others
INTRODUCTION Every idea worth its name creates differences; normative ideas create deviations. The very being of an idea draws its sustenance from dissent; the normative idea can exist only by removing that dissent. This removal is possible only...
"Diasporas," Mobility and the Social Imaginary: Getting Ahead in West Africa
INTRODUCTION The nature of African mobility has undergone significant shifts in the past five centuries, though still framed by global--more specifically western, capitalist--political economies. The era of Atlantic slave trade witnessed the circulation...
Emergent Discourses of Audacity and the Revocation of Marginality
INTRODUCTION It is an honor to share a few words with you all as we gather here in Ghana to "celebrate change and define the future," and to mark the first conference of the Association of Third World Studies to be hosted on the African continent...
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...
Iranian Identity in the West: A Discursive Approach
INTRODUCTION How would the proponents of Iranian identity in the western countries be defined today? Is it limited to those living within the "nation-state" called Iran, or does it also encompass extra implications? Considering that the identity...
"Long Shadows in Development Administration": A Reactive Memoir to a Vanishing 'Greatest American' Fred W. Riggs
PREFATORY NOTE During the 1950s and most of the 1960s in Third World development programs, technical assistance in American public administration was a "magical" subject and its technicians were "magicians" of a sort. Historian Charles A. Beard...
Origins of the Central Dilemma in Nigeria's Federal System: The Wartime Quasi-Federalism, 1967-1970
INTRODUCTION In the debate on the political machinery in Nigeria's Fourth Republic inaugurated on May 29, 1999 three powerful arguments have dominated discussions on the federal system of government. (1) The first and most fundamental is how the...
Patients versus Patents: Thailand and the Politics of Access to Pharmaceutical Products
Time and time again, health is a peripheral issue when the policies that shape this world are set. When health policies clash with prospects for economic gain, economic interests trump health concerns time and time again. Time and time again, health...
Peasant Response to Agricultural Innovations: Land Consolidation, Agrarian Diversification and Technical Change. the Case of Bungoma District in Western Kenya, 1954-1960
INTRODUCTION Goran Hyden's analysis of Tanzanian peasant society subscribed to the view that capital and state policies exercise a very limited impact (if any) on rural agrarian economies in Africa. (1) Hyden argued that peasant societies are conditioned...
Religion, Economic Development and Cultural Change: The Contradictory Role of Pentecostal Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTRODUCTION What role does religion play in facilitating or hindering the process of modernization and development in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa societies? The primary concern in this paper is examining the relationship between religion, precisely...
Sub-Saharan Ethnic Attachment and Civil Conflict: A Methodological Approach to State-Building and Ethnicity
INTRODUCING THE ISSUE "People go to Africa and confirm what they already have in their heads and so they fail to see what is there in front of them," Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author. (1) Owing to the prevalence of persistent and vexing violence,...
Third World/Global South: From Development to Globalization to Imperial Project
INTRODUCTION The decolonization process of the 1960s brought the newly independent countries of Africa into the halls of the United Nations, swelled the membership of the General Assembly, and called attention to the social, economic, and political...
Toward a Reclassification of Praetorian Rulers: Lessons from the Pakistani Experience
INTRODUCTION In his book, Soldiers in Politics, Eric Nordlinger presents a tripartite classification of military political interveners, based on the extent of power exercised by the interveners and on the type of goals pursued. At the lowest level...
Twenty-Seventh Annual ATWS Meeting
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), was held at the Elmina Beach Resort, Cape Coast, Ghana, November 21-24. The conclave featured 1 O0 attendees from around the world who participated in 18 panels and...