Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring

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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...
Cross-Cultural Environmental Lessons: An Indigenous Case-Study
INTRODUCTION The new environmental consciousness characteristic of the second half of the twentieth century ushered in a dual trend of reinterpretation and appropriation of traditional beliefs and practices. While religious leaders and theologians...
Death Squads as Parallel Forces: Uruguay, Operation Condor, and the United States
INTRODUCTION From the 1960s to the 1980s Latin America was convulsed by violence as military-security forces carried out a ruthless "war against subversion." A wave of U.S-backed military coups swept the region and repressive, right-wing military...
Egypt and the War on Iraq: Implications for Domestic Politics
INTRODUCTION The war on Iraq has been a major concern for Egyptians who have engaged in a heated internal debate between the government and the opposition parties, syndicates, intellectuals and religious institutions. What were the main aspects...
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...
Government Size, Political Freedom and Economic Growth in Nigeria, 1960-2000
INTRODUCTION Determining the most effective political economic system for the development of a society is an important issue. Until the early 1990s, the world was characterized by two models of development--socialism, led by the Soviet Union, and...
Low Grades for Petro-States in the Former Soviet Union
Over fifteen years have passed since the demise of the Soviet Union and the subsequent independence of the former Soviet republics in the South Caucasus and Central Asia. It is time to take stock of what advances these independent countries have or...
Political Economy of Political Power of the Islamic Regime in Iran
INTRODUCTION Democracy as a system of government is proclaimed to be superior to dictatorship. Since the collapse of the system in the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries, people in all countries are converging on the ideal of democracy...
Reining in the Military: Re-Democratization in Suriname
INTRODUCTION There are three recurring emphases in the literature on military coups and military disengagement--the first is on the commissioned officers, the second on military professionalism, and the third on the corporate concerns of the military....
The Failure of the Modern Aesop (1) in Anglophone Cameroonian Drama: The Example of Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh's the Inheritance (2)
PROLOGUE TO DISCOURSE Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh's The Inheritance upholds the myth that reality can neither be changeable nor can the world be transformed. I have argued elsewhere (3) that the power metaphor in this play upholds the ideology of the class...
The Impact of the U.S. Peace Corps at Home and Abroad
From the time of its inception in 1961, the Peace Corps has served as a powerful symbol of American values. At a time when popular faith, both at home and abroad, in the value of American ideals and the possibility of their translation into official...
The Mystery of Andre Louis Marty
In 1923 a twelve-year-old Vo Nguyen Giap, a resident of the hamlet of An Xa, district of Le Thuy in Quang Binh Province of An Nam, received his official education certificate for having completed his elementary studies (Diplome des Etudes Primaires...
The Twenty-Fourth Annual ATWS Meeting
The Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc., the largest organization of its kind in the world, founded at Georgia Southwestern State University in 1983 by Harold Isaacs, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history,...
The US-Saudi Relationship and the Iraq War: The Dialectics of a Dependent Alliance
INTRODUCTION The relationship between the United States government and the Saudi royal family can be traced back to the F. D. Roosevelt era. The two countries established very robust bilateral ties in 1942. Analyzing the special relationship, former...
Understanding and Fighting Corruption in Sierra Leone: A Metaphorical Linguistic Approach
INTRODUCTION This essay is about a way to understand and fight corruption in Sierra Leone. It argues that the legal approach, which has been predominant in the fight against corruption in the country, has not been effective. After examining the...