Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 29, 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...
Central Asia Studies
There is no use pretending that we all know about time and space, or rather history and geography'--Edward W. Said. (1) INTRODUCTION Obvious and reassuring polarizations between rich and poor, grandeur and squalor, light and dark, and order and...
Correction
The following paragraphs are the correct version of the "Capture of Noriega" section in William Head's article, "Gunships and 'Dingbats:' U.S. Military Operations During Just Cause," published in the Fall 2011 issue of Journal of Third World Studies...
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...
Gender and Ideology: Social Change and Islam in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan
INTRODUCTION Scholars from various disciplines have devoted extensive attention to issues related to gender and Islam in diverse regions of the world from Southeast Asia to the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. In contrast, relatively less...
Grounding Leadership Ethics in African Diaspora and Election Rights
INTRODUCTION While only a dozen African countries grant their citizens living abroad the right to vote, the remaining nations fall between those that have unimplemented vote provisions for their expatriates and the countries that have yet to consider...
Human Rights Issues of Minorities in Contemporary India: A Concise Analysis
INTRODUCTION India is today one of the most powerful developing nations. This newly industrializing state enjoys a prominent status as the largest democratic nation-state in the world. Unlike some emerging polities, it has had several successful...
Mayaguez: The Final Tragedy of the U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War
INTRODUCTION On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge seized Cambodia and, within two weeks, Communist-led forces overran South Vietnam. At the same time, the Laotian Government fell to the Pathet Lao, and "United States Forces departed the immediate...
Protecting and Striving for the Rights to Religious Freedom: Case Studies on the Protestant House Churches in China
In the history of the People's Republic of China (PRC), a notable yet heretofore neglected phenomenon is the growth of a significant number of Protestant house churches. These churches have not been officially registered and approved by the government,...
School Self-Evaluation: A Jamaican Perspective
INTRODUCTION Jamaica's education system currently caters to approximately 700,000 students in public and private institutions at the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Some 25, 329 teachers, 20% of whom have first degrees,...
Socionationalism in Ghana: History, Insights, and Lessons for Africa
Nationalism is seldom an independent variable, but rather a form through which a variety of responses, aspirations and interests are expressed. Its force is not internal but depends on the intensity of sentiment of various social groups. That is why...
System Equilibrium, Transitions, and Demands of the Excluded
The international order is crumbling and observers of international affairs cannot help but notice that the old order has lost its dynamism, and nations and their leaders, subnational groups, and the public at large are feverishly looking for their...
The Failed Management of a Dying Regime: Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's National Democratic Party, and the January 25 Revolution
INTRODUCTION On December 17, 2010, a Tunisian vegetable vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi was approached by a government market inspector, who promptly confiscated his equipment and merchandise, slapped him, and made him a public spectacle. Bouazizi...
The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC): Nature, Role, and the Issues
INTRODUCTION In 2004, in a review essay, Lisa Anderson found that most of the authors of the books she reviewed on September I I attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., considered these attacks as some...
The Role of Political Structure in Iran's Energy Decision Making Policy
INTRODUCTION Oil revenue constitutes over 80 per cent of Iran's total export earnings and 42.5 per cent of gross domestic product. (1) The importance of oil has placed energy policy on the top of the government agenda. At the same time this huge...
Third World/global South: From Modernization, to Dependency/liberation, to Postdevelopment
INTRODUCTION Development, the efforts to eradicate poverty and improve the lives of people in the Third World/Global South, has been in existence for more than half a century now. But poverty and misery continue to haunt the peoples of Latin America,...
Twenty-Ninth Annual ATWS Meeting in Brazil a Great Success
The Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) was held in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, November 20-23. The conclave featured 90 attendees from around the world who participated in 25 panels and round tables that focused...