Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall

A Mathematical Exploration of Fractal Complexity among the Axioms on the African State in the Journal of Third World Studies: From John Mukum Mbaku to Pade Badru
INTRODUCTION This essay is a follow-up to my chapter, "The African State: An Ubuntu/Communal Paradigm," in the book titled Primer on African Studies (2011) edited by Ishmael Munene and published by Lexington Books. (1) The impetus for the book chapter...
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...
Foreign Aid in Post-Conflict Countries: The Case of South Sudan
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it examines the approach to foreign aid being used in South Sudan, which reflects the new thinking in providing assistance to post-conflict countries. The United States Agency for International...
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...
How 'Post' Is the Post-Washington Consensus?
"Personally like most economists. I am in fact in favor of free trade and free investment flows; but they are surely given too much credit." (1) The ongoing Financial and economic crisis has challenged the economic and political orthodoxies that...
Leaving the "Third World": Is Consumerism Transforming China?
INTRODUCTION The 2008 Olympics illuminated Beijing's glaring prosperity driven by rapid growth in foreign direct investments and exports. On the other hand, China still receives hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from international agencies...
Oil and Political Freedom in Third World Petro States: Do Oil Prices and Dependence on Petroleum Exports Foster Authoritarianism?
INTRODUCTION Why are so many oil-rich states so frequently undemocratic? Is there a link between an oil-rich state's reliance on natural resource exports as the primary source of government revenue and autocracy? Interest in this topic is in large...
The De- & Re-Construction of an Incoherent Institution: Reform of the FARDC?
INTRODUCTION In today's 21st century where many states teeter on failure and chronic weakness it is becoming more and more accepted in the state failure and peacebuilding literature that security sector reform (SSR) is viewed as a critical step...
The Impact of Workers' Remittances on Economic Growth: Evidence from ECOWAS Countries
INTRODUCTION Workers' remittances represent one of the most important sources of external flows of capital and foreign exchanges for many developing countries. They play an important role in the lives of their recipients. This is particularly the...
The Story of a Book
I stood on the bank of the Hoan Kien Lake in downtown Ha Noi in the gloaming of the day The park was still alive in early evening with people enjoying themselves. It is a very popular place in Ha Noi for people to gather, to relax, to eat picnics,...
The Tendency to Urban-Farm in Accra: A Cultural Lag-Labor Surplus Nexus
With the rapid urban growth rates, a diminishing ability of many countries to feed the increasing national populations, persistent and escalating food prices, urban agriculture is increasingly becoming a food security strategy both at national and...
Violence and the Ethics of Reading: The 'Body' as Site of Violence and Resistance in Alex Languma's in Fog of the Season's End and Sony Labou Tansi's la Vie et Demie
INTRODUCTION Since the 1960s, African writers have been dredging the abyss of violence that has been the hallmark of the postcolonial African states. After gaining independence, many African states have failed to create viable institutions to spearhead...