The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall

Immigrants from the Middle East: A Profile of the Foreign-Born U.S. Population from Pakistan to Morocco
The incorporation of persons of Muslim Middle Eastern origin into the United States of America has attracted heightened interest since the September 11, 2001. The author uses U.S. Census Bureau data to examine the increase in migrants from the Middle...
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution / Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2002, 256 pages, $25. Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future Gregory Stock Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2002, 277 pages,...
Race Legislation in the European Union
This article examines three pieces of European Union race legislation: The Joint Action (1996) which advocates a whole range of criminal offences based on racism; the European Union's Race Directive (2000) which imposes new legal burdens on whites while...
Secondary Corruption: The Concept of Political Illness
Various problems are presented with the standard definition of corruption: "the misuse of public power for private benefits." Consequently, an alternative definition is suggested: "the subversion of statesmanship by partisanship" or "of governance by...
The American Dream: Can It Survive the 21st Century?
The American Dream: Can It Survive the 21" Century? Joseph L. Daleiden Prometheus Books, 1999, Amherst, New York 738 pages, Hardcover Can "The American Dream" survive the 21st Century? Based upon the author's findings, the answer is "no". And if the...
The Paradox of Pursuing Anti-Poverty Strategies under Structural Adjustment Reforms in Uganda
This paper critically analyses the impact of economic reforms that have been pursued by the NRM regime since 1987. It argues that though stabilization and adjustment reforms are sometimes necessary and have led to GDP growth in the economy for the last...
The Upper Limits of Civilization: Why Improvement of the Commonweal Is So Difficult
Rule #1: All politics are local. Rep. Tip O'Neill Rule #2: All long-term politics are reproductive strategies. Rule #3: All effective long term politics camouflage Rule #2. Ipsoc Macquire Over the last half century, advancements in agriculture, medicine,...
Why Do Black American Males Earn Less Than Black American Women? an Examination of Four Hypotheses
Four hypotheses to explain why black men in the United States and Britain earn less than black women are examined. These are (1) Sowell's thesis black males have lower average intelligence than black females; this hypothesis is rejected; (2) black males...