The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring

Energy Security: What Does It Mean? and How Can We Achieve It?
This article examines the diversification of energy mix as a strategy to enhance energy security. It surveys the world situation regarding natural gas, coal, nuclear power, and bio-energy and finds that although they make a significant contribution to...
How Does Racial Diversity Raise Income Inequality
In international comparisons, a high level of racial diversity is associated with a high level of income inequality. One hypothesis proposes that racial diversity leads to increased variance in intellectual ability, which leads to increased income inequality...
Inflation Targeting Policies in Less-Developed Countries: Some Evidence and Potential
Inflation Targeting (IT) is a macro-monetary policy tool, originally introduced in New Zealand and now adopted by several countries, that can lead to relatively stable and low inflation rates through the adoption of an explicit inflation target, one...
Numbering Belarus: How It Compares with Russia
Recent polls show that Belarus is the country the Russian people view most favorably. In this article, the author examines this perception by presenting a variety of data, comparing Belarus first with the other Soviet Union republics/post-Soviet independent...
Science: Sex Differences in Attainment
We review ten international studies of the attainments of boys and girls in science from 1960 through 2006. In general, boys achieved higher average test scores than girls from the age of 10 years in the earlier studies, but this advantage had disappeared...
The Stale Whiff of Fraud: Behind the Latest European Court of Auditors Report
The repeated failure of the European Court of Auditors to sign off the accounts of the European Union is an ongoing source of controversy, and an issue that has already obliged one set of Commissioners to resign. This paper reviews the latest findings...
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