The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall

Amy Chua's World on Fire: Worldwide Ethnic Conflict and Its Implications for the United States
World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global InstabilityAmy ChuaAnchor Books, 2004Amy Chua's World on Fire: Worldwide Ethnic Conflict and Its Implications for the United StatesAmy Chua is a Yale Law School professor...
An Analytic Assessment of U.S. Drug Policy
An Analytic Assessment of U.S. Drug PolicyDavid Boyum and Peter ReuterAmerican Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. 2004David Boyum and Peter Reuter report that the United States spends about $35 billion per year in public funds in an effort to control...
Governance in Contemporary Germany: The Semi-Sovereign State Revisited
Governance in Contemporary Germany: The Semi-Sovereign State RevisitedEditors: Simon Green and William E. PatersonCambridge University Press, 2005With Germany moving toward an important election while this review is being written, the content of this...
Oil and Terrorism: Central Asia and the Caucasus
This essay examines American, European, Russian, and Chinese energy interests in the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. The author argues that in recent years this rivalry over hydrocarbon resources has been reinforced by efforts to increase political and...
Rebuilding Western Civilization beyond the Twenty-First Century Collapse
Rebuilding Western Civilization Beyond the Twenty-First Century CollapseSeymour W. ItzkoffPaideia Publishers, 2003Seymour Itzkoff has written an extremely challenging book, the theme of which will doubtless be instantly repudiated by many, but will cause...
Structural Power and the Politics of International Monetary Relations
What are the sources of monetary power and how does the concept of monetary power explain the politics of international monetary relations? This paper argues that international monetary power rests on the differential domestic costs of macroeconomic...
The Economics of Coping: The Plight of Women in Iraq's Informal Economy
The author analyzes the role of women in the Iraqi economy, especially the informal sector, in recent times and considers the effect that changes to their role in the economy have had and will have. The paper argues that Iraqi women working in the informal...
The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners
The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful OwnersDebra J. DickersonAnchor Books, 2004There is something in this book for just about everyone, depending upon a reader's proclivities. Those who read it to find ammunition...
The Lebanese Parliamentary Elections of 2005
This study is concerned primarily with a systematic analysis of Lebanon's most recent election, its characteristics and results. The methodology or research procedure that is utilized is both descriptive and analytical. Following a brief discussion of...
Who Are the Jews?
Who Are the Jews? Vol. I: Soul of the Israelites, ISBN 0-913993-17-4 Vol. II : A Nation of Philosophers, ISBN 0-913993-18-2 Seymour W. Itzkoff Paideia Publishers, Ashfield, MA, 2004Within the next several years, Volumes I and II of Who Are the Jews will...
Who Lies on Surveys, and What Can We Do about It?
Focusing on demographic characteristics, the author seeks partially to replicate, with a larger set of variables, Belli, Traugott, and Beckmann's (2001) recent study on vote overreports using the same data from the U.S. National Election Studies (1948-1998)....
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