The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, Winter

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio and Barry L. Beyerstein Wiley-Blackwell, 2010Every once in a while it is necessary to recheck current scientific...
Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab (Germany Abolishes Itself)
Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab (Germany Abolishes Itself) Thilo Sarrazin Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2010Thilo Sarrazin is a well-known politician and financial expert of the German Republic. A respected member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank...
Political Violence in Uganda: The Role of Vigilantes and Militias
This paper examines the proliferation of vigilantes and militias in Uganda, and their relation to the underpinnings of political governance. Vigilantes and militias are historically a reality linked to limited state authority. However, the current Ugandan...
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World Alan Greenspan Penguin Books, 2008This is in effect a memoir of Alan Greenspan's professional life. Only in part (and by virtue of an Epilogue) does it deal with the financial crisis that hit in August...
The Corruption-Underdevelopment Nexus in Africa: Which Way Nigeria?!
To state that corruption abounds in Nigeria is to restate the obvious. The guardian coup of January 1966 was given the thumbs-up by many Nigerians who saw the military putsch as a welcome relief from the prevailing conditions of pervasive corruption...
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons Crown Publishers, 2010A fool learns from his mistakes, but a wise person learns from the mistakes of others.- AnonymousA widely accepted myth concerning...
The Road to Financial Ruin: Warnings, Consequences, Reforms
The Road to Financial Ruin: Warnings, Consequences, Reforms Henry Kaufman John Wiley & Sons, 2009Henry Kaufman has so extensive a resume after a lifetime of financial practice and writing that it hardly does him justice simply to mention that he...
United States' Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities
For several decades energy security has been one of the top challenges to the United States' economic prosperity, national security, and indeed the American way of life. This essay discusses the recent developments in fossil fuels, particularly oil sands,...
Urban Development: The Importance of Public Administration
Political Elasticity (PE) theory is used to link public administration to urban development. The history of this theory (which won for the author the 2010 Fred Riggs Award given by the American Society of Public Administration's Section on International...
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