Journal of Global South Studies

Journal of Global South Studies is a scholarly and provocative periodical on the Global South problems and issues, and is the pioneering effort in Global South Studies.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring

AFRICOM in US Transformational Diplomacy
Introduction President George W. Bush's decision to create the Africa Command (AFRICOM) in 2007 might have signaled the end of what Abel Esterhuyse has described as a "very cautious and defensive" US approach to its national security involvement...
Arthur, John A.: Class Formation and Inequality Structures in Contemporary African Migration: Evidence from Ghana
Arthur, John A. Class Formation and Inequality Structures in Contemporary African Migration: Evidence from Ghana. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. In Class Formation and Inequality Structures in Contemporary African Migration: Evidence from Ghana,...
Books Available for Review in Journal of Global South Studies August 2016
Africa Bleck, Jaimie. Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali. Johns Hopkins University Press (2015). Covington-Ward, Yolanda. Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo. Duke University Press (2016). Fontein,...
Booth, John A., Christine J. Wade, and Thomas W. Walker. Understanding Central America (Sixth Edition)
Booth, John A., Christine J. Wade, and Thomas W. Walker. Understanding Central America (Sixth Edition). Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015. In 1990, as a graduate student at Ohio University, I was introduced to the first edition of Understanding...
Corrales, Javier and Michael Penfold. Dragon in the Tropics: Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chavez
Corrales, Javier and Michael Penfold. Dragon in the Tropics: Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chavez (second edition). Washington D.C: Brookings Institution Press, 2015. Hugo Chavez was one of the most visible and controversial political figures...
Crais, Clifton, and Thomas V. McClendon, Eds. the South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Crais, Clifton, and Thomas V. McClendon, eds. The South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. The South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics is a collection of over eighty primary and secondary...
Devi, Gayatri and Najat Rahman, Eds.: Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema
Devi, Gayatri and Najat Rahman, eds. Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2014. Just as the definition of comedy can be broadly interpreted, so too can be the definition of the Middle East. The collection...
Foreword
In order to provide an international structure for the humane and scientific study of peoples, problems, and issues in the world's developing countries, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life, the late Dr. Harold Isaacs, Professor Emeritus...
Friedman, Sara L., and Pardis Mahdavi, Eds.: Migrant Encounters, Intimate Labor, the State, and Mobility across Asia
Friedman, Sara L., and Pardis Mahdavi, eds. Migrant Encounters, Intimate Labor, the State, and Mobility across Asia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Over the past few decades, the study of migrant workers, especially those...
Gasiorowski, Mark, Ed.: The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Gasiorowski, Mark, ed. The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2014. Unlike previous editions of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, Professor of Political Science...
Hutchison, Elizabeth Quay, Thomas Miller Klubock, Nara B. Milanich, and Peter Winn, Eds.: The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Hutchison, Elizabeth Quay, Thomas Miller Klubock, Nara B. Milanich, and Peter Winn, eds. The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. Lambert, Peter and Andrew Nickson, eds. The Paraguay Reader: History,...
Konadu, Kwasi and Clifford C. Campbell, Eds.: The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Konadu, Kwasi and Clifford C. Campbell, eds. The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Kwasi Konadu and Clifford Campbell have compiled an intriguingly diverse range of sources in this multidisciplinary...
Lee, Christopher J.: Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa
Lee, Christopher J. Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. Christopher Lee's Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the...
Liu, Liyan. Red Genesis: The Hunan First Normal School and the Creation of Chinese Communism, 1903-1921
Liu, Liyan. Red Genesis: The Hunan First Normal School and the Creation of Chinese Communism, 1903-1921. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. There are numerous biographies of Chinese Communist Mao Zedong. At least three of them, by...
Lu, Jie. Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages
Lu, Jie. Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. The introduction of Village Committee Elections (VCEs) in rural China since the 1980s is one of the most influential...
Potentials for Democratic Development in Timor-Leste: A Critical Modernist Perspective
Introduction Having survived four hundred years of Portuguese rule, twenty-seven years of Indonesian military occupation, and decades-long civil strife, Timor-Leste finally joined the world community of nations as the 191st member of the United...
Preface
This is the first issue of our journal to appear under its new name, the Journal of Global South Studies (JGSS). In turn, the new journal name conforms to the association name change - to the Association of Global South Studies (AGSS)--enacted following...
Quayson, Ato. Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism
Quayson, Ato. Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. Ever since Accra supplanted Cape Coast as the colonial capital of the Gold Coast [Ghana], its rise in popularity and...
Rice, Mark. Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines
Rice, Mark. Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2014. In this superb book, Mark Rice applies his specialization in the history of photography in twentieth...
Shifting Norms: Development Policy and the Role of Security Sector Reform in Advancing Human Security
Introduction Security Sector Reform (SSR) is a technical model guides practitioners' efforts to transform states' security services into institutions which can face challenges "in a manner that is consistent with democratic norms, and sound principles...
Singh, Chaitram. the Flour Convoy
Singh, Chaitram. The Flour Convoy. Bloomington, ESI: I-Universe, 2011. The Flour Convoy is a damning story about the plight of a country facing a government that has self-induced its own destruction through rampant and systemic corruption. In many...
Strategic Partner or Shot Caller? the De Beers Factor in Botswana's Development
Introduction The relationships between African states and multinational corporations have been hotly debated. Proponents of multinational activity in developing states contend that states whose policies do not actively promote foreign direct investment...
The Third World and Relative Gains from Global Trade: An Empirical Comparative Analysis of Developed versus Developing Countries
I. Introduction Proponents of free trade theory and trade liberalization maintain that despite drawbacks, the distribution of gains from trade is a win-win for all countries. In particular, developing countries that opt for trade openness are most...
Wickeri, Philip L.: Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China
Wickeri, Philip L. Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2015. This study of the Anglican and Episcopal churches in China includes nine chapters, beginning...
Zhao, Hong. China and ASEAN: Energy Security, Cooperation and Competition
Zhao, Hong. China and ASEAN: Energy Security, Cooperation and Competition. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2015. The author's primary motivation for writing China and ASEAN: Energy Security, Cooperation and Competition is the "rapid rise of China and...
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