Journal of Third World Studies

Journal of Third World Studies is a magazine focusing on Third World Studies

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring

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Aaron, Henry J., James M Lindsay and Pietro S. Nivola (eds.). Agenda for the Nation. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2003. 547 pp. Abaka. Edmund. Kola is God's Gift: Agricultural Production, Export Initiatives & the Kola Industry...
Explaining Post-Election Violence in Kenya and Zimbabwe
INTRODUCTION What explains post-election violence? The widespread violence following relatively orderly balloting in elections in Kenya on December 27, 2007 and in Zimbabwe on March 29, 2008 underline the importance of understanding the phenomenon...
Foreword
In order to provide an international structure for the humane and scientific study of Third World peoples, problems and issues, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life, Dr. Harold Isaacs, Professor Emeritus of History at Georgia Southwestern...
Framing the State in Times of Transition: Focus on Five Core Values
INTRODUCTION I begin by noting a change in the sub-title of my paper from what was originally publicized. The new sub-title is, "Focus on Five Core Values." Every constitution in the modern era must contain these five core values in order to be...
Free Movement of Skilled Labor under the Caribbean Single Market: St. Kitts-Nevis's Vision for Unity
INTRODUCTION For more than 20 years, Caribbean leaders have pursued regional integration as a response to the challenges of globalization. The response, while consistent, has been sluggish and often wracked by nationalist politics and poor administrative...
Globalization, Higher Education, and Women in Urban India: A Development Ethics Approach
INTRODUCTION The academic discourse on globalization in developing countries like India frequently focuses on the economic and political effects of globalization, ignoring the shifts and changes it has produced in the underlying values and perspectives...
Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTRODUCTION In the era of globalization, knowledge and innovation play significant roles in economic activity. The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has therefore gained prominence in economic development literature because it motivates...
Military Coups in Pakistan and the Corporate Interests Hypothesis
INTRODUCTION The corporate interests hypothesis emerged as a rebuttal to the argument by Samuel P. Huntington in his seminal work, The Soldier and the State, that professionalizing the officer corps would render military officers politically neutral...
Power in WTO Dispute Settlement
INTRODUCTION International organizations are plagued by power inequalities. Unequal power relations manifest themselves in a number of prominent IOs, ranging from the veto power given to the permanent five members of the UN Security Council, to...
Protecting Children from Those Who Are Supposed to Protect Them! the Uganda Human Rights Commission and Children's Right to Freedom from Torture
INTRODUCTION The Uganda Human Rights Commission (the UHRC or the Commission), was established under Article 51 of the Constitution of Uganda (1) (the Constitution), and the Uganda Human Rights Commission Act (2) with the mandate to promote and protect...
Public Perceptions of Radical Islam: Democratic Consolidation vs Secular Fundamentalism
INTRODUCTION In Turkey, traditionally and historically, religion has been part of nationalism. Islamists have used a nationalist language and presented their movement as a nationalist one stressing the greatness of the Turkish nation. On the other...
Pursuing "Peace" in Israel/Palestine
INTRODUCTION Nine years after the ouforeak of the second mtifada (uprising) in September 2000 and sixteen years after the signing of the Oslo Accords in September 1993, Israelis and Palestinians seem as far as ever from a final status agreement....
Rethinking Third World Relations with Developed Countries: Does Lobbying Washington D.C. Reward Sub-Saharan African Governments?
INTRODUCTION In 2003, just before leaving his country for exile in Nigeria, former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, responding to a question from Newsweek reporter, Tom Masland, on what soured his relations with Washington D.C. replied, "l don't...
The Dialectics of Human Migration
Once upon a time, in the days of the struggle for civil rights and war against the war, in the late 1960s, I had a friend, a colleague (who will remain unnamed), a professor who taught in the humanities. At about my age--that is, my age today--he fell...
The First Home Visit: The 'Return' Experiences of Liberian Regufee Women in Ghana
INTRODUCTION Refugees are one of the world's most complex and pressing challenges. This is so because civilians, through no fault of their own, have become the main targets of war, forcing them to flee beyond their borders, and become strangers...
The Zanzibar Electoral Commission and Its Feckless Independence
INTRODUCTION Free and fair elections are some of the essential qualities of a mature democratic and stable society. Ideally, losers in an election normally concede defeat, an outcome that is more likely if they feel that the election was fairly...
Twenty-Eighth Annual ATWS Meeting
The Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), was held in Savannah, Georgia, October 7-9. The conclave featured 110 attendees from around the world who participated in 27 panels and round tables that focused on...
Walter Rodney and the Politics of the Haitian Ruling Class: Rethinking the State in Haiti
INTRODUCTION A theme at the 2007 Walter Rodney Conference, held annually in Atlanta, Georgia, was that a task before a new generation of scholars, organizers and activists was to explore the continued relevance of Rodney's scholarship to the contemporary...

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