Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall

A Case of a Mother Tongue and Another Mother Tongue in School: Efforts at Revitalization of Olusuba Language of Kenya
INTRODUCTION An alarming decline in the number of languages has been reported in various scholarly works around the world. (1) The concern over the disappearance of languages could actually be dated back to the 5th Century. (2) In the case of Hebrew,...
A Diegetic Analysis of the Scholarly Works of Six ATWS/ASRF Women: Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Theodora Ayot, Doyin Coker-Kolo, Rita Kiki Edozie, Mueni Wa Muiu, and Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome
INTRODUCTION In this essay, I employ the diegetic method to examine the scholarly works of six Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) and African Studies and Research Forum (ASRF) female professionals--namely, Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Theodora...
Books Available for Review
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...
Do Global Strategies for Poverty Eradication in Sub-Saharan Africa Work? an Assessment of Several International Macroeconomic Policies
INTRODUCTION The July 2005 rock concert Live 8, and the subsequent Group of 8 Summit meeting in Scotland, put African poverty and underdevelopment in the forefront of world affairs. As with past attempts at poverty eradication and sustainable development,...
Elite Composition and Socio-Political Correlations: Age, Foreign Travel and Writings of the Jewish Political Elite during the British Mandate over Palestine
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Over many centuries, Palestine, nowadays the land including Israel, the West Bank of the Jordan and the Gaza Strip, or parts of it, was under the rule for different lengths of time by various regimes: those of the Canaanites,...
Ethnic Conflict and State Formation in Post-Colonial Africa: A Comparative Study of Ethnic Genocide in the Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, and Rwanda-Burundi
INTRODUCTION It is an undeniable reality that the 20th century was perhaps the most challenging century for Africa since the era of the Atlantic slave Wade and the colonization that followed. Besides crushing economic woes that plagued most of the...
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...
Income Distribution and Economic Growth: Evidence from Islamic Republic of Iran
INTRODUCTION Purpose--This paper investigates the effects of income distribution on economic growth in Islamic Republic of Iran. Design/methodology/approach--An endogenous growth model is specified, that includes human capital and technological...
International Free Trade, the WTO, and the Third World/global South
INTRODUCTION International flee trade is the bedrock foundation of the neoliberal globalization project. The World Trade Organization (WTO), established in 1995 to promote and manage international free trade, together with the World Bank (WB) and...
Maroon Resistance and Settlement on Danish St. Croix
INTRODUCTION There is an overwhelming body of literature on how Africans resisted the imposition and institution of slavery in the Americas. (1) This literature has examined and documented African slave resistance in the Americas within two different...
"The Haitian State: Something Alien"
INTRODUCTION For more than 200 years Haiti has operated devoid of solid institutions and political stability. Haiti is currently undergoing its second United Nations (UN) peace-keeping mission following the second successful deposition of a democratically...
The Judiciary in Governance in the Gambia: The Quest for Autonomy under the Second Republic
INTRODUCTION The justice delivery system of a country is of paramount importance because it guarantees good governance, sustainable development and poverty reduction. (1) This view is contained in the executive summary of the former United Nations...
The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM): Building Partnership or Neo-Colonialism of U.S.-Africa Relations?
INTRODUCTION The end of the Cold War and the attacks of September 11th have drastically changed the United States' geo-strategic interests and perceptions. Africa had long been on the periphery of U.S. interest, but this is quickly changing. The...
Ubuntugogy for the 21st Century
INTRODUCTION The state of community life in general, and of education in particular, in Africa south of the Sahara (henceforth also referred to as the sub-continent) seems to indicate that Africans have failed somewhat in their efforts to provide...
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