Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall

A Time Series Analysis of the African Growth and Opportunity Act: Testing the Efficacy of Transnationalism
INTRODUCTION AND BRIEF BACKGROUND ON AGOA Free trade agreements are seen as necessary to help the countries involved with tariff costs, while providing employment for their citizens. African countries have been striving for economic stability and...
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...
Child Labor Dynamics in Punjab
INTRODUCTION Studies from several settings in South Asia (reviewed in Kanbargi [1991]) have confirmed that children begin to perform several activities useful to their families, and not to themselves, at a very young age, becoming more productive...
Ending Impunity in Africa: The Charles Taylor Trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone
INTRODUCTION At this time, Charles Ghankay Taylor, (1) the former President of Liberia, awaits trial at The Hague, Netherlands, by The Special Court For Sierra Leone. (2) [Special Court] The trial is provisionally set to start on April 2, 2007....
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...
From Miracle to Mirage: Rethinking Asian Exceptionalism Vis-a-Vis the Third World
THE UNMAKING OF THIRD WORLDISM "Asian exceptionalism" is a concept now in eclipse, but during the "miracle" years of East Asian development it had a profoundly debilitating impact on Third World thought. This study explores that "miracle" effect,...
Globalization and Food Policy Dilemmas in Developing Countries: Contextualizing the Indian Scenario
INTRODUCTION Although there are some nuances between globalization and liberalization, for the purpose of this paper, they are regarded as synonymous. Neo-liberal globalization is basically an attempt for capitalist integration through the processes...
Institutional Basis of Ethno-Regional Competition for Resources in Nigeria
INTRODUCTION The statement of this article is that the spatial distribution of federal expenditures makes a particular difference in regional share of national resources and the overall politics of resource allocation. Whether this is true of Nigeria's...
"Istana Stands Firm: Indonesia's Quelling Islamic Terror" Culture Matters
INNOCENCE LOST: RECKONING THE FUTURE "Each of these princes had his own realm (Nagara, seat of authority with its accompanying territory), but at one place Majapahit, they cleansed the feet of the Supreme Ruler." Prantja's Nagarakrtagama (1)...
Oil, Insecurity, and Subversive Patriots in the Niger Delta: The Ogoni as Agent of Revolutionary Change
INTRODUCTION Enduring conflicts and violence in the Niger Delta have redefined the region as an unstable terrain in public consciousness. The prevalence of conflicts in the region has, thus, engaged sustained attention. The concern is marked by...
Power and Force: Libya's Relations with the United States
INTRODUCTION Qaddafi has been described as irrational, impulsive, erratic, unpredictable, quixotic, bizarre, and saturated with insatiable ambition. However, one cannot view the Libyan president through the prism or perspective of Western nations....
Rethinking Economic Development and the Financial Crisis in South Korea and the State in an Era of Globalization
INTRODUCTION In the post-World War II era, only a handful of Third-World countries could graduate from underdevelopment in a highly competitive inter-state or global economic system and achieve both industrialization and sustainable economic growth....
Social Background Characteristics as Determinants of Political Behavior of the Arab Political Leadership of Palestine under the British Mandate
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The Muslim rule of Palestine--which lasted, except for about two centuries of the Crusaders' rule--since 640 A.D., was ended by the occupation of the country in 1918 by the forces of the Allied Powers. For many centuries, and...
The Evolution and Relevance of Autonomous Communities in Contemporary Igboland: An Essay in Local Governance
INRODUCTION This article evaluates the major political revolution brought about by the establishment of British colonial administration in Igboland in 1891. Imo State is used as the microcosm for the study of the wider Igbo phenomenon of the impact...
The Poverty of Chinese Farmers' Migration Rights
INTRODUCTION The poverty of social right is "mostly reflected in the denial or restriction of certain individuals and groups the rights to employment, medical care, housing, promotion, mobility, education, entertainment, resource distribution and...
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