Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring

Alternative Views of Environmental Security in a Less Developed Country: The Case of Bangladesh
INTRODUCTION Since the end of the Cold War, there has been renewed interest in what is now called 'non-traditional' security issues. As late as 1985, the old cold warrior George Kennan wrote in Foreign Affairs, identifying the threat to the world...
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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...
"Civilization" on Trial: The Colonial and Postcolonial State in Africa
INTRODUCTION In this article I will analyze modern African states' development from the onset of colonialism to the present to understand why these states' attempts at implementing policies that improve the dire conditions that face the majority...
Daniel Lerner, Cold War Propaganda and Us Development Communication Research: An Historical Critique
INTRODUCTION In scholarly works celebrating the genesis and growth of U.S. communication research, the two most notable being that of Rogers (1) and Everette & Wartella, (2) readers would commonly find considerable pages dedicated to the lives...
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...
Mwalimu Toyin Falola: The Man and His Work
INTRODUCTION Upon his nomination for the presidency of the African Studies Association (ASA) in April of 2004, the following is part of what Mwalimu Toyin Falola wrote about himself in his Statement of Candidacy: I have a strong record of working...
Representation Problems of Social Democracy in Turkey: CHP Will Welcome Anyone Who Is Determined to Preserve and to Work for the Consolidation of the Basic Values of Turkey, Be Her/him Espouse Center-Right and Even Conservative Identity (1)
INTRODUCTION Recently Turkish political agenda is occupied by the debates on the possibility and/or necessity of holding early general elections. The last general elections were held in November 2002, which legally necessitates the next one to be...
Rethinking Dependency Theory: The Case of Dominica, the Rascal State
INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, the debate over dependency theory has been eclipsed by the controversy over globalization. Despite the fading dialogue on dependency theory, academics continue to critique it. Ricardo Duchesne notes that "the export...
The 2006 Mexican Presidential Election: Democratic Development or Democratic Debacle?
INTRODUCTION Five days after Mexico's July 2nd presidential election, in the midst of growing public anxiety over an election in which preliminary results had been much too narrow to call, the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) declared Felipe Calderon...
The Issue of Political Leadership in the Third World: What Is to Be Done?
INTRODUCTION The issue of political leadership and the desire to produce men and women who command national legitimacy has been tough in all polities-and this dilemma is probably more critical in the developing nations. (1) Indeed, the assumption...
The Politicization of Ethnic Sentiments in the Sudan: Implications for Nation-Building
INTRODUCTION It is hard to conceive of a more timely or more relevant study than the one we offer the reader in the following few pages. Our subject is one for which the reader can find illustrations from each day's newspapers and political discussions....
The Social Worth of Pharmaceuticals
INTRODUCTION In an article in the Harvard Business Review, Spear (1) observed that: "Medical miracles--improvements in fertility treatment, cancer cures, cardiac care, and AIDS management among them--are becoming so commonplace that we take them...
The Twenty-Fifth Annual ATWS Meeting
The Twenty-Fifth Silver Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc., the largest organization of its kind in the world, was held in Lima, Peru, November 18-20. The conclave featured 130 attendees who participated...
Transitivity as a Tool for Ideological Analysis
INTRODUCTION This article examines the application of transitivity, from the Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG), as a theoretical tool in the analysis of ideology in the print media. The data under study comprises extracts from the reportage of the...

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