Journal of Third World Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall

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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...
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...
Fourth Generation Conflict? Local Social Formations and Insurgences in Post-Ba'ath Iraq
INTRODUCTION The campaign of armed resistance directed against Coalition forces in post-war Iraq from 2003 to present has been variously described by the U.S. national security establishment as "terrorism" or as a protracted "guerilla war". (1)...
Human Resource Development (HRD) Theory and Thailand's Sufficiency Economy Concept and Its "OTOP" Program
INTRODUCTION The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) developed an integrated-thematic approach to human resource development (HRD). It thereby provided a capstone to an intellectual legacy that began...
India and the Central Eurasian Space
INTRODUCTION Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and due to India's security and increasing energy needs, New Delhi has been active in Central Eurasia, just as China has been, although the communist power was quicker off the mark in post-Soviet...
Israel's Lebanon War: Ariel Sharon and 'Operation Peace for Galilee'
INTRODUCTION An examination of 'Operation Peace for Galilee,' Israel's first major foray into Lebanon, seems more appropriate now than ever, especially after the 2006 Saif al-Harrar, or hot summer. In 2006, Israel invaded Lebanon for many of the...
"One Country, Two Systems:" China's Economic Policies towards State & Township/village-Owned Enterprises, 1978-1992
INTRODUCTION Reconstructing industrial enterprise was the central dimension of the Chinese economic reform from the late 1970s to early 1990s. The pace and result of reform varied across enterprises, depending upon the type of ownership. Township/village-owned...
Policy Advice during a Crisis
INTRODUCTION (1) A crisis is characterized by an unfavorable state of instability or disequilibrium, i.e., by a large negative deviation from the normal state of affairs. The instability can occur gradually, as when a country slips into deep poverty...
Political Islam: Untangling the Conceptual Muddle
INTRODUCTION The literature on Islam and politics attributes various labels to the phenomenon of political Islam: revivalism, fundamentalism, Islamism, radical, militant, etc. The liberty taken to use these terms interchangeably has only added to...
Small Island States in Crisis: The Economic Impact of Lifestyle Diseases in the South Pacific
INTRODUCTION Public health concerns in the South Pacific region in recent years have shifted from the prevention and control of infectious diseases to dealing with the increasingly prevalent problem of non-communicable disease (NCD) or what has...
Social Democratization and Development Strategy: An Alternative to Neoliberalization in Latin America?
INTRODUCTION This essay will review the relevancy of the social democratic model as a possible source of inspiration for political change and a reorientation of development strategy in Latin America. The social democratic option includes an emphasis...
Struggles for Democracy in Latin America
Grandin, Greg. The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America and the Cold War. University of Chicago Press, 2004. 1 pp. Ladutke, Lawrence Michael. Freedom of Expression in El Salvador: The Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy, McFarland and Company,...
Tensions Created by the Formal and Informal Use of Urban Space: The Case of Nairobi, Kenya
INTRODUCTION This paper examines the tensions that have come forth as a result of the formal and informal use of urban space in African cities with special reference to Nairobi. The tensions referred to in this study may be explained in the wider...
The Antinomies of Samuel P. Huntington: Some Anthropological Reflections on the American Pundit
INTRODUCTION Sweeping generalizations on sociocultural phenomena of the sort made by influential political scientist Samuel Huntington exhibit a proclivity toward representing the globe in terms of analytical categories devised without adequate...
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