The Journal of Global South Studies is a probing scholarly journal that examines development problems and issues as well as pioneering efforts in the developing world. It is an interdisciplinary journal that explores current and historic issues facing the Global South region of the world, including economic, political, social, military, and international relationships.

Vol. 37 No. 2 (2020): Fall 2020

Published: 2021-02-19

Foreword

Ryan Alexander

xii–ix

Keynote Address of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association of Global South Studies

Relations Between the United States of America and the Argentine Republic

Eduardo Lazzari; Ryan Alexander

351–356

Abstract

Keynote Address of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association of Global South Studies Relations Between the United States of America and the...

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Between Economic Diversification and Nation-Branding

The UAE's Pivot to Asia and Innovation Strategies in the Post-Zayed Era

Hae Won Jeong

181–208

Abstract

Asian countries are vital partners in the UAE’s international cooperation for economic diversification in the post-Zayed era. After the UAE...

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Twitter Use and its Impact on Public Attitudes Toward Bank Robberies in Jordan

Linda Alkhawaja, Hanan Ibrahim, Abdulazeez Jaradat

209–239

Abstract

This study examines the influence of Twitter as a social media network on public punitive attitudes toward bank robbers in Jordan. After fifteen...

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The Pathway to Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

Parwez Besmel

240–269

Abstract

In this article, I am presenting a new perspective on peace and justice in Afghanistan that is grounded on the sociopolitical realities of...

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Does Place Determine Destiny?

How "Neighborhood Mechanisms" Mediate Food Vendor Success in Nang Loeng, Bangkok

Anjali Kumar

270–293

Abstract

“Neighborhood effects” research has rarely probed how geography influences job success among self-employed individuals in emerging markets. This...

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Political and Economic Inequality

Insights from Philippine Data on Political Dynasties

Ronald U. Mendoza, Miann S. Banaag

294–319

Abstract

There is an extensive empirical literature on economic inequality, yet few studies examine its political underpinnings. This article contributes...

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Exploring the Link between Global Capital Expansion, Chinese Ascendancy, and the Verdicts of Western Election Observers in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Case of Kenya's 2017 General Elections

Albert Gordon Omulo

320–350

Abstract

There is an increasing feeling among scholars of African democracy that Western election observers apply a double standard in their operations...

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Female Highlife Performers in Ghana by Nana Abena Amoah-Ramey

Nicholas C. McLeod

357–359

Abstract

Amoah-Ramey, Nana Abena. Female Highlife Performers in Ghana: Expression, Resistance, and Advocacy. Lanham, MD: Rowman &...

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Whose Agency by Megan Hershey

Doyin Coker-Kolo

359–361

Abstract

Hershey, Megan. Whose Agency: The Politics and Practice of Kenya’s HIV-Prevention NGOs. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019.

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The Fixer by Charles Plot and Kodjo Nicolas Batema

Kwaku Nti

361–364

Abstract

Piot, Charles, with Kodjo Nicolas Batema. The Fixer: Visa Lottery Chronicles. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

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Markets on the Margins by Kate Philip

Kwaku Nti

364–365

Abstract

Philip, Kate. Markets on the Margins: Mineworkers, Job Creation, & Enterprise Development. Woodbridge, United Kingdom:...

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Mafalda by Isabella Cosse, translated by Laura Pérez Carrara

Jeffery Morris

366–367

Abstract

Cosse, Isabella. Mafalda: A Social and Political History of Latin America’s Global Comic. Translated by Laura Pérez Carrara....

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Embodying the Sacred by Nancy E. Van Deusen

Evan C. Rothera

368–370

Abstract

Van Deusen, Nancy E. Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

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Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics in Latin American Arts by Juan G. Ramos

Patricia Moral

370–371

Abstract

Ramos, Juan G. Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics in Latin American Arts. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2018.

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The Common Wind by Julius S. Scott

Joshua da Cruz

372–373

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Scott, Julius S. The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution. New York: Verso,...

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Cambodia's Muslims and the Malay World by Philipp Bruckmayr

Gennaro Errichiello

374–375

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Bruckmayr, Philipp. Cambodia’s Muslims and the Malay World: Malay Language, Jawi Script, and Islamic Factionalism from the 19th Century to...

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The Essentials of Islamic Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets by John Oluseyi Kuforiji

Reza Jalili

376–379

Abstract

Kuforiji, John Oluseyi. The Essentials of Islamic Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.

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"Voices from the South: Bolivian, Brazilian, and Cuban Sources for Scholars and the Public"

Evan C. Rothera

380–384

Abstract

Thomson, Sinclair, Rossana Barragán, Xavier Albó, Seemin Qayum, and Mark Goodale, eds. The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics....

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