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. 39 No. 1 (2022): Spring 2022

Published: 2022-07-19

Foreword

Ryan Alexander

vii–viii

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Foreword to issue 39-1 (Spring 2022) of the Journal of Global South Studies

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A Message from the Editor

Renewing Our Faith in Global South Studies

Ryan Alexander

ix–xiii

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A message from the editor of the Journal of Global South Studies, Ryan Alexander. 

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Afghanistan

The Making and Unmaking of a Modern State

Jawied Nawabi, Peter Kolozi

1–32

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After nearly twenty years of occupation and reconstruction, Afghanistan lacks a modern state. The dominant discourse absolves failures in the...

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India's Experiment with Community Development

Revisiting the State and Community

Hena Khatun, Jyotirmaya Tripathy

33–56

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Development in postcolonial India remains a contested terrain where competing
approaches are negotiated and operationalized. From the early...

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Conflict and Religious Minorities

The Case of Sikhs in Kashmir

Wakar Amin, Ashish Kumar

57–94

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Events in the Kashmir Valley during the late 1980s changed the demographic and sociopolitical outlook of the region. The armed insurgency that...

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Adeshina Afolayan and Demosophy

An Introduction to an African Philosophy of the Future

Nimi Wariboko

95–133

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This essay offers an interpretative analysis of Nigerian philosopher Adeshina Afolayan’s thoughts on the postcolonial predicament and...

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The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy Transition in Eastern Africa

Felix Shihundu, Israel Nyaburi Nyadera

134–159

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This paper focuses on the nexus between geopolitics and renewable energy in Eastern Africa. It sets out to explore the potential geopolitical...

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Women's Empowerment Matters

Evidence from the Health and Education Sectors in Developing Worlds

Kyeong Min Shin, Yujin Lee, Jinhwan Oh

160–182

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This study examines the effect of female empowerment on child development in developing countries. Using comprehensive panel data from...

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Community Participation in Urban Housing Improvement for Low-Income People in Vietnam’s Inner Cities

Case Studies from Hanoi and Hai Duong City

Ta Quynh Hoa

183–216

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Rapid urbanization and population growth in the cities of Vietnam in recent decades have put tremendous pressure on urban housing development,...

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Burns, Ross. Aleppo: A History

Jason R. Tatlock

245–247

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