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Higher Education and Global Poverty:

University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries
Christopher S. Collins
ISBN: 9781604977257

Through ethnographic methods, this study offers a model for cross-border partnerships between universities in developing and developed countries, which will be highly valuable for those training to be education specialists in development agencies as the model presented casts light on the potential benefits of higher education as a poverty reduction strategy. This is cutting-edge information within a framework of policy analysis. Read More..

Filibustering in the U.S. Senate

Lauren C. Bell
ISBN: 9781604977349

"Bell’s exhaustive identification of all filibusters in Senate history, who led them, and the substantive issues they involved represents an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this particular form of legislative obstruction. This book is well-written and accessible, it provides new data that will be of great value to future researchers, and it provides the first analysis of the predictors of individual-level decisions to filibuster across all issue areas over an extended time period." - Congress and the Presidency Read More..

African Environmental and Human Security in the 21st Century

Helen E. Purkitt
ISBN: 9781604976465

"This is the first book to address a broad array of African environmental and human security issues ... The case studies expose the reader to past relevant research, while also identifying the main causes and consequences of different types of political conflicts fueled by human and environmental security problems. Each study also contains policy lessons, "best practices", or recommended future actions. The originality and comprehensiveness of each chapter means that the volume is likely to appeal to a wide range of readers for many years ... an important book for African Studies, economic development, environmental and earth science, environmental security, ecotourism, history, human security, international relations, national security and military science Collections." - Institute for Environmental Security Read More..

Lineage Society on the Southeastern Coast of China:

The Impact of Japanese Piracy in the 16th Century
Ivy Maria Lim
ISBN: 9781604977271

"This book is a gem. On the basis of sound historical detective work, Lim has produced a creative, interesting, and carefully researched study." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash:

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity
Ivan Sascha Sheehan
ISBN: 9781934043707

"This work is important because it offers both scholars and practitioners a tool to assess counterterrorism theory and practice. Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror:

A Plan for a More Moderate and Sustainable Solution
Stephanie Cooper Blum
ISBN: 9781604975666

"Compelling and informative. If preventive detention is to be employed it must surely be done within the law and subject to open accountability. The criteria must be clear and the procedures must assure fairness. This book sets out a balanced and moderate proposal that is worthy of serious consideration." - Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard University and author of Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways Read More..

Nanyo-Orientalism:

Japanese Representations of the Pacific
Naoto Sudo
ISBN: 9781604977318

This book deals mainly with 20th-century discourses on postcolonial relationships between Japanese and Pacific Islanders, as have been produced and transformed through the world powers’ colonial dynamics over the islands and sea. It examines Japanese images or representations of the area, especially Micronesia on which the term Nanyo centered. Read More..

Challenges and Opportunities:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 4
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604977325

Is Google making us stupid? What is the future of intelligence in the age of instant information? This and other important issues were addressed by nearly 900 expert respondents who wrote compelling answers to the 10 questions asked in the Future of the Internet IV survey, including their views on the evolution of intelligence and the rendering of knowledge. Read More..

The Politics of National Languages in Postcolonial Senegal

Ibrahima Diallo
ISBN: 9781604977240

This book is a comprehensive study on the current language policies and practices in Senegal. It illuminates the tension that has arisen from the enduring colonial legacies and their influences in postcolonial language policies in Senegal. In addition to a detailed history with supporting facts and figures, this study also links socioeconomic, cultural, and political events in its analysis of the unstoppable rise of Wolof, which is posing a significant threat to the already-fragile local linguistic ecology. Read More..

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture:

Tradition, Modernity, and Globalization
Christopher Crouch
ISBN: 9781604977219

This book examines three overarching themes: Chinese modernity’s (sometimes ambivalent) relationship to tradition at the start of the twentieth century, the processes of economic reform started in the 1980s and their importance to both the eradication and rescue of traditional practices, and the ideological issue of cosmopolitanism and how it frames the older academic generation’s attitudes to globalisation. It will be an important book for all collections dealing with Asian studies, art, popular culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Read More..

 

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