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Citizen Perceptions of The European Union:

The Impact of the EU Web Site
Talke Hoppmann
ISBN: 9781604976755

This book examines user perceptions of European Union institutions and compares them to perceptions communicators within these institutions have of their users. This book will be of interest to researchers in the areas of communication, European studies, political science, and information science, as well as to policy makers and government officials involved in (online) communication at the EU-, national-, or local level. Read More..

2119 – The Year Global Democracy Will Be Realized

Leif Lewin
ISBN: 9781604978186

It took two hundred years to implement democracy within the nation-state, from the emergence of democratic theories during the Enlightenment to the introduction of popular government after World War I. If the same process were to follow at the international level, and the treaty of Versailles was taken as the baseline for the calculation, this book by eminent political scientist Leif Lewin argues that a democratic world order could be expected to emerge by 2119. Read More..

Afghan Folktales from Herat:

Persian Texts in Transcription and Translation
Youli Ioannesyan
ISBN: 9781604976526

There is no similar published work in English on this particular Persian dialect and its oral literature. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, this study provides information previously unavailable and is thus valuable to the academic discourse in Iranian linguistics. The book helpfully provides a grammatical introduction to the Herati dialect, a glossary of dialectal and common words, as well as approximately 500 explanatory notes. Read More..

The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa

Said Adejumobi and Adebayo Olukoshi
ISBN: 9781604975741

This study assembles the voices of some of the most seasoned African and Africanist scholars, and is a landmark contribution in a systematic attempt to comprehend Africa’s regional development strategy led by the African Union. 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..

AIDS Crisis Control in Uganda:

The Use of HAART
Dorothy J. N. Kalanzi
ISBN: 9781604977875

This book is a compelling study of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment in Uganda to overcome the AIDS crisis. The physical, psychological, and emotional challenges are shown using case studies and an extensive empirical method. This book is an important addition to collections in African studies and public health. Read More..

The Archaeology of Late Antique Sudan:

Aesthetics and Identity in the Royal X-Group Tombs at Qustul and Ballana
Rachael J. Dann
ISBN: 9781604976236

This book offers the first interpretation of social life at these key sites, and proposes a series of innovative, theoretically informed frames for exploring the significance of the material remains found there. In doing so, it sheds new light on a culture that is of considerable archaeological and historical importance. Read More..

Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans:

Intercommunal Relations on the Periphery of the Ottoman Empire
Hirmis Aboona
ISBN: 9781604975833

This work, through its rich depictions of tribal and religious diversity within Mesopotamia, steps away from the age-old oversimplified rubric of an “Arab Muslim” Middle East, and into the cultural mosaic that is more representative of the region. Read More..

Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United States:

A Comparative Study of Nuclear Power and Synthetic Fuel Policies
Chi-Jen Yang
ISBN: 9781604976366

This innovative book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. Energy policy communities; historians of the Cold War, American history, and technology; and sociologists would find this book an invaluable resource. Read More..

Bilateral Aid to Latin America:

Foreign Economic Assistance from Major Donor Nations
Francis Adams
ISBN: 9781604979060

This book is an important volume for university libraries and research institutes. It will augment collections that focus on Latin America, international development, and economic assistance. The book would also be relevant for scholars and practitioners of Latin American development. Read More..

Britain and Kenya’s Constitutions, 1950–1960

Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604977769

This is the first study of constitution making during a critical decade of British rule in Kenya to be based on a thorough examination of archival sources, including secret intelligence reports and British cabinet records. These allow for a more complete appreciation of the forces that produced the specific constitutional dispensations. Read More..

Building a Nation's Image on the World Wide Web:

A Study of the Head of State Web Sites of Developing Countries
T. Kenn Gaither
ISBN: 9781934043561

Highly original, this study breaks new ground and may very well contribute to a new field in international public relations on the internet. Read More..

Celebrity, Pedophilia, and Ideology in American Culture

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604975994

Reveals the connections between rapacious capitalism and the rape of children. The twenty chapters—which span the analysis of childhood, celebrity culture, important books and films on pedophilia and violence, post-9/11 theology and public rhetoric, and killing for fame, in an interrelated fashion—cover intrinsically important areas of ideology. Read More..

The Chamberlains, the Churchills and Ireland, 1874–1922

Ian Chambers
ISBN: 9781934043318

“This book makes a distinctive contribution to our knowledge of British policy towards Ireland … There is originality in exploring the extent to which the opinions of the fathers were visited upon the sons, and there is abundant evidence of scholarship. – Professor Keith Jeffery (Ph.D., Cambridge University), University of Ulster at Jordanstown Read More..

The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century

Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda and Gerry Nkombo Muuka
ISBN: 9781604976106

This is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent’s development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities and research libraries on the one hand, and higher education ministries in Africa on the other. 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..

Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France:

The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman
Margaret Bradley
ISBN: 9781604977516

This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. It showcases Dupin’s important contributions during a period of tremendous changes in France. Read More..

Challenges to Civil Society:

Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica
Hume Johnson
ISBN: 9781604977820

“This book is lucid and powerful in analyzing the uncivil aspects of civil society, disentangling the dynamics between protesters, the mass media, the general public and government in Jamaica. The book also demonstrates that female researchers such as Hume Johnson—like Nobel Prize–winning female political actors and activists—pair intelligence and persuasive power with pragmatism and courage.” — Joseph Soeters, Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University Read More..

The Chinese Émigrés of Thailand in the Twentieth Century

Disaphol Chansiri
ISBN: 9781934043745

The most current in-depth study on the Chinese in Thailand, this is a critical addition for all collections in Asian Studies as well as Ethnic and Immigrant Studies. Read More..

Chinatown in Britain:

Diffusions and Concentrations of the British New Wave Chinese Immigration
Wai-ki E. Luk
ISBN: 9781934043868

This is the first scholarly book to closely explore Chinese immigration to Britain and its effects on the British urban landscape, beginning with the 1980s. Read More..

The Chinese of Indonesia and Their Search for Identity:

The Relationship Between Collective Memory and the Media
Aimee Dawis
ISBN: 9781604976069

"Aimee’s study has rightly shown the plurality of Chinese Indonesians, and this study offers valuable insights to the complicated dynamics, in which Indonesians, of diverse and often hybrid backgrounds, continue to redefine themselves and their place in nation building." - Professor Melani Budianta, University of Indonesia Read More..

Christmas Island:

An Anthropological Study
Simone Dennis
ISBN: 9781604975109

This original and unprecedented ethnography reveals a complex island society, whose presence at the very edge of the nation reveals important information about a place and a group of people new to ethnographic study. Read More..

Citizen Discourse on Contaminated Water, Superfund Cleanups, and Landscape Restoration:

(Re)making Milltown, Montana
Susan J. Gilbertz and Trudy Milburn
ISBN: 9781604977448

This study investigates a public engaged in discussions about one of the most expensive Superfund Cleanup projects in the United States, expressly to determine the degree to which intersecting and diverging notions of place could be understood as a coherent discourse. Read More..

Climate Change Politics:

Communication and Public Engagement
Anabela Carvalho and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604978230

“This book is a major contribution to the field of climate communications ... Through their focus on both theoretical models and the demonstration of these approaches in a series of case studies, Carvalho and Peterson have initiated a new and extremely fruitful line of work that communications scholars need to build upon.” – Robert J. Brulle, Drexel University and Stanford University Read More..

Contemporary Arab American Women Writers:

Hyphenated Identities and Border Crossings
Amal Talaat Abdelrazek
ISBN: 9781934043714

A profound study of how contemporary Arab American women writers who have been marginalized and silenced, especially after 9/11 ... Read More..

The Constitution, Race, and Renewed Relevance of Original Intent:

Reclaiming the Lost Opportunity of Federalism
Donald Lively
ISBN: 9781604975628

This publication is particularly relevant at a time when racial dynamics are in flux and the law, particularly interpretation of the law, has become largely static. This book provides significant insights that increasingly will reflect understanding of racial reality in the twenty-first century. 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..

Contingent Employment, Workforce Health, and Citizenship

Marcia E. Facey
ISBN: 9781604977431

The increasing prevalence of contingent work has prompted concerns about its health implications for contingent workers.The research reported in this book casts light on the discrepant health-related findings by examining contingent work from the perspective of workers, through an exploration of how they experience and understand this form of work and how these experiences and understandings might affect health. The study revealed a strong discursive aspect to workers’ experience, and these discourses are the focus of this book. Read More..

Corruption in Tanzania:

The Case for Circumstantial Evidence
Edward Hoseah
ISBN: 9781604975932

This book provides a strong case for circumstantial evidence approaches to improve the effectiveness and contribution of the legal system in the fight against corruption. Read More..

Corruption and American Politics

Michael A. Genovese and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers
ISBN: 9781604976380

“… this timely and fascinating book … is a handbook for those interested in gaining perspective on the appearance of and actual corruption in the American system, and … can be read cover to cover to great profit … it will find its way into classrooms. Scholars will use it as a means to engage and extend many of its provocative findings. However it is used, the effort is well worth the time invested.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Corruption and American Politics

(Paperback)
Michael A. Genovese and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers
ISBN: 9781604977738

“… this timely and fascinating book … is a handbook for those interested in gaining perspective on the appearance of and actual corruption in the American system, and … can be read cover to cover to great profit … it will find its way into classrooms. Scholars will use it as a means to engage and extend many of its provocative findings. However it is used, the effort is well worth the time invested.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Countermeasures, the International Legal System, and Environmental Violations:

When Two Wrongs Make A Right for the Environment
Hjörtur B. Sverrisson
ISBN: 9781604975406

This landmark book examines the law of countermeasures in the context of violations of international legal environmental obligations of states. It reviews the source of authority of states, namely, sovereignty, its interaction with the notion of international law and the limitation of the latter. Read More..

Counterterrorism and the Comparative Law of Investigative Detention

Dan Stigall
ISBN: 9781604976182

This book is the first focused look at the concept of investigative detention and counterterrorism, and is the first to analyze in detail the comparative law of investigative detention in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. It is an important book for all those who study comparative law, national security, and counterterrorism, and for policymakers and those seeking solutions to complex problems involving detention of terrorist suspects. Read More..

The Creole Elite and the Rise of Angolan Proto-Nationalism, 1870–1920

Jacopo Corrado
ISBN: 9781604975291

This groundbreaking book is about Angolan literature and culture. It investigates a segment of Angolan history and literature, with which even Portuguese-speaking readers are generally not familiar. Read More..

Cuban–Latin American Relations in the Context of a Changing Hemisphere

Gary Prevost and Carlos Oliva Campos
ISBN: 9781604977592

This volume seeks to fill a very significant void in the recently published scholarship in English on Cuba’s relationship with Latin America. Cuban foreign policy has received attention over the years, but the bulk of the scholarship has been on its relationship with the United States. This book demonstrates conclusively that a decade into the twenty-first century, Cuba has achieved a position in the hemisphere that is far less isolated than at any previous time since the triumph of the Cuban revolution in 1959. That reintegration into hemispheric affairs is evident in many crucial areas like politics, economics, and culture. Read More..

Cultures of Addiction

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604977998

While there has been a great deal of debate about addiction utilizing the discourse of individual and often competing disciplines such as biology and psychology, little attention has been paid to the cultural aspects of addiction. The innovative approach taken by this book is to offer insights into this complex area through a contemporary methodology that covers diverse interrelated areas. This comprehensive analysis traverses cultures across the globe, including Asia, Central America, as well as Europe and America, and opens up the debate in addiction studies and cultural studies. Read More..

Defamation, Libel Tourism and the Speech Act of 2010:

The First Amendment Colliding with the Common Law
Harry Melkonian
ISBN: 9781604977264

"As Harry Melkonian points out in his highly readable book, the SPEECH Act can fairly be described as a prompt legislative response to a non-existent problem ... this book is a significant contribution to the comparative literature on the principles of defamation law applicable in the English speaking world ... [and] a valuable and accessible primer on the principal decisions and trends in American and English defamation law and a plea to American courts, when considering whether to recognise and enforce foreign defamation judgments, to look to comity rather than jingoism." - Media & Arts Law Review Read More..

Democratization in Confucian East Asia:

Citizen Politics in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Zhengxu Wang
ISBN: 9781934043998

"In the lineage of Inglehart and Welzel’s theory of post-materialism and self-expression values, the author studied the level of self-expression values in these Asian societies … Clearly presented and succinctly argued. The theoretical reviews are sound and there are very good theoretical discussions of the relations between economic development, value change, and democratization." – East Asia Read More..

The Development of the Software Industry in Postreform India:

Comparative Regional Experiences in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala
Rajendra Kumar
ISBN: 9781604976199

“This book is a very significant contribution to our understanding of the different strategies and options available to developing regions in supporting the growth of high technology based industries and making them competitive globally.” – Prof. Alice H. Amsden, Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy, MIT Read More..

Digital Media in East Asia:

National Innovation and the Transformation of a Region
Carin Holroyd and Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 9781604978056

“Makes timely and valuable confirmations of this new trend … well-researched and presented and makes a convincing contribution to a growing body of literature on digital media studies, East Asian Studies, and information technology policy … highly recommended.” – Pacific Affairs Read More..

Doing Archival Research in Political Science

Scott A. Frisch, Douglas B. Harris, Sean Q. Kelly, and David C.W. Parker
ISBN: 9781604978025

"In my view, the papers of former members of Congress, committee records at the National Archives, and other archival materials are a woefully underutilized source of evidence in legislative scholarship. The chapters of this volume are simply the best treatment that we have of the practical logistics of conducting archival research about the national legislature. I recommend it highly." - C. Lawrence Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government, College of William and Mary Read More..

Economic Benefits of Ethnolinguistic Diversity:

Implications for International Political Economy
Agnieszka Aleksy-Szucsich
ISBN: 9781604975345

Original and groundbreaking, this book adds a new dimension to the fields of both international political economy and to international political finance. This book promises to steer international political economy in a new direction. Read More..

Education, Migration, and Cultural Capital in the Chinese Diaspora:

Transnational Students Between Hong Kong and Canada
Johanna L. Waters
ISBN: 9781604975437

Thought-provoking and inspiring, this book makes an important contribution to the literature of international education and contains a wealth of ideas for professionals interested to go on probing. The clear development, novel perspective and convincing argument are worthy of a good read. Recommended to all those working in education and its related fields." - International Education Read More..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977639

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

Elementary Education and Motivation in Islam:

Perspectives of Medieval Muslim Scholars, 750–1400 CE
Eeqbal Hassim
ISBN: 9781604977103

"The scholars who wrote on elementary education focused on ideals and expectations that were anomalous to educational practice as portrayed in some historical anecdotes. Accordingly,this book argues that this idealism and the centuries old traditions in elementary education and motivation simply reflect the faith and zeal of a civilization that carried out the task of educating children with the obedience of God in mind. This is an important book for all Islamic studies collections, particularly in the areas of history, education, psychology,and Arabic literature. - Targheeb Read More..

The Evolution from Horse to Automobile:

A Comparative International Study
Imes Chiu
ISBN: 9781604975468

Little work has been done to explicate the motivational factors of agency, particularly in cases where an artifact initially deemed ineffective or superfluous becomes an everyday necessity, such as the automobile at the turn of the twentieth century. What makes a social group change its position about a particular artifact? How did the “devil wagon” overcome its notoriety to become a prosaic mainstream device? The author brings a different and refreshing approach to these questions. Read More..

U.S. Farm Bills and Policy Reforms:

Ideological Conflicts Over World Trade, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Agriculture
Nadine Lehrer
ISBN: 9781604977011

Nadine Lehrer guides us through ideological conflicts over world trade, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture as embedded in U.S. farm policy debates. Integrating theory and history with a multidisciplinary perspective on changing situational drivers, interest group struggles, and Congressional politics, Lehrer uses the farm bill as an illustrative case for illuminating U.S. political processes and implications. Read More..

Fascist and Anti-Fascist Propaganda in America:

The Dispatches of Italian Ambassador Gelasio Caetani
Pellegrino Nazzaro
ISBN: 9781934043660

"Scholars are in Nazzaro’s debt for his research in recuperating and focusing on an important slice of Italian American memory--one that should be part of their identity--and for his contribution to correcting the historical record that sees Italian Americans responding to the manipulation of the prominenti as active or passive supporters of Italian Fascism up to the entrance of the United States into World War II. ... Nazzaro has helped reopen the issue of the struggle between Fascism and anti-Fascism in the United States, especially in the 1920s." – H-net Read More..

The FCC and the Politics of Cable TV Regulation, 1952-1980:

Organizational Learning and Policy Development
Michael Zarkin
ISBN: 9781604977226

While other studies have examined the history of cable television regulation, none has fully explained why the FCC struggled to develop regulations during its formative years. In this study, Michael Zarkin helps fill this gap by providing such an explanation through an application of organizational learning theory. This book will be of interest to scholars who study regulatory agencies, the policy process, and communications law and policy. Read More..

Feminism and Global Chineseness:

The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors
Aijun Zhu
ISBN: 9781934043127

"This well-crafted book is a feminist production of contemporary controversial women writers in different geopolitical locations...The book demonstrates the author’s solid training in literary criticism and women’s studies, the depth of her critical thinking, and her sophisticated writing skills." - Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review Read More..

The Fifohazana:

Madagascar’s Indigenous Christian Movement
Cynthia Holder Rich
ISBN: 9781604975819

The Fifohazana is one of the most intriguing current instances of indigenous Christianity in the world. This volume provides the reader with a very clear understanding of what the Fifohazanamovement is all about historically, theologically, in terms of the main characters involved, its tremendous contributions to what a Christian healing ministry might ideally be, and as it relates to the larger world of church and society. The book is strengthened by the contributions of a diverse international group of scholars and participants in the movement. 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..

Forgotten Partnership Redux:

Canada-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century
Greg Anderson and Christopher Sands
ISBN: 9781604977622

“This book will certainly be as useful as its predecessor … offer[s] keen insights into Canadian-American affairs, taking into account various major events such as the legacy of the 11 September attacks, the world financial crisis, ballooning US debt, and President Barack Obama’s handling of America foreign policy … on the whole, the essays are sensible, perceptive and make a fitting tribute to Doran and to Forgotten Partnership.” - British Journal of Canadian Studies Read More..

French War Films and National Identity

Noah McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781604976830

The relationship of French national identity to its cinema is a well-established field. Yet so far, most studies have either taken a broad historical approach or focused on a particular director or period. Using various theoretical approaches, this book investigates an area that is––as of today––either ill or untreated by scholars: what is the relationship of film form to the historical and social reflections of a given work, whether they be overt or hidden? Read More..

Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost:

Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Benjamin P. Bowser
ISBN: 9781604978001

Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries. Read More..

The Genius of Kinship:

The Phenomenon of Human Kinship and the Global Diversity of Kinship Terminologies
German Dziebel
ISBN: 9781934043653

As a book that brings together evolutionary and sociocultural anthropology, The Genius of Kinship will be a critical addition for all Anthropology collections. Read More..

German Media and National Identity

Sanna Inthorn
ISBN: 9781934043950

This book makes an important contribution to the study of German national identity by offering a detailed and large-scale academic analysis of how German media discourse between 1998 and 2005 represents German national identity. Read More..

Girls Becoming Teachers:

An Historical Analysis of Western Australian Women Teachers, 1911–1940
Janina Trotman
ISBN: 9781604975864

More recent scholarship has called for the need to investigate the subjective experiences of becoming and being a woman teacher thus creating a greater set of bounded studies which pay close attention to ethnic, class and regional differences as well as instances where women teachers exercised autonomy and resistance. This book challenges the assumption that families and schools unproblematically reproduced prevailing gender regimes. Read More..

Globalization and the Digital Divide

Kirk St.Amant and Bolanle Olaniran
ISBN: 9781604977707

This book examines globalization and its effects from the perspective of how differences in access to online communication technologies between the economically developed countries and less economically developed countries is affecting social, economic, educational, and political developments in the world’s emerging economies. Read More..

Globalization and Public Relations in Postcolonial Nations:

Challenges and Opportunities
Patricia A. Curtin and T. Kenn Gaither
ISBN: 9781604978162

As the debate over the benefits of globalization continues unabated, there is a need for public relations scholarship to engage in that debate by challenging existing paradigms and theories. This book outlines not only a wide ranging set of issues raised by globalization in postcolonial nations, it ties those issues to public relations campaigns that are both alleviating and exacerbating those issues. Read More..

The Global Digital Economy:

A Comparative Policy Analysis
Carin Holroyd and Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 9781604978919

The Global Digital Economy provides a profile of the global digital environment, reviews current government digital policies (with an emphasis on innovative strategies), and offers policy suggestions for national and subnational governments. This book provides a policy roadmap for the digital economy and identifies the risks and opportunities of this core sector in the 21st-century economy. Read More..

Governing the States and the Nation:

The Intergovernmental Policy Influence of the National Governors Association
Mitchel Herian
ISBN: 9781604977295

Current empirical work on the American governorship has generally failed to consider the importance of the governors’ role in helping shape federal policy.This book strives to address this gap in the research literature by focusing on the intergovernmental role of the nation’s governors. This is done by examining the lobbying efforts of the governors through their national organization, the National Governors Association (NGA). Read More..

Green Colonialism in Zimbabwe, 1890-1980

Vimbai Kwashirai
ISBN: 9781604976458

In this first critical work on the topic, author Vimbai Kwashirai focuses on woodland conservation and commercial development in Zimbabwe during the colonial period. This book casts much light on the environmental impact on a part of Africa caused by the push and pull of politics and economics, and will be an important addition to collections in African studies, environmental studies, and political science. Read More..

Haile Selassie, Western Education and Political Revolution in Ethiopia

Paulos Milkias
ISBN: 9781934043202

“Lucid, erudite and ground-breaking in its new insights and fresh perspectives, this is the finest book on Ethiopia that I have seen in a decade. As such, it commends itself as a must read, alike to students of Ethiopian politics and policy makers concerned with the welfare of the peoples of the region. As well, it is likely to generate great demand, given the hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian professors and professionals awaiting its publication.” – Said S. Samatar, Professor of African History, Rutgers University and Editor-in-Chief, Horn of Africa Journal Read More..

Haile Selassie, Western Education and Political Revolution in Ethiopia (Paperback)

Paulos Milkias
ISBN: 9781934043417

A rare inside look––a probing mirror-image analysis by one of the members of the Ethiopian intelligentsia of the postwar years and about their role in the revolutionary upheavals during the past decades. Read More..

Handbook of Prejudice

Anton Pelinka, Karin Bischof, and Karin Stögner
ISBN: 9781604976274

This book contains twelve carefully researched and well-written essays on the timely topic of the problem of prejudice. The contributors were chosen for their scholarly expertise in their particular fields. Taken together they provide an interdisciplinary approach, each casting light from a different angle on the problem of prejudice. This book will be an essential addition for all collections in sociology, sexism, heterosexism, disability studies, geriatrics studies, religious studies, history, art history, psychology, bioscience, law, and contemporary language behavior. Read More..

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..

Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists:

The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947
Tanya Fitzgerald and Jenny Collins
ISBN: 9781604977790

This book offers an historical portrait of the first generations of women home scientists at the University of New Zealand in the early decades of the twentieth century. The lives and careers of early home scientists are traced to understand how these women transcended views that their work was little more than “glorified housekeeping”. Read More..

Hopes and Fears:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 2
Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson
ISBN: 9781604975710

Participants react to a variety of networked information technology scenarios related to national boundaries, human languages, artificial intelligence and other topics. Read More..

Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment

Femi J. Kolapo
ISBN: 9781604975680

This edited volume brings together the voices of different academics to illuminate the role of culture in determining the character and quality of the social and professional lives of mobile academics. This is an important book for those in cross-cultural studies and education. Read More..

Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles:

Development and Change in MacArthur Park
Gerardo Sandoval
ISBN: 9781604976427

"An engaging book which never shies away from the difficulties of urban regeneration. Sandoval has created finegrained, nuanced insights into the challenging but ultimately successful journey that formerly troubled communities can take towards positive change." - Urban Studies Read More..

Indian Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley:

The Making of a Transnational Techno-Capitalist Class
Monica R. Biradavolu
ISBN: 9781604975277

This innovative study examines the emergence and growing power of a new group of immigrant Indians to the United States: the transnational techno-capitalist class of entrepreneurs operating at the upper echelons of the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. Read More..

International Relations and the Arctic:

Understanding Policy and Governance
Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall
ISBN: 9781604978766

"This is a fantastic and elaborate collection ... this book is right on time. ... The good news about the present volume is that it does not simply treat the region as just another case of the appplication and replication of paradigmatic international relation (IR) theories. Rather, the book shall "throw light on how the Arctic as an area of study contributes to the IR discipline.' The contributors have done a great job doing so and their efforts will be of great interest to both the Arctic studies community and IR scholars." - Polar Record Read More..

Islam and Democratization in Asia

Shiping Hua
ISBN: 9781604976328

"A good contribution to the literature on Islam and democracy theme. This comprehensive study offers a balanced understanding of the debated issue of democracy and Islam in post 9/11 interreligious, intercultural relations, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of Islam, Muslims, Democracy, and democratization in Asian countries, from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, to Afghanistan, China, Central Asia. It will be suitable and useful for scholars, political commentators, students, and teachers of the field alike." – Islam and Muslim Societies Read More..

The Ismaili-Sufi Sage of Pamir:

Mubarak-i Wakhani and the Esoteric Tradition of the Pamiri Muslims
Abdulmamad Iloliev
ISBN: 9781934043974

There has been no serious scholarly research conducted on Mubarak-i Wakhani’s life and works. This book is the first introductory study on the subject, and provides the first systematic presentation of the seminal Islamic figure. Read More..

The Italian Americans

Third Edition
Luciano J. Iorizzo and Salvatore Mondello
ISBN: 9780977356751

Now in its third edition, this work is recognized as the definitive achievement and standard text on the Italian American experience. Read More..

Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad:

Negotiating Identities in a Global World
Nobuko Adachi
ISBN: 9781604976861

While previous studies have focused on a few specific and well-known cases, this book examines Japanese transnationalism from a broader perspective, including Japanese nationals living overseas permanently or temporarily, and Europeans of Japanese ancestry who have recently rediscovered their Japanese roots. Specialists from many areas will be drawn to this work on the Nikkei experience and transnational culture and economy. Read More..

Japan's Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century:

Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline
Peter Matanle and Anthony Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group
ISBN: 9781604977585

The ratio of dependants to active workers in Japan is expected to approach 1:1 by around 2030. This timely work is the first comprehensive study of contemporary regional shrinkage under Japan’s national depopulation. It brings together detailed research from across the whole Japanese archipelago, from macro to micro levels. Read More..

Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars:

Presidential Influence and the Politics of Pork
Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
ISBN: 9781934043899

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! "Valuable ... Political scientists and historians will find this book to be useful ... extremely instructive in undergraduate courses in public policy ... Highly Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars:

Presidential Influence and the Politics of Pork (Paperback)
Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
ISBN: 9781604977783

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! "Valuable ... Political scientists and historians will find this book to be useful ... extremely instructive in undergraduate courses in public policy ... Highly Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants
Lara M. Brown
ISBN: 9781604977028

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants (Paperback)
Lara Brown
ISBN: 9781604977806

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Landmines in Cambodia:

Past, Present, and Future
Wade C. Roberts
ISBN: 9781604977615

This book provides the first and only comprehensive historical account of landmine-related contamination in Cambodia. In addition to providing an historical analysis of landmine-related contamination, this book assesses various types of vulnerability (e.g., poverty, agricultural vulnerability, and metal prices) in conjunction with landmine-related incidents and tampering rates. Read More..

The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora:

Ethnogenesis in Context
Antonio Olliz Boyd
ISBN: 9781604977042

"The author's analysis offers a new way to approach critical race theory.... Affords readers a view of the diaspora that is broader and more inclusive than previous studies.While it is a necessary text for all institutional libraries, it would also make a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar in History, Latin American or African Diaspora, or New World, Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Studies. It could appropriately be a required text for students in any of these fields." - New West Indian Guide Read More..

Law and Politics in Modern China:

Under the Law, the Law, and Above the Law
Sharron Gu
ISBN: 9781604976045

This book presents an original interdisciplinary study of Chinese law, its language, and political institution by Sharron Gu, who worked for the Chinese government for several years. It is an important book for those interested in Chinese history, culture, law, and politics. Read More..

Lawyers in Modern China

Richard Komaiko and Beibei Que
ISBN: 9781604976489

"This book will be of great value to those seeking to understand how and why China’s lawyers have come to their current position, while also providing clues as to how things may develop in the future." - Prof. Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Read More..

Legal Aspects of Combating Corruption:

The Case of Zambia
Kenneth K. Mwenda
ISBN: 9781934043844

"highly recommended work for people in other countries, especially developing ones, who are also involved in the fight against corruption to draw lessons from Zambia’s attempt to rid itself from this scourge." 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..

The Local Economic Impact of Wal-Mart

Michael J. Hicks
ISBN: 9781934043387

While there have been other books on Wal-Mart, none has provided scholarly economic analysis of the impact of this retail giant. This is the first book to fill this gap with a critical review of the existing literature; it also provides additional empirical evidence which highlight important questions. Read More..

Local Government Consolidation in the United States

Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks
ISBN: 9781604977486

Praised by Governor Mitchell Daniels of Indiana, this book has also earned outstanding reviews, including from the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, which commends it because it "provides insights into the very timely topic of consolidation. It is well written and anyone seriously interested in the topic can find value in reading it." Read More..

The Logic and Legitimacy of American Bioethics

Mary R. Leinhos
ISBN: 9781604975079

This pioneering book makes new contributions to the fields of higher education studies and science studies, where ethics, and the relationship between legitimacy and expertise, have been little explored. Read More..

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka:

The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries
Sanchita Banerjee Saxena
ISBN: 9781604978780

"Saxena's insightful and perceptive book explains how the garment industry in many Asian countries not only weathered the storm predicted when the Multi Fiber Arrangement was phased out, but in fact exploited the opening to become prominent garment exporters in the world. Her analytic explanation for this success, through the concept of domestic coalitions of the important stakeholders, is creative and persuasive." - William Milam, Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Read More..

Mahadevi Varma:

Political Essays on Women, Culture, and Nation
Anita Anantharam
ISBN: 9781604976717

This volume of translations of Mahadevi Varma’s feminist political essays is the first of its kind. While there is ample work on Varma in Hindi, scholars of feminism (and students of Hindi who are in the nascent stages of language acquisition) have nowhere to turn for a comprehensive sampling of her work. This book now helps fill the void with contributions from some of the highly regarded experts in the world of Hindi today. Read More..

Majority Leadership in the U.S. Senate:

Balancing Constraints
Andrea C. Hatcher
ISBN: 9781604977035

This book is the first comprehensive study of Senate majority leadership––it covers the office and its occupants from the first incumbent, John W Kern in 1913, through the term of William H. Frist in 2006. Data are both qualitative and quantitative. In this unprecedented work, Andrea Hatcher examines Senate majority leadership in terms of the constituencies, both electoral and functional, of the Senate majority leader. Read More..

Majimbo in Kenya’s Past:

Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s
Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604979831

"A most timely discussion of one of the most contentious issues in the politics of Kenya. The post-election violence in the country in 2008 was informed largely by contentions over the implications of the majimbo system of government. This study deals with a critical issue in the politics of contemporary Kenya." —Professor Shadrack W. Nasong'o, Rhodes College Read More..

Migration Documentary Films in Post-War Australia

Liangwen Kuo
ISBN: 9781604976878

Migration documentary films played an important role in promoting Australian images to the outside world. This innovative book is the first in the field that comes with a systematic and comprehensive study of migration documentary films in post-war Australia. Scholars and students whose interests include documentary films, immigration, ethnicity, national identity, and propaganda would find this book to be a valuable resource. Read More..

Minorities and the State in Africa

Michael U. Mbanaso and Chima J. Korieh
ISBN: 9781604976694

This book explores the various facets of the relationship between minorities and the state across Africa. The motivation for this collection lies in the growing need to understand the often tenuous relationship between minorities and the state. Through this collection, the editors and contributors present thoughtful ways for understanding forms of hegemony imposed by dominant groups in relational, national, and regional experiences. Read More..

Missionary Practices on the Gold Coast, 1832–1895:

Discourse, Gaze and Gender in the Basel Mission in Pre-Colonial West Africa
Seth Quartey
ISBN: 9781934043448

A valuable scholarly analysis of the ways that the practices of members of the Basel Mission informed the nineteenth-century mission field of the Gold Coast. Read More..

Mussolini’s Cities:

Internal Colonialism in Italy, 1930-1939
Federico Caprotti
ISBN: 9781934043530

This book examines the Pontine Marshes project and brings together cohesive strands of research which have not appeared alongside one another before. Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. 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..

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..

A New Strategy for Complex Warfare:

Combined Effects in East Asia
Thomas A. Drohan
ISBN: 9781604979206

"Few works have succeeded as much as this one at succinctly explaining centuries of Asian cultural history and contextualizing that history to current security issues in the region. Members of the security community will greatly benefit from this unique perspective." —Parameters Read More..

North Korea Demystified

Han S. Park
ISBN: 9781604978148

Whereas other studies of North Korea most often rely merely on available secondary resources (e.g., texts, films etc.) rather than firsthand experience or interviews in supporting central claims, this edited volume, led by foremost North Korean expert Dr. Han S. Park, has the unprecedented advantage of all its contributors having actually spent a considerable amount of time “on the ground” in North Korea gathering information for their research. This is also the first volume to address the succession of Kim Jong Un. Read More..

Obesity and Its Related Diseases in China:

The Impact of the Nutrition Transition in Urban and Rural Adults
Xiaoping Weng and Benjamin Caballero
ISBN: 9781934043547

Along with socioeconomic development, the traditional lifestyle of the Chinese people is changing rapidly and becoming more Westernized. At the same time, prevalence of obesity and diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. This study examines examining the prevalence and characteristics of obesity and its related metabolic diseases in China, where urbanization and socioeconomic development are occurring at a dramatic pace. Read More..

Observing Society:

Meaning, Communication, and Social Systems
Daniel B. Lee and Achim Brosziewski
ISBN: 9781604976397

Using clear illustrations and effectively citing original material previously unavailable in English, the authors carefully explain the logic of drawing distinctions to make observations, the concepts of meaning and communication, the forms of communication media such as speech and writing, the evolution of forms of organizing society, the functional differentiation of modern systems, and how social system theory informs sociological research and methodology. Read More..

On China By India:

From Civilization to Nation-State
Chih-yu Shih, Swaran Singh, and Reena Marwah
ISBN: 9781604978063

This groundbreaking collection is the first of its kind to examine China studies from a perspective that is not Western.The book is a report of the first stage of findings on how views on China and the intellectual history of China studies have been embedded in India’s modern history and its evolving self-knowledge as a nation-state. The rise of India and China has caused intellectuals of both countries to become increasingly conscious of each other. Read More..

Online Social Support:

The Interplay of Social Networks and Computer-Mediated Communication
Antonina Bambina
ISBN: 9781934043257

Nominated for the American Sociological Association's (CITASA) Book Award! An invaluable resource for those studying the Internet in sociology, communications, psychology, and social work. Read More..

Online Intersex Communities:

Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism
Brian Still
ISBN: 9781604975925

The author's examination shows that what virtual intersex communities represent, from personal blogs to email lists, is the opportunity for those isolated by the nature of their treatment and the geographic distance that often stands between them, and others like them, to feel a sense of belonging, to exchange information, and, in the process, to generate productive noise. Read More..

Patronage and Politics in the Victorian Empire:

The Personal Governance of Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (Lord Stanmore)
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604976670

“This rigorously scholarly volume by a doyen of imperial history, Colin Newbury … ultimately gives us a powerfully persuasive revisionist interpretation … he dissolves key mythologies … With almost forensic scholarly analysis, Newbury explodes every one of these ‘myths’ … Colin Newbury further establishes his distinctive contribution to imperial history.” – Journal of Pacific History Read More..

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade:

Interactions, Identities, and Images
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977479

Examines the complex and unique human, cultural, and religious exchanges that resulted from the enslavement and the trade of Africans in the North and the South Atlantic regions during the transatlantic slave trade era. Read More..

Peace Agreements and Civil Wars in Africa:

Insurgent Motivations, State Responses, and Third Party Peacemaking in Liberia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone
Julius Mutwol
ISBN: 9781604975550

This excellent and thorough study improves our understanding of the process through which civil war agreements are concluded and why some settlements hold while others do not. This book will be a welcome reference for collections in African studies, international peace studies, and political science. Read More..

Perennial Empires:

Postcolonial, Transnational, and Literary Perspectives
Chantal Zabus and Silvia Nagy-Zekmi
ISBN: 9781604977400

The word “empire” augurs new forms of sovereignty that have toppled the “nation-state” and “imperialism,” which was engendered by the European powers during the process of colonization. This book extends the application of postcolonial theories to reflect not only on the traditional relations between colonizer and colonized but also on those between metropolis and colonies in the Maghreb, France, Latin America, England, the United States, the Caribbean, and Australia. Read More..

Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua:

Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality
Alberto Guevara
ISBN: 9781604978612

Although there has been some excellent academic research focusing on performance or/and theatre in Nicaragua, such scholarship seldom attends to the very important connections between daily staged public social acts and local, national/global politics that deal directly and indirectly with marginalized social/cultural landscapes in this country. This book fills the gap by examining the connections between Nicaragua’s marginalized landscapes and bodies, between social/political visibility and invisibility, and the relationship between social abandonment and social encompassment in the nation. Read More..

The Pilgrim Soul:

Being Russian in Israel
Elana Gomel
ISBN: 9781604975987

Written by Elana Gomel, senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, this is an original and exciting investigation of the Russian community in Israel. It analyzes the narratives through which Russian Jewry defines itself and connects them to the legacy of Soviet history. 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..

The Political and Economic Sustainability of Health Care in Canada:

Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System
Howard A. Palley, Marie-Pascale Pomey, and Owen B. Adams
ISBN: 9781604978155

"A rare contribution to Canadians studies——a most welcome addition to scholarly works in this field. A bonus: the chapter on Quebec. It is extremely useful for teaching because there is so little written about this French-speaking province. Many studies omit Quebec because it is so hard to find material in English ... this alone makes the book extremely valuable to scholars." - Publius: The Journal of Federalism Read More..

Popular Delusions:

How Social Conformity Molds Society and Politics
Stephen Coleman
ISBN: 9781934043776

"Thought-provoking... an interesting analysis of the benefits and dangers of conformity, pointing out that policies encouraging cultural diversity may well backfire. Recommended. - CHOICE Read More..

Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

Paul Sharrad
ISBN: 9781604975604

This innovative book is the successful outcome of a difficult feat––it represents an interesting new approach to a well-trodden field of study. This book will contribute significantly to postcolonial studies and advances the ever more richly complicated discourse that has emerged in the field. Read More..

Post-Apartheid South Africa:

Economic and Social Inclusion
Vusi Gumede
ISBN: 9781604979299

"This is a highly recommended text for anyone who is concerned about Africa and not just South Africa alone." —Thandika Mkandawire, former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) Read More..

Power, Politics, and Higher Education in Southern Africa:

International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy
José Cossa
ISBN: 9781604975154

"This book will contribute to the debate and policy deliberations of policymakers, students, and scholars in Africa and globally." - Professor N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University Read More..

Power and Politics in Tenth-Century China:

The Former Shu Regime
Hongjie Wang
ISBN: 9781604977646

This book sheds much light on the complicated national politics and intricate interstate relations of the divided tenth-century China. It examines how Wang Jian, a military governor of Tang, rose to power from obscurity in the chaotic late ninth century and founded an empire in what is today’s Sichuan province in the early tenth century. Read More..

Presidential Electors and the Electoral College:

An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors, and Campaigns for Faithless Votes
Robert M. Alexander
ISBN: 9781604977813

"Robert Alexander convincingly argues that presidential electors––long considered by many as inconsequential, if not benign––are a serious danger to the health of our representative democracy. One of the first systematic studies of its kind, this book is indispensible for a deeper understanding of the presidential electoral process.” — Gary E. Bugh, Texas A&M University Read More..

Public Memory of Slavery:

Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977141

"An important and provocative work. No other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History Read More..

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Perspectives on the Peace Process
Moises Salinas and Hazza Abu Rabi
ISBN: 9781604976540

With essays by the world's top academics (including Professor Herbert Kelman from Harvard University, Professor Naomi Chazan from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Sami Adwan from Bethlehem University), this volume makes a substantial contribution to scholarship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by its application of academic thinking to the solution for one of the most serious conflicts of our time. Read More..

Research Realities in the Social Sciences:

Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas
Gregory S. Szarycz
ISBN: 9781604977073

Most studies on fieldwork represent the research process in ideal and potentially abstract forms—a process seemingly void of human fallibility and separate from the everyday context in which academics conduct their work. This unique volume is much more acutely oriented to the problems of conducting fieldwork––a considerable contrast to the squeaky-clean depictions of fieldwork in most publications. Read More..

The Role of International Exhibitions in Britain, 1850–1910:

Perceptions of Economic Decline and the Technical Education Issue
Anthony Edwards
ISBN: 9781604975307

This unique book systematically explores the relationship between participation in international exhibitions, the state of the economy, and the issue of technical education from a British perspective. Read More..

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Tiina Itkonen
ISBN: 9781604976267

This study is the first that analyzes the behavior and effectiveness of special education interest groups over a 30-year time span, using advocacy groups as units of analysis. This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy, as well as political scientists in search of answers to broader questions of public policy making. Read More..

Rural Water Management in Africa:

The Impact of Customary Institutions in Tanzania
Leticia K. Nkonya
ISBN: 9781604975376

In this innovative study, the author examines the forms of traditional or customary institutions of water management in a manner that has never been done before. The findings of this study will serve as the basis for formulating policies and programs in the management of rural water resources in Tanzania. Read More..

Sacred Display:

Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

The Sakoku Edicts and the Politics of Tokugawa Hegemony

Michael S. Laver
ISBN: 9781604977387

This book translates and illuminates the specific machinery of Japan’s foreign relations, especially as it pertained to European trade and Christianity. In so doing, this study will situate the edicts––which are largely taken for granted, even though little has been studied––in Japan’s early modern history. Read More..

Schools as Dangerous Places:

A Historical Perspective
Anthony Potts and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781934043769

Schools as Dangerous Places delivers a historical perspective of schools in a manner that compels us to examine the dangers in institutions through a very different lens.The emphases range from dangers emanating from the institutions themselves and the patterns of relationships that developed in them, to what occurred due to particular ideologies and practices connected with sport, sex, religion, and science. Read More..

Schoolteachers in the News:

A Historical Analysis of Coverage in The West Australian Newspaper
Kathryn Shine and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781604978339

Despite the recognition that the news media has an influential agenda-setting function, plays a pivotal role in shaping public opinion, and can influence educational policy, research on this is scarce. This book helps fill the gap on how teachers are depicted in the media and points the way towards one of a number of avenues of research that other scholars in the field could take for various contexts (including different countries) and time periods. Read More..

Security Forces in African States:

Cases and Assessment
Paul Shemella and Nicholas Tomb
ISBN: 9781604979817

“Until the publishing of Security Forces in African States: Cases and Assessment, policy makers charged with assisting African states had no comprehensive reference describing how African states should develop and employ their security services. Now they do. Brilliantly written by security experts who know Africa, this book is a must read for security professionals, academics and students.” —Russell D. Howard, Brigadier General (RET), U.S. Army Special Forces and Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University Read More..

The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism

Marianne Dacy
ISBN: 9781604977004

"The book covers an enormous amount of material on the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism, but presents this in a highly accessible manner, clearly showing how the separation between the two emerged over time ... It is essential for the shelves of academic institutions and public libraries, and it will also be a helpful supplement to the libraries both of scholars and Christian and Jewish religious leaders." - Jewish-Christian Relations Read More..

Sex-Selective Abortion in India:

The Impact on Child Mortality
Mary Elizabeth Shepherd
ISBN: 9781934043691

This timely work not only has critical implications for India, but its insightful findings will also be highly informative for many countries or societies dealing with sex ratio imbalances. Read More..

Sexual Health and Bollywood Films:

A culturally based program for South Asian Teenage Girls
Anvita Madan-Bahel
ISBN: 9781934043813

"This work is unique and innovative in many key ways. ... Dr. Madan-Bahel offers a variety of recommendations for practice, research, and policy that will continue to influence the field for years to come." Read More..

The Shaping of Popular Consent:

A Comparative Study of the Soviet Union and the United States 1929-1941
Alexander McGregor
ISBN: 9781934043592

"A fascinating insight…very rich in examples, and provides an extensive historical background…would recommend the book." - Russian Journal of Communication Read More..

Singapore Stories:

Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000
Ernest Koh
ISBN: 9781604976779

“Successfully critiques the unity of what Koh calls the ‘English Singapore Story’ … works best in unraveling the plurality of experiences … engages a number of important questions for writing recent Singapore history … there is much good material in this book which offers the possibility of a more richly textured social history seen from the inside out.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

Social Networks of Older Adults:

A Comparative Study of Americans and Taiwanese
Philip Silverman, Laura Hecht, J. Daniel McMillin, and Shienpei Chang
ISBN: 9781934043905

Although social network analysis has become increasingly important, this is the first research project to compare a Western and an Asian culture using social network types. Read More..

Social Network Structures and the Internet:

Collective Dynamics in Virtual Communities
Dongyoung Sohn
ISBN: 9781604975369

Social networking sites are getting more and more attention these days from the business sector, and companies are eager to find ways to use them for business opportunities. This innovative book details the implications of the collective social dynamics in a computer-mediated environment on advertising, business, and communication in general. Read More..

Social Movement to Address Climate Change:

Local Steps for Global Action
Danielle Endres, Leah Sprain, and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604976410

Winner of the Christine L. Oravec Award in Environmental Communication! “This volume advances inquiry in areas of social movement study, environmental discourse, and applied approaches to public address. The unique preparation and collective gathering of data serves as a model for scholars considering broad forms of research collaboration ... At minimum, this book should be essential reading for any student of contemporary social movements.” – Rhetoric and Public Affairs Read More..

Spatial and Environmental Injustice in an American Metropolis:

A Study of Tampa Bay, Florida
Jayajit Chakraborty and M. Martin Bosman
ISBN: 9781604976847

While other books have focused on environmental injustice in the U.S. South, no single volume has examined such issues and problems in Florida at the metropolitan scale. This book is a compilation of original empirical research on the nexus between the environmental and social inequalities in Tampa Bay, Florida’s fastest growing metropolitan area. This is an important book for collections in environmental studies, geography, sociology, policy studies, and urban studies. Read More..

State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America:

Transmissions Across The Generations of Post-Dictatorship Uruguay, 1984–2004
Gabriela Fried Amilivia
ISBN: 9781604979190

"This study is a theoretical, methodological, and socio-historical contribution to the field, especially for memory studies from the perspective of the victims’ subjectivities." - Elizabeth Lira, Dean, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile Read More..

The Study of China in Universities:

A Comparative Case Study of Australia and the United Kingdom
Chia-Mei Jane Coughlan
ISBN: 9781604975697

The political significance of China (PRC) in the world has greatly increased in the past two decades. The book specifically examines how the macro contexts of economics and politics contribute to the process of the construction of Chinese studies in universities, as well as the ways in which social phenomena at the departmental level play a part in such a process. Read More..

Sustainable Ecological Agriculture in China:

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Tian Shi
ISBN: 9781604977158

As sustainable agricultural development has increasingly become an international trend in recent years, a focus on the analysis and management of its practical dimensions is imperative. This book helpfully provides a comprehensive analytical framework within which agricultural sustainability can be better analyzed and understood by articulating ecological economics as a policy science to guarantee transparency and fairness in the decision-making process. Read More..

Technology and Nationalism in India:

Cultural Negotiations from Colonialism to Cyberspace
Rohit Chopra
ISBN: 9781604975673

Since the introduction of Western science and technology under colonial rule in the eighteenth century, science and technology have been used as instruments to transform Indian society. This groundbreaking book examines the phenomenon of “technocultural Hindu nationalism” or the use of the internet by global Indian communities for the promotion of Hindu nationalist ideologies. Read More..

Technology and the Big House in Ireland, c. 1800–c.1930

Charles Carson
ISBN: 9781604976359

By examining the range, costs, and changing nature of the technologies employed, this unique book makes an important contribution to a deeper understanding of life in the big house in Ireland circa 1800 to circa 1930. It is an important reference source for Irish study groups worldwide. Read More..

Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa:

Interreligious Encounters and Dialogue
Prince Sorie Conteh
ISBN: 9781604975963

Provides for the first time a historical, chronological, and comparative study of interreligious encounters and dialogue among Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Sierra Leone. This book fills a gap in the study of interreligious dialogue in Africa and is important for collections in African studies and religious studies. Read More..

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations:

Challenge and Opportunity (Paperback)
Steve Chan
ISBN: 9781604979978

“Steve Chan, a leading scholar of Chinese foreign policy, has once again come up with an excellent book, this time on the topic of ‘trust.’ In this succinctly written book, he provides a very rich theoretical and empirical discussion of trust and mistrust in international relations with the use of Sino-US relations as empirical case study. A valuable addition to both IR theory and the study of China’s foreign relations.” —T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University Read More..

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations:

Challenge and Opportunity (Hardcover)
Steve Chan
ISBN: 9781604979961

“Steve Chan, a leading scholar of Chinese foreign policy, has once again come up with an excellent book, this time on the topic of ‘trust.’ In this succinctly written book, he provides a very rich theoretical and empirical discussion of trust and mistrust in international relations with the use of Sino-US relations as empirical case study. A valuable addition to both IR theory and the study of China’s foreign relations.” —T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University Read More..

Ubiquity, Mobility, Security:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 3
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604976151

This volume showcases the responses of technology stakeholders and critics who were asked to assess scenarios about the future social, political, and economic impact of the Internet. This book is critical for those in communication and Internet studies. Read More..

The United Nations and the Rationale for Collective Intelligence

Bassey Ekpe
ISBN: 9781604976144

This book is one of a handful of studies; it is highly original in that it focuses on the relationship between intelligence and the United Nations. Scholars working within the international relations discipline and more specifically issues of global governance and security will find this study invaluable. Read More..

Untangling the Web of Hate:

Are Online “Hate Sites” Deserving of First Amendment Protection?
Brett A. Barnett
ISBN: 9781934043912

The study is unique in that it examines websites maintained by several different kinds of U.S.-based hate groups: Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi, racist Skinhead, Christian Identity, Black separatist, neo-Confederate, White conservative, and pro-Jewish. Read More..

Up for Grabs:

The Future of the Internet I
Lee Rainie, Janna Anderson, and Susannah Fox
ISBN: 9781604975178

This is the first volume of an exciting series on the future of the internet by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University. Based on the feedback of nearly 1,300 leading technology experts and scholars, this book provides insight on how the Internet expected to change the workplace, family life, education and many other foundations of society. Read More..

Urban Brazil:

Visions, Afflictions, and Governance Lessons
Ivani Vassoler
ISBN: 9781934043943

"This book should be a must for anyone interested in Latin American urbanization and urban planning/administration..." Read More..

US National Security:

New Threats, Old Realities
Paul Viotti
ISBN: 9781604979305

Taking into account the threats and opportunities we face today, Paul Viotti identifies a number of strategies and policies for the U.S. that are central to the maintaining of peace and security over the next few decades. This is an is an important volume for all collections focused on the making and implementation of both foreign and national security policy. Read More..

United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific:

Perspectives from Asia
Yoichiro Sato and See Seng Tan
ISBN: 9781604979046

“This is an important book about an important subject. Will the U.S. continue to maintain its engagement with the Asia Pacific? Is Obama’s Asia policy intended to contain the rise of China? What role will Japan, India, and the middle powers play in the emerging regional order?” - Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore Read More..

Veblen in Plain English:

A Complete Introduction to Thorstein Veblen's Economics (Paperback)
Ken McCormick
ISBN: 9780977356768

"Valuable for students in the history of economics and the social sciences who are looking for a clear, concise guide ... Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

Veblen in Plain English:

A Complete Introduction to Thorstein Veblen's Economics
Ken McCormick
ISBN: 9781934043455

"Direct, lucid and succinct, ... succeed[s] marvelously in presenting a coherent presentation of Veblen's system of thought." - Journal of Economic Issues Read More..

Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India:

Making Place for Rural Development
Pratyusha Basu
ISBN: 9781604976250

"The book has wider implications for development studies ... Basu’s research is critical of broad-brush studies, policies, and programs of international and national development that aim to alleviate poverty with “one-size-fits-all” perspectives and that are not sufficiently attentive to diversity within community cultures and politics or open to multifaceted approaches to sustaining livelihoods." The Professional Geographer Read More..

The Nigeria-Biafra War:

Genocide and the Politics of Memory
Chima Korieh
ISBN: 9781604978117

"Korieh’s research disclosed hard documentary evidence showing the names of notable Hausa-Fulani personalities and even British expatriates who played prominent roles in the May–June 1966 pogrom of the Igbo in the north of Nigeria ... Worthy and invaluable." - Journal of Asian and African Studies Read More..

Water Resources Management in Ethiopia:

Implications for the Nile Basin
Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse
ISBN: 9781604976656

Sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region world-wide, has only recently begun to fully address the issues of meeting the water needs of its rapidly growing population, to reduce the deepening poverty besetting the region and to accelerate economic growth. In this study, the editors address these and other issues surrounding water resources management in all economic and water sectors in Ethiopia within the setting of the Nile Basin, the first comprehensive treatment of this subject. Read More..

Web Site Public Relations:

How Corporations Build and Maintain Relationships Online
Mihaela Vorvoreanu
ISBN: 9781604975284

Original and rigorous, this book steps in to fill the void of research on corporate relationships with the public using the Web. This seminal book will help move Web site research and use toward a more professional and theoretic foundation. Read More..

West Across the Pacific:

American Involvement in East Asia from 1898 to the Vietnam War
F. Hilary Conroy, Francis Conroy and Sophie Quinn-Judge
ISBN: 9781934043882

West Across the Pacific is both a contribution to peace research in history and to a foreign policy guided modestly by empiricism and realism as the most reliable method. 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 Wilsonian Persuasion in American Foreign Policy

Matthew C. Price
ISBN: 9781934043820

Provides a detailed account of one of the great turning points in American and world history, the American embrace of globalism. Read More..

Women and Rebel Communities in the Cuban Insurgent Movement, 1952–1959

Linda Klouzal
ISBN: 9781604975253

This rare and important study on the people, groups, and activist regions involved in the Cuban insurrection of the 1950s sheds much-needed light on the localized and social aspects of the struggle––a topic that relatively little has been written on. Read More..

Women’s Reproductive Health in Yemen

T.S. Sunil and Vijayan Pillai
ISBN: 9781604976625

The book examines the reproductive health of women in Yemen. Women’s reproductive health has emerged as an area of concern among development agencies and international agencies such as the United Nations. In addition, the book reveals the previously underappreciated role of abortion in contributing to the first stages of fertility decline. It is an essential book for scholars in demography and population health. Read More..

Women Journalists and Feminism in China, 1898–1937

Yuxin Ma
ISBN: 9781604976601

"A long-awaited contribution to the study of Chinese women’s history … It is the first piece of systematic historical research on the changes and continuities in women’s journalism ... Based on a painstakingly extensive reading of women’s journals, … Ma deserves special credit for her extensive introductions to the different women’s periodicals and her unearthing of previously ignored biographical information on women journalists ... A must read for graduate students and scholars who are interested in Chinese women’s history, print culture, late Qing society, and the history of Republican China." - Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Read More..

Women and the Democratic Party:

The Evolution of EMILY's List
Jamie Pamelia Pimlott
ISBN: 9781604976557

This study is the first examination of the growth and transformation of EMILY’s List from its inception in 1985 through the 2008 election cycle. Relying on interviews with organization staff, founding members, and members of Congress, it illuminates the ways in which the organization’s origin and mission are firmly rooted in the goals and activities of the liberal feminist women’s movement of the 1970s. Read More..

 

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