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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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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 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..

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..

 

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