Law

Neither Thugs nor Terrorists: Black-Palestinian Solidarity Movements in the United States

Author: 

Serhan, Randa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, American University

Soon after a series of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, African-American protestors there and Palestinian protestors in the West Bank began to include the slogan “From Ferguson to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime” in their public statements. In Neither Thugs nor Terrorists, Randa Serhan uses cutting edge first-hand research to explore how these two distant communities found common cause in protesting the militarization of the forces that policed and criminalized them.

Market: 
American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Identity Politics, Activism, African-American Studies, Mass Movements, Protest Movements, Palestine, Palestinian Studies, Malcom X, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Surveillance, Police Operations, Missouri
Release Date: 
December 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530896 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Human Rights and the Arab Spring: The Cases of Tunisia and Egypt (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)(Paperback edition)

Author: 

El-Halabi, Bachar, Asfari Institute, American University of Beirut

By 2015, four years after the dawn of the Arab Spring, the prospects of a unifying political reform narrative in the Arab World were noticeably dwindling. The unprecedented opportunity for a regional workshop of reform and state building had stalled, with Islamist movements more anxious about questions of identity and religious ethics, and with the old guards of the “deep state” establishments (mainly military or religious personnel) countering the revolutions, rather than being concerned with constitutionalism.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Egypt, Tunisia, Arab Spring, Islam, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Criminal Justice, Law, Transition Politics
Release Date: 
July 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531671 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Presence of the Past: Essays on Memory, Conflict, and Reconciliation (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Palouš, Martin, Glenn Hughes (Editors)

Credentials: 

Palouš: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, 2001-2005, and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 2006-2011; Hughes: Professor of Philosophy, Inaugural Chair in Catholic Philosophy, St. Mary’s University

Edited by veteran Czech diplomat and senior religion scholar Glenn Hughes, The Presence of the Past presents new insights from a conference hosted by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University, in cooperation with the Czech non-profit organization Post Bellumand the Vaclav Havel Library. Its fundamental topic is memory, the human capacity to retain its contents in the flux of time, which is explored and discussed both theoretically and in terms of current action-oriented public discourse.

Market: 
Market:Politics, Memory, Political Science, Social Science, International Relations, Humanities, Religion, Human Rights, Philosophy, International Law, Diplomacy, Ideologies, Intellectual History, Political Philosophy, Conflict Studies, Conflict and Reconciliation, History and Memory
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531855 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The End of the Future: Governing Consequence in the Age of Digital Sovereignty

Author: 

Polsky, Stephanie, Ph.D., California College of the Arts

Credentials: 

Author of Walter Benjamin’s Transit: A Destructive Tour of Modernityand Ignoble Displacement: Dispossessed Capital in Dickensian London

We are now entering an era where the human world assumes recognition of itself as data. Much of humanity’s basis for existence is becoming subordinate to software processes that tabulate, index, and sort the relations that comprise what we perceive as reality. The acceleration of data collection threatens to relinquish ephemeral modes of representation to ceaseless processes of computation. This situation compels the human world to form relations with non-human agencies, to establish exchanges with software processes in order to allow a profound upgrade of our own ontological understanding.

Market: 
Social Science, Information Technology, Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), American Studies, Slavery Studies, Colonialism, Counterinsurgency, Social Control, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Futurism, Identity Management, Data Collection, Date Protection
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531572: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Escape From Paradise: A Russian Dissident’s Journey From the Gulag to the West

Author: 

Shatravka, Alexander, Soviet Dissident

Translator:
Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

Market: 
History, Psychology, Memoir, Russia, Russian History, Soviet Union, Migration, Eurasian Studies, Psychiatric Abuse, Asylum Studies, International Law, Soviet Dissidents, Criminal Justice, Prison Studies
Release Date: 
June 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534849 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
564
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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ISIS’s Use of Sexual Violence in Iraq (St. James's Studies in World Affairs) (paperback)

Author: 

Ghandour, Christel, University of Leiden

ISIS’s Use of Sexual Violence in Iraq explores how and why the Islamic State organized and used sexual violence against Yezidi women in Iraq. Sexual violence in conflict is one the most devastating types of attack waged against non-combatants. It separates families, displaces communities, and perpetuates on-going social and psychological conflicts long after surviving victims are freed. It is a highly effective weapon that degrades and humiliates people when they are most vulnerable.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Women's Studies, War Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Iraq, ISIS, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Evolution Theory, Feminist Theory, Strategic Rape Concept, Violence, Criminal Justice, Terrorism, International Law, Trauma Studies, Victim Studies, Rape Culture
Release Date: 
March 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534948
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
129
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Human Rights and the Arab Spring: The Cases of Tunisia and Egypt (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

El-Halabi, Bachar, National University of Ireland, Galway

By 2015, four years after the dawn of the Arab Spring,the prospects of a unifying political reform narrative in the Arab World were noticeably dwindling. The unprecedented opportunity for a regional workshop of reform and state building had stalled, with Islamist movements more anxious about questions of identity and religious ethics, and with the old guards of the “deep state” establishments (mainly military or religious personnel) countering the revolutions, rather than being concerned with constitutionalism.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Egypt, Tunisia, Arab Spring, Islam, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Criminal Justice, Law, Transition Politics
Release Date: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534702
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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ISIS’s Use of Sexual Violence in Iraq (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Ghandour, Christel, University of Leiden

Book CoverISIS’s Use of Sexual Violence in Iraq explores how and why the Islamic State organized and used sexual violence against Yezidi women in Iraq. Sexual violence in conflict is one the most devastating types of attack waged against non-combatants. It separates families, displaces communities, and perpetuates on-going social and psychological conflicts long after surviving victims are freed. It is a highly effective weapon that degrades and humiliates people when they are most vulnerable.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Women's Studies, War Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Iraq, ISIS, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Evolution Theory, Feminist Theory, Strategic Rape Concept, Violence, Criminal Justice, Terrorism, International Law, Trauma Studies, Victim Studies, Rape Culture
Release Date: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534719
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
129
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Artificial Intelligence: A Dependent Legal Person – An Evolutionary Step for the United States Patent Law (W.B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Bac, Jo - University of Aberdeen, School of Law

Credentials: 

Author of "Is Bad-Faith the New Willful Blindness?: The Company Director’s Duty of Good Faith"

Jo Bac’s groundbreaking legal study asks why and how the United States legal system should grant legal personhood to artificial intelligence (AI). This new legal status of AI is visualized as a dependent person. The AI dependent legal person would be determined by an inextricable connection between AI and a new type of corporate body, introduced here as “AI-Human Amalgamation” (AI-HA).

Market: 
Law, Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), International Law, American Studies, Legal Tradition, Legal Personhood, Patent Law, Law and Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights
Release Date: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534788
Price: 
249.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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China Moves South: Human Rights Implications in the Paracel and Spratly Islands (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Mai, Tam, PhD

Credentials: 

Florida Atlantic University

Vietnam has claimed the Paracel and Spratly Island groups for hundreds of years. China’s invasion and capture of the Paracels from South Vietnam in 1974, and its ongoing occupation of the Spratlys, have created increasing opposition and anger not only among Vienamese citizens but worldwide. This book insists that China’s illegal violation of Vietnamese sovereignty rights in the Paracels and Spratlys has included serious human rights violations and decelerated the process of human emancipation.

Market: 
Asian Studies, International Relations, International Law, Asia-Pacific Region, Southeast Asia, Indochina, Human Rights, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Border Disputes, Maritime Law, Paracel Islands, Spratly Islands, South China Sea, Sino-Vietnamese Relations
Release Date: 
December 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534771
Price: 
$199.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
146
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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