Political Science

Democracy and Human Rights in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic

Author: 

Ehwarieme, William & Nathaniel Umukoro

Credentials: 

William Ehwarieme is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ajayi Crowther University, in Nigeria. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Ibadan. He served as Vice President of the African Studies and Research Forum in 2012-2014.

Nathaniel Umukoro is Professor of International Security, Peace Studies, and Conflict Resolution in the Department of Political Science, Western Delta University, Nigeria. He is currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bayreuth, in Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ibadan in 2015. He was a fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Unit of the Social Science Research Council, in New York. He has received additional training in Education in Emergencies (2017) and Peace Education and Transitional Justice (2015) from the Georg Eckert Institute, Germany; Development and Inequality in the Global South from Brown University, and Mixed-Method Research from the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, in Nairobi, Kenya.

One of the major challenges in Nigeria since independence in 1960 has been human rights violations. During military rule, the problem was attributed to the undemocratic nature of military regimes. When the military handed over power to civilians after a democratic election in 1999, it was expected that democratic governance would lead to improved respect for human rights. Nevertheless, human rights violations persisted. The character of Nigeria’s civilian government since 1999 has raised questions as to whether the form of government in Nigeria is democratic or something else.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Law, Human Rights, Colonial Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, African Studies, Nigeria, Democracy, Developing World, Development Studies, Transitions
Release Date: 
March 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680534641 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Wild, Wild East: Adventures in Business from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

Author: 

Meurer, Thomas E.

Credentials: 

Thomas E. Meurer is a retired business executive whose good fortune has allowed for careers and experiences in nearly all of his areas of interest: competitive sports, the military, teaching, politics, diplomacy, agriculture, venture capital, natural history, science, oil, gas, and dozens of practical jokes. Over the last 55 years, He has done business in 47 countries, several of which no longer exist.

The Wild, Wild East recounts the adventures of late-onset Texan and international businessman Tom Meurer over a span of 55 years, from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. As a freshly commissioned Air Force lieutenant, Tom experienced a build-up to war. But it was only after billionaire H. Ross Perot wooed him into the seemingly starchy world of software engineering that Meurer traveled to wartime Vietnam and Laos, searching for evidence of 1,600 missing U.S. prisoners of war.

Market: 
History, Political Science, International Relations, Business, Law, American Studies, International Law, International Business, Energy Studies, Commerce, Social Science
Release Date: 
December 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537048 Hardcover
Price: 
$45
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Falsely Accused of Islamophobia: My Struggle Against Academic Cancellation

Author: 

Greer, Stephen

Credentials: 

Steven Greer is Research Director at the Oxford Institute for British Islam, Professor Emeritus at the University of Bristol Law School, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, all in the UK. He studied Law at the University of Oxford, Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Queen’s University of Belfast. In a career spanning nearly 40 years he has taught and delivered numerous papers throughout the UK and abroad, including in China and at Harvard Law School. He has also published widely, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, and law and terrorism. Two of his books were shortlisted for prestigious prizes. He has also acted as consultant/advisor to various organizations, including Muslim and Arab ones, written for the Guardian, the Times of London, the Irish Times, and the Belfast Telegraph, and appeared internationally on numerous radio and television stations.

“In this excellent book, Steven Greer documents and discusses the wider implications of his struggle against shockingly un-Islamic vilification by the University of Bristol Islamic Society and the University’s shameful ‘Islamophobia-phobic’ response. It deserves a wide readership, particularly amongst Muslims.”
- Taj Hargey, Provost, Oxford Institute for British Islam.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Religion, Education, Identity Studies, British Studies, Islamic Studies, Cancel Culture, Civil Liberties
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537192
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Turning the Tables: How the Third World Overthrew the West

Author: 

Hodder, Rupert

Credentials: 

Rupert Hodder was born in Nigeria and educated in England and Hong Kong. He has lived and worked for many years in various parts of Asia. He has spent the last decade as Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Economics at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China, where he still teaches.

We are living through extraordinary times – a startling civilizational shift in which the tables are being turned on the West and all it stands for. The baby boomers tracked the beginning of this great historical arc, their children are watching it accelerate, and their grandchildren may witness its completion. The rise of the Third World is rooted in social transfers, welfare, and redistribution of wealth in the name of justice. The failing heart of the West is the market. Why do many Third World countries seem to understand and accept this truth?

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Economics, Cultural Studies, Identity Studies, Developing World, Development Studies
Release Date: 
Political Science, Social Science, Economics, Cultural Studies, Identity Studies, Developing World, Development Studies
ISBN: 
9781680537239 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Inventing the Philosopher: An Essay on the Dialogues of Plato

Author: 

Dixsaut, Monique

Credentials: 

Monique Dixsaut is Professeur Honoraire at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. A
Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, she is the author of several books on Plato and Nietzsche, including Plato-Nietzsche, Philosophy the Other Way (Academica, 2018), and new commentaries on Plato’s Statesman and Sophist, as well as numerous articles in academic journals and the leading French newspaper Le Monde.

Translator: Kenneth Quandt holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has written commentaries on the Greek text of Plato’s Republic, Phaedrus, Laches, and the Gorgias. He translates books by such European thinkers as Monique Dixsaut, Giuseppe Fornari, and Reinhold Knoll.

Market: 
Philosophy, Political Science, History, Ancient History, Greece, Greek Philosophy, Plato, European Studies
Release Date: 
December 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538229 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
362
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Civilization, Beyond Our Fall

Author: 

Itzkoff, Seymour W.

Credentials: 

Seymour W. Itzkoff is Professor Emeritus of Education at Smith College. His professional career began as a cellist in the Hartford Symphony while studying at the University of Hartford. The Korean War found him playing as a cellist in the U.S. Army Piano Trio in Washington D.C for President Harry S Truman at the White House and for General George Marshall at the Pentagon. Itzkoff’s developing interest in philosophy led him to enroll in doctoral studies at Columbia University. During this period, he taught at several public schools in New York and at Hunter and Lehman Colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). He then joined the faculty of Smith College, where he taught for 35 years. His publications include 32 books in various academic fields with a major interest in human evolution and intelligence.

Civilization, Beyond Our Fall explores the realities behind the rise and fall of historic civilizational ideals, especially on the fate of the Western vision. The book begins with the rise, durability, and fall of the historic civilizational profiles of humankind. It continues with the decline of the West, which from our perspective began with World War I and has continued at a faster pace in the 21st century. Itzkoff’s prognosis for the next century or two is one of a dismal world of chaos, war, and deep pessimism throughout the world.

Market: 
Social Science, Political Science, History, Evolution, Psychology, Intelligence, Intelligence Studies, Civilization
Release Date: 
Date: July 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534535
Price: 
Price: $79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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One Against All: Lenin and His Legacy

Author: 

Echeverran, Roberto

Credentials: 

Roberto Echeverran is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he studied philosophy and law. He then pursued graduate studies in philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and received his Ph.D. at the University of Paris VIII. Echevarren taught at the University of London before a twenty-year career teaching at New York University. He has published five novels, notably his last three short novels combined under the title Archipiélago (Archipelago). He was recently awarded the 2021 Amado Alonso International Prize of Literary Criticism for his book El pensamiento chino (Chinese Thought).

A century on, scholars can achieve a certain balance in views of what Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin’s government meant for Russia and for the world. Roberto Echaverren synthesizes all that we know about Lenin and his government by taking data from new and original sources. With auxiliary chapters on the evolution of land tenancy in Russia, the collectivization of land under Stalin, and the suppression of sexual minorities under Soviet rule, this book adds breadth and scope to our understanding of Lenin’s government and legacy.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Russia, Russian History, Eurasian Studies, Intellectual History, Communism, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Revolution, Twentieth Century
Release Date: 
December 13, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534481 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Perfect Officer: Lessons in Leadership

Author: 

Bering, Henrik 

Credentials: 

Henrik Bering is a graduate of Oxford University (Pembroke College) and has been a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He is the author of Outpost Berlin: The American Forces in Berlin 1945-94 and Helmut Kohl: The Man Who Reunited Germany, Rebuilt Europe, and Thwarted the Soviet Empire. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Criterion, and Policy Review.

The Perfect Officer focuses on the careers of a group of brilliant officers from the Napoleonic Wars and up to our own times: what they did right, what they did wrong, and what lessons they drew from their experiences. The book’s recurring theme is the importance of imagination, and it demonstrates how these men were constantly inspired by each other and borrowed each other’s ideas.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Military History, War Studies, Command, Psychology, Organizational Management
Release Date: 
September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534429 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
226
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Homeric Question Revisited: An Essay on the History of the Ancient Greeks

Author: 

Michalopoulos, Dimitris G. Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dimitris G. Michalopoulos obtained his Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He has served as the Curator of the Archives of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Constantine Karamanlis (1980-1982), Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Diplomatic and Balkan History at the Aristotelian University of Salonika (1982-1994), Professor of European History at the Naval War College of Greece (1990-1997), and Professor of Naval History at the Naval Academy of Greece (1994-1997). From 1990 to 2000, he was Director of the Museum of the City of Athens, and served from 2004 to 2011 as Acting Director of the Historical Institute for Studies on Eleutherios Venizelos and his Era. He is currently an Acting Academic Advisor to the Institute of Hellenic Maritime History and lectures on Greek and Balkan History at the People’s University, Athens.

How did Socrates and Plato know that our planet is shaped like a ball? How were they aware that the earth has twelve tectonic plates? Were the Persians conquered at the naval battle of Salamis thanks to missiles launched from the nearby Thriasion Plain? How can Theocritus’s accurate knowledge of the American continent and Plutarch’s awareness of the Sargasso Sea be explained? Who was the real victor of the Trojan War, the Greeks or the Trojans? Can the aftermath of that legendary war in Anatolia be regarded as proof that the Greeks were conquered by the Trojans and not vice-versa?

Market: 
History, Political Science, Classics, Ancient History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Greece
Release Date: 
Date: September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537000 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Cicero, Politics, and the 21st Century

Author: 

Nelson, Scott, Ph.D. & Matthew Edwards

Credentials: 

Scott B. Nelson is Research and Strategy Advisor at the Austrian Economics Center and the Hayek Institute, in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Tragedy and History: The German Influence on Raymond Aron’s Political Thought. Nelson holds a B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Calgary, an M.A. in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and a doctorate from the University of Vienna.

Matthew Edwards is an analyst and consultant, based in Vienna, who focuses on security affairs, political risk, and international development. Prior to the private sector, he previously worked in the UK Civil Service, including for the UK Ministry of Defence. He has authored numerous articles, reports, and papers for government, business, and public audiences, including on themes such as resource politics, counterterrorism, and state and policy development, and has presented at conferences, workshops, and seminars. In addition to his M.A. in War Studies from King’s College, London, he has a B.A.(Hons.) in History from the University of York and is currently undertaking an MLitt in Viking Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Cicero, Politics, and the 21st Century addresses the West’s current crisis of confidence. Reflecting on how the famed Roman philosopher-statesmen Marcus Tullius Cicero thought and acted in a time of great turbulence in the ancient world, this book offers lessons to 21st century students of politics and statesmen alike.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ancient History, Cicero, Roman Republic, Intellectual History
Release Date: 
August 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538762 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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