Political Science

Jewish Tradition in a Western Key: Essays on Jews and Judaism in a Changing World, 1789-1939

Author: 

Graff, Gil, J.D., Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles

Credentials: 

Executive Director, Builders of Jewish Education

The period 1789-1939 was a time of dramatic, global social, political and economic transformation, with considerable ramifications for Jews and Judaism. From the dissolution of corporate status and new-found standing as individual citizens; from diverse, religious approaches to the interplay of Judaism and modernity, to competing notions of Jewish peoplehood and nationalism; from demographic growth to mass migration and relocation, this was an era of substantial change.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Judaica, Religion, Religious Studies, European History, Political Science, Intellectual History, Minority Studies, Nationalism, Zionism, Migration Studies
Release Date: 
June 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530841: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
175
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Sports and Foreign Policy in Taiwan: Nationalism in International Politics

Author: 

Lin, Catherine Kai-Ping, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Georgetown University

In this exciting new book, Taiwanese scholar Catherine Kai-Ping Lin examines Taiwan’s diplomatic history since the 1970s through the lens of sports in the development of nationalism in foreign relations. Since 1971, when Taiwan lost its United Nations seat to the communist People’s Republic of China, the country has gradually shifted its foreign policy.

Market: 
Asia, International Relations, Political Sciences, Diplomacy, Asian Studies, Taiwan, China, Sports, Sports Diplomacy, Cold War, Pacific Rim, East Asia, Nationalism, National Identity
Release Date: 
June 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531466: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
350
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor

Author: 

Rose, Gary L., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Sacred Heart University Author of Haywire: A Chronology of the 2016 Presidential Contest(2017), No Holds Barred: The 2012 Connecticut Senate Race(2013), and Shaping A Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases That Changed the United States (2010)

Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor is Gary L. Rose’s most recent book on the New England political scene, a vital arena of American politics today. In this timely and penetrating volume, Rose explores five policy dilemmas currently facing Connecticut law makers.

Market: 
Political Science, American Politics, Electoral Processes, Democracy Studies, 2018 Elections, New England, New England Politics, Connecticut, Democratic Party, Sociology, Political Psychology, Local Government, State Government
Release Date: 
May 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534955: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
281
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The African Theater of the Middle East Conflict: Studies in Arab Neo-Colonialism in Black Africa, 1952-1993

Author: 

Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Senior Lecturer, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

In this engaging study of African diplomacy, Nigerian scholar Nwankwo Nwaeziegwe revisits the issue of cooperation between Arab nationalist governments and the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The book clinically explores the proper bases, character, and implications of Arab-Sub-Saharan relations through the lens of Arab nationalist diplomatic initiative and collective Black African development initiatives.

Market: 
Africa, Middle East, International History, Nationalism, Arab Nationalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Development Studies, Twentieth Century History, World History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Gamal Abdel Nassar, Third World, Developing World
Release Date: 
June 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534962: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
378
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Truth, Memory, Justice: One Hundred Years After the Bolshevik Revolution

Author: 

Smith, Marion, Executive Director, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation; Murray Bessette, Director of Academic Programs, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation: Editors

Over a century ago, a small group of Red Guards seized the Winter Palace in the Russian capital of Petrograd (St. Petersburg) and installed the world’s first communist government. The Bolshevik Revolution marked the beginning of a century in which adherents to communist ideology committed some of the worst and most widespread atrocities known to history. The founding of the Soviet Union inaugurated a century of political turmoil around the globe by pioneering, in spectacular fashion, a new model of political, economic, cultural, and institutional revolution.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Ideology, History of Ideas, Communism, Russia, Russian History, Soviet Union, Eurasian Studies, International Studies, European Studies, Asian Studies, World History, Twentieth Century History, Revolutions
Release Date: 
May 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530735: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
301
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
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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)

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
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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)

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
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Washington, DC 20036
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America’s First Spy: The Tragic Heroism of Frank Wisner (Paperback)

Author: 

Maior, George Cristian

Credentials: 

Ambassador of Romania to the United States

In this exciting book, distinguished Romanian diplomat and scholar George Cristian Maior - currently serving as Romania’s ambassador in Washington - recounts the thrilling tale of America’s first spy drama – the legendary Frank Wisner’s intelligence operations in Romania as World War II ended and the Cold War dawned. An Office of Strategic Services operative who later rose to become the Central Intelligence Agency’s operations chief before his tragic suicide, Wisner’s mission bestrode two worlds and witnessed profound changes that global politics have grappled with ever since.

Market: 
World History, European History, East European History, Romania, Romanian History, Balkan History, Balkan Studies, World War II, Cold War, Communism, Espionage, CIA, OSS, Frank Wisner
Release Date: 
October 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680530803
Price: 
$26.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
265
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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