Political Science

New England Local Government: The Case of Connecticut

Author: 

Rose, Gary L., Ph.D.; Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Sacred Heart University

Credentials: 

Author of Haywire: A Chronology of the 2016 Presidential Contest (2017), No Holds Barred: The 2012 Connecticut Senate Race (2013), Shaping A Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases That Changed the United States (2010), and Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor

Local government in the New England states has historically been regarded as a style of government that most closely embodies the spirit of American democracy. Although models of local government vary from one town to the next, the common thread which unites all New England towns is that the people are empowered to choose their own form of government, and in doing so control their own destiny.

Market: 
Political Science, American Politics, Electoral Processes, Democracy Studies, New England, New England Politics, Connecticut, Sociology, Local Government
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539028 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
281
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Military Interventions in Georgia and Ukraine: Interests, Motives, and Decision-Making

Author: 

Ismayilov, Elnur, Ph.D., University of Münster

In Russia’s Military Interventions, Elnur Ismayilov analyzes Russia’s recent military interventions in Georgia and Ukraine by assessing the driving factors – the interests fueling Russian involvement and the decisions that fostered the resulting wars. Ismayilov covers the creation and transformation behind Russia’s post-Soviet perspectives on Ukraine and Georgia and explores the panorama of post-Soviet Russia’s foreign policy from the 1990s up to the turbulent present, in which Ukraine and Georgia’s pro-Western orientations have remained a core concern of the Kremlin.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Eurasian Studies, War Studies, Russia, Military Interventions, Ukraine, Georgia
Release Date: 
January 25, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539103 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies (Paperback)

Author: 

Gassanly, Murad PhD, Cardiff University

Credentials: 

City Councillor, City of Westminster (London)

A History of International Oil Politics is both an argument for multi-theoretical pluralism and a proposal for a theory-synergetic approach in international relations. Murad Gassanly, a distinguished international relations scholar and rising British politician, explores how international relations paradigms could be utilized in approaching the vital field of international oil politics, specifically historical issues of international energy politics and comparative case studies of energy transmission networks – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Energy Politics, Social Science Theory, International Relations Theory, Oil Politics, History
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539448 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Begum Khaleda Zia: Portrait of a People’s Leader

Author: 

Khan, Q. M. Jalal, Professor of English (ret.) and Political Writer; K. M. A. Malik, Professor of Chemistry (ret.) and Political Writer

This book is about Bangladesh’s first female prime minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, who served three terms in office and achieved enormous popularity. Her charisma inexorably emanates from her sense of dignity, integrity, uncompromising principles, and commitment to freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Bangladesh--a new and small country bordering the larger India, which is always up to its hegemonic designs. Begum Zia (and her husband, President Ziaur Rahman) were able to keep foreign conspiracies at bay.

Market: 
Political Science, Asia, Asian Studies, South Asia, Bangladesh, Begum Khaleda Zia, Ziaur Rahman, Ershad, Hasina, Democracy, Resistance, Gender, Women’s Studies
Release Date: 
November 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531046 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Catholicism and Nation in Argentina: A Jesuit View

Author: 

Agustina González Nuñez, Associate Professor of History, University of Roehampton

While much historiography has assumed that the period from 1890 to 1930 was liberal in Argentina, Agustina González Nuñez forcefully argues in Catholicism and Nation in Argentina that the Society of Jesus – the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church - proved a powerful force in shaping an alternate discourse of Argentinian nationhood.

Market: 
Political Science, Religion, Latin America, Latin American History, Philosophy, History, South America, Argentina, Nationalism, National Identity, Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Jesuit Order, Citizenship, Nationhood, Ideology
Release Date: 
January 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539493 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Once Upon a Time of Transition: Fourteen Exercises in Political Thought

Author: 

Palouš, Martin

Credentials: 

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, 2001-2005, and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 2006-2011, Senior Fellow, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

Once Upon a Time of Transition is a journey through four decades in the career of a Czech dissident and diplomat reflecting on transitions from the 20th to the 21st century. A meaningful contribution to on-going public debates, and to a better understanding of our current political situation, Ambassador Martin Palouš explores the uncertain territory between philosophy and politics. Directly or indirectly, his texts were inspired by three great Central European thinkers of the 20th century, Hannah Arendt, Jan Patočka and Eric Voegelin.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Intellectual History, Humanism, Metaphysics, Aristotle, Communism, Anti-Communism, Post-Modernism, Dissident Movements, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, European Studies, Hannah Arendt, Jan Patočka, Eric Voegelin, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakian
Release Date: 
December 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539264 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ronald Reagan: Revolution Betrayed (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C.

Credentials: 

Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, International Relations, History, International History, American History, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Twentieth Century History, Geopolitics
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539189 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
240
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ronald Reagan: Revolution Ascendant (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C.

Credentials: 

Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, he found America’s economy, defense, and global position weakened to the point of collapse. The previous seven years of attempted détente with the Soviet Union had resulted in the worst foreign policy failures in American history. As the distinguished diplomatic historian Richard C. Thornton shows in this thorough reassessment of Reagan’s presidency, written for the 40th anniversary of his election, the new president was determined to rebuild American economic and military power and to restore the Western Alliance.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, International Relations, History, International History, American History, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Twentieth Century, Geopolitics
Release Date: 
February 8, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539172 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
240
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Demise of Arms Control: Non-Compliance and the New World Order (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Ofosu, Victor, MA, Kings College, London, journalist and political campaigner

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy, Arms Control, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nuclear Weapons, Civic Action, North Korea, Russia, United States, INF Treaty
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539165 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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From Odessa With Love: Political and Literary Essays in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Author: 

Davidzon, Vladislav, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Odessa Review, European Culture Critic, Tablet Magazine

"Born in Tashkent, raised in Moscow and New York City, an editor in Odessa, a correspondent in Paris, there seems nowhere Davidzon hasn't been, no one he hasn't met. The result is a distinctive voice and eye, an eclectic mix of the cultural critic, the political analyst and the liberal cosmopolitan, evident from the first page of this delightful book"
- Mark Galeotti, University College London and Royal University Services Institute

Market: 
Political Science, International Affairs, Literature, Eurasian Studies, Cultural Studies, Identity Politics, Journalism, Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Soviet Union, Post-Soviet Studies, Ukrainian Revolution, Donald Trump, Viktor Yanukovych
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539660 Hardcover; 9781680539677 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
340
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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