Political Science

Constructing the Soviet Elite: Recruitments, Exclusions, and Repressions Within the Soviet Communist Party, 1917-1941

Author: 

Moullec, Gaël-Georges

Credentials: 

Gaël-Georges Moullec is a specialist in Russian History and the history of the international communist movement. Having served as a staff officer at NATO Headquarters, he is currently lecturer at the University of Paris XIII and the Polytechnic University of Valenciennes, and Associate Researcher and Chair of Geopolitics at Rennes School of Business. He is the author of eight books including Moscou – 1917: Les rapports d’Albert Remes, consul du Royaume de Belgique and Trois instants de printemps, le renseignement diplomatique soviétique dans la France gaulliste.

The Soviet Communist Party faced a large-scale problem of regulating membership after the Russian Revolution of 1917. While recruitments were conducted mainly according to the internal Party rules, exclusion campaigns were periodically adopted to ensure ideological purity. In the decades before World War II, these reviews took various forms – from mere administrative re-registration to violent purges that involved millions of arrests.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Russia, Russian History, Soviet Union, Communism, Russian Revolution, International Communism
Release Date: 
August 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536942 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Carl vs. Karl: Jung and Marx, Two Icons for our Age

Author: 

Driscoll, James P., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

A scholar of Renaissance drama and Jungian psychology, James P. Driscoll, Ph.D., explores psychological approaches to the arts, religion, and public philosophy. He has written seven previous books: Identity in Shakespearean Drama, The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton, Shakespeare and Jung: The God in Time, Shakespeare’s Identities, How AIDS Activists Challenged America, Jung’s Cartography of the Psyche, and The Devil and Dr. Fauci. Driscoll has long applied his academic skills and original thinking to the LGBT, HIV, and patient rights causes. During the 1990s, he led the AIDS activist movement for FDA reform. Since then, he has distinguished himself with trenchant criticisms of oppressive bureaucracies and his work implementing critical reforms.

By drawing on the opposing ideas of Carl Jung and Karl Marx, James Driscoll’s develops fresh perspectives on urgent contemporary problems. Jung and Marx as thinkers, Driscoll contends, carry the projections of archetypal complexes that go back to the hostile Old Testament brothers Cain and Abel, whose enduring tensions shape our postmodern era.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Social Science, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Carl Jung, Karl Marx
Release Date: 
August 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536966 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
248
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Football in American Society: Fandom and the Dallas Cowboys

Author: 

Martinez, Jose, Ph.D

Credentials: 

Jose Martinez, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Author of Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System,
Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education,
and Covid-19 and the Transformation of American Society

Football affects the lives of many in substantial ways. This book first addresses the notion that this is “merely entertainment.” The significance of why football emerged atypically in Texas is discussed as well as what this portends for American society. Unsurprisingly, Texan disparities in income and racial segregation dissolved in the mirage that all people are equal at game time as spectators. Major institutions such as the military additionally mesh with the ethos of pro football in various ways.

Market: 
Sociology, Political Science, American Studies, Football, Sports, Entertainment, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Identity Politics, Minority Studies
Release Date: 
July 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536775: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Letters To My Grandchildren

Author: 

Knoll, Reinhold

Credentials: 

Reinhold Knoll, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Vienna

Translator: Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Austrian sociologist Reinhold Knoll’s letters to his grandchildren, written daily during the Covid-19 pandemic, evolved into an obituary of European culture, politics, and society. They also embody a gesture of thanks to the United States, which took a different path from Europe and then saved it in World War I and World War II.

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Culture, Covid-19, European History, Western Civilization, Religious History, Philosophy, Cultural History, Modernity, Post-Modernity, Decadence, Decline of the West
Release Date: 
May 24, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538748: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Making of a Beggar: Rejecting Personal Responsibility

Author: 

Buckley, Nick MBE

Credentials: 

Nick Buckley MBE is the founder of The Mancunian Way, a charity that fired him in 2020 after he published an article critical of Black Lives Matter. Following a public outcry, however, Mancunian Way’s board of trustees resigned and Nick Buckley was reinstated.

Nick Buckley MBE explores the relationship between “givers” and “takers,” and the damaging symbiotic relationship between them. He examines the motivation of disheveled individuals sitting on street corners holding out paper cups, as well as the intergenerational problem of poverty and welfare dependency. Different types of beggars are highlighted, such as politicians begging for votes, charities begging for donations, and even the woke begging for validation and attention.

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Begging
Release Date: 
July 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536799: Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Beyond Borders: The Haqqani Network and the Road to Kabul

Author: 

Van Dyk, Jere

Credentials: 

Jere Van Dyk attended the University of Oregon, served in the U.S. Army in Germany, and later went to the Sorbonne and the Institut d’Études Politiques. In 1973, he and his younger brother drove a Volkswagen from Europe to Afghanistan. He returned there in 1981 for the New York Times to cover the Afghan-Soviet war, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1984, he became Executive Director of Friends of Afghanistan. After travels in Asia and South America, he was an analyst for CBS on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida. In 2008, he was kidnapped by the Taliban and returned to Afghanistan six years later to find out who had kidnapped him and why. He is a consultant to 60 Minutes and is working on a book about the death of Pat Tillman, the former professional football star and U.S. Army Ranger, who was killed in Haqqani territory in 2004.

Afghanistan Without Borders: The Haqqani Network and the Road to Kabul is the untold story of the origins, political awakening, and rise of what the United States and its allies call the Haqqani Network, and what the Haqqani family calls the Haqqani Mujahideen. The author lived with the Haqqanis as a young reporter for the New York Times in the 1980s, in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, when they were America’s allies in the Afghan-Soviet war. After 9/11, the network became America’s enemy.

Market: 
Political Science, Middle East Studies, Islam, Post-Colonialism, Terrorism, Afghanistan, Mujahideen
Release Date: 
April 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538656 Hardcover
Price: 
$38.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
320
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Türkiye as a Stabilizing Power in an Age of Turmoil

Author: 

Altun, Fahrettin, Professor

Credentials: 

Professor Fahrettin Altun has served as Turkey’s communications director since July 25, 2018. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1976, he holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Istanbul University and a master’s degree in sociology from Mimar Sinan University. Altun received his doctorate from Istanbul University in 2006 with the thesis “A Comparative Analysis of McLuhan and Baudrillard’s Media Theories.” Altun was a visiting researcher at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City in 2002-2003. He was a member of the founding academic board of Istanbul Şehir University and a founding coordinator of the School of Communication. He chaired the Department of Communication at Istanbul Şehir University between 2008 and 2014. Altun proceeded to teach sociology at Istanbul Medeniyet University between 2015 and 2017. Altun was the general coordinator of SETA Istanbul and deputy general coordinator of the SETA Foundation in 2014-2018, while also serving as dean of the School of Communication at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of Kriter, a monthly magazine, Altun contributed as a commentator to TRT 1’s “Enine Boyuna” and “Dışa Bakış” on TRT Haber and wrote a column for the newspapers Sabah and Daily Sabah. Having previously hosted the show “Ayrıntı” on TRT 2 and TRT Haber, he worked as an editor with the publishers Yöneliş and Küre, as an editor-in-chief at the magazine Anlayış, and a columnist at the newspaper Akşam. Altun has authored the book The Theory of Modernization, and is a co-author of The Triumph of Turkish Democracy: The July 15 Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath, The Origins of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Press Freedom in Turkey: Myths and Facts, and Media on July 15, which were published by SETA.

More than three decades after the Cold War, international institutions have yet to cope with pressing problems, emerging challenges, and regional and international conflicts. Against the backdrop of an unraveling international order, deepening humanitarian crises, and an uptick in violence, Turkey, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s leadership, has advocated international cooperation to find solutions. At the same time, the country has adopted a more proactive foreign policy with an eye toward ending long-standing international disputes while avoiding the trap of unilateralism.

Release Date: 
December 30, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680537581 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials

Author: 

Szamuely, Szamuely, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

George Szamuely, Ph.D., is senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London and author of Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia (2014). He has taught at universities in New York, Budapest, and Belgrade and worked at the Times Literary Supplement and National Law Journal and contributed to many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, New York Press, The American Scholar, The National Interest, Orbis, and Counterpunch.

International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials is a critical examination of Western military humanitarian interventions, with a particular focus on subsequent Western-organized war crimes trials that serve as post-facto justifications for the resort to force. International Injustice analyzes the NATO-led humanitarian intervention in Yugoslavia during the 1990s, an intervention that to this day continues to be cited as a successful exemplar of how to use force to achieve humanitarian outcomes.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Law, International Law, Criminal Justice, Yugoslavia, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
January 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537703
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Becoming Into Being for the Black Clerisy: Manifestation of an Academician, Scholar, and Quintessential Opsimath

Author: 

McClinton, Jeton, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dr. Jeton McClinton teaches at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Joseph Martin Stevenson is a recognized scholar in American higher education thanks to his scholarly work and journalism for such outlets as the Tennessee Tribune, the Clarion Ledger, and Greenwood Commonwealth. Born at historically Black Meharry Medical College and raised on the campus of Fisk University, Joseph has dedicated most of his professional life to America’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Identity Politics, Psychology, Law
Release Date: 
February 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537628
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Cyber Security Meets National Security: International Perspectives on Digital Era Threats (St. James’s Series in World Affairs)

Author: 

Kent, Neil, University of Cambridge & Irina du Quenoy, Georgetown University (Editors)

Today more than ever, the line between national security and cyber security is becoming increasingly erased. As recent attacks on US infrastructure show (for example, the oil pipeline hack of 2021), nontraditional threats ranging from hacking for the purposes of extracting ransom to terrorist communications online are emerging as central to national threat assessment.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Eurasia, War Studies, Intelligence, Espionage, Technology Studies, Military Policy, Cyber Security, Terrorism, Cybercrime, China, France, Nigeria, Internet Studies
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537789
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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