Political Science

Piracy: Past, Present, Future

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg, West Virginia Schools (retired)

Piracy as a crime dates to at least 1400 B.C., making it the oldest known international offense. The brilliant Roman orator Cicero described pirates as the enemies of all humankind, a designation that has been repeated for over 2000 years. Known not only for looting and robbing, their main source of income has been the capture of humans to be enslaved or held for ransom. Julius Caesar was once captured and ransomed, but returned to crucify his pirate captors. Action against the Barbary pirates was the first military engagement by the U.S. Marines.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Piracy, Ocean Studies, World History, Maritime Law, Crime
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680539288 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing

Author: 

Pouille, Adrien-teaches French, Francophone, and African literatures and cinemas at Wabash College, in Indiana

Credentials: 

He has contributed to The Obama Phenomenon: Change We Can (2011) and African Cultural Production and The Question of Humanism (2019). He co-authored, A Saafi-Saafi (Sébikotane Variety) and English/French Dictionary (2016).

In Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing, Adrien Pouille aims to expand the conversation on what human journeys may signify in the African context with several oral and modern narratives. As one of the main informants about African migration, popular journalism has propagated a traumatic and materialistic view of African temporal and spatial movements. Such a reductive conception of the African journeys can also be found on the continent, where leaving home, to the West in particular, may be viewed by many as a quest for nothing more than economic prosperity.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, African Studies, Migration, Africa, Immigration, Identity Studies, Journalism
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532814
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Cognition, Cultural Moments, and the Literary March Toward Civil Rights

Author: 

O’Neill, Michael holds a J.D. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from The George Washington University. He has practiced law as a prosecutor, appellate attorney, and Congressional counselor and taught English at George Washington University.

In this visionary book, Michael O’Neill contends that literary fiction may enable individuals to transcend tribe-centered biases by fostering empathetic understanding. Drawing from a wealth of neuroscience research, it investigates how relatable and emotionally resonant characters can encourage readers to identify with others whose lives are markedly different from their own.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, History, Identity Politics, Race Relations, Emotions, Culture
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532395 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Contemporary Issues of Politics and Governance in Bangladesh

Author: 

Hossain, Awal, Professor of Public Administration at Rajshahi University (Bangladesh).

The book examines the contemporary politics and governance of Bangladesh and their crises and challenges. As an independent state, Bangladesh started its journey as a constitutional, secular, democratic, multiparty, parliamentary republic. Sheik Mujibur Rahman came to the power with immense popularity as the first Prime Minister in 1970 but experienced turbulent times.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Asia, South Asia, Bangladesh, Post-Colonial Studies, Civil Society
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680538007 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Voices of Freedom: Asia

Author: 

Dennis, Mark, Professor of East Asian Religions, Texas Christian University; Rima Abunasser, Instructor in English, Texas Christian University

Voices of Freedom: Asia showcases essays from activists, journalists, novelists, and scholars whose areas of expertise include free speech, peace and reconciliation, alterity-otherness, and Asian religions and literatures.

Market: 
Politics, Religion, Asia, Human Rights, India, China, Myanmar, Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Rohingya Muslims, Developing World, Literature
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532579 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Future of Leisure and Retirement: Pension Schemes, Community Support, and Contemporary Consequences for the Next Generation

Author: 

Caldararo, Niccolo, Lecturer in Anthropology, San Francisco State University

Credentials: 

Owner, Director, and Chief Conservator, Conservation Art Service

In The Future of Leisure and Retirement, veteran anthropologist Niccolo Caldararo explores social support for the elderly in cross-cultural and historical contexts. Beginning with a comparison of various cultural traditions developed in complex societies from ancient times to modern, this vital new book argues that how a society values its aged citizens and views their contributions to society determines its willingness to provide for their support. Recently, an increasing number of U.S.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, American Studies, Investment, Social Welfare, Ageing
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532364 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Political and Social Change in the United States: A Brief History, with The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The U.S. Constitution, and The Amendments to the Constitution

Author: 

Applegate, Edd, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University

Through the prism of the U.S. Constitution and other foundational documents, Edd Applegate’s Political and Social Changes in the United States will discuss major transformations in American social and political life since the Founding, beginning with England’s expansion in North America, the War of Independence, and the early national period. It proceeds through industrialization, the Civil War, economic growth, progressivism, and the emergence of the United States on the world stage.

Market: 
Political Science, American History, American Studies, U.S. Constitutional Law, World History
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539301 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Iconoclast: Ideas That Have Shaped The Culture Wars

Author: 

Halloran, Mark Ph.D., journalist, psychologist, and radio host

Iconoclast: Ideas That Have Shaped the Culture Wars is an anthology of essays by some of the world’s most prominent intellectuals on crucial social, cultural, philosophical, scientific and political issues. Philosopher and Professor of Bioethics Peter Singer addresses many of our current misconceptions about extreme poverty and also discusses whether true altruism exists.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Race, Identity Politics, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Bioethics, Economics
Release Date: 
January 15, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680532661 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Voices of Freedom: The Middle East and North Africa

Author: 

Dennis, Mark, Professor of East Asian Religions, Texas Christian University and Rima Abunasser, Instructor in English, Texas Christian University

Voices of Freedom: The Middle East and North Africa showcases essays from activists, journalists, novelists, and scholars whose areas of expertise include free speech, peace and reconciliation, alterity-otherness, and Middle Eastern and North African religions and literatures.

Market: 
Politics, Religion, Middle East, Arab Spring, Developing World, Literature
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532548 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Exiled Emissary: George H. Earle, III – Soldier, Sailor, Diplomat, Governor, Spy

Author: 

Farrell, Christopher J., Director of Investigations and Research, Judicial Watch, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute

Market: 
North America, Political Science, American Studies, Diplomacy, World War II, Intelligence, War Studies, George H. Earle III, Franklin Roosevelt
Release Date: 
February 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538861 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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