Social Sciences

A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies

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: 
June 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532319 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Privacy: Past, Present, and Future

Author: 

Gruis, Leslie N., National Security Administration (ret.)

Top analyst Leslie Gruis’s timely new book argues that privacy is an individual right and democratic value worth preserving, even in a cyberized world. Since the time of the printing press, technology has played a key role in the evolution of individual rights and helped privacy emerge as a formal legal concept.

Market: 
Political Science, American Studies, Ethics, Law, Security Studies, Cyber Security, Privacy, Privacy Studies, Computer Science, Intelligence, National Security, Information Technology, Constitutional Law, U.S. Constitution
Release Date: 
Feb. 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531862 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Delivered From the Mouth of the Dragon: A Face To Face Encounter With Islamist Terrorism

Author: 

Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Delivered From the Mouth of the Dragon: A Face To Face Encounter With Islamist Terrorism combines a critical analysis of Nigeria’s nationality problem and a brutal personal account of how the author was placed under a fatwa for speaking out against Islamization. This well formed study argues that the precarious state of political affairs in Nigeria lay in a jihadist plan that has allowed the Boko Haram insurgency to emerge. The book also chronicles political repression against opponents of jihadism.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Terrorism, Islam, Jihad, Africa, International Studies, Nationalism, African Nationalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Development Studies, Post-Colonialism, Developing World, Boko Haram
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531107 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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The Jewish Community in New England

Author: 

Warwick, Keith, California writer and civil engineer

The purpose of The Jewish Community in New England is to inform readers about the Jewish community in each of the six New England States: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Factual, inspirational, and poetic, it serves as a scholarly guide to institutions of Jewish life in this dynamic American region. Stocked with valuable information about community, schools, restaurants, and synagogues, Keith Warwick’s study will appeal to members of the Jewish community, sociologists, teachers, cultural anthropologists, and the general reader.

Market: 
American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Judaism, Jewish History, American History, Sociology, Identity Studies, New England, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531138 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Reform For An Enlightenment Education

Author: 

Thiher, Allen: Curators’ Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia and Permanent Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Drawing on a distinguished 40-year university career, Allen Thiher probes the subjects that serve as a basis for higher education in the twenty-first century. Addressing the general reader as well as the scholar, he argues that all the best about contemporary culture springs directly from the unfettered rationalism of the Enlightenment. Provocatively, Thiher argues that today’s education system is failing to produce students with the enlightened sensibilities they need to lead good and ethical lives and instead focuses on short-term utilitarian aims.

Market: 
9781680531077
Release Date: 
May 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531077 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
218
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Contemporary Security Issues in Africa

Author: 

Amusan, Lere Professor of Political Studies and International Relations, North West University, South Africa; Isiaka Alani Badmus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria (EDITORS)

In volume, an emerging generation of African scholars examines specific states in Africa where instability is the order of the day. Considerations of African instability are highly relevant in today’s world, where one examines the types of regimes that were put in place after the Cold War and their effects on Africa.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Politics, Africa, African Politics, Civil War, Globalization, Development, Economics, War Studies, Agriculture, Sovereignty, Terrorism, Libya, Nigeria, Lesotho, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Boko Haram
Release Date: 
May 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530919 Hardcover
Price: 
$189.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Football as Literature: A Semiotic Reading

Author: 

Hanson, Utibe: University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Football as Literature adopts semiotics as a framework to compare football (soccer) to literature. The football field is akin to the plot or stage in narrative or dramatic modes, respectively, and the players are viewed as characters whose metamorphoses, in the text of football, are occasioned from the label of their positions to the completeness of the plot by the kinetic power of the ball. In employing this commentary, a standard football match is seen as a representation of the active text. Particularly, without commentary football unfolds as an unspoken semiotic narrative.

Market: 
Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Semiotics, Football, Sports, Literature, Symbolism
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531039 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Predicting Gender Violence in India: A Counterintuitive Theoretical Approach (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Vasudevan, Shritha K., University of Florida

In this provocative new book, Shritha Vasudevan argues that feminist international relations (IR) theory has inadvertently resulted in a biased worldview, the very opposite of what feminist IR set out to try to rectify. This book contests theoretical presumptions of Western feminist IR and attempts to reformulate it in contexts of non-Western cultures. Vasudevan deftly utilizes the theoretical constructs of IR to explore the ramifications for India.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, International Relations Theory, India, Gender-Based Violence, International Law, Subaltern Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530926 Hardcover
Price: 
$159.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
334
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Stock Markets and Development in Africa

Author: 

Bunyuy, Juliette Suliy and Moye Godwin Bongyu

Globalization is posing enormous challenges to development efforts in many African countries. One of the most daunting challenges is to raise capital to meet financial needs. Despite regional tendencies, the effectiveness of stock markets to raise capital within the African region has been limited. This book asks whether African stock exchange might become more effective in enhancing development. It adopts a legal approach in analyzing various laws and texts.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African Development, Economics, Business, Stock Markets, Capitalism, Economic Integration
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531237 Hardcover
Price: 
$199.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Italian Culture in America: How a Founding Father Introduced Italian Art, Architecture, Food, Wine, and Liberty to the American People

Author: 

Giordano, Ralph

Credentials: 

Author of Pop Goes the Decades: The Fifties, The Architectural Ideology of Thomas Jefferson, and Social Dancing in America

At the onset of the American Revolution, Britain’s North American colonies sought political independence but remained culturally dependent upon Europe. Among the many vast contributions of Thomas Jefferson, one of the most celebrated Founding Fathers, was a continuing admiration and lifelong affinity for all things Italian. Jefferson believed that the genesis of liberty followed a path from Ancient Rome, through the Italian Renaissance and Enlightenment, and toward a progressive future for the new American nation.

Market: 
American Studies, American Revolution, War of Independence, Multiculturalism, Italy, Italophilia, Italian Culture, Enlightenment, Renaissance, Ancient Rome, Thomas Jefferson, Social History, Ethnic Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530988 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
588
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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