International Relations

Crowdfunding in the United States and European Union: Markets, Platforms, Critics, and Future Prospects

Author: 

Liakopoulou, Irini, Oklahoma State University

This original book is the first serious study investigating the crowdfunding phenomenon, which has developed deep meaning for various stakeholders benefiting from this funding collection mechanism and its innovative new role, especially in the processes of business creation and spread of entrepreneurship. The actors involved -- promoters, supporters, and the platforms through which the campaigns are launched -- constitute an ecosystem in continuous evolution, which has grown dramatically and allows for its further development.

Market: 
Economics, International Law, European Union, Sociology, Finance, Business, Charity, Crowdfunding, Social Science Research
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680530957 Hardcover
Price: 
$199.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Russia, Chechnya, and the West, 2000–2006: The Emboldening of Putin

Author: 

Zakaev, Akhmed, Former Prime Minister-in-Exile of Chechnya

Translator:
Arch Tait, Ph.D.

Market: 
International Relations, History, War Studies, Russia, Russian Politics, Chechnya, Terrorism, Caucasus Studies, Middle East Studies, War on Terror, Vladimir Putin
Release Date: 
August 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532715 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Within Tweeting Distance: How States Use Twitter Diplomacy

Author: 

Suwwan, Noor

Credentials: 

She graduated from Jordan’s University of Science and Technology. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Wollongong, in Dubai, and a postgraduate degree in communications and marketing from the University of Middlesex in Dubai.

One of the most peculiar byproducts of media globalization is the creation of audiences close by but out of reach, and far away but within reach. Within Tweeting Distance is a study of one of the most compelling, emerging subfields at the crossroads of the fields of international relations and communications: Twitter Diplomacy. Noor Suwwan’s groundbreaking new book proposes a new theoretical classification framework for Twitter Diplomacy and then applies it to four Arab state-actors.

Market: 
International Relations, Middle East, Communications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Social Media, Twitter
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532838 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
112
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Terror in the Western Mind: Cultural Responses to 9/11

Author: 

Jones, David Martin is Visiting Professor in the Department of the National University of Singapore, the University of Tas War Studies, King’s College London. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and taught there and amania, and the University of Queensland. His most recent book is History’s Fools: The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics. Previously, he wrote Towards Illiberal Democracy in Pacific Asia, Political Development in Pacific Asia, Conscience and Allegiance in Seventeenth Century England, and The Image of China in Western Social and Political Thought. With M. L. R. Smith, he has co-authored Reinventing Realism: Australian Foreign and Defence Policy at the Millennium, ASEAN and East Asian International Relations, Asian Security and the Rise of China, Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age, and The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency; M. L. R. Smith is Professor of Strategic Theory at King’s College London and a former Head of its Department of War Studies. He received his Ph.D. from King’s and began his academic career at the National University of Singapore. Subsequently, he has been a UK Ministry of Defence civil servant, working with the Royal Naval College, and later with the Joint Services Staff and Command College, and was Principal Lecturer at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is author/co-author of numerous books, including: Fighting for Ireland? The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement, Dilemmas of Decommissioning, Reinventing Realism: Australian Foreign and Defence Policy at the Millennium, ASEAN and East Asian International Relations, The Strategy of Terrorism: How It Works and Why It Fails, Asian Security and the Rise of China, Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age, and The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes. His most recent book is Year of the Bat: Britain, China and the Coronavirus.

Twenty years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, we can now see that the War on Terror profoundly affected Western self-understanding and the secular liberal image it sought to project onto a global canvas at what was widely assumed to be the end of history. The dramatic change in awareness that 9/11 brought about was particularly vivid, this book maintains, in the media that sustained and displayed the West’s self-image.

Market: 
History, International Relations, Media, Cultural Studies, Terrorism, Critical Theory, Literature, Theater, Film, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Release Date: 
September 11, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532852 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
228
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 

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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: 

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Oilfields and Airpower in African Conflict: The Case of Biafra

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Credentials: 

Author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and British Women and the Nigerian Civil War

In this intrepid study, noted Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus investigates the air war component of the Nigerian-Biafran War, a crucial postcolonial conflict in Africa. It focuses on the Biafra’s air operations against oil installations and facilities owned by multinational oil companies in Nigeria. In addition to exploring global airpower historiography, this study explores the tactical aspects of how the renewed air war changed the military equation of the conflict when both sides were at loggerheads in peace settlement and relief arrangements.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Biafra, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy, Military History, Air Power, War Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532203 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Eco-Literature: Contemporary Discourses

Author: 

D'Cunha, Sr. Candy, Associate Professor of English, Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology (India)

Credentials: 

Author of Keys of Life and Ecosophical Vision and Self-Realization in Margaret Atwood’s Prose

Awareness of eco-literature has recalled the central ideology of environmentalism - “to think globally and act locally.” As this volume shows, various tags of contemporary discourse have emerged, including transnational, cosmopolitan, hybridity, diaspora, and generally cultural. These concerns highlight such global environmental problems as biodiversity, climate change, and developing new forms of interconnectedness with local and regional communities. In this context, contemporary discourse becomes of immediate concern in understanding the environmental crisis.

Market: 
Environmental Studies, Ecology, Intercultural Studies, Ethics, Literature, Anthropology, Humanism, Geography, Transnational Studies, Conservation, Developing World, Ecofeminism, Literature and Nature, Naturalism
Release Date: 
October 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539394 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 

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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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