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Division, Derision and Decisions: The Domino Effect of Brexit and Populism’s Intersection of Rights and Wrongs

Author: Prebble Q. Ramswell (Destin, FL, USA)

Series: Political Science and History

Publication Date: January 22, 2018

Book Description:
In 2016, both the United Kingdom and the United States found themselves embroiled in bitter battles, battles in which the citizens themselves became their own worst enemies. The Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom and the 2016 United States Presidential campaign precipitated a rebirth of populism and nationalism, reinvigorating entire populations and charming even the most casual observer into political action and discourse. Yet, in both cases, what began as an endeavor to serve the needs of the citizenry morphed into a battlefield of derision and division.
Racism and xenophobia are no longer isolated issues affecting only small portions of a society. Hate crimes, hate speech and overt racial discrimination are on the rise worldwide, stemming from populist empowerment. Battlegrounds of freshly brewed hostility, pitting neighbor against neighbor, have created a pandemic with the potential to permanently alter our understanding of right and wrong as well as the application of law and order. Rather, these issues are now at the forefront of debate and have assumed a position on the frontlines of political warfare worldwide.
The parallels between campaigns are not merely provocative, they are disarming; but the manifestation of similar events in countries around the world is cause for concern. This book explores the course of Brexit, the parallels between it and the 2016 US Presidential election, and how it served as an impetus and inspiration for public outcry and uprising around the world.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-131-4
ISBN: 978-1-53613-132-1

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European Union Impact on Central Asia: Political, Economic, Security and Social Spheres

Authors: Vladimir Paramonov, Aleksey Strokov, Sergei Alschen and Zebiniso Abduganieva (Central Eurasia Analytical Group, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

Book Description:
The European Union has been active in Central Asia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The impact of its activities have varied across the five independent Central Asian states:
- The political impact of the EU’s policies has been the most evident in Kyrgyzstan and to a slightly lesser extent, in Kazakhstan; on the other hand, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan have experienced much less of an impact thus far;
- The EU’s economic impact has been the strongest in Kazakhstan and to some degree in Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, while in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan it has been much weaker;
- In the security sphere, the EU’s impact has been the mostly pronounced in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, to a lesser extent in Kazakhstan, minor in Uzbekistan, and virtually non-existent in Turkmenistan;
- The EU’s social policy has had the clearest impact in Kazakhstan, to a lesser extent in Kyrgyzstan, negligible in both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and is practically unnoticeable in Turkmenistan.
If the overall impact of the European Union on the countries of Central Asia in some areas was significant, today that impact is rather weak (especially in comparison to Russia and China).
As a result, factors contributing to the weakening of the EU’s impact on Central Asia clearly outweigh factors that contribute to a strengthening of the impact in the region. Moreover, from the perspective of contemporary realities, it is accurate to state that “time in Central Asia is working against Europe.” If in the early 1990s Europe represented a type of “ideal partner” for the countries of Central Asia that chose to develop as “European style” secular states, hopes of receiving strong support from Europe (and the West in general) have essentially collapsed.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-133-8
ISBN: 978-1-53613-134-5

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The Long Path to Freedom: Sources of Legal History of Washington, D.C. in the Home Rule Era. An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Christopher Anglim (University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., USA)

Series: Political Science and History

Publication Date: 2018 - 1st Quarter

Book Description:
This book is the only annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works documenting the history of home rule in the District of Columbia. How the District should be governed has long been controversial and its current governing framework is the product of a tortured evolution. The issue essentially has been the debating for over 200 years of how much power local residents should have over a city that also serves as the nation’s capital. This larger question of federalism is also reflected in many subsidiary questions, such as those involving taxation, the power of local officials, zoning, and who is authorized to make decisions on major health issues such abortion, euthanasia, and marijuana. While many of these issues may be local to DC, decisions regarding them can greatly impact the nation as a whole. It is frequently argued that DC residents do not receive an equal voice with residents of the states. Such a paradox raises thorny questions concerning how truly equal and democratic is the United States of America.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-950-2
ISBN: 978-1-53612-951-9

Price: $230.00
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The Decision Making Inside the Syrian Regime

Author: Safwan Dawod (European Centre for Counterterrorism Studies and Intelligence, Latakia, Syria)

Series: Terrorism, Hot Spots and Conflict-Related Issues

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
The regime structure and its dominant relation can be studied through the standard and levels of decision characteristics, its making centers, and the basis of the official discourse as well as the mechanisms of investing the legitimacy conception. Studying the subjects of this book required the considering of the superimposition context which may be included in the causes of the crisis explosion; in view of the fact that it carries with itself a time particularity in the development of its internal corrosion (i.e., local consciousness), it justifies going into some historical and political issues. The time profundity provided by discussing some of these issues reveals some phenomena of the problem with the regime’s considerate discourse with and within the historical and political contexts of the Syrian society and their relation with hegemony patterns. This book, therefore, depended on social and critical ideas of the Syrian society. The most important problem which had not been previously treated enough was discussed: it is that the decision-making monopoly in Syria was accompanied by a selective process of the cognitive product practiced by the Syrian regime’s official discourse, a monopoly which led to profound defects with regard to controlling the future of Syria.

"Dominant power" is meant to distinguish between two correlated contexts which define both dominion and hegemony concepts, since the regime in Syria is the outcome of these two concepts, with their differences and intersections as a whole. Hegemony, on the other hand, belongs to economic powers, traditional bourgeois and extraordinary bourgeois which originated from plundering the state wealth during the reign of Baath, and its connection with Gulf capital. These are the powers which took hold of and prevailed over fortunes and investment opportunities and carried out interest deals with the influential people in the governmental institutions and administrations. They are the powers which excreted the economic class really controlling the Syrian economy and can be idiomatically designated as the Controlling Economic Powers (CEP). Hegemony belongs to the political powers of the Baathist ideology, institutions, administrations, armed forces and different security bodies that give orders to the state through the government and parliament to implement the decisions, which determine the structure of the state institution in Syria. This, also idiomatically, can be designated as Powers of Political Decision (PPD). Between these two powers, there is a strong interest relation so that the first provides the second with financial and material revenues in exchange for legislative and facilities from the second to make the investment jobs easier. It must be noted that the (PPD) are in a way controlled by internal balances, the most important of which is the balance with the symbols of the Superstructure of the Syrian Society.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-851-2
ISBN: 978-1-53612-852-9

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Public Policy and Social Change: Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions

Editors: Roque Kyros and Mona Lott

Series: Political Science and History

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
In this book, the evolution of building a modern and creative society in China is explored in juxtaposition with the development of school education in China. The authors examine how music education may help initiate a policy dialogue on creativity in China’s school music education and the challenges between contemporary cultural and social values and communist ideologies, and between collectivism and individualism. Next, the authors propose a framework for effective policy practice and detail evidence-based strategies for competent social service policy practice. The framework is drawn from research, professional experience, the experience of colleagues, and the experience of social work students. A study is presented on junior secondary school students’ preferred musical styles and how different social factors have fashioned their musical preferences in contemporary Hong Kong culture. This study showed that music listening functioned as an aesthetic and leisure activity, but more importantly as a means of socialization. An important chapter is included that defines powerful network actors in public policy, demonstrates the effects of their actions, and explains reasons behind different types of networking. In closing, the concept of social change is examined from various angles, using differing definitions as given by many sociologists. The authors maintain that society, in conjunctio with social change, is dynamic and in a constant state of transformation.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-962-5
ISBN: 978-1-53612-963-2

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21st Century High Politics in the Indo-Pacific and the Bay of Bengal

Author: Mohd Aminul Karim (School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh)

Series: Countries and Cultures of the World

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
Set in the Indo-Pacific Region (IPR), this book attempts to analyze the transition of the shift in world politics and economics’ center of gravity – and the ramifications thereof – on geopolitics, security, global trade, sea-lanes as well as the formation and restructuring of alliances and alignments. It also highlights the importance of the Bay of Bengal as a new frontier for development and confrontation. It describes the key players in this region, their interests, compulsions and imperatives, and covers different strategies launched by the United States, China, India, Japan, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar to strengthen their ties and elevate their status in global and regional high politics. Finally, the book takes an analytical approach to scrutinize whether the IPR is emerging as a key unit of analysis in geopolitical discourse. It tries to link the activities of the South China Sea with the Bay of Bengal through the Strait of Malacca. The criticality of sea-routes is germane here. The author provides ramifications and reflections – a particular uniqueness of this book – on this evolving region by making futuristic projections.

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ISBN: 978-1-53610-881-1
ISBN: 978-1-53611-918-3

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The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Closer Look at the New York Convention

Author: Mostafa Fahim Nia, Ph.D. (Panthéon-Sorbonne University: Paris I, International Commercial Law)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
This book focuses on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the New York Convention. The importance of this book stems from the critical role arbitration plays as a peaceful means to settle international trade disputes. In fact, the effectiveness of international arbitration depends on whether awards can be enforced against the losing party. Therefore, the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards is considered a significant issue in the field of international commercial arbitration.

It should to be noted that this topic has attracted an extensive amount of discussion and analysis. Therefore, the focus of this book will be confined to key subjects that, in the author’s estimation, are most likely to represent the core recognition and enforcement issues before national courts. By analyzing the provisions of the New York Convention, this book is expected to be a useful guide to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The research method is comparative and analytical in nature and will consider every topic discussed from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. The theoretical viewpoint analyzes the solutions proposed in the various books, articles, projects, and drafted laws that concerned public and private international organizations have developed. The practical viewpoint examines the judicial interpretations by the national courts of the applicable regimes. The use of a comparative method will enable a deeper understanding of a country’s approach towards foreign arbitration. It will show both similarities and differences among national courts in enforcing foreign arbitral awards and deduce the best ways to implement foreign arbitral awards.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-110-0
ISBN: 978-1-53612-144-5

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Civil Wars: Causal Factors, Conflict Resolution and Global Consequences

Editor: Patricia Thomas

Series: Global Political Studies

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
This book discusses research on civil wars. Chapter One focuses on conceptual and methodological grounding of the synergetic approach to mental immunity and mental security, describes their structural and functional features on the clinical model of the acquired mental immunodeficiency syndrome, and accentuates strategies of new resources provisions to ensure national security in today's crisis-ridden reality. Chapter Two contributes to the discussion about the legal status of former slaves in the Post-Emancipation United States, analyzing the decades that followed the end of the Civil War, the release of the slaves and the thirteenth, fourth and fifth Amendments to the Constitution. Chapter Three reviews the case of Madagascar under the 3rd Republic.

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ISBN: 978-1-53610-549-0
ISBN: 978-1-53610-580-3

Price: $195.00
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Police: Global Perceptions, Performance and Ethical Challenges

Editor: Cindy M. Wong

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
This book provides new research on police. Chapter One examines if newspaper reporting of crime in a given jurisdiction affects the levels of racial bias in the local police’s traffic stop behavior. Chapter Two presents contemporary expectations of physical fitness in law enforcement. Chapter Three reviews the applications of predictive analytics for crime prevention.

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ISBN: 978-1-53610-921-4
ISBN: 978-1-53610-937-5

Price: $82.00
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The Theory and Practice of Terrorism: Alternative Paths of Inquiry

Editors: Elena Mastors and Rhea Siers (Dean of Faculty, University of Phoenix, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA)

Series: Terrorism, Hot Spots and Conflict-Related Issues

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
Terrorism studies has grown exponentially in the last decade. However, gaps still remain in the analysis of terrorism from the compilation of data to the examination of specific case studies in an effort to discern trends, such as in the radicalization of individuals across cultural, religious, and gender lines. This book focuses on a central question that will be answered by a diverse group of academic and professional experts on terrorism: what are the current gaps in terrorism studies, and how can focusing on these gaps better inform our policy and operational decision-making. These experts provide their analysis of what is missing in the study of terrorist activities, groups, and the use of political violence. They also illustrate these gaps by applying theories that inform the understanding of terrorist behavior and focus on different paths of inquiry.

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ISBN: 978-1-53610-424-0
ISBN: 978-1-53610-444-8

Price: $160.00
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Macedonia: Social, Political and Economic Issues

Editors: Vesna Stankoviæ Pejnoviæ, Ph.D., Professor (Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, Serbia) and Mirjana Stankovic, Ph.D., Senior Legal Consultant (The World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA)

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
Macedonia is a small, landlocked Balkan country that bears the heavy weight of being a crossroad between the West and the East, ultimately becoming a melting pot with fragile national identity; a nascent and, at times breakable, democracy; and brittle political and economic systems, diversity of cultures and ethnicities.
This book is about the place of Macedonian identity within the globalized world; it is about the weakened Macedonian political culture, often times influenced by ethnic identity; it is about telling the story of the Ottoman influence and cultural heritage; it is about basic human rights, such as abortion rights and their limits by law and tradition in Macedonian society; and it is about the “modern kitsch” brought about by the ruling elites, who erect statues of modern warriors and try to recreate the past identity of the nation.
This book begins with an essay on the Republic of Macedonia and its recognition in the international community (1991-2015), written by Dr. Jana Ilieva and Blagoj Conev. It then continues with a chapter on how the changes in society bring about changes in the personality by Dr. Marijana Markovik and Dr. Eleonora Serafimovska. Dr. Ivo Slaus writes about the two simultaneous challenges faced by Macedonia in the globalized world. Dr. Maria Pandevska illuminates the cultural history in “Borders and Boundaries of an Urban Space: Kurshumli - Han in Üskup/Skopje”. Dr. Vesna Stankovic Pejnovic gives a critical analysis of Macedonia’s identity crisis. Dr. Dragica Popovska focuses on the discursive forms of memory and on the visual forms of memory manifested in the public sphere, through “publicly available symbols”. Dr. Vera Dimitrievska presents the results of a qualitative study of professionalism on abortion and contraceptive practices among healthcare professionals in Macedonia. Dr. Tijana Peric Diligenski writes about the anti-corruption paradigm in Macedonia in light of the European Union accession process. Dr. Emilija Stoimenova Canevska gives an overview of the latest developments in psychology and psychotherapy in Macedonia, and links them to the overall social development of the country. Last, but not least, Dr. Goran Basic writes a provocative chapter called “Macedonia – An Unfinished State”.

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ISBN: 978-1-53611-842-1
ISBN: 978-1-53611-886-5

Price: $160.00
Price: $160.00