Social Sciences  /  Political Sciences & Current Affairs
Rhet Ops Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780822967149
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
In this edited volume, authors seek to document and analyze how state and non-state actors leverage digital rhetoric as a twenty-first-century weapon of war. Rhet Ops offer readers a chance to focus on the human dimension of rhetorical practice within mobile technologies and social networks: to reflect not only on the durable question of what it means to conduct oneself ethically as a speaker or writer, but also what it means to learn the art of rhetoric as a means to engage adversaries in war and conflict.
The Global Spatial Revolution Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9788869774294
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
The volume examines the process of globalization from a genealogical point of view. By doing so, it offers a contribution to the understanding of the deep and critical spatial transformation reshaping our world from both a political and a conceptual point of view, taking into consideration recent developments including Brexit and the politics of Donald Trump. Focusing his analysis on the natural element of “air”, Vegetti provides an original approach to globalization.
Final Words Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 9780813197838
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2024
Illustrations: 578 b&w illustrations
Description:
In 1976 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the legality of capital punishment in their ruling on Gregg v. Georgia. In the 46 years since the decision was handed down, 1,551 convicted prisoners have been executed.
Strengthening South Korea–Japan Relations Cover Strengthening South Korea–Japan Relations Cover
Format: 
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780813199214
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Asia in the New Millennium
Illustrations: 16 figures, 26 tables
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780813199221
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Asia in the New Millennium
Illustrations: 16 figures, 26 tables
Description:
At the conclusion of WWII, no part of the world experienced a more dramatic transformation than East Asia. The region's political stability throughout the postwar period prompted exponential economic growth that ultimately established South Korea, Japan, and China as East Asia's most important powers. While many citizens of these nations now live in a time of unprecedented prosperity, the arrangement that supported this region's transformation is fragile.
Refusing to Be Silent Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788869774386
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
How can we approach the world and guide our thinking in the face of profound, myriad challenges? This is the ambitious question that animates the current volume. The book seeks to formulate these challenges and develop ways to tackle them through a set of wide-ranging interviews with leading intellectuals of our times, including Nancy Fraser, Seyla Benhabib, Michael Walzer and Etienne Balibar.
The Right to Interfere and the Responsibility to Protect Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9788869774188
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
Focusing on the Libyan crisis, the volume sets discourse on interference within a theoretical framework. The first part tries to understand the lawfulness of the duty to interfere and the responsibility to protect, as well as the semantic difference between these two forms of interventionism. The second part offers an investigation on how the right to protect was applied in Libya in 2011.

Animals Are Us

A Guide to a Kinder World
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781922669926
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
‘This book will save lives - human and animals.’Victoria Thompson is a passionate advocate for the protection of animals from great harm. She movingly describes our appalling failures in this regard and praises those who press for the enlightened awareness and humane treatment of animals.
Remaking the World Cover

Remaking the World

Decolonization and the Cold War
Format: 
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780813197487
Pub Date: 25 Jul 2023
Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
Illustrations: 12 b&w illustrations
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780813197623
Pub Date: 25 Jul 2023
Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
Illustrations: 12 b&w illustrations
Description:
Between 1945 and 1965, more than fifty nations declared their independence from colonial rule. At the height of the Cold War, the global process of decolonization complicated US-Soviet relations, while Soviet and American interventionism transformed the decolonizing process. Remaking the World examines the connections between the Cold War and decolonization, which helped define the post-World War II global order.
Yanks in Blue Berets Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780813197630
Pub Date: 04 Jul 2023
Series: American Warriors Series
Illustrations: 27 b&w halftones, 14 maps, 2 charts, 4 tables
Description:
In 1948 the United Nations launched the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization following the conflict that erupted between Israel and its Arab neighbors, who profoundly opposed the creation of a Jewish state. UNTSO quickly found itself overseeing the ceasefire lines between combatant parties. In the ensuing decades, as countries along the eastern Mediterranean engaged in a series of escalating military conflicts, UNTSO was continually challenged in its peacekeeping mission, often having to alter its configuration.
Democratic Deliberation and Public Bioethics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788869774133
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Politics
Description:
Since the 1990s, deliberative democracy has been the focus of increased scholarly attention, as well as the locus of initiatives intended to directly engage the public in matters of public concern. Geared to bringing the core tenets of public deliberation to bear onto different contexts within the public sphere, deliberative processes have been implemented in a range of forms, from citizens’ juries to national issue forums, from deliberative opinion polls to participatory budgeting. Ever more frequently, public deliberation has also gained traction in the field of public bioethics.
Encountering U.S. Empire in Socialist Venezuela Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780822947448
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Since the end of World War II, the United States has come to dominate the world economically and politically, leading many to describe the United States as an empire. Scholars have analyzed how the US government has worked through international financial institutions, its Central Intelligence Agency, and outright warfare to achieve its will. In this book, Timothy M.
A-Democracy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9788869773358
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
This volume examines the rise and apparent fall of 'neo-liberalism', whose historical roots and theoretical implications are explored throughout. This begins with today's current climate, dominated by a range of political mediatic populisms that run across the contemporary political scene, and a critical comparison with the seminal analysis of Ernesto Laclau. The volume also analyzes the failure of the multicultural paradigm in terms of the Lockean concept of tolerance in light of the theses developed by the political theorist Wendy Brown concerning the civil and social dynamics of de-democratization.
Resistance in the Bluegrass Cover Resistance in the Bluegrass Cover
Format: 
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813195261
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813187204
Pub Date: 31 May 2022
Description:
From the anti-segregation sit-ins of the 1960s to the protests in response to the killing of Breonna Taylor, the rest of the nation - and often the world - has watched as Kentuckians boldly fought against instances of injustice. In Resistance in the Bluegrass, Farrah Alexander outlines the ways in which Kentucky's citizens have been models in the fight against intersectional issues of racial injustice, economic inequality, education, climate change, immigration, political representation, LGBTQ+ rights, and women's rights, while exploring and celebrating decades of Kentucky's contributions to social justice movements and the names behind them. Resistance in the Bluegrass gives engaged citizens-or those wishing to become more engaged-both inspiration and guidance on how they too can make a difference across the commonwealth.
The Arduous Road to Revolution Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9788869774072
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
The right to rebel against an authoritarian power is part of liberal and democratic culture. As early as the late seventeenth century, John Locke theorised that if a state abuses its citizens, they have the right to revolt. Nowadays, information and communication technologies can help the early stages of revolt.
Symbols and Myths in Liberal Democratic Political Systems Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9788869773907
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
The volume consists of a collection of fifteen contributions to Political Theory, the focuses of which represent an interaction between different themes and perspectives. The collection brings together a series of philosophical, moral, political, psychological, medical, anthropological and mytho-symbolical issues, divided into three main sections. A first section concerns ethical, moral and jurisdictional constitutional issues of Political Theory, including contributions by Fabrizio Sciacca, Cassandra Basile, Andrea Germani and Paola Russo.
America's Israel Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780813195926
Pub Date: 23 Aug 2022
Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
Illustrations: 12 b&w halftones, 1 map, 2 graphs, 1 table
Description:
One of the defining features of United States foreign policy since World War II has been the nation's special relationship with Israel. This informal alliance, rooted in shared values and culture, grew out of a moral obligation to promote Israel's survival in the aftermath of the Holocaust as US policymakers provided military aid, weapons, and political protection. In return, Israel served American interests through efforts to contain communism and terrorism in the region.