Book Announcement: Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars

Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891479
Hardback, pp165, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars by Jung-Yeop Woo.

This book identifies the conditions under which foreign countries intervene in civil wars, contending that we should consider four dimensions of civil war intervention. The first dimension is the civil war itself. The characteristics of the civil war itself are important determinants of a third party’s decision making regarding intervention. The second dimension is the characteristics of intervening states, and includes their capabilities and domestic political environments. The third is the relationship between the host country and the intervening country. These states’ formal alliances and the differences in military capability between the target country and the potential intervener have an impact on the decision making process. The fourth dimension is the relationship between the interveners. This framework of four dimensions proves critical in understanding foreign intervention in civil wars. Based on this framework, the model for the intervention mechanism can reflect reality better. By including the relationships between the interveners here, the book shows that it is important to distinguish between intervention on the side of the government and intervention on behalf of the opposition. Without distinguishing between these, it is impossible to consider the concepts of counter-intervention and bandwagoning intervention. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality

Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891462
Hardback, pp225, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality by Carmen M. Cusack.

This monograph explains the deviance of illicit sexual immorality in the justice system. It includes extensive research of federal, state, and local scandals occurring in Washington DC, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and other locations in the USA, to demonstrate the impacts of decaying morals on contemporary society and constitutional law. It explains that sexually immoral oligarchies may dilute or forfeit their authority and ability to chide and fastidiously control sexual choices and activities. The text brings to light sexual abuse and indiscretions by justice system members and compares their misconduct to American prison culture to prove systemic breakdown, dissipation of authority, and dwindling power to enforce morality laws. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis

The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895637
Hardback, pp370, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis, edited by Dan Dungaciu and Ruxandra Iordache.

The most significant phenomenon occurring around us today is the European crisis. As well as being a “total social phenomenon” as classical French sociologist Émile Durkheim would have said, it also affects all the levels of our lives—be they political, economic, cultural or social. Nothing remains untouched. In other words, it represents a “perfect storm”. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Domestic and Regional Uncertainties in the New Turkey

Domestic and Regional Uncertainties in the New Turkey now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891424
Hardback, pp215, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Domestic and Regional Uncertainties in the New Turkey, edited by Husrev Tabak, Ozgur Tufekci and Alessia Chiriatti.

Turkey has faced, in the last two decades, a number of critical events, like wars, conflicts and frictions in the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East, that have represented a huge challenge for its foreign policy and civil and economic interventions. Turkish multi-directionality and multidimensionality have been tested by these occurrences, demonstrating that what some scholars and experts had defined as a “model” contained failures as well as success. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo

Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891240
Hardback, pp170, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo, by Dustin J. Byrd.

On January 7, 2015, two armed men dressed in masks made their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, intent on killing those who had drawn derisive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The satirical magazine based in Paris was well-known for its mockery of politicians, right-wing extremists, racists, and religious figures, including the Pope, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Once inside, the two gunmen shot and killed twelve employees, including the magazine’s editor and cartoonist, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier. Although Charb often claimed to defend minorities, especially Muslims, against the rising tide of racism in France, all in the name of the French Enlightenment, he nevertheless fell victim to the dialectic of the Enlightenment, in which the Enlightenment itself is functionalized as a tool of repression. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Inter-American Relations: Past, Present, and Future Trends

Inter-American Relations: Past, Present, and Future Trends now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443889957
Hardback, pp199, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Inter-American Relations: Past, Present, and Future Trends, Joshua Hyles.

This volume is a collection of essays presented at the 20th annual Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of American States conference, which is the nation’s only “hybrid” conference including an inter-collegiate competition and simulation of the Organization of American States, a moot court simulation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and a traditional academic conference for faculty and graduate students centered on the study of Inter-American relations and politics within the Western Hemisphere. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Revisiting Environmental and Natural Resource Questions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Revisiting Environmental and Natural Resource Questions in Sub-Saharan Africa now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886512
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Revisiting Environmental and Natural Resource Questions in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Wilson Akpan and Philani Moyo.

Based on case studies in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa, this book revisits some of the dilemmas and paradoxes associated with the development, management and utilisation of environmental resources, as well as lacklustre official handling of climate change-related challenges, in Sub-Saharan Africa. On the subject of natural resource exploitation, in particular, the book revisits scholarly debates and specific practices around compensation, benefit- and burden-sharing, local participation and space-place dynamics. Continue reading