Meet our Authors: Bob East – October 2017

Dr Bob East is an independent Australian author and researcher. He gained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, in 2010. He currently lives on a rural property in south-east Queensland.

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Book Announcement: A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice

A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895224
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice, edited by Anton S. Filipenko.

This volume considers one of the alternative economic models that countries can consider implementing. It systematizes the experience of the social and solidarity economy in both developing and developed countries in America, Europe and Australia. However, the focus is given to the prerequisites and main forms of the social and solidarity economy development that exists in Ukraine. The collection will be of interest to academic scholars, as well as political and public decision-makers. Continue reading

Man of Straw

It is perhaps typical that the only person whom the pro-Turkish government brigade could wheel out for yet another partitionist tirade on Cyprus should be a pseudo-left winger, the discredited politician Jack Straw, who lied his way through the Iraq enquiry, was involved in extraordinary renditions and torture, and later in a shady political lobbying affair, boasting to two undercover journalists that he ‘operated under the radar’, and had used his influence to change EU rules on behalf of a firm which paid him £60,000 a year. Given that the Turkish government uses various PR and lobbying companies, one is inclined to wonder why he has been wheeled out to write an article in The Independent (1 October) calling for partition in Cyprus. Is he being paid? And does it mean yet another desperate attempt to foist on the people of Cyprus another pseudo-solution, which would consign the island to a NATO-controlled pro-Turkish semi-state

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Book Announcement: A Federal Perspective on the Abkhaz-Georgian Conflict: From Intractability to Pacification

A Federal Perspective on the Abkhaz-Georgian Conflict: From Intractability to Pacification now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895064
Hardback, pp126, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Federal Perspective on the Abkhaz-Georgian Conflict: From Intractability to Pacification by Romina Gurashi and Neno Gabelia.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the problem of the development of regional security has become increasingly relevant in international politics. Of particular concern is the post-Soviet space, which remains in the most difficult process of transformation. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Rhetorical Criticism in Communication Studies: Workshop for a Dream

Rhetorical Criticism in Communication Studies: Workshop for a Dream now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895118
Hardback, pp166, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Rhetorical Criticism in Communication Studies: Workshop for a Dream by Georgina Gabor.

This book focuses on seven entries in Carl R. Burgchardt’s Readings in Rhetorical Criticism, to which it adds a complementary effort. While maintaining a strategy of ongoing dialogue with both the prospective reader and the texts under scrutiny, the book acknowledges the author’s privileged moment of essential identification and represents a step out of the limiting frame of the inherently political character of inquiry. This allows the book to present personal narrative about guidance by specific critics such as Edwin Black, Forbes Hill, Karlyn Khors Campbell, Kenneth Burke, William Lewis, and Raymie McKerrow through the labyrinth of “that Leviathan, the public mind” (H. Wichelns). Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Process of Politicization: How Much Politics Does a Society Need?

The Process of Politicization: How Much Politics Does a Society Need? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443896283
Hardback, pp322, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Process of Politicization: How Much Politics Does a Society Need?, edited by Wiesław Wacławczyk and Adam Jarosz.

The problem signalled in the title of this volume is of utmost importance today. While envisioning a completely depoliticised society requires a big leap of imagination, there can still be doubts as to the degree to which modern societies may or should be politicised in different dimensions. This book gives a range of answers to this question using selected examples from modern history and the present time, and it outlines the process of politicising the society, together with the tools and means used for that. It does not attempt an exhaustive coverage of the topic of politicisation but serves as a reference for persons interested in the discussed issues, including students of political and social sciences. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Paperback)

Paperback edition of Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895071
Paperback, pp242, £39.99 / $67.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned by Gayle Kimball.

Ageism is prevalent in a great deal of current scholarship in the social sciences as scholars fault youth for being delinquent or politically apathetic. Researchers ignore young people’s actual voices, despite their leadership in recent global uprisings, some of which unseated entrenched dictators. Neoliberalism must be exposed in its focus on youth sub-cultures and styles rather than economic barriers caused by growing inequality and rising youth unemployment rates. Ageism in Youth Studies also discusses the debate about “Generation We or Me” and if Millennials are narcissistic. Resources about global youth studies are included, along with the results of the author’s surveys and interviews with over 4,000 young people from 88 countries.
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