Book Announcement: Alternative Educational Methodologies

Alternative Educational Methodologies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895187
Hardback, pp309, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Alternative Educational Methodologies, edited by Ion Albulescu and Horaţiu Catalano.

This volume brings together a number of papers presented at the international conference on “Specific Methodologies in Educational Alternatives” held in June 2016, at the Bistriţa University Extension of the Educational Sciences Department of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The event served to promote the most recent theoretical and practical findings related to educational alternatives, and attracted the attendance of over 250 theorists and experts in the field. The conference represented a significant opportunity to know and develop this field of study, based on research and examples of good practice. The contributions here specifically explore the six educational alternatives that exist in Romania, namely Step by Step, Waldorf, Freinet, Curative Pedagogy, Montessori and the Jenaplan. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895248
Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions by Ronald de Bruin, Sebastian Prieto Tovar and Derek Pelland.

This book explores the type of leadership needed to transform EU Institutions to allow them to truly serve Europe’s people. Our world today calls for leaders who are connected to themselves, know how to unleash the potential of others and build organisations that serve people’s needs, and are stewards of society. The path towards transformation is not just about learning another trick or method, it is an inward journey each of us must undertake. We search to first recognise our best self and then give ourselves to lead our lives in service of a bigger purpose. The prioritising of serving others leads to a conscious choice of one aspiring to lead. In turn, others will experience this inspiration at all levels, learning to lead as servants. This timeless concept is what Robert Greenleaf referred to when he coined the term “servant-leadership” in 1970. This book not only gives insights into the servant-leadership philosophy, but also offers real-life interviews with twelve EU civil servants, including Herman van Rompuy, former President of the European Council. Their stories illustrate that servant-leadership is manifesting inside EU institutions already, independent of background and function level. Servant-leadership offers a unique opportunity to empower EU professionals in facing the challenges of the 21st century and helping the EU to serve its citizens better. Continue reading

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

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: 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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Book Announcement: Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios

Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500068
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios, edited by Edit Fabó, Emilia Ferone and James Ming Chen.

What is the contribution of General System Theory to the macro-level understanding of economic, social and technological changes in our epoch from a multidimensional perspective? What is the contribution of Social Action Theory on a micro-scale? Can complex scenario analyses, although based upon uncertainty and unpredictability, offer a viable toolkit for managing these transformations? Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Future of Human Rights in the UK

The Future of Human Rights in the UK now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895132
Hardback, pp328, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Future of Human Rights in the UK, edited by Claire-Michelle Smyth and Richard Lang.

In November 2016 the University of Brighton hosted a one day conference entitled “The Future of Human Rights in the UK”. Legal academics and practitioners from across the UK and Ireland attended to discuss the various topical issues that arise under the title of the conference. Papers were presented on terrorism and counter-terrorism, the role of the European Court of Human Rights, surrogacy and parental rights, union rights, social and economic rights and Brexit; to name but a few. This edited collection comprises a selection of the papers presented. It is a thought-provoking collection designed to make the reader ask themselves: what does the future of human rights in the UK look like? Continue reading