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Adventures in Chinese Realism
Adventures in Chinese Realism (March 2022)
Classic Philosophy Applied to Contemporary Issues
Eirik Lang Harris - Editor
Henrique Schneider - Editor

Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.

Realism, or Legalism, was once a significant influence in classical Chinese philosophy, later eclipsed by Confucianism. Its ideas, however, remain alive and powerful. Realists propose dealing with real-world problems using real-world in...(Read More)
 
 
Technologies of Human Rights Representation
Technologies of Human Rights Representation (February 2022)
Alexandra S. Moore - Editor
James Dawes - Editor

Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focuse on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.

The speed of technological development, from cell phones to artificial intelligence, opens up exciting new opportunities for promoting human flourishing. It also raises grave risks, threatening not only personal pri...(Read More)
 
 
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow? (January 2022)
The Twenty-First Century's Restrictive New Voting Laws and Their Impact
Michael A. Smith - Editor

Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.

Since 2003, several US states have passed new laws that complicate the process of voter registration and voting. Framed as controls on voter fraud, the laws have spawned controversy in both the courts and public opinion, the latter fallin...(Read More)
 
 
Return to Point Zero
Return to Point Zero (January 2022)
The Turkish-Kurdish Question and How Politics and Ideas (Re)Make Empires, Nations and States
Murat Somer - Author

Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.

How did the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict arise? Why have Turks and Kurds failed for so long to solve it? How can the...(Read More)
 
 
Amnesia
Amnesia (December 2021)
A History of Democratic Idealism in Modern Thailand
Arjun Subrahmanyan - Author

Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.

Thailand’s monarchy and military have dominated the narrative of the country’s modern history, and their leadership is often accepted as evidence of a cultural preference for authoritarianism. Despi...(Read More)
 
 
The Nation or the Ummah
The Nation or the Ummah (December 2021)
Islamism and Turkish Foreign Policy
Birol Başkan - Author
Ömer Taşpınar - Author

Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.

Turkey’s enthusiastic embrace of the Arab Spring set in motion a dynamic that fundamentally altered its relations with the United States, Russia, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran, and transformed Turkey from a soft power to a hard power in the tangled g...(Read More)
 
 
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State (November 2021)
Sebastian Maslow - Editor
Christian Wirth - Editor

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Mired in national crises since the early 1990s, Japan has had to respond to a rapid population decline; the Asian and global financial crises; the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukus...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy at the Ballpark
Democracy at the Ballpark (October 2021)
Sport, Spectatorship, and Politics
Thomas David Bunting - Author

Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.

What is the relationship between sports and politics? Often, politics are thought to be serious, whereas sports are diversionary and apolitical. Using baseball as a case study, Democracy at the Ballpark challenges this understanding, examining politics as they emerge at t...(Read More)
 
 
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief (September 2021)
Harold D. Smith, 1939-1945
Mordecai Lee - Author

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

In this book, Mordecai Lee provides a long-overdue examination of a key member of FDR’s administration. Harold D. Smith was FDR’s budget director from 1939 through to Roosevelt’s death in 1945. In that capacity, he was also the de facto manager-in-chief of the federal government. During his tenure, he reformed...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity (August 2021)
Sherrow O. Pinder - Author

A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson’s ambiguous racial identity.

In Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity, Sherrow O. Pinder explores the ways in which the late singer's racial identification process problematizes conceptualizations of race and the presentation of blackness that reduces blacks to a bodily mark. Pinder is particula...(Read More)
 
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