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Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury UPA (October 08, 2014)

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...

No Holding Back: The 1980 John B. Anderson Presidential Campaign

by Jim Mason UPA (January 16, 2011)

In 1980, John Anderson ran what experts initially considered a quixotic race for the Republican presidential nomination before switching to run as an independent. He ran a unique campaign and won unprecedented...

Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (September 17, 2014)

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...

Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari's Political Thought

by Seyed Javad Miri UPA (September 17, 2014)

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution

by Chiku Malunga UPA (September 08, 2014)

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting...

Roots of Revolution: The Press and Social Change in Latin America

by Jerry W. Knudson UPA (December 10, 2009)

This book focuses on the longstanding social and economic ills that caused society to disintegrate into violence during the social and economic Latin American revolutions. Based upon the author's firsthand knowledge...

The Democracy Perspective in the Americas

by Odeen Ishmael UPA (November 24, 2009)

This book presents the author's views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a collection of his statements and published...

Dispatches from the Frontlines: Studies in Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Affairs

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (May 08, 2014)

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign...

Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification

by La Trice M. Washington UPA (May 05, 2014)

This book questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. With analysis of over 50 political scandals,...

Divided Dynamism: The Diplomacy of Separated Nations: Germany, Korea, China

by John J. Metzler UPA (April 15, 2014)

Divided Dynamism presents a comprehensive review of the political and unification policies of separated nations. Metzler provides an invaluable record of the dynamics of modern politics in the post-Cold War...

The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War

by Kitamura Minoru & Lin Si-Yun UPA (April 15, 2014)

The Reluctant Combatant offers proof that Japanese political leaders were reluctant to engage China in a full-scale conflict during the Second Sino-Japanese War. This book reveals that the Communists, the National...

From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

by Robert A. Holmes UPA (February 18, 2014)

This book describes how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings in West Virginia and Harlem, New York to become an influential voice in academics and politics. This...

Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin UPA (November 08, 2012)

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...

Presidential Lessons in Leadership: What Executives (and Everybody Else) Can Learn from Six Great American Presidents

by Ron Felber UPA (February 22, 2011)

This book crystallizes the methods of leadership from America's greatest presidents during moments of personal challenge and turns them into concrete lessons that business leaders, and anyone interested in becoming...

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor & Kehbuma Langmia UPA (December 20, 2013)

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide-array of...

On the Boundaries: When International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Foreign Policy Meet

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (December 27, 2013)

This book analyzes the connections between international relations, comparative politics, and foreign policy. Howard J. Wiarda points out where these fields have gone astray, indicates what must be done to correct...

On Christendom's Far Shore: The United States and the Western Tradition

by James Larry Hood UPA (December 18, 2013)

Hood explores the traditional western (Judeo-Christian) faith in God and the West’s once common understanding of the natural order and the nature and destiny of man. He explains how the United States is currently...

The Jonathan Presidency: The First Year

by John A. Ayoade, Adeoye A. Akinsanya & Olatunde J. B. Ojo UPA (December 20, 2013)

The Jonathan Presidency provides a comprehensive and unique analysis of the tenure of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. The Jonathan Presidency analyzes the ability of the featured Nigerian politicians to...

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna UPA (November 21, 2013)

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...

English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities

by Lear Matthews UPA (October 30, 2013)

This book discusses the experience of English-speaking immigrants in the United States. Having examined contemporary adjustment concerns of Caribbean immigrants, the authors present research findings, critical...

The Progressive Revolution: Liberal Fascism through the Ages, Vol. I: 2007-08 Writings

by Ellis Washington UPA (May 09, 2013)

These volumes chronicle both the historical significance and political deconstruction that the Progressive Age has continuously perpetrated against society, even to this day. These collected essays, articles,...

Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

by Patrick Mendis UPA (October 18, 2013)

Peaceful War is an epic narrative of the unfolding drama between the inevitable forces of the “Chinese dream” and the American destiny set in motion by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping.

C.D. Jackson: Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism

by John Allen Stern UPA (January 31, 2012)

This book is a study of U.S. propaganda strategy and some of its major proponents during the seminal Cold War period of the 1950s, including Dwight Eisenhower and C.D. Jackson, his chief adviser for psychological...

The Progressive Revolution: Liberal Fascism through the Ages, Vol. II: 2009 Writings

by Ellis Washington UPA (May 09, 2013)

These volumes chronicle both the historical significance and political deconstruction that the Progressive Age has continuously perpetrated against society, even to this day. These collected essays, articles,...

Language and State: An Inquiry into the Progress of Civilization

by Xing Yu UPA (September 03, 2013)

This book argues that a primitive society is formed on the basis of kinship ties while a civilized society is formed on the basis of language. Yu presents a new theory about the importance of language in the...

Marginalizing Access to the Sustainable Food System: An Examination of Oakland's Minority Districts

by Camille Tuason Mata UPA (September 09, 2013)

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the barriers and opportunities confronting minority communities’ ability to access healthy, fresh foods. Mata uses three minority districts in Oakland—Chinatown,...

Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati UPA (June 15, 2012)

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...

The Life of an Activist: In the Frontlines 24/7

by Randy Jurado Ertll UPA (August 15, 2013)

The Life of an Activist is a non-fiction narrative that describes key steps on how to become and evolve into an effective activist and community leader. Ertll describes social movements and provides useful advice...

The 2010 Elections in Florida: It's The Economy, Stupid!

by Robert E. Crew Jr. & Slater Bayliss UPA (August 12, 2013)

This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida...

Imaging the Other: Essays on Diversity

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire UPA (December 11, 2009)

These essays explore the creation of the 'other' as the basis for conflict among humans, within the context of each author's background, interests, and research. These essays speak of the 'other,' how we create...

Rational Gridlock

by Patrick B. Edgar UPA (May 20, 2011)

This book describes how rationality undermines bureaucracy's ability to solve problems or to gain the confidence of the general public. The author suggests ways to change the bureaucratic environment into one...

Corruption in Nigeria: The Fight and Movement to Cure the Malady

by Mazi A. Kanu Oji & Valerie U. Oji UPA (September 02, 2010)

This book addresses the effects of corruption in Nigeria and provides a concise overview for a lasting solution. Offering insight from the authors' original thinking and experiences, the book traces corruption...

Moral Desert: A Critique

by Howard Simmons UPA (February 23, 2010)

In this book, the author critically explores the idea that we deserve to be praised or rewarded for good behavior and blamed or punished when we act badly, which seems central to everyone's moral deliberation...

China's Outward Foreign Investment: A Political Perspective

by Xiaofei Li UPA (August 13, 2010)

This book explores the characteristics of China's outward foreign investment, its motivation, its sector distribution, and its geographical distribution to illustrate the current pattern of 'merchant-state dualism'...

Immigration Reform: We Can Do It, If We Apply Our Founders' True Ideals

by Godfrey Y. Muwonge UPA (December 11, 2009)

This book is an in-depth discussion of immigration reform in America, highlighting commonly held myths about immigration and explains which issues America needs to address in order to achieve comprehensive reform....

Crippled at the Starting Gate: The Graduate Schools Created and Perpetuate the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book argues that the United States needs an education bill to send more Americans to graduate school in the sciences, technology, and engineering. Graduate schools need to change their culture not only...

Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

by Ph. D Adem & Ali A. Mazrui UPA (May 02, 2013)

Is there a new scramble for Africa involving China, Japan, and India in competition with each other and with the Western world? This book explores the historical and unfolding dynamic interactions among China,...

Why We Fight: The Origins, Nature, and Management of Human Conflict

by David Churchman UPA (May 09, 2013)

This book draws on twenty-four academic disciplines to analyze some 100 theories that explain the origins, nature, and management of human conflict. It treats intellectual, moral, community, political, and international...

Disequilibrium, Polarization, and Crisis Model: An International Relations Theory Explaining Conflict

by Isabelle Dierauer UPA (May 10, 2013)

This book adds a social psychological component to the analysis of why nations, sections, or states enter into armed conflict. The Disequilibrium, Polarization, and Crisis Model is introduced, drawing from prospect...

Just War in Religion and Politics

by Jacob Neusner, Bruce D. Chilton & R. E. Tully UPA (April 18, 2013)

The basis of this collection of essays is the reading of a common topic from different perspectives. The contributors compare and contrast not only positions, but also methods of learning. They examine theories...

Painful Birth: How Chile Became a Free and Prosperous Society

by James Rolph Edwards UPA (December 16, 2012)

Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional...

The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia

by Meseret Chekol Reta UPA (April 26, 2013)

This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current...

Government, Policy, and Ideology: Higher Education's Changing Boundaries in Two Island Kingdoms-Japan and England

by Keiko Yokoyama UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book analyzes the transformation of the university systems of England and Japan and argues that convergence between these university systems is, to a large extent, explained in the 1980s transformation...

The Economic Process: An Instantaneous Non-Newtonian Picture

by Carmine Gorga UPA (December 14, 2009)

This book transports the reader from the world of mainstream economics, in which the object of observation is The Market (exchange), to a world in which the object of observation is the economic process. Both...

Pragmatic Liberal Approach To World Order: The Scholarship of Inis L. Claude, Jr.

by Nejat Dogan UPA (September 01, 2012)

This book explores the writings of Inis L. Claude, Jr., a preeminent scholar on international relations, to define a new approach to the study of international relations. Pragmatic liberalism, an "in-between"...

Democracy in the Making: The Open Forum Lecture Movement

by Arthur S. Meyers UPA (November 08, 2012)

This study recovers the Open Forum lecture movement and explores its relevance. Understanding this initiative broadens our awareness of personal and community courage and democratic planning. This study recovers...

'Only Nixon': His Trip to China Revisited and Restudied

by James C. Humes & Jarvis D. Ryals UPA (October 29, 2009)

This book shares the observations made in 1998 by Chinese Foreign Service experts, who had planned meetings of President Nixon with Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai, during interviews by the authors and Edward Nixon,...

Correlations Between the Physical and Social Sciences

by Valentine J. Belfiglio UPA (December 16, 2011)

This monograph presents four case studies that make correlations between the physical and social sciences. Traditional, empirical, and postmodernist approaches to the study of social sciences have left many...

Go Get Mother's Picket Sign: Crossing Spheres With the Material Culture of Suffrage

by Cathleen Nista Rauterkus UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book tells the story of American suffragists within both political and domestic spheres, who worked to balance their public and private lives. The work is original and takes a fresh approach to this most...

Understanding Muslim Discourse: Language, Tradition, and the Message of Bin Laden

by Mbaye Lo UPA (July 30, 2009)

This book provides a well-illustrated account of the major ideas currently in use within the Muslim discourse, and also examines the mechanics whereby Bin Laden's message has become popular, legitimate, and...