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The Rise of Populism

Windrush

by Paul Arnott

For three decades the Windrush was the maritime Zelig of the twentieth century, playing different roles in the most turbulent years in modern times. Designed in 1930 in the Hamburg boatyard of a Jewish shipbuilder...


Narkomania

by Jennifer J. Carroll

Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses...


Enlightenment and the Gasping City

by Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko

With air pollution now intimately affecting every resident of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko seeks to understand how, as a physical constant throughout the winter months, the...


Quarters

by John Gilbert McCurdy

When Americans declared independence in 1776, they cited King George III "for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us." In Quarters, John Gilbert McCurdy explores the social and political history behind...


Gender, War, and World Order

by Richard C. Eichenberg

Motivated by the lack of scholarly understanding of the substantial gender difference in attitudes toward the use of military force, Richard C. Eichenberg has mined a massive data set of public opinion surveys...


The Dark Sides of Empathy

by Fritz Breithaupt & Andrew B. B. Hamilton

Many consider empathy to be basis of moral action. However, the ability to empathize with others is also a prerequisite for deliberate acts of humiliation and cruelty toward them. In The Dark Sides of Empathy...


Poppies, Politics, and Power

by James Tharin Bradford

Historians have long neglected Afghanistan's broader history when portraying the opium industry. But in Poppies, Politics, and Power, James Tharin Bradford rebalances the discourse, showing that it is not the...


Voices from the Soviet Edge

by Jeff Sahadeo

Jeff Sahadeo reveals the complex and fascinating stories of migrant populations in Leningrad and Moscow. Voices from the Soviet Edge focuses on the hundreds of thousands of Uzbeks, Tajiks, Georgians, Azerbaijanis,...


To Shape Our World For Good

by C. William Walldorf, Jr.

Why does the United States pursue robust military invasions to change some foreign regimes but not others? Conventional accounts focus on geopolitics or elite ideology. C. William Walldorf, Jr., argues that...


The Credibility Challenge

by Inken von Borzyskowski

The key to the impact of international election support is credibility; credible elections are less likely to turn violent. So argues Inken von Borzyskowski in The Credibility Challenge, in which she provides...


The Racial Politics of Division

by Monika Gosin

The Racial Politics of Division deconstructs antagonistic discourses that circulated in local Miami media between African Americans, "white" Cubans, and "black" Cubans during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and the...


LCM Journal. Vol 5, No 2 (2018). Emerging Chinese Theory and Practice of Media

by AA.VV., Emma Lupano, Hugo de Burgh & Bettina Mottura

TABLE of CONTENTS: Emerging Chinese Theory and Practice of Media, Hugo de Burgh, Emma Lupano, Bettina Mottura - Dual Identity and Multiple Tasks: Contemporary Chinese Party Media's Involvement in Political Communication,...


Cognition Switch #6

by Carl Zimmer, Alex O'Brien, Hayley Birch & Catherine de Lange et al.

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New Ideas

Issue #6: June 2019

Featuring Ideas by:

Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia Gewin, Emma Young,...


Kingdom of Lies

by Kate Fazzini

“Wow. Kate Fazzini is the rare top-level reporter who can make you see, smell and feel a hidden world, not just understand it. Cybercrime (and security) has found its Michael Lewis.” —Bret Witter, co-author...


Norco '80

by Peter Houlahan

In the vein of Joseph Wambaugh’s The Onion Field, Norco ’80 is a gripping true crime account of one of the most violent bank heists in US history that forever altered the lives of those who lived through...


Ain't I a Diva?

by Kevin Allred & Cheryl Clarke

  • Beyoncé is a major factor in feminism's rise in mainstream media during the last few years, and interested in anything Beyoncé-related remains high. Rather than a critical analysis of her work that risks...


How to Read the Constitution--and Why

by Kimberly Wehle

An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading...


Confirmation Bias

by Carl Hulse

The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant...


Vegetarian Ketogenic Diet Guide

by Kristy Jenkins

Can You Incorporate Vegan Eating Into Your Present Diet

A vegan diet is a type of vegetarian diet, in which only plant based foods are consumed and all animal products and byproducts (butter, milk) are excluded....