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The Women of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy in 2020

The Women of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy in 2020

Barbara Burrell

Avengers. PerSisters. The pink wave. And even badasses. These terms have been used to refer to the unprecedented number of female candidates who ran for elected office in the United States in 2018. Barbara Burrell explores this phenomenon—in the context of women's candidacies for election to the US House of Representatives—discussing who the women were, why they chose to run,    More >

Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific, 2nd edition

Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific, 2nd edition

Kathleen Palmer Kaup

Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex and rapidly changing regions in the world today. This thoroughly revised new edition reflects more than a decade of major developments in the region (encompassing China, Japan, the Koreas, and all of the ASEAN member states), including the impact of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. With    More >

Religion and Politics on the World Stage: An IR Approach

Religion and Politics on the World Stage: An IR Approach

Lynda K. Barrow

The premise of this new text is straightforward: Religion matters in world politics. Therefore, to comprehend the world around us, we need to understand how and why religion matters, analyze the interaction in a systematic way, and have a framework in which to fit facts and events that we cannot yet anticipate. The goal of Religion and Politics on the World Stage is to provide the information and    More >

Introducing Disability Studies, 2nd edition

Introducing Disability Studies, 2nd edition

Ronald J. Berger and Loren E. Wilbers

The new edition of this acclaimed text is an up-to-date introduction to the key themes, research, and controversies in disability studies.                  The authors' innovative approach offers thorough coverage of:     • diverse theoretical perspectives     • historical context, from    More >

Women’s Paths to Power: Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960–2020

Women’s Paths to Power: Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960–2020

Evren Celik Wiltse and Lisa Hager

From Brazil to Bangladesh, Liberia to Switzerland, Malta to the Marshall Islands, more and more women are rising to the top level of political leadership. What can we learn from this?  What kinds of conditions and political institutions pave the way for a woman's ascendance to power? Are there common pathways to power? How much do family ties matter? Is political activism and important    More >

Understanding Contemporary India, 3rd edition

Understanding Contemporary India, 3rd edition

Neil DeVotta and Sumit Ganguly, editors

Even stronger than its outstanding predecessor, the third edition of Understanding Contemporary India provides context for and evaluates more than a decade of challenges and changes in India. Entirely new chapters on geography, politics, the economy, international relations, religion, and environmental challenges, along with updated material throughout (including the impact of the novel    More >

Understanding Contemporary Africa, 6th edition

Understanding Contemporary Africa, 6th edition

Peter J. Schraeder, editor

The sixth edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa, and the first under the editorship of Peter J. Schraeder, combines the historic strengths of the previous editions with coverage of new topics suggested over the years by the many instructors who regularly assign the text in their classes. Entirely new chapters on the politics of public health, the changing roles of women, LGBTIQ rights,    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to J. Michael Ryan and Helen Rizzo! Their collection, Gender in the Middle East and North Africa: Contemporary Issues and Challenges, was selected as a 2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. It was among 531 books and digital resources chosen by the CHOICE editorial staff from among the over 3,500 titles reviewed by CHOICE during the past year.
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