Popular Culture Review: Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 2016

Edited by Felicia F. Campbell, Associate Editor Gina M. Sully

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Popular culture studies are pertinent to many academic fields, ranging from art, music, communications, marketing, and history to political science and anthropology. The subject has had a tremendous impact on research. For example, as political history became less the study of diplomatic history, and as the relevance of all kinds of evidence from neglected topics such as the stage, cinema, socpcr-summer-2016iology and design, and myriad other areas staked their claims, the subject increased enormously in value. A catalyst for the field was the establishment of the Far West Popular Culture Association in 1988. Popular Culture Review, the Far West Popular Culture Association’s biannual journal, is chock full of material that is available nowhere else. Westphalia Press and the Policy Studies Organization are proud to bring the collection back into print. Many of the papers originated in the annual meeting of popular culture researchers in Las Vegas, started in 1968, which happily continues and brings people from all over the world to ponder a wide variety of topics; so much so that is hard to think of a problem or policy that the journal does not have value in illuminating. Its insights have long come of age and become an essential tool in the scholar’s repertoire.

 

 

A World of Old and New Water Issues: Volume 2, Number 2 of New Water Policy and Practice

Edited by Jeff Camkin and Susana Neto

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Welcome to the fourth issue of New Water Policy and Practice Journal: A Platform for the World’s Emerging Water Leaders and Thinkers.

One of our main aims at New Water Policy and Practice Journal is to support emerging
water leaders and thinkers to develop and share their ideas on how to address the varied
challenges for water management around the world. In our first three issues we have
already had papers from 14 different countries—Angola, Australia, Canada, China,
Equador, India, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa and
the United Swatertates.

In this fourth edition we have an eclectic suite of papers which demonstrate the great diversity of challenges in water management, and the opportunities that exist by sharing experiences.

We hope you enjoy this latest journey through the challenging world of water
management.

 

 

New Challenges and New Roles in World Food Policy

by Keokam Kraisoraphong

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World Food Policy (WFP) in its third issue, features research-based papers on food policy from global perspectives, inclusive of regional and national cases. Revisiting the green revolution, a number of articles take issue with the phenomenon through interestingly different lens. This also includes exploring the implications for policy intervention occurring through the role of trans-continent actors – such as those from Asia over in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our editorial Board member also provides a ‘LET’s DEBATE’ piece to introduce an interactive dimension to the journal – encouraging feedback and further debate, over the coming three issues, on the arguments contained in the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

European Policy Complexities and Conundrums

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European Policy Analysis

• is a double blind peer-reviewed journal on policy research in Europe

• focuses on policy research a) with an emphasis on European countries, issues and studies (and/or) b) which follows a comparative approach (and/or) c) which contributes to the theoretical understanding of policy research European Policy Analysis

• invites original papers, quality articles and book reviews that fall within its scope • publishes only original contributions

• publishes only articles written in English

• appears open-access online, as a printed journal and as an e-book

• cordially invites guest editors for special issues

Please visit European Policy Analysis (EPA) online at http://www.ipsonet.org/publications/open-access/epa for submission guidelines, announcements, free sample issues, recent articles published, and more. Nils Bandelow, University of Braunschweig, Germany Email: nils.bandelow@tu-braunschweig.de

Peter Biegelbauer, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria Email: peter.biegelbauer@ait.ac.at

Fritz Sager, University of Bern, Switzerland Email: fritz.sager@kpm.unibe.ch

Klaus Schubert, University of Muenster, Germany Email: klaus.schubert@uni-muenster.de

New Crimes and New Solutions: International Journal of Criminology

New Crimes and New Solutions: International Journal of Criminology

Edited by Alain Bauer

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Is using the humanities and social sciences (psychology, sociology,law, etc.) to understand the crime, the criminal, the victim, criminality, and society’s reaction to crime ascience? A crime is the unique combination of a perpetrator, a victim, and a set of circumstances. Its individual and quantitative analysis requires scientific methods and specific intellectual and technical abilities.

Emile Durkheim emphasizes that “[…] A number of acts can be observed, all with the external characteristic that once accomplished, they provoke this particular reaction from society known as punishment. We make of them a group sui generis, on which we impose a common rubric. We call any punished act a crime and make crime thus defined the focus of a dedicated science: criminology.”

Strategies for Online Education: New Paradigms: Internet Learning Journal: Vol. 4, No. 1

by Melissa Layne

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Internet Learning Journal (ILJ) is a biannual, open-access, doubleblind peer-reviewed academic publication sponsored by The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and American Public University System (APUS). The aim of Internet Learning Journal (ILJ) is to provide a venuBookCoverImage-3e for the publication of quality academic research with an emphasis on representing innovation in online teaching, learning and scholarship.

Our title shows our focus and our ambition. Our subject matter is the revolution that online learning has brought to the academy. Since the University of Bologna was founded in 1088, instruction was done face to face with the technologies of speaking and writing. The digital revolution has now offered an alternative to the physical classroom. For the first time, we can look at classroom data, patterns of interaction and patterns of learning fixed in data points. The digital revolution threatens to change how students learn, teachers teach and the education institutions manage data. We hope to become a forum for the larger issues of data collection, assessment and online learning. We look forward to keeping the great conversation alive.

Manuscripts and inquiries may be submitted to Dr. Melissa Layne, Editor-in-Chief of Internet Learning Journal, mlayne@apus.edu

The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funeral Archeology

by E. A. Wallis Budge

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BookCoverImageE. A. Wallis Budge, despite having to leave school at the age of twelve to work, never stopped learning. He studied languages such as Hebrew and Assyrian, and volunteered at the British Museum. There he was introduced to leaders in Egyptian study, including Samuel Birch and George Smith. His studiousness was noticed, and several people worked to help Budge apply to Cambridge University, despite coming from very meager means. He attended in 1878-1883, and began working for the British Museum upon his graduation. He quickly became a key asset for his work in securing several prize acquisitions for the museum, including Aristotle’s Constitution of Athens and the Tell al-Amana tablets. Budge was the author of several studies with an emphasis on ancient Egyptian religion and language. The Mummy offers a detailed examination of ancient Egyptian funeral rites. This new edition is dedicated to Dr. Mohammed M. Aman, Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.