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.

New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes

Edited by Melissa Layne

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BookCoverImage-4Can a growing number of students in distance education reach such levels that conventional education is permanently changed? Does online education reflect the current economic crisis? Are faculty becoming less and less conventional, while adjunct ranks swell still further? Is “education by Skype” potentially more effective than time honored lectures in a classroom? What is working in online education? How will online education influence primary and secondary instruction, and what is its future in developing countries? What are some of the most effective tools and technologies? And what are the challenges? These and other issues are explored as online learning tools and techniques advance.

Europe’s Welfare Policies: The Frayed Safety Net

European Policy Analysis, Vo. 1, No. 1: Europe’s Welfare Policies: The Frayed Safety Net

Edited by Klaus Schubert, Nils Bandelow, Peter Biegelbauer, and Fritz Sager

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Contents:

Editorial Introduction to the First Issue of European Policy Analysis
Enhancing gender equity through evidence-based policymaking? Theorizing and tracing the use of systematic knowledge in family and tax policy reforms by Joachim Blatter, Clara Bombach, Roman Wiprächtiger

Special Issue on “The governance of welfare markets” Introduction to the special issue: The governance of welfare markets – trends and challenges by Tanja Klenk

Restructuring the Mixed Economy of Welfare: Three Modes of Privatization by Neil Gilbert BookCoverImage-3

The Privatization and Marketization of Pensions in Europe: A Double Transformation Facing the Crisis by Bernhard Ebbinghaus

Portability of Supplementary Pension Rights in Europe: A Lowest Common Denominator Solution by Igor Guardiancich

The Developing Trajectory of the Marketization of Public Employment Services in Denmark – A New Way Forward or the End of Marketization? by Karen N. Breidahl, Flemming Larsen

The governance of hospital markets – Comparing two Bismarckian countries by Tanja Klenk, Renate Reiter

Bending the Rules to Play the Game: Accountability, DRG and Waiting List Scandals in Norway and Germany by Simon Neby, Per Lægreid, Paola Mattei, Therese Feiler

Change agents and service providers? User organizations in the German healthcare system by Benjamin Ewert

Feeding the Global South: Food in Asian and African Societies

Edited by Keokam Kraisoraphong

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The second issue of World Food Policy (WFP) Journal continues to bring together research-based papers by invited authors. Diverse in topic and geographical coverage, the papers offer insiBookCoverImage-2ghtful food policy analysis from the approach of the contributors’ area of expertise. Examining food policy agenda from regional and national perspectives, some of our contributors provide national policy assessments with significant regional and global implications while the others critically assess national policy instruments in terms of their accountability and effectiveness as well as the social costs they incur. Taken together, the papers provide policy implications for countries contemplating the decision to traverse down the populism path in their policy instrument choice for the food sector.

The Symbolic Tradition of Freemasonry

Edited by Pierre Mollier

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This volume, full of significant work on Freemasonry and kindred subjects, is the result of a bold effort to make the best in articles about fraternalism appearing in tonguesother than English available to the English-speaking scholarly world. The productivity and sophistication of researchers in Europe has meant that important progress in the field has been neglected because of the language barrier. Bridging that gap, Pierre Mollier has brought to the editorship of the series his enormous knowledge as museum director, rare book librarian, and top archivist.
The ecumenical goal of the project is shared with the World Conference on Fraternalism, meeting in Paris every two years in cooperation with the Bibliotheque nationale de France and the Museum of Freemasonry.

New Frontiers in Criminology

Edited by Alain Bauer

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Criminology owes a great deal as a discipline to the eighteenth century social philosophers, particularly those like Cesare Beccaria who partly built some of their arguments on social contract theory. Certainly some of the aspects of the debate over free will date from then. The publishing of Beccaria’s Dei Delitti e Della Pane in 1764 began a not yet concluded controversy over protecting society whilBookCoverImage-6e redeeming the perpetrator.

Inevitably interdisciplinary in nature, criminology has not always been welcome in the university. Despite the prominence of Pierre Paul Broca, Paul Topinard, and Emile Durkheim in laying foundations that helped to inspire the development of the theory of the discipline, France has been surprisingly slow in providing tertiary support.

Designing, Adapting, Strategizing in Online Education

 Designing, Adapting, Strategizing in Online Education COVER FRONT ONLYEdited and Introduced by Phil Ice

This volume emerged from the increasingly well known International Scientific Conference on eLearning and Software for Education, an event which wrestles with the development of technology for teaching and is indeed thoroughly international in the education leaders who participate. Adapting software to individual learners, social media in the classroom, game theory in teaching  and other cutting edge topics are debated.

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Criminology in a Hostile Environment

Edited by Alain Bauer

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 a science? 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”.

 About the editor:

Crminology Vol1No1 COVER copyAlain Bauer is Professor, Chair of Criminology, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, Paris, Senior Fellow at the Terrorist Center of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York (USA), 
Senior Fellow at the Law and Political Science University of China in Beijing (PRC), President of the National Private Security Control Council (CNAPS) (since 2012), President of the Strategic Research High Council to the President of France (since 2009), sometime Vice President of the Sorbonne University, Consultant for the New York Police Department (USA), the Los Angeles Sheriff Department (USA), the Sûreté du Québec (Canada), Colonel of the Air Force (Reserve), Republic of France.

His books include Violences et insécurité urbaines (PUF 1998, 12ème éd. 2010),
• L’Amérique, la violence, le crime (PUF 2000, 2ème éd. 2001),
• La guerre ne fait que commencer (Jean-Claude Lattès 2002, Folio Gallimard 2003),
• Les polices en France (PUF 2001, 3ème éd. 2010),
• Le crime aux États-Unis (PUF 2003),
• Les polices aux États-Unis (PUF 2003),
• Dico Rebelle (Michalon 2004),
• Imaginer la sécurité globale (La pensée et les hommes Bruxelles 2004),
• État d’urgence (Robert Laffont 2004),
• L’énigme Al Qaida (Jean Claude Lattès 2005),
• Géographie criminelle de la France (Odile Jabob 2006, Histoire criminelle de la France.

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NEW Kindle Matchbook program

Beginning in October, the Kindle Matchbook program will be available for all Westphalia Press titles currently on Kindle. What this means is when you buy a paperback version of a book, you can get the Kindle version for $1.99! This price applies to all books, no matter the paperback price (unless, of course, we offer the Kindle version for free). Click HERE for details.

New Sources on Women and Freemasonry

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Edited and Introduced by Pierre Mollier

There has been a great lack in international scholarship concerned with ritual and secrecy because so much ofWomen in Freemasonry COVER FRONT ONLY copy the good work is being done in languages that the mono-lingual English-speaking world has no idea exist. The strength of the articles in this collection will come as a considerable surprise even to experts in the field, because the research in Europe is very advanced and frankly is of such high quality that those who are not linguists should look to their laurels. Much is being done in discovering un-mined material in archives and the selections for this volume are a feast of new bibliographical references.

Meeting Minutes of Naval Lodge No. 4 F.A.A.M. 1812

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Edited and Introduced by Isaiah Akin

This book contains the Meeting minutes of Naval Lodge No. 4 F.A.A.M. of Washington DC from 1812, along with articles about the people mentioned and the Washington Navy Yard where many of them worked, and gives insight into Freemasonry in early America.

In the book, you will find images of the original minutes from 1812, and on the opposite page, you will find a transcription of those minutes to make reading a bit easier. In addition, notes and articles of historical interest have been added.

Strictly speInfuriating coveraking, minutes are a record of what happened at a particular meeting. They list who attended, what motions were made, what votes taken, and so on. At first glance, they can be very dry, very mundane. Although written 200 years ago with quill pens and by candlelight, they closely resemble minutes taken at meetings today.

But it is that similarity that makes them so important. These minutes help ensure a sense of continuity. They help preserve a shared Masonic history and culture.

These minutes help us realize that when George Washington became a Mason in 1752, he went through a ceremony very similar to what we went through to become Masons. They remind us that the symbols we use, and the values we cherish, are very similar to those embraced by Elias Ashmole when he became a Freemason in 1646.

These minutes are a symbol that just as Freemasonry has existed for hundreds of years, so it will continue for hundreds more.

 

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