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Avant-Garde Politician - By Yehezkel Dror In this iconoclastic book, Dror argues that humanity cascades through a metamorphosis, driven mainly by science and technology. Radical human enhancement, synthesis of viruses, quasi-intelligent robots and molecular engineering illustrate the emerging quantum leap, as do value changes ranging between mass-killing fanaticisms to human “maturation.”Along with the windfall of opportunities for thriving…Read more Avant-Garde Politician Bulwarks Against Poverty in America - by Max J. Skidmore Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace In Bulwarks Against Poverty in America, long-time Social Security scholar Max J. Skidmore presents seminal articles selected from the journal Poverty and Public Policy to clear away much of the confusion dominating pubic discussion relating to Social Security, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act. Experts…Read more Bulwarks Against Poverty in America Conflicts in Health Policy - Edited by Bonnie Stabile, Introduced by Randy S. Clemons & Mark K. McBeth When conflicts arise in health policy, the insights of policy scholars can contribute to crafting solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Beyond their mere technical attributes, health and medical policy issues require political acumen and policy knowledge to diagnose problems, inform debate, and devise…Read more Conflicts in Health Policy Criminology Confronts Cultural Change - Edited by Alain Bauer Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace 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…Read more Criminology Confronts Cultural Change Disaster Response: Medical and Health Policies - by Arnauld Nicogossian, Edited by Bonnie Stabile Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace Disaster Response offers research and insights from medical professionals and policy scholars to help improve interventions and reduce suffering when disasters occur, whether they result from natural or human made threats. Homes of the London Poor - by Octavia Hill Purchase through Amazon Octavia Hill was born in December 1838 into a large family of ultimately nine children. Her father was a corn merchant, but after he suffered from mental issues, he was no longer able to support his family, so his wife, Caroline Southwood Smith and her family, financially supported the…Read more Homes of the London Poor Iran: Who Is Really In Charge? - by Camille Verleuw, Introduction by Alain Bauer Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace Born in a country with three official languages, and an acquaintance with Latin during high school, it was no surprise that author Camille Verleuw became interested in Indo-European linguistics, discovering the Persian language and its local Afghan or Tajik forms. Verleuw…Read more Iran: Who Is Really In Charge? Issues in Maritime Cyber Security - Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts Free Chapter Download The world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or MTS. A major component of this daunting multifaceted enterprise are cyber networks, and the…Read more Issues in Maritime Cyber Security Middle East Reviews: Second Edition - Editors: Mohammed M. Aman PhD and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon About the Editors Mohammed M. Aman, PhD is current Professor (Dean from 1979 to 2002) at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Interim Dean, School of Education (2000-2002), and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Digest of Middle…Read more Middle East Reviews: Second Edition Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey - Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama by David L. Phillips Purchase David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips served as Foreign Affairs Expert and as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of State and as Senior Adviser to…Read more Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey Russia: A Study - by A. N. Drew Purchase A. N. Drew spent over twenty-five years doing business in Russia, and picked up the language over time. This work is an attempt at interpreting Russian life, which is the first portion of the book. In it, Drew highlights political issues in chapters such as “Character,” “Morality,” and “Education.” Drew…Read more Russia: A Study The Labour Movement - by Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse Purchase Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse (September 8, 1864 – June 21, 1929) was a sociologist and political scientist, known as an early and powerful proponent of the “New Liberal” movement in England. He worked as a journalist for a decade, as a secretary for a trade union, and later as a professor…Read more The Labour Movement The Middle East: New Order or Disorder? - Edited by Mohammed A. Aman, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace This book brings together edited papers contributed to this volume by presenters at the most recent Middle East Dialogue (MED Conference held annually in Washington, DC, and sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), the Digest of…Read more The Middle East: New Order or Disorder? The New Rebellion - by Dr. Karl F. M. Sandberg Purchase through Amazon Karl Ferdinand Marius Sandberg was a longtime member of the Socialist Party in the United States, including serving on the National Committee. He was particularly interested in the banking, currency and general monetary systems in the US. He wrote multiple works on this subject, including The…Read more The New Rebellion The Politics of Impeachment - Margaret Tseng, Editor Purchase Print Edition | Purchase Kindle Edition As changes in our political system have developed over the last two centuries, impeachment has grown even more political. The polarization of political parties, the power of interest groups and the expansion of suffrage has deeply impacted who we elect. Those elected officials, in turn, are responsible…Read more The Politics of Impeachment Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks - by Charles Manto, Dr. George Baker III, Terry Donat MD, David Hunt, William Kaewert, Mary Lasky, Cedrick Leighton, Dana C. Reynolds, Robert Rutledge Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace About this Workshop and Tabletop Exercise Package: This InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) exercise package facilitates discussions, planning and preparation for…Read more Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks
Westphalia Press titles include older texts which teachers find useful for comparative purposes, as they often show the changing attitudes through the years to such issues as race, religion, theses about the sciences and social sciences. Both original and “golden oldies” reprint suggestions are warmly welcome. Our Policy Studies Organization journals and conferences, which are offered hybrid as f2f and virtual, are also helpful in building curriculum.