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.

 

 

Future Faces of Food and Food Security: Volume 2, Number 2 / Volume 3, Number 1 of World Food Policy

Edited by Keokam Kraisoraphong

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World Food Policy (WFP) in this double issue features articles from the 2015 World Food Policy Conference, organized in celebration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th Birthday Anniversary. By the theme Future Faces of Food and Farming: Regional Challenges the articles discuss the much-needed policy reconfiguration to meet the enormous complexities in today’s foodvaried production and consumption patterns and inequalities, witnessed both within and between nations. Sharing common as well as different experiences among countries from different regions, the articles cover issues in fisheries, fresh markets, food security and income diversification. A number of short articles under the theme Food Security in an Age of Falling Commodity and Food Prices are included along with that from the keynote speech on The World Food Economy: A 40 Year Perspective on the Past, and a Look Forward.

The Journal continues to emphasize its efforts to bring to readers research-based articles of multi-disciplinary approaches. WFP editors thus welcome submissions of manuscripts contributing to providing a multi-disciplinary forum for generating the analysis and understanding of global trends—as well as regional and local forces shaping food and food policies around the world.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

World Food Policy

Edited by Keokam Kraisoraphong

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The first issue of World Food Policy (WFP) is one of the three issues for which we have invited the authors of the papers to shed light on current and emerging global, regional and national policy agenda for food. The papers in this and the following two issues reflect wide-ranging scope of the journal both in terms of subject matter and method and its aim to promote exchange and dialogue between academic and policy communities.