Los Angeles, CA - Jered Carr of University of Missouri, Kansas City, Peter Burns of Loyola University of New Orleans, Annette Steinacker of Loyola University of Chicago, and Antonio Tavares of University of Minho, Portugal have been appointed as the new Editors-in-Chief of Urban Affairs Review (UAR). Originally Urban Affairs Quarterly, UAR is SAGE’s first publication and will publish its 50th volume in January of 2014.
Los Angeles, CA - SAGE and the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) are delighted to announce that Dr. Christine Drennon, Director of the Urban Studies Program at Trinity University, is the 2014 winner of the UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award. Dr. Drennon will be honored at the 2014 UAA Annual Conference held in San Antonio, Texas March 19-22, 2014.
SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies have recently partnered to publish GIGA`s open access journals.
Washington, DC - What was it like for George Washington to be the very first president of the United States? Now, in our completely different world, does President Obama’s job have any similarities to President Washington’s at all? The institution of the presidency is, in itself, worth study, even separated from the uniqueness of all the men who’ve held the office.
Washington, DC - Imagine living in North Korea or Cuba, where 90% of your earnings are taxed to pay for luxurious presidential palaces and lavish parties while you barely survive. How much a government takes from its citizens, and what that money is spent on, makes up a country’s economic policy. How has the United States determined its own economic policy through history? How has that changing policy through the years affected our standard of living? The new Guide to U.S. Economic Policy, published by CQ Press, answers these questions.
Washington, DC. From the rise of the militant group ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), and the outbreak of Ebola that caused international alarm, to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, 2014 was full of newsworthy events.
Los Angeles, CA- Preventing terrorism and enhancing homeland security, limiting greenhouse emissions and the provision of healthcare are just a few issues that have contributed to the growth of federal regulatory agencies, or authorities tasked by the Congress to oversee and enforce U.S. legislation.
London, UK - Are political speeches manipulative and strategic? They could be – when politicians say one thing in public, and privately believe something else, political scientists say. Saddam Hussein’s legacy of recording private discussions offers researchers a fascinating insight: both into the consistency of this controversial leader’s public and private rhetoric and into the bigger picture of conflict and national security during his regime.
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