Defense Policies of East-Central European Countries after 1989: Creating Stability in a Time of Uncertainty
James Peterson, Valdosta State University and Jacek Lubecki, Georgia Southern University1-2-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jacek Lubecki co-authored this book.
Book Summary: The 2014 Ukrainian-Crimean crisis has raised serious questions in the West about Russian motivations and future policy directions. Now more than ever, it is imperative to explore the defensive perceptions, reactions, and preparations of neighbouring countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Is there a convergence of their approaches along similar paths, or do their different cultures and historical experiences prefigure a divergence of their defense policies? While Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic all seem to have little concern about Russia's policies in Ukraine, the Polish response ... Read more
Edward W. L. Smith, Georgia Southern University2018
Georgia Southern University emeritus professor Edward W. L. Smith authored The Echo of Odin: Norse Mythology and Human Consciousness.
Book Description: The pagan mythology of the Vikings offers a rich metaphor for consciousness. This book presents the cosmography of Norse mythology as a landscape of human inner life. Each of the nine worlds of this cosmography is viewed as a symbol of a distinct type of consciousness that is emblematic of a particular perspective or way of relating to others. Individual gods and goddesses are considered nuanced personifications of their worlds. The philosophy of pagan mythology is explored by comparing ... Read more
Laurie Gould, Georgia Southern University and Matthew Pate, University of Albany1-1-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal.
Book Summary: Failed and fragile states often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. These weak states also frequently use kidnapping, murder, and other violent or oppressive tactics to maintain order and stay in power. State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal analyzes the path to state failure, one manifestation of which appears through the fragility and dysfunction of its criminal justice system. This book examines what happens when a government loses the ability, or ... Read more
Richard C. Kearney and Jerrell D. Coggburn2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Trenton J. Davis co-authored “Motivating Public Service Employees in the Era of the New Normal” in the publication Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects.
Book Summary: Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects brings together exemplary contributors who provide concise essays on major contemporary public human resources management issues. Organized into four parts – setting, techniques, issues and prospects – and covering the major process, function and policy issues in the field, the text offers valuable wisdom to students and practitioners alike. With sixteen new and eleven updated chapters authored by the leading figures ... Read more
Nicole Rafter, Northeastern University; Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University; and Michael Rocque, Bates College8-30-2016
What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing possibility: that criminality may be inherited as a set of genetic deficits that place one at risk to commit theft, violence, or acts of sexual deviance. But what do these new theories really assert? Are they as dangerous as their forerunners, which the Nazis and other eugenicists used to sterilize, incarcerate, and even ... Read more
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University12-2-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Nalanda Roy authored The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present, and Future.
Book Summary: The South China Sea has long been regarded as one of the most complex and challenging ocean-related maritime disputes in East Asia. Recently it has become the locus of disputes that have the potential of escalating into serious international conflicts. Historical mistrust, enduring territorial disputes, and competing maritime claims have combined to weaken an at least partially successful regional security structure. Issues of concern include territorial sovereignty; disputed claims to islands, rocks, and reefs; jurisdiction over territorial waters, exclusive economic zones, ... Read more
Rhonda Phillips and Robert Pittman2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patsy Kraeger co-authored “Chapter Nine: Establishing Community-based Organizations” in the publication An Introduction to Community Development.
Book Summary: An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners and community developers, it enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts.
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Nalanda Roy authored Bitter Moments: The Story of Indonesian Fragmentation.
Jay S. Albanese1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick co-authored “Victim Profiles” in the publication Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick authored “Deviant Places” in the publication Encyclopedia of Social Deviance.
Elizabeth Tucker and Ellen McHale9-3-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karen M. McCurdy co-authored “Employing Music in the Cause of Social Justice: Ruth Crawford Seeger and Zilphia Horton” in the publication New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices.
Chapter Summary: Our chapter is included in the Resistance section of the twenty-three chapter reader for the undergraduate folklore audience. It is the only example of music or politics in the reader.
Matthew Pate, University at Albany, State University of New York and Laurie A. Gould, Georgia Southern University1-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored Corporal Punishment Around the World.
Book Summary: This unique volume provides an insightful research-based overview of corporal punishment as implemented in a variety of venues and cultures. It is the first comprehensive analysis of practices that while often controversial, remain deeply ingrained in human culture.
Corporal Punishment defines what may be humanity's oldest form of punishment both historically and in its contemporary forms, then looks at how it is currently applied to children, students, the incarcerated, and in religious settings. A series of case studies examines corporal punishment in specific regions ... Read more
Glenn Stracher, Anupma Prakesh, and Ellina V. Sokol11-7-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karen M. McCurdy authored “Coal Disasters: Geology and Politics in Uneasy Collaboration” in the publication Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia.
Book Summary: The second of a planned four volume reference resource for the international coal and peat fire research community that includes geoscientists and engineers. The presentation establishes the policy setting for coal fires, explaining why some governments will take action to ameliorate naturally occurring and man-made fires while others will not.
Glenn Stracher, Anupma Prakesh, and Ellina V. Sokol11-29-2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karen M. McCurdy authored “The Policy Setting for Coal Fires: Indicators for Government Action” in the publication Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume 1: Coal – Geology and Combustion.
Chapter Summary: A reference volume for the international coal and peat fire research community, that includes geoscientists and engineers. The article establishes the policy setting for coal fires, explaining why some governments will take action to ameliorate naturally occurring and man-made fires while others will not.
Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University1-2-2007
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored This Georgia Rising: Education, Civil Rights, and the Politics of Change in Georgia in the 1940s. This Georgia Rising is a study of Georgia's political changes during the Second World War and in the postwar era, with a particular emphasis on Georgia's higher educational system as well as early struggles for civil rights and social change in the 1940s.
Heidi M. Altman, Georgia Southern University2006
Cherokee identity as revealed in fishing methods and materials.
In Eastern Cherokee Fishing, life histories, folktales, and reminiscences about fish gathered from interviews with Cherokee and non-Cherokee people provide a clear and personal picture of the changes in the Qualla Boundary (Eastern Band of the) Cherokee in the last 75 years. Coupled with documentary research, these ethnographic histories illuminate changes in the language, culture, and environment (particularly, aquatic resources) since contact with Europeans and examine the role these changes have played in the traditions and lives of the contemporary Cherokees.
Interviewees include a great range of informants, from native ... Read more
Where We Live, Work and Play: The Environmental Justice Movement and the Struggle for a New Environmentalism
Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University1-1-2000
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored Where we live, work, and play : the environmental justice movement and the struggle for a new environmentalism.