Cambria Press Author Ross King (Head of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) on Cantonese in The Economist

Cambria Press Author Ross King, who is the Head of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), was interviewed by The Economist on bringing Cantonese back to the university. There are approximately 62 million people who speak Cantonese, but Mandarin is increasingly the language of choice for the Chinese diaspora, but UBC is… Continue reading Cambria Press Author Ross King (Head of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) on Cantonese in The Economist

President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?

The Economist has just reported on President Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech last night, with the article titled "Barack Obama runs a red light." Did he? And if so, can he? And has this been done before? According to Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell: "Presidents make a variety of substantive decisions and issue executive orders,… Continue reading President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?

POTUS, Congress, and Foreign Policy: Should President Obama End the ISIS Fight if Congress is Not On Board?

As Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell stated in Tough Times for the President, “half a century ago, Aaron Wildavsky noted in “The Two Presidencies” that presidents are more likely to get their way from Congress in foreign affairs than in domestic policy, and that deference continues to apply and appeared throughout our case studies. Even in… Continue reading POTUS, Congress, and Foreign Policy: Should President Obama End the ISIS Fight if Congress is Not On Board?

Political-Science Research Matters!

The 2013 APSA annual meeting went well for Cambria Press--in particular, it was rewarding that not only did many political scientists appreciate the message of support Cambria Press has for political-science research (e.g., Cambria Press complimentary tote bags bearing the message in response to the NSF funding cuts), but this was also picked up by Inside… Continue reading Political-Science Research Matters!

Does Political-Science Research Matter?

Political-science research is fundamental to national interest. Who even questions that? Believe it or not, Congress! This article by The Economist Includes a powerful letter by Jane Mansbridge, president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and Michael Brintnall, Executive Director of APSA, which rightly calls the move "a remarkable embarrassment for the world’s exemplary democracy,"… Continue reading Does Political-Science Research Matter?

Landmines do not know the difference between war and peace

A recent article in The Economist reports that southeastern Myanmar is "one of the most mine-ridden regions in the world", where "over 5m Burmese people live in areas contaminated by landmines, most of which are concentrated on the long border with Thailand."  In spite of the lethal consequences of landmines, demining has been out of… Continue reading Landmines do not know the difference between war and peace

Cambria Press authors Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks were ahead of the curve in calling for local government consolidation!

New and noteworthy books by Gavin Newsom and Cass Sunstein as reported in The Economist  ... See also an earlier book Local Government Consolidation in the United States by Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks! Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. (Indiana) praises the book because "Dr. Faulk and Dr. Hicks have confirmed in scholarly data what common sense… Continue reading Cambria Press authors Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks were ahead of the curve in calling for local government consolidation!