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Get the facts about real "soldiers of fortune" in: Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies

Washington, DC - From Sleepy Hollow’s the Headless Horseman to Jason Bourne, Rambo, The A-Team, and Soldier of Fortune magazine, we’re fascinated by fictitious mercenaries and those who seem to be able to solve the world’s security issues in unique and behind-the-scenes ways. Are those types of soldiers really active in our world—or are they just a product of popular culture’s imagination?


Brian Coutts named 2014 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Winner

Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA - Brian E. Coutts, professor and head of the department of library public services at Western Kentucky University, has been awarded the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.


Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences wins 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award

Los Angeles, CA - Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, by Dr. Gregory J. Privitera, has been honored by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) with a 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award (Texty). The book was published in July of 2013 by SAGE.

The Most Promising New Textbook category was created in 2012 to recognize current textbooks and learning materials that are still in their first editions. Judges are published textbook authors.


Are the Democratic and Republican parties really necessary? Find out in: Guide to U.S. Political Parties

Washington, DC - Throughout most of history, societies have been governed by powerful rulers, and the “common people” have seldom had any voice in their own governance. America’s democratic style of government is different. We vote for representatives (presidents, governors, congress members, and others) who make the laws, and most of those representatives belong to either the Democratic or Republican party. How did the party system develop? Is it good or bad? Will the system survive, given the current government gridlock? The new Guide to U.S.



Are lobbyists good or bad for the American political process? Find out in Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying

Washington, DC - Lobbyists and interest groups are often cast as the villains in the U.S. political process. Although there is an occasional mention of the money spent to lobby and the number of lobbyists, most of the negative press is based on anecdotes and not on actual data. Now CQ Press has published the new Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying, an alternative approach to understanding the importance of lobbying to the U.S. political process.




Energiewende in the Alps: Switzerland's transition away from nuclear

Chicago - Switzerland has a long history of trying to be as self-sufficient and energy independent as possible. Although its energy supply system has served it well in the past, the country is now looking to turn away from its reliance on nuclear power and seeks to compensate for the energy lost from hydropower as a result of climate change.


Winner of the BERA SAGE Public Impact Awards announced

London, UK. Today SAGE and BERA are delighted to announce that Professor Robin Alexander, Chair of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, is this year’s winner of the newly launched BERA SAGE Public Impact Awards. Celebrating a researcher or a policy maker who has shown demonstrable impact with their work, the award recognises the important impact of research and practice in the education community.


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