Books published by William & Mary faculty in 2022 – W&M News

The following books have been written or edited by William & Mary faculty members and published in 2022. The books are listed alphabetically in the following categories: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. Additional categories may be added throughout the year as more books are released. The information in this document was submitted by the authors. Additional books can be submitted through this online form. – Ed.

Arts & Sciences

Betting on Beijing: The Goals and Impacts of China’s Overseas Development Program

By Michael J. Tierney ’87, George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and Director, Global Research Institute; Bradley Parks ’03, research professor and executive director of AidData; and Austin Strange ’12, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Hong Kong, Global Research Institute Affiliate Researcher

China is now the lender of first resort for much of the developing world, but Beijing has fueled speculation among policymakers, academics and journalists by hiding its grantmaking and lending activities in secrecy. Presenting a systematic and transparent method of monitoring Chinese development projects around the world, this book explains Beijing’s motivations and analyzes the intended and unintended effects of its investments abroad. While China almost exclusively provided aid in the 20th century, its 21st century transition from ‘benefactor’ to ‘banker’ has had far-reaching impacts in low- and middle-income countries that are not widely understood. Its use of debt rather than aid to finance costly infrastructure projects creates new opportunities for developing countries to make rapid socio-economic gains, but it has also introduced major risks, such as corruption. , political capture and conflict. This book will be of interest to policymakers, students, and scholars of international political economy, Chinese politics and foreign policy, economic development, and international relations.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

R Learning Base, Second Edition

By Lawrence M. Leemis, Professor of Mathematics

“Learning Base R, Second Edition” provides an introduction to the R language for those with little or no programming experience. It introduces the key topics needed to start analyzing data and programming in R. The book focuses on the R language rather than a particular application.

Self-published | More information

The Revival of the Apocalypse: German Theology in the Age of Reason and History, 1750-1850

By Tuska Benes, Associate Professor James Pinckney Harrison and Chair of the Department of History

Despite being a mainstay of belief in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the idea of ​​revelation was deeply discredited during the Enlightenment. The post-Enlightenment restoration of revelation among German religious thinkers is a fascinating but underappreciated moment in modern efforts to navigate between reason and faith. “The Revival of Revelation” compares Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish thinking on revelation from 1750 to 1850 and argues that a strategic transformation of the meaning of the term ensured its relevance for the modern age. Tuska Benes argues that “propositional” revelation, understood as the infallible dispensation of doctrine, gave way to revelation as a subjective process of inner transformation or historical revelation of divine being in the world.

Published by University of Toronto Press | More information

School zone: an analysis of the problem of delinquency and student victimization

By Graham Ousey, Professor, Department of Sociology

School Zone applies a problem analysis framework to understand why some students are at higher risk of crime and why some schools are more vulnerable to crime than other schools. It is based on empirical studies conducted by the authors as well as other researchers studying criminology and school safety. School crime prevention strategies and their links to the problem analysis framework are assessed.

Posted by Temple University Press | More information

Unwarranted Process: Persecutions and Sanctions in Autocratic Courts

By Fiona Shen-Bayh, Assistant Professor of Government

Why do autocrats use the courts to repress? Shen-Bayh argues that judicial punishment can enforce obedience when power is challenged. Using accurate data and archival sources, “Undue Process” provides insight into the disciplinary dimensions of autocracy and is aimed at scholars of political science, legal studies, and African affairs.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

Village Infernos and Witches’ Advocates: Witch Hunts in Navarre, 1608-1614

By Lu Ann Homza, History Professor

A radical reinterpretation of one of Europe’s most famous witch hunts, based on new findings from the Pamplona archives.

Posted by Pennsylvania State University Press | More information

What goes without saying: Navigating the political discussion in America

By Jaime Settle, Wakefield Term Emeritus Associate Professor of Government; and Taylor Carlson ’14

Why are political conversations uncomfortable for so many people? The current literature focuses on the structure of people’s discussion networks and the frequency with which they talk about politics, but not on the dynamics of the conversations themselves. In “What Goes Without Saying,” Taylor N. Carlson and Jaime E. Settle explore how Americans navigate these discussions in their daily lives, paying particular attention to the decision-making process about when and how to address politics. The authors use a multi-method approach to unpack what they call the 4D framework of political conversation: identifying the ways in which people sense the opinions of others, decide to speak, discuss their opinions honestly – or not – and determine if they will repeat the experience in the future. By developing a framework for studying and explaining political discussion as a social process, “What Goes Without Saying” will set the research agenda in political science, psychology, communication, and sociology for decades to come.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

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Marketing Management: A Strategic Framework and Tools for Success (First Edition)

By Dawn Edmiston, Clinical Professor of Marketing at W&M Raymond A. Mason School of Business; Mooradian, T., Matzler, K., and Ring, L.

The concepts described in “Marketing Management: A Strategic Framework and Tools for Success” can be used to attract new customers and bring existing customers closer to your brand. The authors balance academic insight with practical application to emphasize the strategic process and fundamental tools needed to deliver effective marketing management.

Edited by Cognella | More information

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Handbook of Special Education Research: Theory, Methods and Process of Development (Volume 1)

By Elizabeth Talbott, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at W&M School of Education; Farmer TW, McMaster, KL, Lee, D., & Aceves, TC

“The Special Education Research Handbook” provides a comprehensive overview of critical issues in special education research. This first volume addresses key topics in theory, methods, and development, exploring how these three areas interconnect to build effective special education research.

Edited by Routledge | More information

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