The following books were authored or edited by William & Mary faculty members and published in 2022. Books are listed in alphabetical order within the following categories: arts & sciencesbusiness and education. Additional categories may be added throughout the year as more books are published. The information contained herein was submitted by the authors. Additional books may be submitted via this online form. – Ed.

Arts & Sciences

Banking on Beijing: The Aims 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, Research Affiliate at Global Research Institute

China is now the lender of first resort for much of the developing world, but Beijing has fueled speculation among policymakers, scholars, and journalists by shrouding its grant-giving and lending activities in secrecy. Introducing a systematic and transparent method of tracking Chinese development projects around the world, this book explains Beijing’s motives and analyzes the intended and unintended effects of its overseas investments. Whereas China almost exclusively provided aid during the twentieth century, its twenty-first century transition from ‘benefactor’ to ‘banker’ has had far-reaching impacts in low-income and middle-income countries that are not widely understood. Its use of debt rather than aid to bankroll big-ticket infrastructure projects creates new opportunities for developing countries to achieve 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

Learning Base R, Second Edition

By Lawrence M. Leemis, Professor of Mathematics

“Learning Base R, Second Edition,” provides an introduction to the R language for those with limited or no prior programming experience. It introduces the key topics that are needed to begin analyzing data and programming in R. The focus of the book is on the R language rather than a particular application.

Self-published | More information

The Rebirth of Revelation: German Theology in an Age of Reason and History, 1750-1850

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

Despite being a pillar of belief in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the idea of revelation was deeply discredited over the course of the Enlightenment. The post-Enlightenment restoration of revelation among German religious thinkers is a fascinating yet underappreciated moment in modern efforts to navigate between reason and faith. “The Rebirth of Revelation” compares Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish reflections on revelation from 1750 to 1850 and asserts that a strategic transformation in the term’s meaning secured 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 the historical disclosure of divine being in the world.

Published by University of Toronto Press | More information

School Zone: A Problem Analysis of Student Offending and Victimization

By Graham Ousey, Professor, Department of Sociology

“School Zone” applies a problem analysis framework to understand why some students have higher risks of crime and why some schools are more vulnerable to crime than other schools. It draws from empirical studies conducted by the authors as well as by other scholars studying criminology and school safety. School crime prevention strategies, and their connections to the problem analysis framework, are evaluated.

Published by Temple University Press | More information

Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts

By Fiona Shen-Bayh, Assistant Professor of Government

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

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

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

By Lu Ann Homza, Professor of History

A radical reinterpretation of one of the most famous witch hunts in Europe, grounded on new archival discoveries from Pamplona.

Published by Pennsylvania State University Press | More information

What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America

By Jaime Settle, Wakefield Term Distinguished 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 the dynamics of the conversations themselves. In “What Goes Without Saying,” Taylor N. Carlson and Jaime E. Settle investigate how Americans navigate these discussions in their daily lives, with particular attention to the decision-making process around when and how to broach politics. The authors use a multi-methods approach to unpack what they call the 4D Framework of political conversation: identifying the ways that people detect others’ views, decide whether to talk, discuss their opinions honestly — or not — and determine whether they will repeat the experience in the future. In developing a framework for studying and explaining political discussion as a social process, “What Goes Without Saying” will set the agenda for research in political science, psychology, communication and sociology for decades to come.

Published by Cambridge University Press | More information

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Business

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

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

The concepts outlined 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 the fundamental tools required to deliver effective marketing management.

Published by Cognella | More information

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Education

Handbook of Special Education Research: Theory, Methods, and Developmental Processes (Volume 1)

By Elizabeth Talbott, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at the W&M School of Education; Farmer T. W., McMaster, K. L., Lee, D., & Aceves, T. C.

“The Handbook of Special Education Research” 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 domains interconnect to build effective special education research.

Published by Routledge | More information

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