The Essays @ ABC-CLIO

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Lugo, Liza.    “Border Security” – Current View & Outlook, Background, Global View, and Timeline.  Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, ABC-CLIO, 2017, Web. 9 Feb. 2017.    (Entry ID:  1593378)

Brief summary:  Because it is critical to protect national sovereignty, border security is the obligation of a nation and includes the power to:  regulate and carry out national policies, deport certain persons, regulate international commerce, assert jurisdiction over the administration of justice, and protect the welfare of its citizens and lands from foreign invasion. The essay also covers the current view and outlook, a look at the historical trends, and the global view of the issues involved in border security and its relationship to counter-terrorism strategies.  In addition, a timeline is provided along with several discussion questions for students.


Lugo, Liza. “Human Trafficking” – Current View & Outlook, Background, Global View, and Timeline.”  Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, ABC-CLIO, 2017.  Web. 9 Feb. 2017.  (Entry ID:  913395)

Brief summary: Trafficking in persons is the fasted growing and second largest criminal industry in the world.  This essay provides a description of human trafficking (trafficking in persons) focused on the crime in the United States and the global view on the issue.  The essay also covers the current view and outlook and a look at the historical trends.  In addition, a timeline is provided along with several discussion questions for students.


Lugo, Liza. “India’s Wall Around Bangladesh: An Infringement of Human Rights.”  World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. (Entry ID: 1922413)

Brief summary:  “This essay provides a brief introduction discussing what, according to India, provided justification for the building of the wall around Bangladesh. It discusses the evidence of human rights violations by India in maintaining and developing this structure and describes how the concept of international human rights law is applied to the issue. Finally, the implications for the future of the region and the greater society are addressed.”


Lugo, Liza. Changes to the South: Despite Progress, the South Has Not Achieved True Equality. United States Geography. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. (Entry ID: 1899160).

Brief summary:  “Changes in the legal structure lead to changes in society’s values.  Those values now encourage and embrace diversity and provide remedies to hold political leaders accountable.  Unfortunately, the creation of legal equality does not immediately result in economic equality and social acceptance.”


Lugo, Liza.  “Eliminating Dehumanization Does Not Sacrifice Traditions.”  World Geography:  Understanding a Changing World.  ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 6 Oct. 2014. (Entry Id:  1844213).

Brief summary:  “Eradication of dehumanization is the way to advance women’s rights in India without sacrificing cultural traditions.”


Lugo, Liza.  “Only when the law says veiling is a violation.”   World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.  ABC-CLIO, 2014.  Web. 1 Oct. 2014. (Entry ID: 1839245).

Brief summary:  “Determining whether veiling (or any other act) is indeed a ‘human rights violation’ is a legal question (based on the laws which apply to the particular nation-state involved) not a sociological one…Section I provides a brief introduction to the nature of veiling in various societies.  Section II discusses the issue from both the legal and human rights perspective.  Finally, Section III describes case studies of veiling and how the law is applied to the issue.”


Lugo, Liza. “Stabilizing India’s Population: Conservative Social Values in India Must be Changed.  World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.  ABC-CLIO, 2014.  Web.  21 May 2014.  (Entry ID:  1836851).

Brief summary:  “Critical to stabilizing India’s population is the difficulty overcoming entrenched and conservative social values with modern public policy regarding women’s reproductive rights…Given the fact that India represents one-sixth of the world’s total population (614 million women, nearly double the entire population of the United States) the need to stabilize India’s population cannot be ignored.”


Lugo, Lisa (sp).  “The Confederate Flag Should be Banned from Public Display in Some Instances.”  The American Mosaic: The African American Experience.   ABC-CLIO, 2014.  Web. 1 Oct. 2014. (Entry ID: 1823960).

Brief summary:  “In recent years, there has been some controversy over whether the public display of the Confederate flag should be banned.  A number of cases included flying the Confederate flag on government buildings in various southern states and whether students could wear Confederate flags on clothing while on school property.  The debate includes predictable defenses to both sides. One side insists the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and slavery while the other side holds onto its symbolism of the richness of Southern heritage.”


Lugo, Liza.   “New Orleans Levees: Levees Provide Long-Term Protection.”  United States Geography.  ABC-CLIO, 2013.   Web.  23 Oct. 2013.  (Entry ID:  1826978).

Brief summary:  “Unquestionably, a levee system is the best long-term solution to protecting New Orleans.  What remains debatable is how strong the levee system needs to be.”

 

 PENDING PUBLICATIONS:

The Best Strategies for Supporting the Fledgling State of Somalia.”  World Geography:  Understanding a Changing World.  ABC-CLIO. 2015-2016.  (Accepted and awaiting publication).

Brief summary:  This essay provides a brief introduction defining Somalia as a failed state, and addresses the critical components of the strategies necessary to stabilizing the region.  The struggles within Somalia in maintaining and developing the nation are reviewed and the concepts of international law are applied.  Finally, the implications for future of the region and the greater society are addressed.

Topics – Civil Liberties.”  Issues:  Understanding Controversy and Society.  ABC-CLIO. 2016.  (Accepted and awaiting publication).

Brief summary:  Civil liberties are a legal construct designed to limit government authority.  The construct favors the value that citizens have certain inalienable rights.  This essay provides a description of civil liberties focused on the American perspective.  The essay also covers the current view and outlook, a look at the historical trends, and relevant developments in case law.  In addition, a timeline is provided along with several discussion questions for students.

Analyze – Should teens be allowed to seek an abortion without parental consent?”  ABC-CLIO.  2016. (Submission due June 15, 2016).

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