Category: Author Interviews

‘International Scientific Relations’: Q&A with Francisco Del Canto Viterale

1. Briefly, how do science, technology, and innovation impact world order? We are privileged witnesses to an extraordinary historical moment due to the quantity, depth, and complexity of the changes in the world order. The scientific and technological revolution has…

Featured Series: Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series

Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series is a collection that fosters connections between areas including history, science, religion and literary theory. The general editor of this series is Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature at University of Oxford. He recently spoke to us about the…

‘Green Growth, Smart Growth’: Q&A with Ralf Fücks

Ralf Fücks’ Green Growth, Smart Growth, with a foreword by Anthony Giddens, is released today in English. Green Growth, Smart Growth draws on the German policy experience of tackling climate change and outlines a positive way forward using science, technology…

December Book of the Month: “Central Banking at a Crossroads”

“This rigorous and novel investigation is a ‘must-read’ for all who either approve or disapprove of the unconventional instruments and practices used by central banks that have extended the mandate and blurred the traditional line between monetary and fiscal policy.”…

November Book of the Month: “The Spirit of Luc Boltanski”

  “This is a book that is needed to understand the ideas and research dynamics of one of the greatest contemporary sociologists. This impressive collection of essays provides not only an introduction to his work, but also insightful analyses of…

October Book of the Month: “IB Music Revision Guide”

  We are happy to announce Roger Paul‘s first publication as our Book of the Month for October! The “IB Music Revision Guide – Everything you need to prepare for the Music Listening Examination” has been specifically designed for pupils…

Bringing Together Ethics and Capitalism: An Interview with Mike King, author of “Quakernomics”

   ‘Fascinating, highly relevant and opportune, this book is a powerful exploration of history showing how ethical behaviour has been – and can be – an effective route to wealth creation and growth.’  —Carlota Perez, author of ‘Technological Revolutions and…

Interview with Vishaal Kishore, author of “Ricardo’s Gauntlet”

Government strategist, public servant and academic Vishaal Kishore talks to Anthem Press about writing his newly released book, Ricardo’s Gauntlet: Economic Fiction and the Flawed Case for Free Trade, which challenges readers to reconsider the concept of free trade. Q: Are you following…

Interview with Belinda Barnet, author of “Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext”

The following is an interview with Belinda Barnet, author of Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext This book is an exploration of the history of hypertext, an influential concept that forms the underlying structure of the World Wide Web and…

Vivian E. Thomson Talks About the US on the World Stage of Climate Change

The 2 June announcement of a new draft of regulations under the United States Clean Air Act has brought environmental issues to the forefront political discourse. The new act includes a lofty proposal of a 30% cut in carbon emissions by 2030, making the US a leader in global climate change. Thomson and Colleagues at her Book Launch at the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Anthem author and University of Virginia professor of environmental science and politics Vivan Thomson (left) speaks to the theoretical frameworks of the recent act in her book, Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy: Federalism in the United States, Brazil, and Germany. “My book relates directly to EPA’s forthcoming announcement,” says Thomson. Her experience in the State Air Pollution Control Board of Virginia, a state hard hit by the EPA’s announcement because of the economic dependency on the coal industry, give her an insightful take on the state-federal cooperation in environmental affairs. Although the great reduction in carbon emissions is an admirable environmental goal, much of Virginia’s economy depends on highly pollutive coal. Despite the discordant state and federal goals, Thomson pushes for coherence, pointing to Brazil and Germany as examples for the United States to emulate. 

As the conversation over the EPA’s goal for climate change in the United States continues, we watch for the state-federal cooperation Thomson prescribes.

HEAR more from Thomson, listen to her recent podcast here: http://wina.com/podcasts/vivian-thomson/  

WATCH Vivian Thomson discuss her book on Inside Scoop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaQpDUw7hqM