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The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy: How Foreign Nations and International Organizations Influence U.S. Policy

by Wesley Kendall & Joseph M. Siracusa

The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy analyzes the institutional response to specific forms of foreign intervention and influence such as consular intervention, international litigation, and extradition negotiation....


The Politics of Climate Change - Ha: Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs

by Paul G. Harris

Climate change is now a mainstream part of the international political agenda. It has become clear that it is not solely a technical issue, to be resolved by scientists, but a political issue with political...


Water Resources Management China -

by Xuetao Sun, Robert Speed & Dajun Shen

Chinese water resource managers face a challenge that is both immense and unique. They must balance limited water supplies against the needs of the world's largest population; demands for rapid economic growth...


Renewing International Labour Stud

by Marcus Taylor

This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested...


The Economics of Climate Change in China: Towards a Low-Carbon Economy

by Fan Gang, Nicholas Stern & Ottmar Edenhofer

China faces many modernization challenges, but perhaps none is more pressing than that posed by climate change. China must find a new economic growth model that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable,...


Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose

by Al Gore

Al Gore leads the charge against climate change, the world's greatest threat, in an incendiary new foreword to this timeless classic that launched his environmental career. If you want to know Gore, you need...


Citizenship, Environment, Economy

by A. Dobson & A. Valencia

As governments around the world grapple with the challenge of delivering environmental sustainability, attention has recently focused on the role that citizens should play in meeting the challenge. In advanced...


Comparative Studies Policy Agendas

by Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen & Bryan D. Jones

Previously published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, this book draws on the insights of the existing literature on agenda setting and policy changes to explore the dynamics of attention...


Environmentalism in the United Stat: Changing Conceptions of Activism

by Elizabeth Bomberg & David Schlosberg

Environmentalism - defined here as activism aimed at protecting the environment or improving its condition - is undergoing significant change in the United States. Under attack from the current administration...


NEW HORIZONS FOR POLICY PRACTICE -

by Richard Hoefer

This book provides fresh perspectives on the state of policy practice. Leading scholars explore such vital conceptual topics such as how to impact social justice, what the strengths-based perspective means to...


Climate Change and Liberal Prioriti

by Gideon Calder & Catriona McKinnon

Can, and should, liberalism make itself hospitable to a politics which does justice to climate change? To what extent are the values, methods, and assumptions of liberalism adaptable to the challenges raised?...


Environmental Movements and Waste I

by Christopher Rootes & Liam Leonard

As rates of consumption grow, the problem of waste management has increased significantly. National and local waste authorities seek to manage such problems through the implementation of state regulation and...


Climate Change & Political Strategy

by Hugh Compston

Although the science of climate change is well-established and there are well-known policy instruments that could significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions without prohibitive economic costs, political...


Towards a New Executive Order in Eu

by Deirdre Curtin & Morten Egeberg

The executive branch of government in Europe is being gradually transformed in several significant respects. First, executive power has been continuously strengthened at the EU level in the form of the European...


Global Food Futures: Feeding the World in 2050

by Brian Gardner

By 2050 the world will face the enormous challenge of feeding 9 billion people in the face of climate change, rising energy costs and pressure on food-growing land and resources. This is the first scholarly...


Managing America's Small Communities: People, Politics, and Performance

by David H. Folz & Edward P. French

In their book, Managing America's Small Communities, David Folz and P. Edward French examine the relevant trends, executive behavior, service quality, and service performance measurement in small communities....


Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist?

by Terry L. Anderson & Laura E. Huggins

In a powerful argument for free market environmentalism, Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins break down liberal and conservative stereotypes of what it means to be an environmentalist. They show that, by forming...


You Have to Admit It's Getting Better: From Economic Prosperity to Environmental Quality

by Terry L. Anderson

Contrary to popular belief, economic growth is not the antithesis of environmental quality; rather, the two go hand in hand if the incentives are right. The author shows how, by developing and protecting the...


Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity

by Terry L. Anderson & Laura E. Huggins

Drawing on the thoughts of various philosophers, political thinkers, economists, and lawyers, Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins present a blueprint for the nonexpert-expert on how societies can encourage or discourage...


State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department

by Kori N. Schake

Kori Schake shows how the deficiencies in focus, education, and programmatic proficiency impede the work of the State Department and suggests how investing in those areas could make the agency significantly...