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Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy

by Bill Clinton

“I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future,” writes Bill Clinton. “As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea—the idea...


Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell

by John L. Casey

Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells...


Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry

by Gail A. Eisnitz

Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years — particularly industry consolidation, increased line...


Garden Earth - From Hunter and Gatherers to Global Capitalism and Thereafter

by Gunnar Rundgren

Our society and the capitalist market economy have failed to create well-being for many. Big parts of humanity are as poor today as they were fifty years ago, despite unprecedented growth. Gaps between the rich...


The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists

by Roy W Spencer

The Great Global Warming Blunder unveils new evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshape the global warming debate as we know it. Roy W. Spencer,...


The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

by Michael Mann

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph—a clear and compelling visual presentation...


The Obamas

by Jodi Kantor

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they...


Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

by Steven Brill

IN a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children—and points the way to reversing...


Social Process of Lobbying: Cooperation or Collusion?: Cooperation or Collusion?

by John C. Scott

Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative...


Making Public Policy Decisions: Expertise, Skills and Experience: Expertise, skills and experience

by Damon Alexander & Jenny M. Lewis

To understand public policy decisions, it is imperative to understand the capacities of the individual actors who are making them, how they think and feel about their role, and what drives and motivates them....


China and Post-Socialist Development

by Andrzej Bolesta

In China and Post-Socialist Development the emergence of China as an economic superpower is examined and framed within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, arguing that China's approach - broadly...


How Europe shapes British public policy

by Janice Morphet

How Europe shapes British public policy examines the development of the EU as a sectarian issue in the UK. It discusses the effects of disengagement through the political practices of policy making and the implications...


Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America: Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol

by Amy Below

Although the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to address global climate change, has been regarded by many as an unsuccessful treaty both politically and environmentally, it stands as one of the world's...


Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America: State, Society and Industry in Brazil's AIDS Program: State, Society and Industry in Brazi

by Matthew B. Flynn

Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency...


Bush Versus the Environment

by Robert S. Devine

Since becoming president, George W. Bush has walked away from the Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, undermined protections for endangered species and wilderness,...


Apache Reservation: Indigenous Peoples and the American State

by Richard J. Perry

"Indian reservations" were the United States' ultimate solution to the "problem" of what to do with native peoples who already occupied the western lands that Anglo settlers wanted. In this broadly inclusive...


Coming Climate Crisis?: Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix

by Claire L. Parkinson

Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate...


Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues

by Rita Floyd & Richard Matthew

Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate...


Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their People

by James L Buckley

Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound...


Industrial and Regional Policies in an Enlarging EU

by David Bailey & Lisa De Propris

After years of near 'disrepute' in official circles, Industrial Policy has made something of a comeback over the last few years and is now very much back on the agenda at national and EU levels, driven by concerns...