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The Politics of Virtue

by John Milbank & Adrian Pabst

Contemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions ‘negative liberty’ and individual happiness. This creed undergirds positions on both the right and the left – free-market capitalism,...


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...


Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen...


Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...


Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond

by Michael D. Brown & Ted Schwarz

Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Brown-infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" in the wake of Hurricane Katrina-tells his side of the response to one of the...


This Changes Everything

by Naomi Klein

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology...


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...


American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival

by Giles Slade

Seeking higher ground – how rising global temperatures will lead to unprecedented waves of human migration


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.


The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond

by Richard Sobel, Antony Herrey & Brett Donham

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond discusses the process of university and community participation in cooperative housing development. Its lessons...


Speaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South

by John Charles Morris, Gerald Andrews Emison, , Murphy-Greene, Celeste & , Holmes, Erin et al.

This book studies Southern environmental policy and politics in order to understand the concrete realities of the Southeast and extend those realities' understanding to other regions of the country. It analyzes...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....


Higher Education beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Community

by Thomas A. Bryer

In Higher Education beyond Job Creation, Thomas A. Bryer identifies the historical trends, current challenges, and future possibilities for higher education institutions to play an active and measurable role...


A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola (FF)

by Ricardo Cortés

The cocreator of Go the Fuck to Sleep presents an illustrated history of the intermingling of Coffee, Coca-Cola, and Cocaine.


Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up

by David Colander & Roland Kupers

Complexity science—made possible by modern analytical and computational advances—is changing the way we think about social systems and social theory. Unfortunately, economists’ policy models have not kept...


Crop Chemophobia: Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution?

by Jon Entine, Richard Tren, Doug Nelson & Alexander Rincus et al.

In Crop Chemophobia, Jon Entine and his coauthors examine the 'precautionary principle' that underlies the EU's decision and explore the ban's potential consequences-including environmental degradation, decreased...


The Failure of China's Democratic Reforms

by Zaijun Yuan

In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of “democracy”, but it insists that democracy in China can be only “socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics”. The most...


Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

by Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot & Lindsay C. Sarin

Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community...