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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology

by Gufu Oba

In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons...


Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

by III, Spencer Barrett Meredith

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once more after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had put...


Social Security for the Elderly: Experiences from South Asia

by S. Irudaya Rajan

This book overviews the issue of population ageing in five countries in South Asia and projects the emerging scenarios. With a new field survey, it also documents existing policies and programs on pensions and...


Summary of This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future - John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry in their book “This Moment on Earth, Today’s New Environmentalists and Their Vision for...


Summary of Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence" - Robert Bryce

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Robert Bryce in his book “Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence” ”. This summary offers a concise...


Summary of The Republican War on Science - Chris Mooney

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Chris Mooney in his book “The Republican War on Science”. This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less...


Summary of Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health - John Berlau

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by John Berlau in his book “Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your Health”. This summary offers a concise overview...


Summary of Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future - Robert Bryce

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Robert Bryce in his book “Power Hungry, The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future”. This summary offers...


Summary of Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution - Auden Schendler

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Auden Schendler in his book “Getting Green Done: Hard Truth from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution”. This summary...


Knowledge Systems and Change in Climate Governance: Comparing India and South Africa

by Babette Never

The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal...


Breakdown and Change of Private Interest Governments

by Claudius Wagemann

Private Interest Governments were identified in the 1980s as a special form of public regulation in selected economic sectors, rivalling conventional market, state, or community-based forms of public order....


Public Innovation through Collaboration and Design

by Christopher Ansell & Jacob Torfing

While innovation has long been a major topic of research and scholarly interest for the private sector, it is still an emerging theme in the field of public management. While 'results-oriented' public management...


Green Activism in Post-Socialist Europe and the Former Soviet Union

by Adam Fagan & JoAnn Carmin

Green activism played a critical role in the downfall of Soviet-style communism in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. After the revolutions, environmentalists were expected to exert influence within the...


Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

by Eric S. Zeemering

Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages...


Modernism: The Creation of Nation-States

by Hristo Botev, František Palacký, Ahmet Ersoy & Maciej Górny et al.

This is the first part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many...


Climate Coup: Global Warming's Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives

by Patrick J. Michaels

A first-rate team of experts offers compelling documentation on the pervasive influence global warming alarmism now has on almost every aspect of our society-from national defense, law, trade, and politics to...


Managing Climate Change. Climate, Growth and Equitable Development

by Nicholas Stern, Collège de France

Climate change has been the source of immense challenges for ethical, economic or political analysts. We are aware of the scale of the action required to be taken and the areas in which that action is needed...


The “big society” and the british welfare state: a paradigm shift or just incremental policy change?

by Giulia Leoni

The main topic of the dissertation is the innovative Conservative-Liberal Democratic plan of the Big Society, aiming at liberalizing the public sector from an excessive incidence and influence by public institutions...


50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Care Law

by Michael F. Cannon

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) remains vulnerable to repeal, largely because Congress and the Supreme Court have granted each state the power to veto major provisions of the law before...


A Prosperous Way Down

by Elisabeth C. Odum & Howard T. Odum

A Prosperous Way Down, the last book by Howard T. and Elisabeth C. Odum, has shaped politics and planning as nations, states, and localities begin the search for ways to adapt to a future with vastly increased...