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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....


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...


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...


Waste Prevention Policy and Behaviour: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Generation and Its Environmental Impacts: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Gen

by Ana Paula Bortoleto

As prosperity levels rise, so too does the number of products and services being consumed. For policy makers in waste management facing a growing challenge, it is vital to understand the complex relationship...


Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Post-Colonial State: The Post-Colonial State

by Redie Bereketeab

This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the...


Federalism in South Asia

by Mahendra Prasad Singh & Veena Kukreja

This book is one of the first in-depth and systematic studies on the functioning and aspiring federations of South Asia. It examines how federal dynamics in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are impinged...


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology: 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 again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had...


Social Security for the Elderly: Experiences from South Asia: 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 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...