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Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War

by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence & Julio E. Moreno

The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make...


Breaking the Ice: From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic

by Barry Zellen

Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and Aboriginal rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting political transformation as the indigenous peoples of...


Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild

by Jane Bennett

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild,' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar....


The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change

by Peter Karoff & Jane Maddox

In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but_in large part_it is about the power of human connection,...


The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals

by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin

Over the last thirty years, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has grown from a small group of disaffected conservative law students into an organization with extraordinary influence over...


Dog Days: Australia After the Boom

by Ross Garnaut

A blueprint for the nation after the boom.

Australians have just lived through a period of exceptional prosperity, but, says influential economist Ross Garnaut, the Dog Days are on their way. Are we ready for...


The Nature and Uses of Lotteries: A Historical and Theological Treatise

by Thomas Gataker

Thomas Gataker was a disputatious Puritan divine. His The Nature and Uses of Lotteries (1627) was the first systematic exposition of a modern view of lotteries, not just as a form of gambling, but as a fair...


Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain

by Mark Garnett

This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline...


The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs

by Michael Bassett

Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial...


Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 19841987

by Gerald Hensley

In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling...


Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976

by Daniel Weimer

Since its declaration in the early 1970s, the American drug war has spanned the globe in a quest to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Explaining the conceptual framework within which policymakers...


Safe for Decolonization: The Eisenhower Administration, Britain, and Singapore

by S.R. Joey Long

In the first decade after World War II, Singapore underwent radical political and socioeconomic changes with the progressive retreat of Great Britain from its Southeast Asian colonial empire. The United States,...


Urban Development and Civil Society: The Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities

by Michael Carley, Harry Smith & Paul Jenkins

The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility...


Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling: An Introduction to Practical Applications

by Rod Barratt

To comply with legal and other standards, businesses and regulators are increasingly required to make decisions based on risk assessments of the potential effects of their activities on the environment. Atmospheric...


Stakeholders: Government-Ngo Partnerships for International Development

by Ian Smillie, Henny Helmich & Judith Randel

This unique study from the OECD Development Centre presents a comprehensive review by independent experts of the relationships and division of responsibility between the 22 member governments of the OECD Development...


Greening the Built Environment

by Maf Smith, John Whitelegg & Nick J. Williams

This work aims to provide a possible specification of the problems involved in greening the built environment and an articulation of the solutions. It begins with a discussion of sustainability as a concept...


Sharing the City: Community Participation in Urban Management

by John Abbott

While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend....


Hijacking Environmentalism: Corporate Responses to Sustainable Development

by Richard Welford

This text demonstrates how businesses and institutions continue to operate outside the ecological carrying capacity of the environment, and highlights the need for participation and social innovation on their...


Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation: Two Volume Set

by Neil Leary, Cecilia Conde & Jyoti Kulkarni

'Sound and solid case studies on vulnerability and adaptation have been woefully lacking in the international discourse on climate change. This set of books begins to bridge the gap.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary...


Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003-04

by Olav Schram Stokke & Oystein B. Thommessen

'The Yearbook's extensive coverage makes a valuable contribution in promoting international co-operation on environment' Xie Zhenhu, Minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of China...