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The Secret World of Oil

by Ken Silverstein

The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is...


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...


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

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 Politics of Knowledge and International Biodiversity

by Alice B.M. Vadrot

The establishment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) points to the crucial role attributed to science and knowledge for the successful implementation of biodiversity...


Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

by Vlado Vivoda

In this book Vlado Vivoda aims to examine the drastically changed environment following Fukushima the disaster, to analyse Japan's energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo's energy policy options. By looking...


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

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...


Planetary Economics: The Three Domains of Sustainable Energy Development: Energy, Climate Change and the Three Domains of Sustainable Devel

by Michael Grubb

 

How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts?

Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national...


Nonprofit Organizations: An Introduction (2nd Edition): Theory, Management, Policy

by Helmut K. Anheier

In this new edition of his popular textbook, Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy, Helmut K. Anheier has fully updated, revised and expanded his comprehensive introduction to this field. The text...


An Introduction to Ethics and Public Policy: Finding Our Way: Finding Our Way

by D. Don Welch

Developed by D. Don Welch during his 28 years of teaching ethics and public policy, the rationale behind A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy is to present a comprehensive guide for making policy judgments. Rather...


Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

by Aneesh Chopra

Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society, from how we shop and pay our bills to how we communicate, have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State...


Understanding Environmental Policy

by Steven Cohen

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental...


Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted

by Eric M. Patashnik

Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric...


Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA

by Daniel Carpenter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the most powerful regulatory agency in the world. How did the FDA become so influential? And how exactly does it wield its extraordinary power? Reputation and Power traces...


Health and Climate Change: Modelling the Impacts of Global Warming and Ozone Depletion

by Pim Martens

Health and Climate Change is the first major study of the potentially devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. Using the best available data, the author presents models...


Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: Paradoxes and Practices: Paradoxes and Practices

by Charles Conteh & Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is...


More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

by Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure—requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor’s...


Electroral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

by Salomon Orellana

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making.

This book focuses...


Singapore Perspectives 2013: Governance

by Gillian Koh

This volume is conceptualised around the notion by Raymond Williams, a cultural theorist, that any cultural system comprises fragments of the past and the emergent alongside the dominant. The book focuses on...


Undermining Local Democracy: Parallel Governance in Contemporary South India: Parallel Governance in Contemporary South India

by Lalita Chandrashekhar

Focusing on Karnataka in India, this study examines the implications of the model of development sought to be introduced in the entire country through the governance reforms of the post-1991 period - a model...