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Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics

by Ken Conca & Geoffrey D. Dabelko

This collection of essays on global environmental politics explores current environmental controversies from a variety of perspectives and value orientations.


The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen & JOHN WHALLEY

The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to...


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....


Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security

by Denise Garcia

This book assesses how progress in disarmament diplomacy in the last decade has improved human security.


Game Changers: Energy on the Move

by George Pratt Shultz & Robert C. Armstrong

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests. Game Changers presents five research and development...


Regional Energy Initiatives: MEDREG and the Energy Community: MedReg and the Energy Community

by Carlo Cambini & Alessandro Rubino

This book focuses on the two intra-regional initiatives created for the development and integration of energy markets: the Energy Community and MedReg.

The Energy Community and MedReg, apart from their common...


International Trends in University Governance: Autonomy, Self-Government and the Distribution of Authority

by Michael Shattock

Governance is becoming increasingly important in universities just as it is in the wider world of commerce and banking. Historically, universities were run by their academic communities but as mass higher education...


Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Science

by Daniel Lee Kleinman & Kelly Moore

Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both...


Acid Rain in Europe: Counting the cost

by Helen Apsimon, David Pearce & Ece Ozdemiroglu

 The environmental impacts of acid rain: on human health, on buildings and materials, on forests, freshwaters, crops and biodiversity and on global warming have been well-documented. Less is known about the...


Environmentalism

by David Peterson Del Mar

Environmental movements have produced some impressive results, including cleaner air and the preservation of selected species and places. But movements that challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom...


Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers

by W. Todd Jarvis

The world increasingly relies on groundwater resources for drinking water and the provision of food for a growing population. The utilization of aquifer systems also extends beyond freshwater supply to include...


A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

by Ricardo Cortés

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


Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North America: A Transregional Approach

by Marcela López-Vallejo

This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for...


Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation

by Shicun Wu & Keyuan Zou

The region of the South China Sea is vulnerable to natural hazards and marine environmental degradation as well as to piracy, maritime crimes and over-exploitation activities which threaten the security of the...


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...


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...


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 Development

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...