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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...


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...


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: 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...


Nonprofit Organizations: 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...


A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy: 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...


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...


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...