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Quarterly Essay 44 Man-Made World: Choosing between Progress and Planet

by Andrew Charlton

Witnessing at first-hand the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Conference and wondering what went wrong, Andrew Charlton realised the truth of a colleague's words: "The world is split between those who want...


The Minimum Security Chronicles: Resistance to Ecocide

by Stephanie Mcmillan

From the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a character-driven tale about our threatened environment and the practicality of putting contemporary revolutionary strategy into action. 

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Making and Managing Public Policy

by Karen Johnston Miller & Duncan McTavish

Understanding how public policy is made and managed is a key component in studying the disciplines of public management and administration. By synthesizing the key theories and utilising a vast range of pedagogical...


The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian Ambassador

by Dmitry Rogozin

The Hawks of Peace. Notes of the Russian Ambassador is a unique analytical edition where Russian Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin shares his notes on personalities and events that shaped the history of post-Communist...


Green in Gridlock: Common Goals, Common Ground, and Compromise

by Paul Walden Hansen

Facing one of the most dangerous conservation crises in history—acid rain—lawmakers, industry leaders, and activists embraced an attitude of civil engagement that sought common ground and acceptance of compromise...


Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey

by Ramesh Thakur, Thomas G. Weiss & John Gerard Ruggie

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions,...


The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy: How Foreign Nations and International Organizations Influence U.S. Policy

by Wesley Kendall & Joseph M. Siracusa

The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy analyzes the institutional response to specific forms of foreign intervention and influence such as consular intervention, international litigation, and extradition negotiation....


The Politics of Climate Change - Ha: Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs

by Paul G. Harris

Climate change is now a mainstream part of the international political agenda. It has become clear that it is not solely a technical issue, to be resolved by scientists, but a political issue with political...


Water Resources Management China -

by Xuetao Sun, Robert Speed & Dajun Shen

Chinese water resource managers face a challenge that is both immense and unique. They must balance limited water supplies against the needs of the world's largest population; demands for rapid economic growth...


Renewing International Labour Stud

by Marcus Taylor

This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested...


The Economics of Climate Change in China: Towards a Low-Carbon Economy

by Fan Gang, Nicholas Stern & Ottmar Edenhofer

China faces many modernization challenges, but perhaps none is more pressing than that posed by climate change. China must find a new economic growth model that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable,...


Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose

by Al Gore

Al Gore leads the charge against climate change, the world's greatest threat, in an incendiary new foreword to this timeless classic that launched his environmental career. If you want to know Gore, you need...


Citizenship, Environment, Economy

by A. Dobson & A. Valencia

As governments around the world grapple with the challenge of delivering environmental sustainability, attention has recently focused on the role that citizens should play in meeting the challenge. In advanced...


Comparative Studies Policy Agendas

by Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen & Bryan D. Jones

Previously published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, this book draws on the insights of the existing literature on agenda setting and policy changes to explore the dynamics of attention...


Environmentalism in the United Stat: Changing Conceptions of Activism

by Elizabeth Bomberg & David Schlosberg

Environmentalism - defined here as activism aimed at protecting the environment or improving its condition - is undergoing significant change in the United States. Under attack from the current administration...


NEW HORIZONS FOR POLICY PRACTICE -

by Richard Hoefer

This book provides fresh perspectives on the state of policy practice. Leading scholars explore such vital conceptual topics such as how to impact social justice, what the strengths-based perspective means to...


Climate Change and Liberal Prioriti

by Gideon Calder & Catriona McKinnon

Can, and should, liberalism make itself hospitable to a politics which does justice to climate change? To what extent are the values, methods, and assumptions of liberalism adaptable to the challenges raised?...


Environmental Movements and Waste I

by Christopher Rootes & Liam Leonard

As rates of consumption grow, the problem of waste management has increased significantly. National and local waste authorities seek to manage such problems through the implementation of state regulation and...


Climate Change & Political Strategy

by Hugh Compston

Although the science of climate change is well-established and there are well-known policy instruments that could significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions without prohibitive economic costs, political...


Towards a New Executive Order in Eu

by Deirdre Curtin & Morten Egeberg

The executive branch of government in Europe is being gradually transformed in several significant respects. First, executive power has been continuously strengthened at the EU level in the form of the European...