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Schooling and the Politics of Disaster

by Kenneth J. Saltman

Schooling and the Politics of Disaster is the first volume to address how disaster is being used for a radical social and economic reengineering of education. From the natural disasters of the Asian tsunami...


Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico

by Jordi Díez

This book explores environmental policymaking in Mexico as a vehicle to understanding the broader changes in the policy process within a system undergoing a democratic transformation. It constitutes the first...


The Power of the Talking Stick: Indigenous Politics and the World Ecological Crisis

by Sharon J. Ridgeway & Peter J. Jacques

The Power of the Talking Stick makes the case that, reaching back to the beginning of the nation-state and all through the current period of corporate-led globalization, our governments and social institutions...


Cross-National Policy Convergence: Concepts, Causes and Empirical Findings

by Christoph Knill

A fresh analysis of policy convergences across nations, which identifies their key driving forces.

To what extent and in which direction can we empirically observe a convergence of national policies? In which...


The Disparity of European Integration: Revisiting Neofunctionalism in Honour of Ernst B. Haas

by Borzel Tanja

This new study revisits the work of the late Ernst Haas, assessing his relevance for contemporary European integration and its disparities.

With his seminal book, The Uniting of Europe Haas laid the foundations...


Politics and Policy in Greece: The Challenge of 'Modernisation'

by Kevin Featherstone

This rare focus on the politics of contemporary Greece explores in particular the country's processes of public policy-making.

It is more than thirty years since the restoration of democracy in Greece and in...


Energy Efficiency: The Definitive Guide to the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Source of Energy

by Steven Fawkes

Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern that followed the oil crises...


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

by Jan E. Leighley & Jonathan Nagler

Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by...


Working the Pivot Points: To Make America Work Again

by Frank Islam & Ed Crego

The nation is in a pivotal period. We ignore the current conditions at our peril. Frank Islam and Ed Crego recognize this. That is why they have written this book as the sequel to their book, Renewing the American...


The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

by Ragnhild Lund & Piers Blaikie

This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis...


Environmental Policies: An International Review: An International Review

by Chris C. Park

The importance of the effective management of the natural environment has become vital over the past few decades. In different countries, varying policies are implemented by governments to manage the environment,...


Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide

by Rachel Glennerster & Kudzai Takavarasha

This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which...


Acting Locally: Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns

by Christopher Rootes

Local campaigns are the most persistent and ubiquitous forms of environmental contention. National and transnational mobilisations come and go and the attention they receive from mass media ebbs and flows, but...


The Politics of Unsustainability: Eco-Politics in the Post-Ecologist Era

by Ingolfur Blühdorn & Ian Welsh

Two decades after its launch by the UN Brundtland Commission, the paradigm of sustainability seems to have reached its limits. Whilst the concept figures more prominently in public debate and policy making than...


Senate Procedure and Practice

by Martin B. Gold

Now in its third edition, Senate Procedure and Practice explains why and how the Senate has worked for more than 200 years. The book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why certain...


The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level

by John Charles Morris, William Allen Gibson & William Marshall Leavitt

This book addresses the activities of three grassroots environmental collaborations in the Chesapeake Bay region. Citizen-based collaboration can be effective in ecosystem restoration when applied at the proper...


Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security: New Methods in Understanding Audiences

by Greg Philo & Catherine Happer

This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key...


Reporting at the Southern Borders: Journalism and Public Debates on Immigration in the U.S. and the E.U.

by Giovanna Dell'Orto & Vicki L. Birchfield

Undocumented immigration across the Mediterranean and the US-Mexican border is one of the most contested transatlantic public and political issues, raising fundamental questions about national identity, security...


China's Nonprofit Sector: Progress and Challenges

by Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng & Zhenyao Wang

This book describes the development of China’s nonprofit sector since 1995. It enumerates the shifting legal framework, the complex relationship between government-affiliated and private sector organizations,...


The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics

by Cindy Skrzycki

The Regulators is a fresh look at how the regulatory system works in Washington and how it affects the life of every American.