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Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth

by Gar Smith, Jerry Mander & Ernest Callenbach

Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three...


The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

by Paul Connett, James Beck & Spedding Micklem

When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent...


The Libertarian Reader: Classic & Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman

by David Boaz

The first collection of seminal writings on a movement that is rapidly changing the face of American politics, The Libertarian Reader links some of the most fertile minds of our time to a centuries-old commitment...


Public Policy and the Internet

by Nicholas Imparato

This book presents the initial findings that framed early discussions on Internet public policy and outlines proposals that should guide policymaking in the future. In addition, Cronin, McLure, and Radin's viewpoints...


The Laws of Nature: Reflections on the Evolution of Ecosystem Management Law & Policy

by Kalyani Robbins

This timely collection written by an interdisciplinary array of law professors, who specialize in legal and policy issues surrounding ecosystem management, and scholars and practitioners in areas such as environmental...


Energy Security, Equality and Justice

by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Roman V. Sidortsov & Benjamin R. Jones

This book applies concepts from ethics, justice, and political philosophy to five sets of contemporary energy problems cutting across time, economics, politics, geography, and technology. 

In doing so, the...


Discourses of Environmental Law and the Conceptualisation of Climate Change: Ruling Nature

by Gary Wickham & Jo-Ann Goodie

The environment has not always been protected by law. It was not until the middle of the 20th century that 'the environment' came to be understood as an entity in need of special care, and the law-politics duo...


Foreign Policy for America in the Twenty-first Century: Alternative Perspectives

by Thomas H. Henriksen

In its unprecedented position as sole world superpower, the United States must judiciously consider what course to take in foreign affairs. Foreign Policy for America's Twenty-first Century: Alternative Perspectivespresents...


All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth

by Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer & Brendan Nyhan

All the President's Spin, the first book from the editors of the acclaimed nonpartisan website Spinsanity, unmasks the tactics of deception and media manipulation that George W. Bush has used to sell his agenda...


Managing Climate Change. Climate, Growth and Equitable Development

by Nicholas Stern, Collège de France

Climate change has been the source of immense challenges for ethical, economic or political analysts. We are aware of the scale of the action required to be taken and the areas in which that action is needed...


Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions

by A. Barrie Pittock

It is widely accepted in the scientific community that climate change is a reality, and that changes are happening with increasing rapidity. In this second edition, leading climate researcher Barrie Pittock...


Global Corruption Report: Climate Change

by Transparency International

The global response to climate change will demand unprecedented international cooperation, deep economic transformation and resource transfers at a significant scale. Corruption threatens to jeopardise these...


Public Economics and the Quality of Life

by Lowdon Wingo Jr. & Alan Evans

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Abuse Of Power

by Stanley Kutler

Richard Nixon said he wanted his administration to be "the best chronicled in history." But when Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a voice-activated taping system to a Senate committee in July...


Delete

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen...


When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment

by Mark A. R. Kleiman

Since the crime explosion of the 1960s, the prison population in the United States has multiplied fivefold, to one prisoner for every hundred adults--a rate unprecedented in American history and unmatched anywhere...


Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire--Two Evolutionary Psychologist

by Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa

Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly).

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers...


Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

by Jessica F. Green

Rethinking Private Authority examines the role of non-state actors in global environmental politics, arguing that a fuller understanding of their role requires a new way of conceptualizing private authority....


Science Under Siege?: Interest Groups and the Science Wars

by Leon E. Trachtman & Robert Perrucci

The combative metaphor of 'science wars' has taken on a predominant position within the collective conscious, from being featured on the programs of scientific meetings to being splashed across the pages of...


Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

by Edward Alan Miller

Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently...