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Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain

by Mark Garnett

This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline...


The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs

by Michael Bassett

Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial...


Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand

by Angela Wanhalla

From whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early 19th century to the growth of interracial marriages in the later 20th, Matters of the Heart unravels the long history of interracial relationships...


Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 19841987

by Gerald Hensley

In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling...


Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976

by Daniel Weimer

Since its declaration in the early 1970s, the American drug war has spanned the globe in a quest to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Explaining the conceptual framework within which policymakers...


Safe for Decolonization: The Eisenhower Administration, Britain, and Singapore

by S.R. Joey Long

In the first decade after World War II, Singapore underwent radical political and socioeconomic changes with the progressive retreat of Great Britain from its Southeast Asian colonial empire. The United States,...


Urban Development and Civil Society: The Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities

by Michael Carley, Harry Smith & Paul Jenkins

The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility...


Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling: An Introduction to Practical Applications

by Rod Barratt

To comply with legal and other standards, businesses and regulators are increasingly required to make decisions based on risk assessments of the potential effects of their activities on the environment. Atmospheric...


Stakeholders: Government-Ngo Partnerships for International Development

by Ian Smillie, Henny Helmich & Judith Randel

This unique study from the OECD Development Centre presents a comprehensive review by independent experts of the relationships and division of responsibility between the 22 member governments of the OECD Development...


Greening the Built Environment

by Maf Smith, John Whitelegg & Nick J. Williams

This work aims to provide a possible specification of the problems involved in greening the built environment and an articulation of the solutions. It begins with a discussion of sustainability as a concept...


Sharing the City: Community Participation in Urban Management

by John Abbott

While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend....


Hijacking Environmentalism: Corporate Responses to Sustainable Development

by Richard Welford

This text demonstrates how businesses and institutions continue to operate outside the ecological carrying capacity of the environment, and highlights the need for participation and social innovation on their...


Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation: Two Volume Set

by Neil Leary, Cecilia Conde & Jyoti Kulkarni

'Sound and solid case studies on vulnerability and adaptation have been woefully lacking in the international discourse on climate change. This set of books begins to bridge the gap.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary...


Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003-04

by Olav Schram Stokke & Oystein B. Thommessen

'The Yearbook's extensive coverage makes a valuable contribution in promoting international co-operation on environment' Xie Zhenhu, Minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of China...


Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2001-02

by Olav Schram Stokke & Oystein B. Thommessen

'This Yearbook clearly fills many gaps and provides reliable and well-researched information' Klaus T�pfer, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 'The key updates on conventions and organizations...


Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development: Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development

The Politics of Population: Cairo 1994

by Stanley Johnson

The International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994 represented a remarkable watershed. Not only did it produce an unprecedented degree of agreement among the 179 countries and thousands...


Richer Futures: Fashioning a New Politics

by Ken Worpole

In all aspects of our lives - housing, education, food and health, transport, the quality and diversity of our environment - public policy is attracting criticism. In the face of unchecked and unregulated market...


Waste Not Want Not: The Production and Dumping of Toxic Waste

by Robert Allen

No-one wants toxic waste dumped in their back yard. Dioxins and furans from incinerators, dangerous chemicals leaching from landfill sites and the apparently random dumping of nuclear waste are all clear threats...


The Earthscan Action Handbook for People and Planet

by Miles Litvinoff

We have poisoned the air and water on which our lives depend. Poor countries exhaust their land in the struggle to survive while rich countries demand more and more.

The Earthscan Action Handbook spells out...