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China and Post-Socialist Development

by Bolesta, Andrzej Policy Press (November 19, 2014)

In China and Post-Socialist Development the emergence of China as an economic superpower is examined and framed within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, arguing that China's approach - broadly...

How Europe shapes British public policy

by Morphet, Janice Policy Press (October 08, 2014)

How Europe shapes British public policy examines the development of the EU as a sectarian issue in the UK. It discusses the effects of disengagement through the political practices of policy making and the implications...

Coming Climate Crisis?: Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix

by Claire L. Parkinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)

Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate...

Understanding the policy process (Second edition): Analysing welfare policy and practice

by Hudson, John & Lowe, Stuart Policy Press (March 26, 2009)

Using core concepts of policy analysis Understanding the policy process builds up a full explanation of social policy change that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy, public and social policy. This...

The politics of civil society (Second edition): Big society and small government

by Powell, Fred Policy Press (April 24, 2013)

In the second, revised edition of this indispensable book, the author looks behind 'the mirror of power' to discover the reality of civil society - or 'Big Society', as it has become known.

Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...

Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

by David M. Gordon & Shepard Krech III Ohio University Press (March 01, 2012)

Indigenous knowledge has become a catchphrase in global struggles for environmental justice. Yet indigenous knowledges are often viewed, incorrectly, as pure and primordial cultural artifacts. This collection...

Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2012)

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...

This Changes Everything

by Naomi Klein Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2014)

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology...

Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell

by John L. Casey Humanix Books (August 19, 2014)

Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells...

Nature and History in Modern Italy

by Marcus Hall, Marco Armiero & Donald Worster Ohio University Press (August 15, 2010)

Is Italy il bel paese-the beautiful country-where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity's greed and nature's cruelty?...

The Greenwash Effect

by Guy Pearse Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that's being advertised? Toyota would like us to think that Mother Nature drives a Prius, Ford wants us to Join...

American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival

by Giles Slade New Society Publishers (October 21, 2013)

Seeking higher ground – how rising global temperatures will lead to unprecedented waves of human migration

Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov New Society Publishers (May 10, 2013)

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond

by Richard Sobel, Antony Herrey & Brett Donham Lexington Books (July 10, 2014)

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond discusses the process of university and community participation in cooperative housing development. Its lessons...

Speaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South

by John Charles Morris, Gerald Andrews Emison, , Murphy-Greene, Celeste & , Holmes, Erin et al. Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

This book studies Southern environmental policy and politics in order to understand the concrete realities of the Southeast and extend those realities' understanding to other regions of the country. It analyzes...

Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....

Higher Education beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Community

by Thomas A. Bryer Lexington Books (May 27, 2014)

In Higher Education beyond Job Creation, Thomas A. Bryer identifies the historical trends, current challenges, and future possibilities for higher education institutions to play an active and measurable role...

A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola (FF)

by Ricardo Cortés Akashic Books (December 04, 2012)

The cocreator of Go the Fuck to Sleep presents an illustrated history of the intermingling of Coffee, Coca-Cola, and Cocaine.

Crop Chemophobia: Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution?

by Jon Entine, Richard Tren, Doug Nelson & Alexander Rincus et al. AEI Press (April 16, 2011)

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...

The Failure of China's Democratic Reforms

by Zaijun Yuan Lexington Books (December 08, 2011)

In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of “democracy”, but it insists that democracy in China can be only “socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics”. The most...

America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

by Randall K. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

Randall Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive account of the most pressing policy...

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 & Lindsay C. Sarin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2014)

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...

Understanding Environmental Policy

by Steven Cohen Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

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...

America's Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race

by Chester Hartman & Chicago Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

America’s Growing Inequality presents the links between racism and poverty in the United States, highlighting the work of social justice organizations to facilitate an end to their presence in society. The...

The Path of American Public Policy: Comparative Perspectives

by Anne Marie Cammisa & Paul Christopher Manuel Lexington Books (December 20, 2013)

The Path of American Public Policy: Comparative Perspectives demonstrates how ideas and institutions influence public policy formation in the United States. This book presents comparative cases of when comprehensive...

What Government Does: How Political Executives Manage

by Mark A. Abramson & Paul Lawrence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 14, 2014)

In this book, Paul Lawrence and Mark Abramson build on their extensive interviews with 42 Obama Administration political executives over the past four years. Political executives from numerous federal agencies...

When A Billion Chinese Jump

by Jonathan S. Watts Scribner (October 26, 2010)

As a young child, Jonathan Watts believed if everyone in China jumped at the same time, the earth would be shaken off its axis, annihilating mankind. Now, more than thirty years later, as a correspondent for...

Answers to World Problems

by Butch Biendara (January 26, 2014)

This book covers answers to seven major problems that effect millions of people around the world.

Each topic: Global Warming, High-Speed transit, Welfare poverty, Renewable Clean Energy, Coastline Stabilization,...

Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

by Ahjond S. Garmestani & Craig R. Allen Columbia University Press (February 25, 2014)

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a “balance of nature,” reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations...

Green Gone Wrong

by Heather Rogers Scribner (April 20, 2010)

In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today's much-touted "green" products--carbon offsets, organic food,...

America's Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem

by Kirby Goidel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2013)

In this book, author Kirby Goidel makes the controversial case that the American political system suffers from too much democracy and that the trend toward greater democratization has led to greater citizen...

Social Policy and Change in East Asia

by Yapeng Zhu, James Midgley, James Lee & Raymond Man-hung Ngan et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Social Policy and Change in East Asia examines the current state of social policy and social development in East Asia and argues that these two domains should be integrated in order to improve social welfare....

Rebound: Getting America Back to Great

by Kim R. Holmes & Michael Novak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 07, 2013)

There is a huge concern in America today that the country is in decline, one of the few sentiments that – nationally – our increasingly polarized political leaders can agree on. Americans fear that the economy...

Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature

by Kenny Ausubel & David W. Orr Chelsea Green Publishing (August 28, 2012)

Few would deny that we are entering a period of great change. Our environment is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. All around, it seems, we are experiencing breakdown. But out of this chaos comes the opportunity...

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

by Gar Smith, Jerry Mander & Ernest Callenbach Chelsea Green Publishing (October 25, 2012)

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...

Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones Chelsea Green Publishing (August 13, 2012)

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...

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 Spedding Micklem, Paul Connett, James Beck & Albert W. Burgstahler Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2010)

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...

Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World

by Michael C. Ruppert & Colin Campbell Chelsea Green Publishing (December 15, 2009)

The book that inspired the movie Collapse.

The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the...

Modern Budget Forecasting in the American States: Precision, Uncertainty, and Politics

by Michael J. Brogan Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

Michael J. Brogan’s Modern Budget Forecasting in the American States: Precision, Uncertainty, and Politics examines government budgeting through the analysis of budget forecast errors. This book is innovative...

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna UPA (November 21, 2013)

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...

The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence

by Sean Richey, Ikeda Ken'ichi, Sarah Brosnan & J. Benjamin Taylor Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Social networking lies at the heart of a number of fascinating political questions and social concerns, including citizen competence, social movements, and voter mobilization. In The Social Basis of the Rational...

Science Under Siege?: Interest Groups and the Science Wars

by Leon E. Trachtman & Robert Perrucci Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 26, 2000)

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...

Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships

by John M. Kamensky & Thomas J. Burlin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2004)

As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds...

Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

by Martin G. Wagner, Mark A. Abramson, Jonathan D. Breul & John M. Kamensky et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 21, 2013)

Written for newly appointed government agency heads and their senior management teams, this revised edition of Getting It Done addresses the current environment of government and what government leaders ought...

Democratic Vanguardism: Modernity, Intervention, and the Making of the Bush Doctrine

by Michael Harland Lexington Books (October 24, 2013)

Democratic Vanguardism explores the origins, development, and implication of the United States’ policy after 9/11 to promote democracy by force and thereby advance its national security. It explores disputes...

Senate Procedure and Practice

by Martin B. Gold Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2013)

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 & Shana Campbell Jones Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

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...

China's Nonprofit Sector: Progress and Challenges

by Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng, Zhenyao Wang & Richard L. Edwards Transaction Publishers (October 16, 2013)

This book describes the development of China’s nonprofit sector since 1995, through its shifting legal framework, the relationship between government and private sector organizations, and the lack of knowledge...