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  • Negotiating Water Governanceby Emma S. Norman; Christina Cook; Alice Cohen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Recently, efforts to understand the relationship between water and political boundaries have come to the fore of water governance debates: how and why does water governance fragment across sectors and governmental departments? How can we govern shared waters more effectively? How do politics and power play out in water governance? This book brings... more...

  • Peasants without the Party: Grassroots Movements in Twentieth Century Chinaby Lucien Bianco

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific. The leading specialist on China's twentieth century peasant resistance reexamines, in bold and original ways, the question: Was the Chinese peasantry a... more...

  • Water, Peace, and Warby Brahma Chellaney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    Link to April 15, 2013 Newsweek review here. more...

  • Agricultural Policy in the United Statesby James L. Novak; James W. Pease; Larry D. Sanders

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    Agricultural Policy in the US: Evolution and Economics traces the foundation of US agricultural policy from its colonial roots to the present, using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic consequences. Ancient Roman food and agricultural reform, English Corn Law and other historic examples of agricultural policies are... more...

  • Common Innovationby G. M. P. Swann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Common innovation is the contribution of ordinary people to innovation and the wealth of nations. Innovation and wealth creation are not merely the monopoly of business. While Schumpeter described business innovation as a, ‘perennial gale of creative destruction’, common innovation is more a, ‘gentle and benign breeze’. This book... more...

  • Individual Differences and Personalityby Colin Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 58.95

    Colin Cooper's 'Individual Differences' has been a favourite among lecturers and students of differential psychology since it was published in 1997. It is unique in its comprehensive coverage of both personality theories and the methodological issues associated with personality and psychometric testing. This new edition has been fully revised and... more...

  • Who Owns Appalachia?by Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force; Charles C. Geisler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Long viewed as a problem in other countries, the ownership of land and resources is becoming an issue of mounting concern in the United States. Nowhere has it surfaced more dramatically than in the southern Appalachians where the exploitation of timber and mineral resources has been recently aggravated by the ravages of strip-mining and flash floods.... more...

  • Man and Waterby L. Douglas James

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Modern man is beginning, painfully, to learn that he can continue to enjoy basic resources like water only through careful planning and control. This book indicates what social scientists have contributed in the past and seeks to encourage their future participation in this critical area. The study first describes the background of water use planning... more...

  • Absentee Landowning and Exploitation in West Virginia, 1760-1920by Barbara Rasmussen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Absentee landowning has long been tied to economic distress in Appalachia. In this important revisionist study, Barbara Rasmussen examines the nature of landownership in five counties of West Virginia and its effects upon the counties' economic and social development. Rasmussen untangles a web of outside domination of the region that commenced before... more...

  • Cotton Fields No Moreby Gilbert C. Fite

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    No general history of southern farming since the end of slavery has been published until now. For the first time, Gilbert C. Fite has drawn together the many threads that make up commercial agricultural development in the eleven states of the old Confederacy, to explain why agricultural change was so slow in the South, and then to show how the agents... more...