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  • The Age of Sustainable Developmentby Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world?s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly... more...

  • The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governanceby H. van Asselt

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘How do the different international institutions addressing climate change interact? What are the actual and potential synergies and conflicts? What are the most effective strategies to manage institutional interplay? Harro van Asselt’s expertise in both international law and international relations, as well as his intimate knowledge of the... more...

  • Handbook of Public Administrationby B. (Brainard) Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 90.00

    The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential... more...

  • This Changes Everythingby Naomi Klein

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 36.95

    WINNER 2014 ? Hilary Weston Writers? Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it?s not about carbon?it?s about capitalism. The  convenient  truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In... more...

  • The Doomsday Machineby Martin Cohen; Andrew McKillop

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    Today, there are over one hundred nuclear reactors operating in our backyards, from Indian Point in New York to Diablo Canyon in California. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels, and due to rising energy consumption and the looming threat of global warming, they are pushing for an even greater investment.... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Policyby Steven Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    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 issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaking underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup,... more...

  • The Politics of Crisis Management in Chinaby Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book studies the Chinese government and military?s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and policy makers who are interested in the study of earthquake management from a multidisciplinary perspective. more...

  • Sustainability Policyby Steven Cohen; William Eimicke; Alison Miller

    Wiley 2015; US$ 60.00

    A complete guide to sustainability policy at the federal, state, and local levels Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide for public sector professionals new to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability... more...

  • The Politics of River Basin Organisationsby D. Huitema; S. Meijerink

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on top of existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a global level. more...

  • Modern Governanceby Jan Kooiman

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 51.00

    This wide-ranging text provides an overview of major developments in governance in contemporary society. It illuminates recent theories about the relationship of the public and private sectors, and the interaction of politics and society. The main development in recent years is shown as a shift in the balance between government and society towards... more...