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  • Remaking Governanceby Janet Newman

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    There has been an explosion of new forms of governance as societies adapt to economic, social and political change. This book highlights the dynamics of the social, cultural and institutional practices involved in 'remaking' governance. It is structured around three key themes: the remaking of peoples, publics and politics. more...

  • Retreat from a Rising Seaby Orrin H. Pilkey; Linda Pilkey-Jarvis; Keith C. Pilkey

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005?s Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy... more...

  • Return to Senderby Ralph Nader

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    In letters addressed to Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, Ralph Nader provides incisive critiques of more than a decade of American policy decision and indecision. Each letter offers frank advice and shines light on government mishaps and missed opportunities for progress. With his signature dry wit, Nader holds these Presidents to their campaign... more...

  • Science Under Siege?by Leon E. Trachtman; Robert Perrucci

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 30.99

    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 leading national magazines and newspapers. Some in the scientific community perceive their profession to be under siege by members of the academic... more...

  • Seismic Loadsby Victor M. Lyatkher

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    Earthquakes are a way of life on Earth, and, whether you live in an area that is often affected by earthquakes or not, every building, every road, every bridge, and, in fact, almost everything constructed by humans in which we walk, sleep, live, sit, or visit, has to be constructed to withstand an earthquake, by following local, regional, or national... more...

  • A Thousand Deadlines: The New York City Press and American Neutrality, 1914?17by K.J. O'Keefe

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    This study is an attempt to chronicle and analyse the attitudes of the New York press in connection with the events of the period from 1914 to 1917 relating to American neutrality. It is based primarily on a day­ to-day study of sixteen daily newspapers in New York City for the period of American non-participation in the First World War. The research... more...

  • Toxic Debts and the Superfund Dilemmaby Harold C. Barnett

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In 1980, with the passage of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Congress created the Superfund as a mechanism to clean up the toxic legacy of the industrial and chemical revolutions. Over a decade later, the consensus is that the program has failed: too much has been spent and too little accomplished. Harold... more...

  • Trafficking & the Global Sex Industryby Karen D. Beeks; Delila Amir

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry focuses on the international trafficking of women and children for forced labor and prostitution. The essays create a link from country to country, demonstrating the worldwide nature of the problem. Expertly written and well researched, this collection gives the reader a clearer understanding of the problem of... more...

  • Transforming Americaby Steven E. Schier; John J. Coleman; James L. Guth; John F. Harris; James Hohmann; Bertram Johnson; Richard E. Matland; Nancy Maveety; James M. McCormick; John J. Pitney Jr; Nicol C. Rae; Raymond Tatalovich; Andrea L. Walker; John K. White

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    The presidency of Barack Obama seeks major transformation of American politics and policy. This new collection, edited by Steven E. Schier, examines the unusual combination of risk and ambition in Obama's presidency concerning popular politics, Washington politics, and economic and foreign policy. It also places the Obama presidency in historical... more...

  • Underdogby Sue-Ann Levy

    McClelland & Stewart 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 22.50

    Hold onto your hats: popular and controversial Toronto city journalist Sue-Ann Levy -- a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, conservative girl -- takes on the establishment and establishment thinking in this provocative, honest, and insightful memoir that will surprise her fans and foes alike. Sue-Ann Levy was born to a traditional patriarchal... more...