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  • A Genre Approach to Celebrity Politicsby Nahuel Ribke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Exploring the transition of celebrities into institutional-electoral politics, the book argues that many insights developed by genre theorists could be highly instrumental to understand the celebrity politics phenomenon. It analyzes the historical and cultural specificity of celebrity politics as it evolved through different countries and cultures. more...

  • Gender Expertise in Public Policyby Season Hoard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    List of Tables List of Figures 1. Knowledge, Expertise and Public Policy: The Changing Relationship Between Science and Public Policy Introduction Foundations and Contributions Research Questions Methodology Plan and Review of Results 2. Conceptualizing Gender Expertise: Locating the Expertise in Gender Expertise Introduction Context Guideline... more...

  • Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanitiesby Elizabeth Deloughrey; Jill Didur; Anthony Carrigan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking collection examine the role that narrative, visual, and aesthetic... more...

  • African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalizationby Danielle Resnick; James Thurlow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa?s youth appear to have been left out. This book critically examines the extent... more...

  • The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic Systemby Susanne Oxenstierna

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    During the early 2000s the market liberalization reforms to the Russian economy, begun in the 1990s, were consolidated. But since the mid 2000s economic policy has moved into a new phase, characterized by more state intervention with less efficiency and more structural problems. Corruption, weak competitiveness, heavy dependency on energy exports,... more...

  • Disaster's Impact on Livelihood and Cultural Survivalby Michele Companion

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    Disaster Risk Reduction Cultural Aspects of Risk to Environmental Changes and Hazards: A Review of Perspectives Frank Thomalla, Rebecca Smith, and E. Lisa F. Schipper Disaster Risk Governance in Ecosystem-Dependent Livelihoods Exposed to Multiple Natural Hazards in Uganda Yazidhi Bamutaze Gender Considerations for Disaster Management Practices... more...

  • A Better Place on Earthby Andrew MacLeod

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    Andrew MacLeod is the Legislative Bureau Chief for TheTyee.ca website. His work has been referred to in the BC legislature, Canadian House of Commons and senate. He won a 2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for news writing and was a finalist for a 2007 Western Magazine Award for best article in BC and the Yukon. His reporting has... more...

  • Environmental Policyby Norman J. Vig; Michael E. Kraft

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 62.00

    ?I really enjoy using this book. The strengths are that it covers a wide variety of environmental policy issues, incorporating examples accessible to the students and theory from the academic literature. My students have only positive things to say about it.? more...

  • The Politics of Evolutionby David F. Prindle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The controversy over teaching evolution or creationism in American public schools offers a policy paradox. Two sets of values?science and democracy?are in conflict when it comes to the question of what to teach in public school biology classes. Prindle illuminates this tension between American public opinion, which clearly prefers that creationism... more...

  • Right for a Reasonby Miriam Weaver; Amy Jo Clark

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Praise for  Right for a Reason : ? Right for a Reason is not only fun to read, but it is correct in advocating that people relax and converse with each other instead of allowing themselves to be manipulated into being enemies. I hope this book will be widely read by conservatives, liberals, and everybody else.? ? Ben Carson, MD , author of One... more...