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  • The European Commission, Expert Groups, and the Policy Processby Julia Metz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This book challenges the assumption that policy makers' work with advisory committees is emblematic of technocratic governance. Analyzing how and why the European Commission uses expert groups in the policy process, it shows that experts not only solve technical problems, but also function as political devices and negotiators in modern governance.... more...

  • The European Commission, Expert Groups, and the Policy Processby Julia Metz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This book challenges the assumption that policy makers' work with advisory committees is emblematic of technocratic governance. Analyzing how and why the European Commission uses expert groups in the policy process, it shows that experts not only solve technical problems, but also function as political devices and negotiators in modern governance.... more...

  • The Political Economy of Japanese Trade Policyby Aurelia George Mulgan; Masayoshi Honma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This study provides up-to-date coverage of the most important domestic and external political and economic influences on Japanese trade policy, as well as the evolutionary dynamics of that policy in the post-war period. more...

  • Global Bioethicsby Potter Van Rensselaer

    Michigan State University Press 1988; US$ 10.40

    Van Rensselaer Potter created and defined the term "bioethics" in 1970, to describe a new philosophy that sought to integrate biology, ecology, medicine, and human values. Bioethics is often linked to environmental ethics and stands in sharp contrast to biomedical ethics. Because of this confusion (and appropriation of the term in medicine), Potter... more...

  • Our Land & Land Policyby Kenneth C. Wenzer

    Michigan State University Press 1999; US$ 18.35

    Even before the publication of Progress and Poverty in 1879, San Francisco political economist and publisher Henry George (1839-1897) had written extensively about what he considered to be the causes for worldwide economic inequity?land monopolization and speculation by wealthy entrepreneurs and corrupt politicians. But his attacks on these evils... more...

  • Inside the Equal Access to Justice Actby Lowell E. Baier

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    Lowell E. Baier, one of America?s preeminent experts on environmental litigation, chronicles the century-long story of Americas? resources management, focusing on litigations, citizen suit provisions, and attorneys? fees. Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act will be a valuable resource for the environmental legal community, environmentalists,... more...

  • Community Governance and Citizen-Driven Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigationby Jens Hoff; Quentin Gausset

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    One of the most heartening developments in climate change mitigation in recent years has been the increasing attention paid to the principle of ?thinking globally and acting locally?. The failure of the international community to reach significant global agreements on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has led local governments, environmental... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Managementby Ari Paloviita; Marja Järvelä

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The success of the entire food supply chain depends on the prosperity of farms and local communities. The direct climate change risks faced by the agricultural sector are therefore also risks to businesses and food supply chains. Hence the importance of resilience at farm level, community level and business level when looking at food supply chain... more...

  • Adapting to Climate Uncertainty in African Agricultureby Stephen Whitfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    Future climatic and agro-ecological changes in Africa are uncertain and associated with high degrees of spatial and temporal variability and this change is differently simulated within divergent climate-crop models and in controlled crop breeding stations. Furthermore, uncertainty emerges in local contexts, not just in response to climatic systems,... more...

  • International Energy and Povertyby Lakshman Guruswamy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Around 2.8 billion people globally, also known as the "Other Third" or "energy poor", have little or no access to beneficial energy that meets their needs for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical power. This book uniquely integrates the hitherto segmented and fragmented approaches to the challenge... more...