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  • Managing Disasters through Public–Private Partnershipsby Ami J. Abou-bakr

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...

  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updatedby Thom Hartmann

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    While everything appears to be collapsing around us -- ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars -- we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children?s children. The inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio?s web movie Global Warning, The Last... more...

  • Climate Capitalismby Peter Newell; Matthew Paterson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    Explores how we should react to the political dilemmas of adapting the global economy to confront climate change. more...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • Biotechnology and Public Engagement in Europeby Dr Janus Hansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Providing a comparison the most important instances of public engagement with biotechnology in Europe in recent years, this book provides a theoretically reflected and empirically grounded study of the opportunities and obstacles for a thorough democratization of technological development through processes of public engagement. more...

  • Emergency Managementby Claire B. Rubin

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 46.95

    The first edition of this book filled a serious gap in the literature by providing historical context for present-day emergency management. This edition goes further to flesh out that context, detailing the political and practical underpinnings of emergency management organization and practice. In a time in which few officials, journalists, members... more...

  • Detroit City Is the Place to Beby Mark Binelli

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 17.99

    Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neopastoral agriculturalists, and... more...

  • Global Environmental Politicsby Pamela S. Chasek; David L. Downie; Janet Welsh Brown

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    A user-friendly, comprehensive, and current explanation of the process and politics of global environmental policy-making, perfect for students new to the topic more...

  • Gender Policies in Japan and the United Statesby Joyce Gelb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    An acclaimed political scientist suggests that American feminists and policymakers can learn important lessons from the experiences of their Japanese counterparts. more...

  • A Better Place on Earthby Andrew MacLeod

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    In British Columbia, like most of the world, the wealth of the richest one percent has grown exponentially in recent decades, while the majority have found their incomes stagnant or even declining. The top 10 percent in BC now hold 56.2 percent of the wealth, a greater share than anywhere else in Canada. Our richest have wealth counted in the billions... more...