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  • Environmental Governanceby Donald F. Kettl

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 20.99

    Environmental policy has been the focus of reform efforts for more than a generation. Now policymakers face a new and challenging set of issues: how to develop strategies for attacking new environmental problems, how to develop better strategies for solving the old ones, and how to do both in ways that are more efficient, less taxing, and engender... more...

  • Greenhouse Governanceby Barry G. Rabe

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Public deliberation over climate change has traditionally been dominated by the natural and physical sciences. Is the planet warming? To what degree, and is mankind responsible? How big a problem is this, really? But concurrent with these debates is the question of what should be done. Indeed, what can be done? Issues of governance, including the... more...

  • Back to the Futureby Josh Freed

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    The Golden Age of nuclear energy in the United States has passed, and the accidents, if not disasters, at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima have damaged nuclear power?s rise in some parts of the world. And yet today, as Third Way?s Josh Freed illuminates in the latest Brookings Essay, a flood of young engineers are exploring safer and cleaner... more...

  • Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in Chinaby Sabrina Habich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Past studies on the Chinese state point towards the inherent adaptability, effectiveness and overall stability of authoritarian rule in China. The key question addressed here is how this adaptive capacity plays out at the local level in China, clarifying the extent to which local state actors are able to shape local processes of policy implementation.... more...

  • Handbook of Critical Policy Studiesby Frank Fischer; Douglas Torgerson; Anna Durnová; Michael Orsini

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Critical policy studies, as illustrated in this Handbook, challenges the conventional approaches public policy inquiry. But it offers important innovations as well, in particular its focus on discursive politics, policy argumentation and deliberation, and interpretive modes of analysis. more...

  • Liberty's Nemesisby Dean Reuter; John Yoo

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 32.99

    If there has been a unifying theme of Barack Obama?s presidency, it is the inexorable growth of the administrative state. Its expansion has followed a pattern: First, expand federal powers beyond their constitutional limits. Second, delegate those powers to agencies and away from elected politicians in Congress. Third, insulate civil servants from... more...

  • Who Controls Public Lands?by Christopher McGrory Klyza

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this historical and comparative study, Christopher McGrory Klyza explores why land-management policies in mining, forestry, and grazing have followed different paths and explains why public-lands policy in general has remained virtually static over time. According to Klyza, understanding the different philosophies that gave rise to each policy regime... more...

  • Protectors of the Land and Waterby Thomas R. Huffman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Wisconsin citizens have promoted innovative environmental programs. During the 1960s Wisconsin was again at the forefront of the movement advancing mainstream political environmentalism. Thomas Huffman traces the rise of environmentalism in the Badger State during these key years, when the people of Wisconsin... more...

  • Housing Desegregation and Federal Policyby John M. Goering

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Housing desegregation is one of America's last civil rights frontiers. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists, civil rights attorneys, and policy analysts, these original essays present the first comprehensive examination of housing integration and federal policy covering the last two decades. This collection examines the ambiguities of federal... 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...