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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • US Climate Change Policyby Christopher J. Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    The United States is often perceived as sceptical, if not hostile, to the need to address man-made climate change. US government policy has undoubtedly disappointed environmentalists and scientists who believe more concerted action is needed, but a careful examination of the evidence reveals a number of policy actions designed to investigate, mitigate,... more...

  • The Fifth Estateby James G. McGann

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    What role do think tanks play in shaping public policy and public discourse in the United States? In The Fifth Estate: Think Tanks, Public Policy, and Governance , James G. McGann illustrates how policymakers have come to value the independent analysis and advice provided by think tanks and why it has become one of the defining characteristics... more...