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  • 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...

  • 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 Lucky Country?by Ian Lowe

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Can we reinvent the Lucky Country? Fifty years ago author Donald Horne described Australia as ?a lucky country run by second-rate people?, adding that our leaders are mostly unaware of events that surround them. The good fortune continued when our wide brown land proved to contain bountiful resources of saleable minerals, allowing successive generations... 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...

  • The Water Problemby

    Brookings Institution Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate. The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis, a solution can be found. Pat Mulroy, for many years general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the lead negotiator on... more...

  • Australian public policyby Chris Miller; Lionel Orchard

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Australian public policy engages with the values and dilemmas of progressive public policy in Australia, bringing together leading authors to explore a wide range of issues which challenge and extend current thinking about Australian public policy. more...

  • Governing Europe's Marine Environmentby Michael Gilek; Kristine Kern

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Governing Europe's Marine Environment is a coherent up-to-date multidisciplinary analysis of current approaches and challenges to the sustainable governance of Europe's marine environment. Structured in three parts, Part 1 outlines general theoretical ideas about governance, governing, and governability and serves as a starting point for analysing... more...

  • New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policiesby Rune Ervik; Nanna Kildal

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The ??Golden Age' of the welfare state in Europe was characterised by a strengthening of social rights as citizens became increasingly protected through the collective provision of income security and social services. The oil crisis, inflation and high unemployment of the 1970s largely saw the end of welfare expansion with critical voices claiming... more...

  • British Politicsby Richard S. Grayson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    No one saw it coming. No pundit, no pollster and no political leader predicted David Cameron?s Conservative Party would win a majority of seats in Parliament and his three main opponents would resign as party leaders. The consequences of the coalition also became clear as the Liberal Democrats fell dramatically from grace, and lost their spot as... more...

  • Analysis and Public Policyby Stuart Shapiro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    How do we incorporate analytical thinking into public policy decisions? Stuart Shapiro confronts this issue in Analysis and Public Policy by looking at various types of analysis, and discussing how they are used in regulatory policy-making in the US. By looking at the successes and failures of incorporating cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, and... more...