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  • Designing public policy for co-productionby Catherine Durose; Liz Richardson

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on twelve compelling international contributions, this important book argues that traditional technocratic ways of designing policy are now inadequate and suggest co-production as a more democratic alternative. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students. more...

  • The Fukushima Effectby Richard Hindmarsh; Rebecca Priestley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the field of science, technology and society (STS) studies, a leading cast of international scholars from the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the United States examine the extent... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...