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Public Policy

  • Total Volunteer Forceby Tim Kane

    Hoover Institution Press 2017; US$ 6.99

    Tim Kane analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the US armed forces leadership culture and personnel management. He proposes a blueprint for reform that empowers troops as well as local commanders. Kane's proposals extend the All-Volunteer Force reforms of 1973 further along the spectrum of volunteerism, emphasize greater individual agency during... more...

  • The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Actby Greg Shaw

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 60.00

    This revealing work focuses on the politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), explaining how and why supporters and opponents have approached the issue as they have since the act's passage in 2010. The first book to systematically examine public knowledge of the ACA across time, it also documents how that knowledge has remained essentially... more...

  • Creating an Ecological Societyby Fred Magdoff; Chris Williams

    Monthly Review Press 2017; US$ 21.25

    Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth?s ability to support other forms of life. Capitalism?s imperative?to make profit at all costs... more...

  • Energy Policy in Chinaby Chi-Jen Yang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 19.95

    Energy policy has always been an important part of China?s national policy agenda. Although the overall Chinese economy has become largely market-driven, its energy sectors are still subject to varying degrees of government control. Authoritarian governance allows China to move very quickly in some areas, such as hydropower, nuclear power, wind power,... more...

  • Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countriesby Marjorie Griffin Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 42.95

    Climate change is at the forefront of ideas about public policy, the economy and labour issues. However, the gendered dimensions of climate change and the public policy issues associated with it in wealthy nations are much less understood. Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries covers a wide range of issues dealing with work and working life.... more...

  • Defiant Earthby Clive Hamilton

    Wiley 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth System as a whole, bringing on a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – one in which the serene and clement conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing and we quail before 'the wakened giant'. The emergence of a conscious... more...

  • Warningsby Richard A. Clarke; R.P. Eddy

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    Millions of lives lost to catastrophes?natural and man-made?could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. Can we find those prescient people before the next catastrophe strikes? Two CEOs and White House national security veterans reveal insider views of previous disasters, chilling insights on today?s threats to mankind, and a prescription... more...

  • The 21st Centuryby Balmiki Prasad Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    This book examines a wide range of issues that are expected to play a dominant role in shaping the 21st century. Delineating key concerns in geopolitics, democracy and peace, it studies the functions and influences of educational institutions, progressive religious and social groups, communities, international institutions such as the United Nations,... more...

  • Environmental Security in Latin Americaby Gavin O'Toole

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 25.00

    This book examines security in Latin America through an environmental lens, at a time when this region faces a broad and growing spectrum of threats. The book considers the backdrop against which security debates about Latin America have been conducted; the extent to which scholarship has been dominated by traditional US strategic concerns; and how,... more...

  • China: Tackle the Challenge of Global Climate Changeby Angang Hu; Qingyou Guan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Global climate change is one of the challenges ever to confront humanity with the largest scale, widest scope and most far-reaching influence. As the biggest developing country with the largest population, China is the world?s leading consumer of coal and energy, and one of the worst-hit victims of global warming. Consequently, China should assume... more...