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Public Policy

  • Liquid Natural Gas in the United Statesby John Hrastar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    When natural gas was first discovered in Appalachia in the 19th century, its development and growth as a fuel was rapid. Unlike oil and coal, however, gas could be moved only by pipeline, and required large containers for storage. It was not possible to cope with peak loads without adding excessive pipeline capacity. This problem was solved just before... more...

  • Handbuch P.E.N.by Dorothée Bores; Sven Hanuschek

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Founded in 1921, PEN ? which stands for Poets, Essayists, Novelists ? is the world's largest and best-known association of writers engaged in promoting rights and free expression for writers. This is the first handbook to describe PEN?s organizational structure and history. In addition to basic information about PEN International, this forthcoming... more...

  • The Violence of Careby Sameena Mulla

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology,... more...

  • The Symbolic Representation of Genderby Emanuela Lombardo; Petra Meier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Innovatively adopting a discursive approach, this book - the first full-length treatment of symbolic representation - focuses on gender issues to tackle important questions such as: What are women and men symbols of, and how is gender constructed in policy discourse? It studies what functions symbolic representation fulfils in the construction of gender,... more...

  • Devolution and Localism in Englandby David M. Smith; Enid Wistrich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England. With particular interest in how governments have tried and continue to engage English people in sub-national democratic processes while dealing... more...

  • The Military Covenantby Sarah Ingham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation’s support. Exploring the concept’s invention by the Army in the late 1990s, its migration to the civilian sphere from 2006 and its subsequent entrenchment in public policy, Ingham... more...

  • Wielding the Axby Thaddeus Sunseri

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Forests have been at the fault lines of contact between African peasant communities in the Tanzanian coastal hinterland and outsiders for almost two centuries. In recent decades, a global call for biodiversity preservation has been the main challenge to Tanzanians and their forests. Thaddeus Sunseri uses the lens of forest history to explore some... more...

  • Visual Culture and Public Policyby Victor Bekkers; Rebecca Moody

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 166.00

    Traditionally, images have played an important role in politics and policy making, mostly in relation to propaganda and public communication. However, contemporary society is inundated with visual material due to the increasing ubiquity of media and visual technologies that facilitate the production, distribution and consumption of images in new and... more...

  • Local Food Environmentsby Kimberly B. Morland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Local Food Environments: Food Access in America provides information on the complex nature of food delivery systems as well as the historical and political trends that have shaped them over time. The book presents the empirical evidence demonstrating disparities in access to healthy affordable foods across the United States and how these disparities... more...

  • Sustainable Developmentby Paul Sillitoe

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century.  This volume gives a wide ranging introduction focusing on the arid Gulf region, where the... more...