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Public Policy

  • More Than You Wanted to Knowby Omri Ben-Shahar; Carl E. Schneider

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure?requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor?s consent form you sign, the pile of papers you get with your mortgage. Reading the terms, the form, and the papers is supposed to equip you to choose... more...

  • The Rise of the American Corporate Security Stateby Beatrice Edwards

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 16.95

    Take Back Our Civil Liberties! Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the organization representing Edward Snowden and four other NSA whistleblowers, argues that we now live in a Corporate Security State, where the government is more interested in protecting the companies that serve it than the citizens who support it. Hheavy domestic surveillance,... more...

  • Climate Change Cooperation in Southern Africaby Ian Rowlands

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This volume, published in association with the United Nations Environment Programme, examines how co-ordinated action among neighbouring countries could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ways which are environmentally, economically and socially beneficial. A framework is presented for analyzing regional mitigation options, along with specific proposals... more...

  • International Investment and Climate Changeby Timothy Forsyth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This study, based on fieldwork and case studies of southeast Asian countries shows how privatization, investment and new energy technologies can be integrated to combat climate change and provide the maximum return for investors. The author explains what incentives and regulatory structures are needed that do not damage local competitiveness. Asserting... more...

  • Health and Climate Changeby Pim Martens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    'Understanding how complex ecological and climatic change can influence human health is the new challenge before us. The book confronts these multidimensional risk assessments head-on and will catalyse the important interdisciplinary and integrated approach that is the new paradigm now required for environmental and public health research.' Dr JONATHAN... more...

  • The Handbook of Global Health Policyby Garrett W. Brown; Gavin Yamey; Sarah Wamala

    Wiley 2014; US$ 198.50

    The Handbook of Global Health Policy provides a definitive source of the key areas in the field. It examines the ethical and practical dimensions of new and current policy models and their effect on the future development of global health and policy. Maps out key debates and policy structures involved in all areas of global health policy Isolates... more...

  • Foreign Policy Begins at Homeby Richard N. Haass

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America?s national security. But it depends even more on the United States addressing its burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and outdated immigration system. While... more...

  • Poison Springby E.G. Vallianatos; McKay Jenkins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99

    An insider's gripping account of how political pressure and corporate co-optation have undermined the Environmental Protection Agency, with devastating effects on public safety and the natural world. more...

  • The Price of Public Intellectualsby Raphael Sassower

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book provides a historically-informed survey critically outlining sociological, psychological, political, and economic approaches to the role of public intellectuals. Sassower suggests how the state might financially support the essential work of public intellectuals so as to critically engage the public and improve public policies. more...

  • Unreal Cityby Judith Nies

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 25.99

    An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the Hopi and Navajo tribes. To the outside world, it was a land struggle between two fractious Indian tribes; to political insiders and energy... more...