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Public Policy

  • Reviving Citizen Engagementby Larry N. Gerston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Whereas our nation was once united in purpose, today it is bitterly divided. Why? Racial discrimination, diminishing educational opportunities, poor economic mobility, greedy corporations, and an unresponsive federal government have combined to create two Americas. Presented in Gerston?s characteristic, no-holds-barred style of wit and candor, Reviving... more...

  • The Glass Half Fullby David Manderson; Eleanor Yule

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    In The Glass Half Full , filmmaker Eleanor Yule and academic David Manderson identify cultural miserablism as an important aspect of Scottish life.Yule and Manderson explore where this bleak take on Scottish life came from, its literary and cultural expressions, and in particular, identify this phenomenon in film and how it has risen to the level of... more...

  • Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilienceby J. van der Heijden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment, are less dependent on finite resources, and can better withstand human-made hazards and climate risks. more...

  • Immigrantsby Philippe Legrain

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Immigration divides our globalizing world like no other issue. We are swamped by illegal immigrants and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare system abused, our way of life destroyed--or so we are told. At a time when National Guard units are deployed alongside vigilante Minutemen on the U.S.-Mexico border, where the death toll in... more...

  • Renewable Energy in East Asiaby Christopher M. Dent

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Energy is crucial to the functioning of any human society and central to understanding East Asia?s ?economic miracle?. The region?s rapid development over the last few decades has been inherently energy-intensive and the impact on global energy security, climate change and the twenty-first-century global system generally is now very significant and... more...

  • Making Environmental Markets Workby Tabitha M. Benney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Perhaps the most defining characteristic of the global economy today is the rise of emerging market economies (EMEs). Many states have experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades that has led to an increasing share of global wealth. Such dramatic changes are highly relevant because they raise important issues about the distribution... more...

  • Democratic Accountability and International Human Developmentby Kamran Ali Afzal; Mark Considine

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Scholars and policymakers have long known that there is a strong link between human development and spending on key areas such as education and health. However, many states still neglect these considerations in favour of competing priorities, such as expanding their armies. This book examines how states arrive at these decisions, analysing how democratic... more...

  • Climate Change Governance in Chinese Citiesby Qianqing Mai; Maria Francesch-Huidobro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In the last thirty years, China has experienced rapid economic development and urbanisation which has resulted in high levels of environmental degradation and has put considerable pressure on the country?s infrastructure and natural resources. As China commits to considerably lower the carbon intensity of its economy, this volume analyses and explains... more...

  • National Policy in a Global Economyby Ian Budge; Sarah Birch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study offers an analysis of the UK's current economic policy options and a plan for improving life for ordinary citizens via a sensible and realistic understanding of governments' limited ability to manage economic performance. It provides a manifesto which political parties could immediately adopt to make life better for all. more...

  • The Risk Pivotby Bruce D. Jones; David Steven

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    The last decade has seen a revolution in global energy. First, we saw explosive growth in demand from Asia's rising powers, which fueled fears about scarcity and conflict. But we've also seen an American revolution in technology and markets, resulting in a dramatic increase in sup-ply. This is strengthening America's hand in the world?but it's not... more...