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Public Policy

  • Sex Scandals, Gender, and Power in Contemporary American Politicsby Hinda Mandell

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 60.00

    When a major political sex scandal occurs, it occupies as much as 25 percent of all news coverage in the United States. Even if people may deny it, they enjoy "consuming" and talking about political sex scandals. Written by a former journalist who has frequently explored the intersections of politics, sex, and gender in the United States, Sex Scandals,... more...

  • Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchersby Juliane Riese

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    In the popular imagination, no issue has been more closely linked with the environmental group Greenpeace than whaling. Opposition to commercial whaling has inspired many of the organization's most dramatic and high-profile "direct actions"-as well as some of its most notable failures. This book provides an inside look at one such instance: Greenpeace's... more...

  • Cultures of Predictionby Matthias Heymann; Gabriele Gramelsberger; Martin Mahony

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades science has experienced a revolutionary shift. The development and extensive application of computer modelling and simulation has transformed the knowledge?making practices of scientific fields as diverse as astro?physics, genetics, robotics and demography. This epistemic transformation has brought with it a simultaneous heightening... more...

  • The Politics of Online Copyright Enforcement in the EUby Trisha Meyer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 128.73

    This book investigates recent policy initiatives dealing with the online enforcement of copyright in the European Union, providing unique insights into the current stalemate in the field. It is a timely contribution to the next steps of policy-making on copyright enforcement and Internet governance. The author brings to light tensions in how we encourage... more...

  • Seeds of Rebellionby Mark Schapiro; David Talbot

    Hot Books 2017; US$ 21.99

    Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all on earth: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of corporate consolidation of the food chain, which has been accelerating just as climate change is profoundly altering the conditions for growing food.... more...

  • Corruptionby Carlo Alberto Brioschi

    Brookings Institution Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    From ancient times to modern, corruption has been ingrained in human society and is still a powerful issue in the contemporary world. In Corruption: A Short History , Carlo Brioschi provides a thorough and entertaining look at how corruption was born and has evolved over time, without ever being stamped out. He examines corruption through politics... more...

  • Pesticide Policy and Politics in the European Unionby Emanuela Bozzini

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.12

    This book explores the regulation of pesticides in the European Union in order to reveal the complex, controversial, and contested nature of an assessment system proudly declared by the EU to be ?the strictest in the world?.  The current regulatory framework is based on Regulation 1107/2009, which substantially reformed the previous system. ... more...

  • Increasing Legal Rights for Zoo Animalsby Jesse Donahue; III Donald E. Moore; Susan Margulis; Michael Morris; Mary Murray; Govindasamy Agoramoorthy; Ron Kagan; Jesse Donahue; Nigel Rothfels

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 89.99

    This book examines how zoo animals can benefit from a global legal revolution in which animals are gaining personhood and citizenship rights. It moves the scholarship about zoos beyond a general discussion of ethics to a concrete set of suggestions on how to increase legal rights for zoo animals. more...

  • Climate of Hopeby Michael Bloomberg; Carl Pope

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur... more...

  • American Girls and Global Responsibilityby Jennifer Helgren

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 59.95

    American Girls and Global Responsibility brings together Cold War culture studies, girls? studies, and the history of gender and militarization to shed new light on how age and gender work together to form categories of citizenship. Jennifer Helgren shows the particular ways that girls? identities and roles were configured, thus shaping their sense... more...