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Public Policy

  • Multilevel Environmental Governanceby I. Weibust; J. Meadowcroft

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The authors in this volume examine how multilevel governance (MLG) systems address climate change and water policy. They show how the interplay between autonomous governments at the sub-national, federal or supranational and international levels in MLG systems create unique challenges and opportunities. Both cutting greenhouse gas emissions and allocating... more...

  • EU Environmental Legislationby M. Peeters; R. Uylenburg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘EU environmental law is now a dominant source of influence in the development and application of environmental law and policy in most Member States. This important new study provides a fresh appraisal of the changing nature of EU environmental legislation, and the tensions between discretion and goals. Above all it tackles the difficult questions... more...

  • Well-Being and Beyondby T. J. Hämäläinen; J. Michaelson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Seldom is a work of non-fiction so essential to such a wide audience. The concept of well-being has been an elusive dream of humanity for centuries. It is spoken of in national vision statements and the dreams of poets. This book is the most concrete exploration to date of not only what well-being can mean to the individual but also what policy... more...

  • Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North Americaby Marcela López-Vallejo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for climate change into new forms of articulating interests in what she terms transnational green economic regions (TGERs) and tests this on two case... more...

  • Europeanization of Environmental Policy in the New Europeby Mats Braun

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In this book, Mats Braun offers an up-to-date account of how post-communist member states have handled policy initiatives in the field of environmental policy after accession. Using detailed case studies of how Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania dealt with two different EU policy initiatives; REACH and the Climate-Energy Package, he explores... more...

  • Latino Politics en Ciencia Políticaby Tony Affigne; Evelyn Hu-DeHart; Marion Orr

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races;... more...

  • Reforms at Riskby Eric M. Patashnik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric Patashnik shows here, the political struggle does not end when major reforms become enacted. Why do certain highly praised policy reforms endure... more...

  • Reputation and Powerby Daniel Carpenter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the most powerful regulatory agency in the world. How did the FDA become so influential? And how exactly does it wield its extraordinary power? Reputation and Power traces the history of FDA regulation of pharmaceuticals, revealing how the agency's organizational reputation has been the primary source of... more...

  • 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...