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Public Policy

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Developmentby Tor Håkon Inderberg; Siri Eriksen; Karen O'Brien; Linda Sygna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of development policies and practices. This book presents... more...

  • The Chaos Pointby Ervin Laszlo

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    We have a choice: Breakdown or Breakthrough. In THE CHAOS POINT revered author and systems theorist Ervin Laszlo tells us that we are at a critical juncture in history, a 'decision-window' where we face both the danger of global collapse and the opportunity of worldwide renewal. According to Laszlo we have six to seven years to head off unsustainable... more...

  • The Chaos Pointby Ervin Laszlo

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 19.75

    We have a choice: Breakdown or Breakthrough. In THE CHAOS POINT revered author and systems theorist Ervin Laszlo tells us that we are at a critical juncture in history, a 'decision-window' where we face both the danger of global collapse and the opportunity of worldwide renewal. According to Laszlo we have six to seven years to head off unsustainable... more...

  • Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century Americaby Sean D. Foreman; Marcia L. Godwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the marathon on April 15. Detroit is roiled by being... more...

  • Saving Congress from Itselfby James L Buckley

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound effect on how we govern ourselves. The proliferation of federal grants-in-aid programs is of recent vintage: only about 100 such grants... more...