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Public Policy

  • Environmental Policyby Norman J. Vig; Michael E. Kraft

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 62.00

    ?I really enjoy using this book. The strengths are that it covers a wide variety of environmental policy issues, incorporating examples accessible to the students and theory from the academic literature. My students have only positive things to say about it.? more...

  • The Politics of Evolutionby David F. Prindle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The controversy over teaching evolution or creationism in American public schools offers a policy paradox. Two sets of values?science and democracy?are in conflict when it comes to the question of what to teach in public school biology classes. Prindle illuminates this tension between American public opinion, which clearly prefers that creationism... more...

  • Water, Power and Identityby Rutgerd Boelens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the self-evidence of State-/market-based water governance,... more...

  • Retirement in Japan and South Koreaby Masa Higo; Thomas R. Klassen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    This book analyses reforms to retirement policies in Japan and South Korea, especially in the context of rapid population ageing.? A defining feature of the labour markets and workplaces in these two nations, and the lives of workers and families, is involuntary retirement at relatively young ages. The book explains past developments and recent reforms... more...

  • Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanitiesby Elizabeth Deloughrey; Jill Didur; Anthony Carrigan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking collection examine the role that narrative, visual, and aesthetic... more...

  • African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalizationby Danielle Resnick; James Thurlow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa?s youth appear to have been left out. This book critically examines the extent... more...

  • The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic Systemby Susanne Oxenstierna

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    During the early 2000s the market liberalization reforms to the Russian economy, begun in the 1990s, were consolidated. But since the mid 2000s economic policy has moved into a new phase, characterized by more state intervention with less efficiency and more structural problems. Corruption, weak competitiveness, heavy dependency on energy exports,... more...

  • Environmental Certification for Organisations and Productsby Tiberio Daddi; Fabio Iraldo; Francesco Testa

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Environmental certification is an effective tool for managing the environmental impact of companies, leveraging their competitive capabilities and ensuring their compliance with environmental principles. A growing number of countries across the world are adopting this practice and the growth of new environmental standards ? with different scopes,... more...

  • Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlementby Irge Satiroglu; Narae Choi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Every year millions of people are displaced from their homes, livelihoods and communities due to land-based development projects. There is no limit to what can be called a ?development project?. They can range from small-scale infrastructure or mining projects to mega hydropower plants; can be public or private, well-planned or rushed into. Knowledge... more...

  • Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainabilityby Elizabeth Auclair; Graham Fairclough

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and supports individual and collective memories. It encourages... more...