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Public Policy

  • The Quiet Crisisby Stewart Udall; John F Kennedy

    Ig Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Along with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, The Quiet Crisis is credited with beginning the environmetal movement. more...

  • Infectious Changeby Katherine Mason

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In February 2003, a Chinese physician crossed the border between mainland China and Hong Kong, spreading Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)?a novel flu-like virus?to over a dozen international hotel guests. SARS went on to kill about 800 people and sicken 8,000 worldwide. By July 2003 the disease had disappeared, but it left an indelible change... more...

  • The Ethics of Self-Defenseby Christian Coons; Michael Weber

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    The fifteen new essays collected in this volume address questions concerning the ethics of self-defense, most centrally when and to what extent the use of defensive force, especially lethal force, can be justified. more...

  • Policy Frames on Spousal Migration in Germanyby Laura Block

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 69.99

    Laura Block asks how liberal democracies manage torestrict migration in spite of liberal constraints. She analyses the politicaldebates surrounding spousal migration policies from 2005?2010 in Germany andreveals government strategies that restrict spousal migration while stayingwithin the discursive realm of individual rights. By circumscribing andscrutinising... more...

  • Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)by Adam Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Across the world states are seeking out new and secure supplies of energy but this search is manifesting itself most visibly in Asia where rapid industrialisation in states such as China and India is fomenting a frantic scramble for energy resources. Due to entrenched societal inequities and widespread authoritarian governance, however, the pursuit... more...

  • Why Noise Mattersby John Stewart; Francis McManus; Nigel Rodgers; Val Weedon; Arline Bronzaft

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age? This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural, environmental and health issue. Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today lives than by any other pollutant on Earth. From the shanty towns of Mumbai to... more...

  • Energy Security in Japanby Vlado Vivoda

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For a country already uneasy about energy security, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, turned pre-existing Japanese concern about the availability of energy into outright anxiety. The subsequent closure of many nuclear reactors meant Japan needed to replace lost power quickly and... more...

  • Food Systems Governanceby Amanda Kennedy; Jonathan Liljeblad

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sustainability and food production represent a major challenge to society, with both consumption and supply sides posing practical and ethical dilemmas. This book shows that food governance issues can occur in many ways and at many points along the food chain. The risks and impacts, particularly with the increasing globalisation of food systems, are... more...

  • Ecological Integrity and Global Governanceby Laura Westra

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    It is increasingly argued that a focus on environmental sustainability is fundamental to effective and equitable governance, and ultimately for the good of mankind. This book argues that, in the face increasing environmental challenges, it is essential to recognise the role that ecological integrity has played, and must play, in governance for environmental... more...

  • The Ethics of Ordinary Technologyby Michel Puech

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner. Beyond their phenomenological description, the emotional... more...