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  • The Logic Of Sufficiency

    Princen, Thomas

    What if modern society put a priority on the material security of its citizens and the ecological integrity of its resource base? What if it took ecological constraint as a given, not a hindrance but a source of long-term economic security? How would...

  • Precautionary Tools For Reshaping...

    Myers,Nancy J.; Raffensperger,Carolyn

    The precautionary principle calls for taking action against threatened harm to people and ecosystems even in the absence of full scientific certainty. The rationale is that modern technologies and human activities can inflict long-term, global-scale...

  • Diamond



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  • Belfer Center Studies In International...

    Miller,Steven E; Rosecrance,Richard N

    Experts consider how the lessons of World War I can help prevent U.S.--China conflict.A century ago, Europe's diplomats mismanaged the crisis triggered by the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the continent plunged into World War I,...

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  • Urban And Industrial Environments (Paperback)...

    Loukaitou-Sideris,Anastasia; Ehrenfeucht,Renia

    Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses -- from the right to sit to the right to parade -- have been negotiated.Urban sidewalks, critical but undervalued public spaces, have been sites for political...

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  • Boston Review Books - Immigrants And The...

    Carens,Joseph H

    A proposal that immigrants in the United States should be offered a path to legalized status.The Obama administration promises to take on comprehensive immigration reform in 2010, setting policymakers to work on legislation that might give the...

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  • Information Revolution And Global Politics -...

    Brown,Ian; Marsden,Christopher T

    The case for a smarter 'prosumer law' approach to Internet regulation that would better protect online innovation, public safety, and fundamental democratic rights.Internet use has become ubiquitous in the past two decades, but governments,...

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  • Drone


    Drone warfare described from the perspectives of drone operators, victims of drone attacks, anti-drone activists, international law, military thinkers, and others.'[A] thoughtful examination of the dilemmas this new weapon poses.' -- Foreign...

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  • Politics, Science, And The Environment

    Edwards,Guy; Roberts,J Timmons

    How Latin American countries became leading voices and innovators on addressing climate change -- and what threatens their leadership.Latin American countries have increased their influence at the United Nations climate change negotiations and...

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  • Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment

    Benhabib,Seyla; Bernstein,Richard J.; Fraser,Nancy

    The work of Richard J. Bernstein has achieved a groundbreaking synthesis of the analytical and continental modes of thought. Countering the highly technical metaphysical and epistemological puzzles of analytic philosophy in the early 1960s, Bernstein...

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  • Contending With Terrorism - Roots, Strategies...

    Brown,Michael E

    Experts explore the sources of contemporary terrorism, what terrorists want, and how the United States and other countries should respond.Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, scholars and policy analysts in national security have turned their...

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  • Power, Justice, And The Environment

    Pellow,David Naguib; Brulle,Robert J.

    For almost 30 years, the environmental justice movement (EJM) has challenged the environmental and health inequities that are often linked with social inequities, calling attention to the disproportionate burden of pollution borne by low-income and...

  • Pathways To Fiscal Reform In The United...

    Diamond,John W; Zodrow,George R

    Experts discuss fiscal reforms intended to address the U.S. debt problem, examining entitlements, federal budgetary processes, and individual and corporate income taxes.The United States and other advanced economies in the Eurozone and elsewhere face...

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  • Environmental Governance Reconsidered -...

    Durant,Robert F

    Key topics in the ongoing evolution of environmental governance, with new and updated material.This survey of current issues and controversies in environmental policy and management is unique in its thematic mix, broad coverage of key debates, and...

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  • Earth System Governance: A Core Research...


    An argument that secretariats -- the administrative arms of international treaties -- are political actors in their own right.Secretariats -- the administrative arms of international treaties -- -would seem simply to do the bidding of member states....

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  • The Role Of Annuity Markets In Financing...

    Brown,Jeffrey R

    Annuity insurance products help protect retirees against outliving their incomes.Dramatic advances in life expectancy mean that today's retirees must plan on living into their eighties, their nineties, and even beyond. Longer life expectancies are...

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  • Offense, Defense, and War

    Brown,Michael E.; Cote,Owen R., Jr.; Lynn-Jones,Sean M.; Miller,Steven E.

    An overview of offense-defense theory, which argues that the relative ease of offense and defense varies in international politics.Offense-defense theory argues that the relative ease of offense and defense varies in international politics. When the...

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  • American And Comparative Environmental Policy...

    Konisky,David M

    A systematic evaluation of the implementation of the federal government's environmental justice policies.In the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Congress passed a series of laws that were milestones in environmental protection, including the Clean Air Act...

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  • The Logic Of Political Survival

    De Mesquita,Bruce Bueno; Smith,Alastair; Morrow,James D.; Siverson,Randolph M.

    The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: why are leaders who produce peace and prosperity turned out of office while those who preside over corruption, war, and misery endure? Considering this political puzzle,...

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  • Coming Insurrection

    Invisible Committee

    Thirty years of 'crisis,' mass unemployment, and flagging growth, and they still want us to believe in the economy...We have to see that the economy is itself the crisis. It's not that there's not enough work, it's that there is too much of it.--from...

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  • Information Policy - Traversing Digital Babel...


    A groundbreaking approach to information sharing among government agencies: using selective incentives to 'nudge' them to exchange information assets.The computer systems of government agencies are notoriously complex. New technologies are piled on...

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  • Governing Complex Systems - Social Capital...

    Young,Oran R

    An exploration of the need for innovative mechanisms of governance in an era when human actions are major drivers of environmental change.The onset of the Anthropocene, an era in which human actions have become major drivers of change on a planetary...

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  • American And Comparative Environmental Policy...

    Driesen,David M

    Experts examine how reliance on free markets contributed to the U.S. failure to address climate change and offer recommendations for new ideas to guide policy.The United States, once a world leader in addressing international environmental challenges...

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  • The Greenest Nation? - A New History Of...


    An account of German environmentalism that shows the influence of the past on today's environmental decisions.Germany enjoys an enviably green reputation. Environmentalists in other countries applaud its strict environmental laws, its world-class...

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  • Urban And Industrial Environments (Hardcover)...


    A proposal for a new chemicals strategy: that we work to develop safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals rather than focusing exclusively on controlling them.Today, there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics,...

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  • Restoring The American Dream - A Working...

    Kochan,Thomas A

    Many American families have not prospered in the new 'knowledge economy.' The layoffs, restructurings, and wage and benefit cuts that have followed the short-lived boom of the 1990s threaten our deeply held values of justice, fairness, family, and...

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  • No Future For You - Salvos From The Baffler

    Summers,John; Frank,Thomas; Lehmann,Chris

    A new collection on carnival hokum and magical thinking in post-apocalypse America -- brought to you by The Baffler.There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining...

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  • Hate Spin - The Manufacture Of Religious...


    How right-wing political entrepreneurs around the world use religious offense -- both given and taken -- to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents.In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic...

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  • The Green State


    The Green State

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  • Changing the Atmosphere

    Miller,Clark A.; Edwards,Paul N.

    In recent years, Earth systems science has advanced rapidly, helping to transform climate change and other planetary risks into major political issues. Changing the Atmosphere strengthens our understanding of this important link between expert...

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  • The New Science Of Cities


    A proposal for a new way to understand cities and their design not as artifacts but as systems composed of flows and networks.In The New Science of Cities, Michael Batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in...

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  • Conceptual Innovation In Environmental Policy


    Concepts and their role in the evolution of modern environmental policy, with case studies of eleven influential concepts ranging from 'environment' to 'sustainable consumption.'Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world;...

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  • Extraction Empire - Undermining The Systems,...


    How Canada became an empire in its own right and how Canadian life came to be mediated through mineral extraction.Extraction is the process and practice that defines Canada, at home and abroad. Of the nearly 20,000 mining projects in the world from...

  • Earth System Governance - European Climate...


    An analysis of the European Union's engagement with China and India on climate change policy that sheds light on Europe's claim to international climate leadership. The European Union has long portrayed itself as an international leader on climate...

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  • Border Wars


    The consequences of political fear-mongering and tough talk on immigration in the American Southwest.The Tea Party and its allies celebrate the rogue states of the Southwest as a model for the nation in their go-it-alone posturing and tough...

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  • Buying Nature


    Buying land to conserve it is not a recent phenomenon. Buying Nature chronicles the evolution of land acquisition as a conservation strategy in the United States since the late 1700s. It goes beyond the usual focus on conservation successes to...

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  • Countering Terrorism

    Howitt,Arnold M.; Pangi,Robyn L.

    The United States now knows that it is vulnerable to terrorist attacks. In Countering Terrorism, experts from such disparate fields as medicine, law, public policy, and international security discuss institutional changes the country must make to...

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  • CSIA Studies In International Security -...

    Kokoshin,Andrei A

    During the Cold War, Westerners were obsessed with the military policies of the Soviet Union. Until the demise of the Soviet Union, however, few details of Moscow's thinking on military matters were available. In this book, Andrei Kokoshin reveals...

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  • Strategic Planning In Environmental...

    Kamieniecki,Sheldon; Cohen,Steven; Cahn,Matthew A.

    Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation introduces an approach to environmental regulatory planning founded on a creative, interactive relationship between business and government. The authors argue that regulation -- often too narrowly...

  • Earth System Governance: A Core Research...


    A new model for effective global environmental governance in an era of human-caused planetary transformation and disruption.Humans are no longer spectators who need to adapt to their natural environment. Our impact on the earth has caused changes...

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  • Earth System Governance - Consensus And...

    Baber,Walter F; Bartlett,Robert V

    An examination of the potential and limitations of deliberative consensus as a way to achieve effective international environmental governance.In this book, Walter Baber and Robert Bartlett explore the practical and conceptual implications of a new...

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  • Effective Philanthropy

    Mead,Molly; Capek,Mary Ellen S.

    Effective Philanthropy

  • Ageism

    Nelson,Todd D.

    Along with race and gender, people commonly use age to categorize -- and form stereotypes about -- others. Of the three categories, age is the only one in which the members of the in-group (the young) will eventually join the out-group (the old)....

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  • Engaging Nature - Environmentalism And The...

    Cannavo,Peter F; Lane,Joseph H; Lane Jr,Joseph H

    Essays that put noted political thinkers of the past -- including Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Wollstonecraft, Marx, and Confucius -- in dialogue with current environmental political theory.Contemporary environmental political theory considers the...

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