Collecting the Dots: Problem Formulation and Solution by Martin C. Libicki

By Martin C. Libicki

Throughout a large choice of endeavors, failure to count on catastrophe has been ascribed to the shortcoming to "connect the dots." yet to "connect the dots," one needs to first "collect the dots." The authors examine the boundaries to circulating vital info and describes techniques for bringing details jointly in a significant approach and describe a proper procedure for amassing the dots.

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U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary by Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Hillstrom

By Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Hillstrom

As voters handle the problems of weather switch, earth-friendly applied sciences, and jumpstarting a eco-friendly economic climate, environmental politics has received a widespread place at the American political panorama. "U.S. Environmental coverage and Politics: A Documentary historical past" indicates readers the numerous methods all through American historical past during which environmental issues have intersected with problems with strength creation and intake, govt rules, deepest estate rights, monetary progress, and way of life offerings. the first resources featured within the e-book light up crucial occasions and environmental controversies that experience roiled the waters of yankee politics and policymaking from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. This quantity opens with a story review which develops the key environmental issues mentioned within the chapters and records that keep on with. each one bankruptcy leads with a complete narrative that offers heritage info priceless for realizing the importance of the first files. The wide-ranging record collections comprise over a hundred and fifty complete and excerpted speeches, writings through conservationists, federal and nation laws, court docket evaluations, stories, coverage briefs, and extra. The files are preceded via context-setting headnotes which offer info at the key avid gamers and occasions. the various subject matters coated contain: inhabitants development and territorial growth; pollutants and waste disposal; pollution and weather swap; wasteland and species defense; strength construction; conservation and environmental justice; land and water use; city improvement and public well-being; mining and logging. A timeline directory significant occasions from the colonial period to the current offers an outline of U.S. environmental historical past, whereas illustrations and an index additional complement this identify. "U.S. Environmental coverage and Politics" is well-suited for collections at educational, neighborhood university, and public libraries. It key positive aspects: thematic, fundamental resource files; and, chronological chapters from colonial period to the current. It addresses present matters approximately weather swap and effort conservation. It tracks the increase of regulatory companies.

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Global Environmental Change and Human Security by Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald, Karen L.

By Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald, Karen L. O'Brien, Geoffrey D. Dabelko

In recent times, students in diplomacy and different fields have all started to conceive of safeguard extra commonly, relocating clear of a state-centered suggestion of nationwide protection towards the belief of human defense, which emphasizes the person and human health. Viewing international environmental swap throughout the lens of human defense connects such difficulties as melting ice caps and carbon emissions to poverty, vulnerability, fairness, and clash. This e-book examines the advanced social, overall healthiness, and fiscal results of environmental swap around the globe.

In chapters which are either academically rigorous and coverage proper, the e-book discusses the connections of world environmental switch to city poverty, traditional mess ups (with a case examine of typhoon Katrina), violent clash (with a learn of the decade-long Nepalese civil war), inhabitants, gender, and improvement. The e-book makes transparent the inadequacy of conventional understandings of protection and indicates how worldwide environmental swap is elevating new, unavoidable questions of human lack of confidence, clash, cooperation, and sustainable development.

Contributors: W. Neil Adger, Jennifer Bailey, Jon Barnett, Victoria Basolo, Hans Georg Bohle, Mike Brklacich, might Chazan, Chris Cocklin, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Indra de Soysa, Heather Goldsworthy, Betsy Hartmann, Robin M. Leichenko, Laura Little, Alexander López, Richard A. Matthew, Bryan McDonald, Eric Neumayer, Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah, Karen L. O'Brien, Marvin S. Soroos, Bishnu Raj Upreti

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Simulating Nature: A Philosophical Study of by Arthur C. Petersen

By Arthur C. Petersen

Computer simulation has develop into a big capability for acquiring wisdom approximately nature. The perform of medical simulation and the widespread use of doubtful simulation ends up in public coverage increase quite a lot of philosophical questions. such a lot prominently highlighted is the sphere of anthropogenic weather change—are people presently altering the weather?

Referring to empirical effects from technological know-how reviews and political technology, Simulating Nature: A Philosophical examine of Computer-Simulation Uncertainties and Their position in weather technological know-how and coverage suggestion, moment Edition addresses questions about the kinds of uncertainty linked to medical simulation and approximately how those uncertainties may be communicated.

The writer, who participated within the United countries’ Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap (IPCC) plenaries in 2001 and 2007, discusses the overview reviews and workings of the IPCC. This moment variation displays the newest advancements in weather swap coverage, together with a radical replace and rewriting of sections that discuss with the IPCC.

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Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner by Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, Alison Miller

By Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, Alison Miller

A whole advisor to sustainability coverage on the federal, country, and native levels

Sustainability coverage: Hastening the Transition to a purifier Economy is a basic consultant for public quarter execs new to sustainability coverage improvement, implementation, approach, and perform. that includes targeted instances highlighting cutting edge sustainability tasks, this ebook explores the weather that represent powerful coverage, and the criteria that may support or prevent implementation and adoption. Readers achieve perception into rules in impact on the federal, nation, and native degrees, within the components of water, power, fabric use, and waste administration, and the explanations why neighborhood guidelines are usually the main leading edge and profitable. dialogue surrounding tracking and dimension addresses the inability of standardization, in addition to the government's severe function in major the sphere towards commonly authorised sustainability metrics, whereas outlining the explanations why definite guidelines are extra possible than others.

This ebook is an introductory source, written in non-technical language, and arranged in a coherent demeanour that establishes foundational wisdom prior to introducing extra advanced matters. Even readers with little historical past in sustainability will achieve perception into the present country of the sector and the problems at hand.

  • Understand sustainability in private and non-private agencies, together with the function of presidency and public policy
  • Learn the present status federal, kingdom, and native rules surrounding sustainability
  • Discover what makes an efficient sustainability coverage, together with size and overview metrics
  • Explore the politics and way forward for sustainability, and the limitations to change

Sustainability is a sizzling subject in either the private and non-private area, with vocal advocates on each side of each factor, so constructing powerful coverage is important. For public area execs getting into the sustainability box, Introduction to Sustainability coverage & Management is a invaluable resource.

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Can Life Prevail? by Pentti Linkola

By Pentti Linkola

With the teach of civilization hurtling at ever-increasing pace in the direction of self-destruction, the main urgent query dealing with humanity within the twenty first century is that of the protection of existence itself. Can lifestyles succeed? presents a thorough but firmly grounded point of view at the ecological difficulties threatening either the biosphere and human tradition. With essays masking subject matters as assorted as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can lifestyles succeed? makes the lucid, tough writing of Linkola to be had to the English-speaking public for the 1st time. "By decimating its woodlands, Finland has created the grounds for prosperity. we will be able to now thank prosperity for bringing us - between different issues - million autos, hundreds of thousands of gleaming, digital leisure packing containers, and plenty of unneeded constructions to hide the fairway earth. Surplus wealth has ended in playing on the market and rampant social injustice, wherein 'the universal humans' turn out contributing to the development of golfing classes, five-star inns, and vacation hotels, whereas fattening Swiss financial institution bills. along with, the folk of rich nations are the main annoyed, unemployed, unsatisfied, suicidal, sedentary, valueless and aimless humans in historical past. What a depressing exchange." -Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was once born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. Having spent so much of his existence operating as a certified fisherman, he now keeps to steer an easy lifestyles within the kingdom. A popular determine in Finland, Linkola has released quite a few books and essays on environmentalism because the Sixties. at the present time, he's one of the finest exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology.

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East Asian Experience in Environmental Governance: Response by Zafar Adeel

By Zafar Adeel

This quantity offers a wide assessment of the prevailing governance regime that offers with the environmental demanding situations within the East Asian sector. 3 sectors are given deeper research: pesticide administration; water caliber and assets administration; and pollution administration. those sectors are heavily associated with the commercial and business development of the quarter. The publication specializes in 5 nations that characterize more than a few economies from hugely industrialized to industrializing to constructing. This crew additionally offers a mixture of political and ancient backgrounds which are varied adequate to supply a glimpse of the "typical" East Asian governance mechanisms. The case experiences and findings of this booklet will help in constructing a primary knowing approximately environmental governance by way of what works and what doesn't in East Asia.

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Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People by Ernst F. Schumacher

By Ernst F. Schumacher

Small is gorgeous is E. F. Schumacher's stimulating and debatable examine of economics and its function. This notable publication examines our glossy economic climate - its use of assets and influence on how we are living - wondering whether or not they mirror what we really care approximately. The innovative rules are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking at the present time as after they have been first released in 1973.

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Environmental Governance: The Challenge of Legitimacy and by Karl Hogl, Eva Kvarda, Ralf Nordbeck, Michael Pregernig

By Karl Hogl, Eva Kvarda, Ralf Nordbeck, Michael Pregernig

Environmental policymaking has turn into an experimental box for brand new modes of governance. This well timed e-book makes a speciality of 3 renowned features of recent governance preparations: the extensive participation of non-state actors, the try to increase vertical and horizontal coordination, and the hassle to combine types of services in an efficient and democratically dependable means.

Building at the analytical views of legitimacy and effectiveness, that are visible as actual acid try standards for brand new governance, this booklet offers a severe overview of present practices of participation, coordination and evidence-based policymaking in quite a few case experiences of environmental governance, specifically within the fields of biodiversity, weather and wooded area coverage.

The ebook offers insights from chosen governance approaches that transcend consultancy-style best-practice examples yet are embedded in an excellent conceptual and theoretical dialogue that would be beneficial to policymakers. it is going to additionally turn out crucial for students attracted to environmental politics; coverage reports; public coverage; public management; eu politics; in addition to technological know-how and know-how reports.

Contributors: S. Beck, M. Bocher, T.E. Boon, L. Giessen, okay. Hogl, okay. Kassioumis, M. Krott, E. Kvarda, D.H. Lund, I. Nathan, J. Newig, R. Nordbeck, ok. Papageorgiou, M. Pregernig, S. Storch, M. Vakkas, S. Weiland

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Transnational Public Governance: Networks, Law and by M. Warning

By M. Warning

This e-book explores the paintings of transnational forms networks. those networks handle worldwide concerns by way of growing ideas – transnational public legislation – to be integrated into nationwide felony orders. As classical capacity fail to legitimize such actions, this e-book offers a pragmatic account of possible replacement legitimacy mechanisms.

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