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Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism
Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism (November 2019)
Robert Krueger - Editor
Tim Freytag - Editor
Samuel Mössner - Editor

 
 
Walkable Cities
Walkable Cities (October 2019)
Revitalization, Vibrancy, and Sustainable Consumption
Carlos J. L. Balsas - Author

Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.

Walkable precincts have become an important component of urban revitalization on both sides of the Atlantic. In Walkable Cities, Carlos J. L. Balsas examines a range of city scales and geographic settings on three continents, focusing on the Iberian Peninsula ...(Read More)
 
 
The Big Thaw
The Big Thaw (September 2019)
Policy, Governance, and Climate Change in the Circumpolar North
Ezra B. W. Zubrow - Editor
Errol Meidinger - Editor
Kim Diana Connolly - Editor

Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.

Climate change, one of the drivers of global change, is controversial in political circles, but recognized in scientific ones as being of central importance today for the United States and the world. In The Big Thaw, the editorsbring together experts, advocates, and academic professionals who address the serious issue of how climate...(Read More)
 
 
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System (March 2018)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.

In this provocative and original study, George A. Gonzalez argues that the relationship between energy and the state, as well as global politics, has become more and more deeply intertwined, reaching something of a crescendo with the global hegemony of Pax Americana in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He presents a cle...(Read More)
 
 
Tales of an Ecotourist
Tales of an Ecotourist (December 2017)
What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us about Climate Change
Mike Gunter Jr. - Author

Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.

Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an is...(Read More)
 
 
Towards Continental Environmental Policy?
Towards Continental Environmental Policy? (August 2017)
North American Transnational Networks and Governance
Owen Temby - Editor
Peter Stoett - Editor

Examines the challenges of environmental governance in contemporary North America.

What are the most important transnational governance arrangements for environmental policy in North America? Has their proliferation facilitated a transition towards integrated continental environmental policy, and if so, to what degree is this integration irreversible? These governance arrangements are diverse and evolving, consisting of bination...(Read More)
 
 
American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition
American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition (March 2016)
Byron W. Daynes - Author
Glen Sussman - Author
Jonathan P. West - Author

Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.

Changing our environmental policy has been at the forefront of many political discussions. But how can we make this change come about? In American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition, Byron W. Daynes, Glen Sussman and Jonathan P. West argue it is critical that we must understand the politics of environmental decision making...(Read More)
 
 
Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes
Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes (March 2016)
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes.

Congress possesses broad regulatory powers, including the power of complete or partial preemption of state and local regulatory powers. Congress rarely enacted preemption statutes before the twentieth century, but since the 1960s suc...(Read More)
 
 
World Politics at the Edge of Chaos
World Politics at the Edge of Chaos (June 2015)
Reflections on Complexity and Global Life
Emilian Kavalski - Editor

Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.

Why are policymakers, scholars, and the general public so surprised when the world turns out to be unpredictable? World Politics at the Edge of Chaos suggests that the study of international politics needs new forms of knowledge to respond to emerging challenges such as the in...(Read More)
 
 
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic (July 2013)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.

Since the onset of the Second Industrial Revolution in the second half of the nineteenth century, energy has become a key axis of politics and international relations, particularly for the United States and Western Europe. In Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic,George A. ...(Read More)
 
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