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Energy and Empire
Energy and Empire (September 2012)
The Politics of Nuclear and Solar Power in the United States
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Reveals the role played by political and economic elites in the privileging of civilian commercial nuclear energy over other options, such as solar, in the United States after 1945.

What set the United States on the path to developing commercial nuclear energy in the 1950s, and what led to the seeming demise of that industry in the late 1970s? Why, in spite of the depletion of fossil fuels and the obvious d...(Read More)

 
 
Strong Hearts, Native Lands
Strong Hearts, Native Lands (June 2012)
The Cultural and Political Landscape of Anishinaabe Anti-Clearcutting Activism
Anna J. Willow - Author

Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.

In December 2002 members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation blocked a logging road to impede the movement of timber industry trucks and equipment within their 2,500-square-mile traditional territory. The Grassy Narrows blockade went on to become the longest-standing protest of its type in Canadian history....(Read More)
 
 
Water Pollution Policies and the American States
Water Pollution Policies and the American States (May 2011)
Runaway Bureaucracies or Congressional Control?
John A. Hoornbeek - Author

A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy.

In this incisive volume, John A. Hoornbeek provides a comprehensive treatment of American water pollution policy, including its history and implementation, as well as ideas for policy reform. Focusing on Congress’s statutory directions in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act since 1948 and state compliance, he throws into relief t...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Integration
Environmental Integration (May 2009)
Our Common Challenge
Ton Bührs - Author

A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.

The environmental challenges facing humankind can most effectively be met through environmental integration—incorporating environmental considerations into everyday human thinking, behavior, and practices, at both the individual and collective levels. Increasingly people and organizations throughout the world are taking the ...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital
Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital (March 2009)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.

This far-reaching and penetrating study sheds new light on the role of the United States in global warming. Shortly after the Second World War, urban development in the United States became an important spur for the global economy, creating demand for products such as automobiles, fur...(Read More)
 
 
Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia
Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia (January 2009)
Institutions, Flexible Instruments, and Governance
Lada V. Kochtcheeva - Author

Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.

As environmental problems continue to pose a threat to the well-being of people all over the world, achieving pollution control through innovative methods and at a lower cost becomes very attractive. However, cost-effectiveness and technical rationality are often at odds wit...(Read More)
 
 
Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation
Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation (November 2008)
Strategies to Mitigate an Environmental Risk
Frederick D. Gordon - Author


Examines state cooperation over increasingly scarce water resources.

Reports from the United Nations suggest that as much as forty percent of the global population could be without adequate freshwater supplies by 2015, leading some experts to predict that future wars will be fought over water rather than oil. Yet to date, most nation-states have been able to develop viable freshwater agreem...(Read More)
 
 
Who Gets What?
Who Gets What? (August 2008)
Domestic Influences on International Negotiations Allocating Shared Resources
Aslaug Asgeirsdottir - Author

Examines the domestic constraints negotiators operate under when nations seek to cooperate.

During international bargaining, who gets the better deal, and why, is one of the questions at the heart of the study of international cooperation. In Who Gets What? Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir analyzes seven agreements signed throughout a twenty-year span between Iceland and Norway to allocate shared ...(Read More)
 
 
Water Resources and Inter-Riparian Relations in the Nile Basin
Water Resources and Inter-Riparian Relations in the Nile Basin (June 2008)
The Search for an Integrative Discourse
Okbazghi Yohannes - Author

Argues for new water policies in the Nile River Basin.

Human demand for water resources is rising at an alarming rate in response to rapid population growth, rival development requirements, and the depletion of ecological resources. In this book, Okbazghi Yohannes examines the various facets of the competition for water resources among the ten Nile River Basin countries as they compete to harness the river’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Cooperating Rivals
Cooperating Rivals (August 2007)
The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin
Jeffrey K. Sosland - Author

Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.

This book examines the politics of water scarcity in the Middle East’s Jordan River Basin (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority) between 1920 and 2006. Jeffrey K. Sosland demonstrates that while water scarcity might generate political tension, it does not by itself precipitate war, nor is it likely to do so. At the same ...(Read More)
 
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