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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)
 
 
Saving Sterling Forest
Saving Sterling Forest (November 2006)
The Epic Struggle to Preserve New York's Highlands
Ann Botshon - Author

The story of the twenty-five-year quest to preserve twenty thousand acres of forest in southeastern New York.

This is the inspiring story of the twenty-five-year-long effort to preserve Sterling Forest, a tract of rugged, upland terrain encompassing twenty thousand acres within the New York–New Jersey Highlands. Barely forty miles northwest of New York City, Sterling Forest seemed destined to suffer the same ...(Read More)
 
 
The Failures of American and European Climate Policy
The Failures of American and European Climate Policy (September 2006)
International Norms, Domestic Politics, and Unachievable Commitments
Loren R. Cass - Author

Examines why some nations, but not others, have met their commitments to international climate treaties.

In this timely work, Loren R. Cass argues that international norms and normative debates provide the keys to understanding the evolution of both domestic and international responses to the threat of global climate change. Ranging from the early identification and framing of this problem in the mid 1980s through ...(Read More)
 
 
Stopping the Plant
Stopping the Plant (August 2006)
The St. Lawrence Cement Controversy and the Battle for Quality of Life in the Hudson Valley
Miriam D. Silverman - Author

Detailed account of the controversy surrounding the building of a coal-fired cement factory in the Hudson Valley.

When the St. Lawrence Cement Company proposed building a massive coal-powered cement plant near the banks of the Hudson River in the town of Greenport, New York, in 1999, it ignited a controversy that dominated the discussion of community development in the entire Hudson Valley region. Stoppin...(Read More)
 
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