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Adaptive GovernanceThe Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management

Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management

D. G. Webster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232708
eISBN:
9780262285872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The expansion of the fishing industry in the last century has raised concerns over the long-term viability of many fish species. International fisheries have failed to prevent the overfishing of many ... More

Beyond Resource WarsScarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Shlomi Dinar (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014977
eISBN:
9780262295505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Common wisdom holds that the earth’s dwindling natural resources and increasing environmental degradation will inevitably lead to interstate conflict, and possibly even set off “resource wars.” Many ... More

Changing Climates in North American PoliticsInstitutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance

Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance

Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012997
eISBN:
9780262259170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012997.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

North American policy responses to global climate change are complex and sometimes contradictory, and reach across multiple levels of government. For example, the U.S. federal government rejected the ... More

Coming CleanInformation Disclosure and Environmental Performance

Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance

Michael E. Kraft, Mark Stephan, and Troy D. Abel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014953
eISBN:
9780262295208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014953.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book investigates the process of information disclosure as a policy strategy for environmental protection. The process, which is a new approach to environmental protection, sometimes leads ... More

Confronting the Coffee CrisisFair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Christopher M Bacon, V. Ernesto Mendez, Stephen R Gliessman, David Goodman, and Jonathan A Fox (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Our morning cups of coffee connect us to a global industry and, also, to an export crisis in the tropics that is destroying livelihoods, undermining the cohesion of families and communities, and ... More

Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012751
eISBN:
9780262255509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In today’s globally integrated food system, events in one part of the world can have multiple and wide-ranging effects, as has been shown by the recent and rapid global rise in food prices. ... More

Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels ... More

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012669
eISBN:
9780262255493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The legacy of environmental catastrophe in the states of the former Soviet Union includes desertification, pollution, and the toxic aftermath of industrial accidents, the most notorious of which was ... More

Environmental Justice in Latin AmericaProblems, Promise, and Practice

Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

David V. Carruthers (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033725
eISBN:
9780262269957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental justice concerns form an important part of popular environmental movements in many countries. Activists, scholars, and policymakers in the developing world, for example, increasingly ... More

The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Michael Maniates and John M. Meyer (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The idea of sacrifice is the unspoken issue of environmental politics. Politicians, the media, and many environmentalists assume that well-off populations won’t make sacrifices now for future ... More

European Climate Leadership in QuestionPolicies toward China and India

European Climate Leadership in Question: Policies toward China and India

Diarmuid Torney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029360
eISBN:
9780262329606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029360.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The EU has, for a long time, portrayed itself as an international leader on climate change. Previous studies have tended to focus on the characteristics of EU leadership, but have failed to examine ... More

Food and the Mid-Level FarmRenewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Thomas A. Lyson, G. W. Stevenson, and Rick Welsh (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Agriculture in the United States today increasingly operates in two separate spheres: Large, corporate-connected commodity production and distribution systems; and small-scale farms that market ... More

Global Commons, Domestic DecisionsThe Comparative Politics of Climate Change

Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change

Kathryn Harrison and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014267
eISBN:
9780262289481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Climate change represents a “tragedy of the commons” on a global scale, requiring the cooperation of nations that do not necessarily put the Earth’s well-being above their own national interests. And ... More

Governing the AirThe Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction

Governing the Air: The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction

Rolf Lidskog and Goran Sundqvist (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016506
eISBN:
9780262298278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016506.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and ... More

Governing the TapSpecial District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

Megan Mullin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013130
eISBN:
9780262259088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013130.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

More than ever, Americans rely on independent special districts to provide public services. The special district — which can be as small as a low-budget mosquito abatement district or as vast as the ... More

Governing through GoalsSustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Norichika Kanie and Frank Biermann (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals as an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals mark the ... More

Instituting NatureAuthority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

Andrew S. Mathews

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016520
eISBN:
9780262298537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016520.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book describes Mexico’s efforts over the past one hundred years to manage its forests through forestry science and biodiversity conservation. The author shows that transparent knowledge was ... More

Institutions and Environmental ChangePrincipal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Oran R. Young, Leslie A. King, and Heike Schroeder (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240574
eISBN:
9780262286589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240574.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Studies have shown that institutions play a crucial role both in causing and in addressing problems arising from human–environment interactions. But the nature of this role is complex and not easily ... More

Living in DenialClimate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life

Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life

Kari Marie Norgaard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015448
eISBN:
9780262295772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Global warming is the most significant environmental issue of our time, yet public response in Western nations has been meager. Why have so few taken any action? This book explores answers to this ... More

Localist Movements in a Global EconomySustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

David J. Hess

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012645
eISBN:
9780262255486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The internationalization of economies and other changes that accompany globalization have brought about a paradoxical reemergence of the local. A significant but largely unstudied aspect of new ... More

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