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Democracy as Problem SolvingCivic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Xavier de Souza Briggs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Complexity, division, mistrust, and “process paralysis” can thwart leaders and others when they tackle local challenges. This book shows how civic capacity—the capacity to create and sustain smart ... More

The Economics of Language Policy

The Economics of Language Policy

Michele Gazzola and Bengt-Arne Wickström (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034708
eISBN:
9780262335980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034708.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In an era of globalization, issues of language diversity have economic and political implications. Transnational labor mobility, trade, social inclusion of migrants, democracy in multilingual ... 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

Global Powers in the 21st CenturyStrategies and Relations

Global Powers in the 21st Century: Strategies and Relations

Alexander T.J. Lennon and Amanda Kozlowski (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262622189
eISBN:
9780262288224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262622189.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although the United States is considered the world’s only superpower, other major powers seek to strengthen the roles they play on the global stage. Because of the Iraq War and its repercussions, ... More

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