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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

Guns and ButterThe Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Gregory D. Hess (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book examines the causes and consequences of war from a political economy perspective, taking as its premise that a consideration of the incentives and constraints faced by individuals and ... More

How Not to Network a NationThe Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

Benjamin Peters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034180
eISBN:
9780262334198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This is the tragic story—presented for the first time in English in book form—of pioneering attempts to build nationwide networks for a range of civilian purposes in the Soviet Union between 1959 and ... More

Industrial Policy for National Champions

Industrial Policy for National Champions

Oliver Falck, Christian Gollier, and Ludger Woessmann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016018
eISBN:
9780262298650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016018.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Governments around the world are deeply divided over the proper role of industrial policy, with some politicians arguing for hands-off governance and others supporting government intervention to ... 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

Liberalism in PracticeThe Psychology and Pedagogy of Public Reason

Liberalism in Practice: The Psychology and Pedagogy of Public Reason

Olivia Newman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028790
eISBN:
9780262327558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028790.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

At the core of liberal theory is the idea--found in thinkers from Hobbes to Rawls--that the consent of the governed is key to establishing public justification and political legitimacy. But in a ... 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

Majority JudgmentMeasuring, Ranking, and Electing

Majority Judgment: Measuring, Ranking, and Electing

Michel Balinski and Rida Laraki

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015134
eISBN:
9780262295604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015134.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book argues that the traditional theory of social choice offers no acceptable solution to the problems of how to elect, judge, or rank. It finds that the traditional model—transforming the ... More

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