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Managers of Global ChangeThe Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

International bureaucracies—highly visible, far-reaching actors of global governance in areas that range from finance to the environment—are often derided as ineffective, inefficient, and ... More

Managing Institutional ComplexityRegime Interplay and Global Environmental Change

Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change

Sebastian Oberthür and Olav Schram Stokke (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015912
eISBN:
9780262298346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015912.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Institutional interaction and complexity are crucial to environmental governance and are quickly becoming dominant themes in international relations and environmental politics literature. This book ... More

Migration and the Welfare StatePolitical-Economy Policy Formation

Migration and the Welfare State: Political-Economy Policy Formation

Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka, and Benjarong Suwankiri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016100
eISBN:
9780262298377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016100.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman once noted that free immigration cannot coexist with a welfare state. A welfare state with open borders might turn into a haven for poor immigrants, which ... More

Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex SystemsFrom Theory to Planning Applications

Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Cities and regions are highly complex but ordered systems. They are thus best understood by modelling within the framework of the theory of complex, self-organizing systems. This theory suggests that ... More

Natural ExperimentsEcosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Judith A. Layzer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122986
eISBN:
9780262278010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122986.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Scholars, scientists, and policymakers have hailed ecosystem-based management (EBM) as a remedy for the perceived shortcomings of the centralized, top-down, expert-driven environmental regulatory ... More

The Next Great War?The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Richard N. Rosecrance and Steven E. Miller (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

A century ago, Europe’s diplomats mismanaged the crisis triggered by the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, plunging the continent into World War I which killed millions, toppled ... More

Oil, Illiberalism, and WarAn Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy

Oil, Illiberalism, and War: An Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy

Andrew T. Price-Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029063
eISBN:
9780262327527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029063.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The United States is addicted to crude oil. In this book, Andrew Price-Smith argues that this addiction has distorted the conduct of American foreign policy in profound and malign ways, resulting in ... More

Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Jill Lindsey Harrison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015981
eISBN:
9780262298766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015981.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The widespread, but virtually invisible, problem of pesticide drift—the airborne movement of agricultural pesticides into residential areas—has fueled grassroots activism from Maine to Hawaii. This ... More

Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Friedrich Schneider, Andrea Kollmann, and Johanne Reichl (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Economists have long argued that market-based instruments such as, environmental taxes, and emission trading systems, are the superior way to offset the negative externalities of any kind of economic ... More

The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

Bruno Perreau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027229
eISBN:
9780262323383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Politics of Adoption argues that adoption is not a mere family question. It conveys a model of citizenship. Policies, jurisprudence, and social work define an ideal image of parenthood in the ... More

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