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Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More

Green GradesCan Information Save the Earth?

Green Grades: Can Information Save the Earth?

Graham Bullock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036429
eISBN:
9780262340984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A debate has emerged recently about the role of information in environmental politics. Much of this debate has focused on the emergence and effectiveness of product eco-labels and corporate ... More

Energy and CivilizationA History

Energy and Civilization: A History

Vaclav Smil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects ... More

Living Well Now and in the FutureWhy Sustainability Matters

Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to sustainability that does not simply synthesize diverse ideas about sustainability from a variety of fields, but is systematic, probing, and above ... More

Between Preservation and ExploitationTransnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Kemi Fuentes-George

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When are transnational networks likely to convince policymakers in developing countries to adopt potentially costly environmental regulations for the good of managing biodiversity? Since most of the ... More

Ecuador's Environmental RevolutionsEcoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters

Ecuador's Environmental Revolutions: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters

Tammy L. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034296
eISBN:
9780262333382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034296.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Ecuador is biologically diverse, petroleum rich, and economically poor. Its extraordinary biodiversity has attracted attention and funding from such transnational environmental organizations as ... More

New Earth PoliticsEssays from the Anthropocene

New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034364
eISBN:
9780262332132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Humanity’s collective impact on the Earth is vast. The rate and scale of human-driven environmental destruction is quickly outstripping our political and social capacities for managing it. We are in ... More

Fighting King CoalThe Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In Fighting King Coal, Shannon Elizabeth Bell examines an understudied puzzle within social movement theory: why so few of the vast number of people who suffer from industry-produced environmental ... More

Sharing CitiesA Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The book makes a case for understanding cities as shared spaces and venues for collaboration; and proposes policies and practices to share cities fairly. It argues that with modern technologies the ... More

Greening the Global Economy

Greening the Global Economy

Robert Pollin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Greening the Global Economy develops a workable solution to stabilizing the global climate through investments in energy efficiency and clean renewable energy. The investment program advanced in the ... More

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