Governance - Politics & International Relations Products

  • Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change

    Making Research Useful for Adaptation Decision Making and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Patt, Dagmar Schröter, Klein Richard J. T., Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert, Rik Leemans

    Assessing the vulnerability of human populations to global environmental change, particularly climate change, is now the main imperative of research and international action. However, much of the research into vulnerability is not designed to feed directly into decision making and policy, creating…

    Paperback – 2010-10-27

  • Renewable Energy - The Facts

    1st Edition

    By Walter Witzel, Dieter Seifried

    Interest in renewable energy has never been greater, but much uncertainty remains as to the role the various technologies will play in the transition to a low-carbon future. This book sets out the facts – how the technologies work, where and to what extent they are currently employed, and where the…

    Paperback – 2010-10-15

  • Putting a Price on Carbon in South Africa and Other Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harald Winkler, Marquard Andrew

    How should we be putting a price on carbon, particularly in developing countries? This volume takes up this contested issue and examines how different economic instruments might apply in developing countries, with a special focus on South Africa. The papers included address a variety of themes in…

    Hardback – 2010-10-05
    Climate Policy Series

  • How to Win Campaigns

    Communications for Change, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Rose

    How to Win Campaigns is a practical guide for creating and running successful campaigns. Written for the new campaigner and the experienced communicator alike, it explores what works (and what doesn't) and shows how to use principles and strategy in campaigning as a new form of public politics.…

    Paperback – 2010-09-29

  • Smog Check

    Science, Federalism, and the Politics of Clean Air, 1st Edition

    By Douglas S. Eisinger

    When federal and state governments battle over environmental regulations, whose approach should prevail? Shortly after passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, a controversial U.S. EPA mandate led to an intense conflict between federal regulators and California politicians. The disagreement…

    Paperback – 2010-09-22

  • Harnessing Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems

    Theory, Practice, Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Boaz Moselle, Jorge Padilla, Richard Schmalensee

    Reflecting its reliance on fossil fuels, the electric power industry produces the majority of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The need for a revolution in the industry becomes further apparent given that 'decarbonization' means an increasing electrification of other sectors of the economy�in…

    Hardback – 2010-09-08

  • Personal Carbon Trading

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yael Parag, Tina Fawcett

    Personal carbon trading is rapidly moving up the political agenda as recognition grows of its potential to address urgent issues of climate change and natural resource use. Under personal carbon trading schemes a carbon allowance would be allocated to each individual, to be used and traded in the…

    Hardback – 2010-09-03
    Climate Policy Series

  • Finders Keepers?

    How the Law of Capture Shaped the World Oil Industry, 1st Edition

    By Terence Daintith

    Since the beginnings of the oil industry, production activity has been governed by the 'law of capture,' dictating that one owns the oil recovered from one's property even if it has migrated from under neighboring land. This 'finders keepers' principle has been excoriated by foreign critics as a '…

    Paperback – 2010-08-31

  • Transboundary Water Management

    Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anton Earle, Anders Jägerskog, Joakim Öjendal

    The management of water resources across boundaries, whether sub-national or international, is one of the most difficult challenges facing water managers today. The upstream exploitation or diversion of groundwater or rivers can have devastating consequences for those living downstream, and…

    Paperback – 2010-08-25

  • The Atlas of Human Migration

    Global Patterns of People on the Move, 1st Edition

    By Russell King, Richard Black, Michael Collyer, Anthony J Fielding, Ronald Skeldon

    Migration has provided millions with an escape route from poverty or oppression, ensuring the survival, even prosperity, of individuals and their families. New currents of human migration, triggered by ethnic cleansing or climate change or economic need, are appearing all the time and immigration…

    Paperback – 2010-07-30
    The Earthscan Atlas

  • Capacity Development in Practice

    1st Edition

    By Jan Ubels, Naa-Aku Acquaye-Baddoo, Alan Fowler

    The international development community invests billions of dollars to improve organisational capacity. But real-life practice is poorly understood and undervalued as a distinct professional domain. Written by practitioners, this innovative publication is designed to make capacity development more…

    Paperback – 2010-07-28

  • Rationality and the Environment

    Decision-making in Environmental Politics and Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Bo Elling

    Environmental assessment and management involve the production of scientific knowledge and its use in decision-making processes. The result is that within these essentially rational, political assessment frameworks, experts are creating and applying scientific knowledge for decision and management…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30

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