Nuclear Energy Development in Asia: Problems and Prospects by X. Yi-chong

By X. Yi-chong

An exploration of ways and why Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and India have initiated and constructed nuclear strength courses and what demanding situations they face this day. have been the nuclear courses pushed through the low power endowment, a wish to pursue overseas status, nationwide safety issues, environmental pollutants or monetary improvement?

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Prioritization Theory and Defensive Foreign Policy: Systemic by Hanna Samir Kassab

By Hanna Samir Kassab

This e-book stories systemic vulnerabilities and their effect on states and person survival. the writer theorizes that the constitution of the overseas process is a made of the distribution of features and vulnerabilities throughout states. States functionality or behave by way of those systemic threats. the writer examines a few particular case-studies targeting army, monetary, environmental, political and cyber vulnerabilities, and the way diversified states are impacted by way of them. Arguing that present makes an attempt to securitize those vulnerabilities via protective overseas rules are principally failing, the books makes the case for prioritizing financial improvement and human security. 

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The GM Debate: Risk, Politics and Public Engagement by Horlick Walls R

By Horlick Walls R

This publication tells the tale of an extraordinary test in public participation: the government-sponsored debate at the attainable commercialization of ‘GM’ vegetation within the united kingdom. Giving a special and systematic account of the controversy approach, this revealing quantity units it inside its political and highbrow contexts, and examines the sensible implications for destiny public engagement projects. The authors, an skilled workforce of researchers, produce a conceptually-informed and empirically-based overview of the talk, drawing upon specified commentary of either public and behind-the-scenes facets of the method, the perspectives of contributors in debate occasions, an important MORI-administered survey of public perspectives, and information of media assurance. With leading edge methodological paintings at the evaluate of public engagement and deliberative approaches, the authors study the layout, implementation and effectiveness of the talk technique, and supply a critique of its legit findings. The publication will absolutely be of curiosity to a large readership, and should be a useful source for researchers, policy-makers and scholars excited about cross-disciplinary features of hazard, decision-making, public engagement, and governance of know-how.

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Imported oil and U.S. national security by Keith Crane, Andreas Goldthau, Michael Toman, Thomas Light,

By Keith Crane, Andreas Goldthau, Michael Toman, Thomas Light, Stuart E. Johnson

In 2007, the USA imported fifty eight percentage of the oil it ate up. This e-book significantly evaluates mostly steered hyperlinks among those imports and U.S. nationwide defense and assesses the industrial, political, and army charges and advantages of power regulations to relieve imported oil-related demanding situations to U.S. nationwide safety.

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Innovation and its enemies : why people resist new by Calestous Juma

By Calestous Juma

The increase of synthetic intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate concerning the impression of expertise on employment. this can be only one of many components the place exponential advances in expertise sign either wish and worry, resulting in public controversy. This booklet exhibits that many debates over new applied sciences are framed within the context of hazards to ethical values, human well-being, and environmental safeguard. however it argues that in the back of those valid matters frequently lie deeper, yet unacknowledged, socioeconomic concerns. Technological tensions are usually heightened via perceptions that the advantages of new applied sciences will accrue purely to small sections of society whereas the hazards could be extra extensively disbursed. equally, ideas that threaten to change cultural identities are inclined to generate extreme social difficulty. As such, societies that convey nice fiscal and political inequities tend to event heightened technological controversies.

Drawing from approximately six hundred years of know-how heritage, Innovation and Its Enemies identifies the stress among the necessity for innovation and the strain to take care of continuity, social order, and balance as one in all present day greatest coverage demanding situations. It finds the level to which glossy technological controversies develop out of mistrust in private and non-private associations. utilizing specific case reviews of espresso, the printing press, margarine, farm mechanization, electrical energy, mechanical refrigeration, recorded song, transgenic vegetation, and transgenic animals, it exhibits how new applied sciences emerge, take root, and create new institutional ecologies that prefer their institution on the market. The ebook makes use of those classes from background to contextualize modern debates surrounding applied sciences equivalent to man made intelligence, on-line studying, 3D printing, gene modifying, robotics, drones, and renewable strength. It finally makes the case for moving higher accountability to public leaders to paintings with scientists, engineers, and marketers to regulate technological switch, make linked institutional alterations, and extend public engagement on clinical and technological matters.

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Can Regulation Work?: The Implementation of the 1972 by Daniel A. Sabatier

By Daniel A. Sabatier

Even though loeal governments have commonly exereised virtually specific regula­ tory eontrol over land improvement inside of their jurisdictions, in the course of the Nineteen Seventies kingdom governments started to amass eonsiderablc authority over loeal land use deeisions. experiences of the implementation of those new courses, although, have typically had the drawbacks of no longer being built-in into theoretieal litera­ tures within the soeial seien ces and struggling with gigantic mcthodologieal prob­ lems. at the foundation of a assessment of literatures on poliey making through regulatory ageneies, the implementation of federal soeialldistributive courses, and the situational variables affecting ageney habit, during this learn we enhance a normal eoneeptual framework of the implementation proeess of regulatory statutes. The framework is then utilized to the implementation of 1 of the extra novel and eomprehensive state-levclland use statutes, the California Coastal region Conser­ vati on Act of 1972. during this project we reeeived eonsiderable assistanee within the layout degree and later in overview of initial drafts of our document from aNational Advisory Committee eomposed of folks actively all for the implementation ofland use poliey, representatives of teams stricken by land use legislation, and seholars within the box. For serving at the eommittee we're indebted to James Carroll, California Couneil for Environmental and Eeonomie stability; Paul Culhane, division of Politieal Seience, U niversity of Houston; provide Dehart, workplace of Coastal sector administration, Washington, D. C.

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To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park by Robert B. Keiter

By Robert B. Keiter

When the nationwide park process used to be first demonstrated in 1916, the target "to preserve unimpaired" appeared uncomplicated. yet Robert Keiter argues that parks have continually served numerous competing reasons, from natural world security and clinical discovery to tourism and advertisement improvement. during this trenchant research, he explains how parks has to be controlled extra successfully to fulfill expanding calls for within the face of weather, environmental, and demographic changes. 

Taking a topical technique, Keiter lines the background of the nationwide park concept from its inception to its doubtful destiny. Thematic chapters discover our altering conceptions of the parks as barren region sanctuaries, playgrounds, academic amenities, and extra. He additionally examines key controversies that experience formed the parks and our conception of them. 

Ultimately, Keiter demonstrates that parks can't be taken care of as specified islands, yet needs to be controlled because the serious cores of bigger ecosystems. simply while the nationwide Park provider works with surrounding components can the parks meet severe habitat, large-scale connectivity, fresh air and water wishes, and in addition supply sanctuaries the place humans can event nature. modern mandate needs to stay to preserve unimpaired—but Keiter exhibits how the nationwide park notion can and needs to pass a lot farther. 

Professionals, scholars, and students with an curiosity in environmental historical past, nationwide parks, and federal land administration, in addition to scientists and executives engaged on edition to weather switch should still locate the booklet worthy and inspiring.

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Fast-Forward: Key Issues in Modernizing the U.S. by Richard Hillestad, Ben D. Van Roo, Keenan D. Yoho

By Richard Hillestad, Ben D. Van Roo, Keenan D. Yoho

Effective flow of freight in the usa and throughout its borders is a serious enabler of destiny U.S. fiscal progress. The authors supply an summary of the freight-transportation process and the issues it faces, concluding with a dialogue of key system-modernization matters, together with expanding means, making the method much less susceptible to disruption, addressing environmental matters, and development help for investment.

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Economic Models of Climate Change: A Critique by Stephen J. DeCanio

By Stephen J. DeCanio

The weather coverage debate has been ruled by means of financial estimates of the prices of rules to minimize greenhouse gasoline emissions. but the versions used to derive these estimates are in line with assumptions that experience mostly long gone untested. the traditional method embodies structural good points that rule out substitute marketplace results. furthermore, the distribution of 'climate rights' is important to choosing the commercial impacts of assorted guidelines. Bringing those concerns to the leading edge exhibits how family and foreign coverage ideas may be found.

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