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Citizen Discourse on Contaminated Water, Superfund Cleanups, and Landscape Restoration:

(Re)making Milltown, Montana
Susan J. Gilbertz and Trudy Milburn
ISBN: 9781604977448

This study investigates a public engaged in discussions about one of the most expensive Superfund Cleanup projects in the United States, expressly to determine the degree to which intersecting and diverging notions of place could be understood as a coherent discourse. Read More..

Governing the States and the Nation:

The Intergovernmental Policy Influence of the National Governors Association
Mitchel Herian
ISBN: 9781604977295

Current empirical work on the American governorship has generally failed to consider the importance of the governors’ role in helping shape federal policy.This book strives to address this gap in the research literature by focusing on the intergovernmental role of the nation’s governors. This is done by examining the lobbying efforts of the governors through their national organization, the National Governors Association (NGA). Read More..

Defamation, Libel Tourism and the Speech Act of 2010:

The First Amendment Colliding with the Common Law
Harry Melkonian
ISBN: 9781604977264

"As Harry Melkonian points out in his highly readable book, the SPEECH Act can fairly be described as a prompt legislative response to a non-existent problem ... this book is a significant contribution to the comparative literature on the principles of defamation law applicable in the English speaking world ... [and] a valuable and accessible primer on the principal decisions and trends in American and English defamation law and a plea to American courts, when considering whether to recognise and enforce foreign defamation judgments, to look to comity rather than jingoism." - Media & Arts Law Review Read More..

Local Government Consolidation in the United States

Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks
ISBN: 9781604977486

Praised by Governor Mitchell Daniels of Indiana, this book has also earned outstanding reviews, including from the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, which commends it because it "provides insights into the very timely topic of consolidation. It is well written and anyone seriously interested in the topic can find value in reading it." Read More..

Filibustering in the U.S. Senate

Lauren C. Bell
ISBN: 9781604977349

"Bell’s exhaustive identification of all filibusters in Senate history, who led them, and the substantive issues they involved represents an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this particular form of legislative obstruction. This book is well-written and accessible, it provides new data that will be of great value to future researchers, and it provides the first analysis of the predictors of individual-level decisions to filibuster across all issue areas over an extended time period." - Congress and the Presidency Read More..

African Environmental and Human Security in the 21st Century

Helen E. Purkitt
ISBN: 9781604976465

"This is the first book to address a broad array of African environmental and human security issues ... The case studies expose the reader to past relevant research, while also identifying the main causes and consequences of different types of political conflicts fueled by human and environmental security problems. Each study also contains policy lessons, "best practices", or recommended future actions. The originality and comprehensiveness of each chapter means that the volume is likely to appeal to a wide range of readers for many years ... an important book for African Studies, economic development, environmental and earth science, environmental security, ecotourism, history, human security, international relations, national security and military science Collections." - Institute for Environmental Security Read More..

When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash:

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity
Ivan Sascha Sheehan
ISBN: 9781934043707

"This work is important because it offers both scholars and practitioners a tool to assess counterterrorism theory and practice. Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror:

A Plan for a More Moderate and Sustainable Solution
Stephanie Cooper Blum
ISBN: 9781604975666

"Compelling and informative. If preventive detention is to be employed it must surely be done within the law and subject to open accountability. The criteria must be clear and the procedures must assure fairness. This book sets out a balanced and moderate proposal that is worthy of serious consideration." - Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard University and author of Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways Read More..

The Politics of National Languages in Postcolonial Senegal

Ibrahima Diallo
ISBN: 9781604977240

This book is a comprehensive study on the current language policies and practices in Senegal. It illuminates the tension that has arisen from the enduring colonial legacies and their influences in postcolonial language policies in Senegal. In addition to a detailed history with supporting facts and figures, this study also links socioeconomic, cultural, and political events in its analysis of the unstoppable rise of Wolof, which is posing a significant threat to the already-fragile local linguistic ecology. Read More..

The FCC and the Politics of Cable TV Regulation, 1952-1980:

Organizational Learning and Policy Development
Michael Zarkin
ISBN: 9781604977226

While other studies have examined the history of cable television regulation, none has fully explained why the FCC struggled to develop regulations during its formative years. In this study, Michael Zarkin helps fill this gap by providing such an explanation through an application of organizational learning theory. This book will be of interest to scholars who study regulatory agencies, the policy process, and communications law and policy. Read More..

 

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