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  1. The Limits to Scarcity

    Contesting the Politics of Allocation

    Edited by Lyla Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Scarcity is considered a ubiquitous feature of the human condition. It underpins much of modern economics and is widely used as an explanation for social organisation, social conflict and the resource crunch confronting humanity's survival on the planet. It is made out to be an all-pervasive fact...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

    Edited by Loraine McFadden

    Series: Environmental Hazards Series

    Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster, Philip van Notten, Livia A. Smits

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Smog Check

    "Science, Federalism, and the Politics of Clean Air"

    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...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by RFF Press

  5. Uncertainty in Policy Making

    Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions

    By Michael Heazle

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Uncertainty in Policy Making explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is...

    Published September 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Feeling of Risk

    New Perspectives on Risk Perception

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as...

    Published September 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    Published August 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    Published August 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Rationality and the Environment

    Decision-making in Environmental Politics and Assessment

    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...

    Published June 30th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Rice Biofortification

    Lessons for Global Science and Development

    By Sally Brooks

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Biofortification – the enrichment of staple food crops with essential micronutrients – has been heralded as a uniquely sustainable solution to the problem of micronutrient deficiency or 'hidden hunger'. Considerable attention and resources are being directed towards the biofortification of rice –...

    Published June 30th 2010 by Routledge