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  • Introduction: Establishing the research questions and methodological framework Part I: Reflections on complex and contested concepts 1. Linking the discourse on sustainability and governance Pamela M. Barnes and Thomas C. Hoerber 2. Governance for sustainability in the European Union - a post-political project Lisa Griffin 3. The impact of the `de-growth' perspective on the sustainability discourse Assen Slim 4. Sustainable development : a floating signifier in the EU's energy policy discourse? Irene Koegl and Kristina Kurze Part II: The sustainable discourse at European level 5. A Common Market and Sustainable Energy for Europe Florian Baumann 6. The European Energy Policy and its green dimension - discursive hegemony and policy variations in the greening of energy policy Israel Solorio, Mischa Bechberger and Lucia Popartan 7. The changing fortunes of nuclear energy in the sustainability discourse Pamela M. Barnes 8. The future of EURATOM in a European sustainable energy strategy Thomas C. Hoerber 9. EU Sustainable mobility - between economic and environmental discourses Helene Dyrhauge 10. The European Union's emissions trading scheme - a post-political tool for strengthening integration and wide-reaching sustainability? Lydia Kernevez Part III: The sustainable discourse at national and sub-national level 11. The sustainable development discourse in post- Communist Central and Eastern Europe (the case of Romania) Simona Davidescu 12. The UK's devolved authorities and the European Sustainability discourse: between identity and actor hierarchy Patricia Hogwood 13. The evolution of carbon capitalism in the English regions: sustainable mitigation, carbon modernization, and selective carbon economies William Eadson 14. Governance, sustainability and deliberation: reflections from a UK case study of sustainable waste management Richard Bull Conclusion: Not one discourse but many? Pamela M. Barnes and Thomas C.Hoerber.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781135035945 20160711
This book analyses the evolution of the sustainability discourse in the European Union, exploring the conditions necessary for sustainable development to move from a conceptual model into a model for action for strategic decision makers at all levels of governance. This book questions the extent to which the discourse on sustainability has become embedded into governance structures in Europe. It focuses on the importance of the nature of the language of the political discourse on sustainability and how ideas are communicated amongst the actors and stakeholders in the policy making process, as well as assessing the conceptual, political, institutional and operational barriers apparent across the European geographic region. Drawing case studies from numerous policy areas including climate change, EU emissions trading scheme, renewable energy, nuclear energy, the European integrated energy market, transport mobility, and environmental protection, expert contributors unveil a narrowing of the discourse on sustainability that has taken place in Europe. However, a considerable discontinuity remains between the economic and environmental objectives of sustainable development, and the authors argue that it is essential that conditions for a dynamic discourse, open to multiple participants, are developed. Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe will be of strong interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, governance, sustainable development and environmental politics and studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781135035945 20160711
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ix, 156 p. : ill, col. map ; 28 cm.
"There is no denying that achieving social and political stability and sustainable development will take years for most countries. Nor will progress towards these goals be smooth or automatic. Several factors indicate how difficult this road will be." The past decade of transition and conflict has left the South East European region with a legacy of inadequate growth and declining living standards. In the past several years, overall growth has declined, increasing the gap between these economies and the rest of Europe. More alarming is that there has been a deterioration in living standards, as evidenced by higher poverty, inequality, and unemployment. The reasons for the poor economic performance are varied. The most destabilizing factor, of course, has been the regional conflicts, which have devastated the area, undermined structural reform policies, and discouraged foreign investment. Much of the economic development, social inclusion, regional stability in South Eastern Europe will depend on strengthening of institutions, governance, and a lowering of the level of corruption. This report, prepared in response to the mandate given to the World Bank and the European Commission under Article 41 of the Stability Pact to coordinate a regional approach to South Eastern Europe, outlines four broad thrusts for action. These actions are intended to support the achievement of the goals of peace, stability, and prosperity. They include moving rapidly towards trade integration with the EU and within the region, fostering social inclusion and social change to reduce tensions, improving institution capacity and governance structures, and investing in regional infrastructure to integrate the region physically within Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821347256 20160617
Hoover Library
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ix, 156 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
"There is no denying that achieving social and political stability and sustainable development will take years for most countries. Nor will progress towards these goals be smooth or automatic. Several factors indicate how difficult this road will be." The past decade of transition and conflict has left the South East European region with a legacy of inadequate growth and declining living standards. In the past several years, overall growth has declined, increasing the gap between these economies and the rest of Europe. More alarming is that there has been a deterioration in living standards, as evidenced by higher poverty, inequality, and unemployment. The reasons for the poor economic performance are varied. The most destabilizing factor, of course, has been the regional conflicts, which have devastated the area, undermined structural reform policies, and discouraged foreign investment. Much of the economic development, social inclusion, regional stability in South Eastern Europe will depend on strengthening of institutions, governance, and a lowering of the level of corruption. This report, prepared in response to the mandate given to the World Bank and the European Commission under Article 41 of the Stability Pact to coordinate a regional approach to South Eastern Europe, outlines four broad thrusts for action. These actions are intended to support the achievement of the goals of peace, stability, and prosperity. They include moving rapidly towards trade integration with the EU and within the region, fostering social inclusion and social change to reduce tensions, improving institution capacity and governance structures, and investing in regional infrastructure to integrate the region physically within Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821347256 20160617
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xv, 186 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Acknowledgements-- Opening Note-- Clarity-- 1. The Straightjacket: peeling away the layers-- elections plus a market... that's democracy?-- lizzie's lessons-- thin democracy's pitfalls-- deeper dangers-- humility and hope-- 2. New Eyes: goodness of or in human nature?-- an ecology of democracy, five qualities-- a premise of plenty, a spiral of hope-- 3. What Democracy Feels Like: nine dimensions, some glimpses-- why now? four revolutions-- Creativity-- 4. Power Invisible: one choice we don't have-- mirrors in our brain-- power isn't a four-letter word-- relational power's under-appreciated sources-- drops count-- 5. The Art Of Power: democracy's arts-- the power of simply listening-- conflict as creative-- kids learn conflict is okay-- 6. Talking Democracy: globalization or global corporate power?-- free market-free trade or fair market-fair trade?-- regulations or standards?-- consumers or buyers?-- Courage-- 7. Seize the Moment: a downward spin-- a rude shock-- 8. When Fear Means Go: fear as pure energy-- fear and conflict-- as it is-- old thoughts, new thoughts-- inner applause-- 9. Sanity in Motion: claiming our sanity-- protection-- a cautionary tale, the dangers of good intentions-- on issues versus entry points-- an internal checklist-- bold humility-- knowing-- An Invitation-- Questions to Spark Talk and Action-- Recommended Reading-- Endnotes-- Index-- Books from the Small Planet Institute-- Ideas-- Idea 1: Thin Democracy vs. Living Democracy-- Idea 2: We All Have Public Lives-- Idea 3: Rethinking Power-- Idea 4: Ten Arts of Democracy-- Idea 5: Toward a Language of Democracy-- Idea 6: The Inner World of Living Democracy-- Idea 7: Seven Ways to Rethink Fear-- Idea 8: Living Democracy's Checklist.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780979414244 20160528
"Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity & Courage in a World Gone Mad" is a little book with a big message. Frances Moore Lappe - author of fifteen books, including three-million copy bestseller "Diet for a Small Planet" - distills her world-spanning experience and wisdom in a conversational yet hard-hitting style. She affirms readers' basic sanity - their intuitive knowledge that it is possible to stop grasping at straws and grasp the real roots of today's crises, from hunger and poverty to climate change and terrorism. Because we are creatures of the mind, says Lappe, it is the power of 'frame' - our core assumptions about how the world works - that determines outcomes.She pinpoints the dominant failing frame now driving our planet toward disaster. By interweaving fresh insights, startling facts, and stirring vignettes of ordinary people pursuing creative solutions to our most pressing global problems, Lappe uncovers a new, empowering 'frame' through which real solutions are emerging worldwide. She writes: 'My book's intent is to enable us to see what is happening all around us but is still invisible to most of us. It is about people in all walks of life who are penetrating the spiral of despair and reversing it with new ideas, ingenious innovation - and courage'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780979414244 20160528
Green Library
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263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 172 p. ; 22 cm.
Updated and revised following the 2004 elections, "The Last Refuge" describes the current state of American politics against the backdrop of mounting ecological and social problems, the corrosive influence of money, the corruption of language, and the misuse of terrorism as a political issue. Setting out an agenda that transcends conventional ideological labels, David Orr contends that partisan wrangling is only a symptom of a deeper dysfunction: The whole political machinery that connects Americans' fundamentally honorable ideals with public policy is broken. The book offers a withering critique of the failings of the Bush administration, supplemented by new essays that look at the national-level dominance of the Republican Party and examine the fallacy that the evangelical right represents a Christian majority. After analyzing the challenges of reforming the current system, Orr offers an empowering vision of a second American Revolution that peaceably achieves sustainability and charts a hopeful course for forward-looking citizens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559635288 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library

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