Environmental politics

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  • Over the past three decades, governments at the local, state, and federal levels have undertaken a wide range of bold innovations, often in partnership with nongovernmental organizations and communities, to try to address their environmental and natural resource management tasks. Many of these efforts have failed. Innovations, by definition, are transitory. How, then, can we establish new practices that endure?

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  • Tham khảo tài liệu 'environmental politics casebook: genetically modified foods - section 5c', khoa học tự nhiên, công nghệ sinh học phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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  • This book challenges the conventional wisdom that natural resource wealth promotes autocracy. Oil and other forms of mineral wealth can promote both authoritarianism and democracy, the book argues, but they do so through different mechanisms; an understanding of these different mechanisms can help elucidate when either the authoritarian or democratic effects of resource wealth will be relatively strong.

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  • In contemporary debates about democratic governance, the concept of accountability is hard to avoid. At least from a European perspective, recent innovations in political and administrative decision-making have multiplied opportunities for citizens to hold to account those who exercise governmental authority. Or so we are told. Whether busy modernizing constitutional structures or realigning public services along market-led lines, our political representatives have proclaimed a new era of open and responsive government.

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  • Case studies and reviews of progress since the 1992 Earth Summit A window on the scope of responses to environmental issues in Africa Insight into contextual realities in Southern Africa and beyond (contributions from Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda) Illumination of the complex challenges we face- practical, political, epistemological- as we attempt to engage one of the biggest social transformations of our time Application of social theory that reveals the need for re-thinking assumptions about the advancement and horizons of this change called, for the t...

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  • Concerns about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change have led to a major international debate over what could and should be done to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, which are claimed to be the main cause. There is still a scientific debate over the likely scale of climate change, and the complex interactions between human activities and climate systems, but, in the words of no less than Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘I say the debate is over. We know the science, we see the threat, and the time for action is now.’...

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  • The main goals of this chapter are to: Describe the role of location, topography, climate, and natural resources as factor conditions in Porter’s diamond model; explain how surface features contribute to economic, cultural, political, and social differences among nations and among regions of a single country; comprehend the importance of inland waterways and outlets to the sea;...

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  • Microbes produce an extraordinary array of microbial defense systems. These include broad-spectrum classical antibiotics, metabolic byproducts, such as the lactic acids produced by lactobacilli, lytic agents such as lysozymes, numerous types of protein exotoxins, and bacteriocins, which are loosely defined as biologically active protein moieties with a bacteriocidal mode of action.

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  • Always controversial, Thomas DeGregori has released another classic volume that is sure to inform, confound, and present new perspectives on todays environmental issues. This time he is taking on the environmentalists, naturalists, green consumerists, and those that hail the natural lifestyle as the healthy, politically correct thing to do. DeGregori examines the economics of green consumerism, the reality of saving the environment, how historical cultures may have influenced environmental damage, and how being ecologically correct may have a more damaging effect on our environment....

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  • This chapter provides a brief overview of the history of women’s health and the array of factors that have played a central role in shaping it. First, it presents a background describing gender-based disparities in health care. It then discusses the cultural context in which women have been perceived by society, their representation in the health care workforce, and the development of the medical specialty of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), as well as social, economic, and political forces that have shaped the medical care provided to women....

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  • This handbook on global economic policy is one in a set of six global policy handbooks. The other five deal with technology, social, political, international, and legal policy. Public policy studies in the past have tended to emphasize domestic policy, rather than cross-national policy. This is especially true of American policy studies which tend to be especially nation-bound. This is also true to some extent of policy studies in France, Russia, China, Brazil, and elsewhere.

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  • Reproductive rights advocates have been put in a particularly challenging position because public debate about ART has been dominated by abortion politics. The Religious Right has succeeded in centralizing the discussion on the moral status of the embryo, obscuring a broader set of issues. Put in a defensive position, the reproductive rights movement has, until recently, not had the opportunity to grapple internally with the complexities of ART use, and has tended to fall back on traditional models of individual autonomy and choice. With increasing numbers of U.S.

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  • Presenting case studies involving Rwanda, Nepal, Australia, Japan, and Mexico, including "real-time" policy and administrative questions, this versatile reference/text provides a wide perspective on national and international environmental problems and policies, featuring discussions with a regional emphasis as well as global significance.

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  • The last few years have witnessed tremendous changes in the syllabi of environmentally related courses at Advanced Level and in tertiary education. Moreover, there have been major alterations in the way degree and diploma courses are organised in colleges and universities. Syllabus changes reflect the increasing interest in environmental issues, their significance in a political context and their increasing relevance in everyday life.

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  • Trong phần này là các dự án luật liên bang HR 3377, HR 3883 (106 Quốc hội, 1 và phiên thứ 2, tương ứng), được tài trợ bởi đại diện Dennis Kucinich, và ngắn có tiêu đề, tương ứng, "Đổi Gien thực phẩm Quyền Biết Đạo luật "và" An toàn thực phẩm Đạo Luật Biến Đổi Gien "Tại Thượng viện, Thượng nghị sĩ. Barbara Boxer giới thiệu S.

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  • Ví dụ đầu tiên của điều trị báo chí của kỹ thuật di truyền của các loại thực phẩm, từ Newsweek, điển hình như thế nào vấn đề này đã được trình bày trong các phương tiện truyền thông in ấn phổ biến. Người ta gần như có thể đánh dấu vào ra hệ thống các tiêu chí cho newsworthiness thảo luận trong Chương 4 của văn bản.

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  • The Baltic Sea is one of the most investigated water bodies in the world. For decades, the many highly industrialised nations around the Baltic have financed basic and applied investigations, as well as the building and development of research stations and vessels. After World War II, research in the Baltic Proper was intensified and investigations became much more international. The main goals of such investigations were analysis of the eutrophication and pollution of the Baltic Sea, and development of mitigating strategies (e.g. the HELCOM-Program).

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  • Các tài liệu trong phần này bao gồm các giấy tờ vị trí không chỉ được trình bày bởi các nhóm lợi ích cho các cơ quan chính phủ trên các quy tắc được đề xuất, nhưng các vật liệu khác, đã chế biến và phân phối đến công chúng bằng các cơ quan chính phủ mình. Đầu tiên là tài liệu chính phủ: một bài phát biểu rồi Bí thư Nông nghiệp Dan Glickman Câu lạc bộ Báo chí Quốc gia vào ngày 13 tháng 7 năm 1999, một cuộc phỏng vấn với Ủy viên Quản lý Thực phẩm...

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  • Vai trò của mối quan tâm quốc tế, tín ngưỡng, và nền văn hóa đã đóng trong việc nâng cao hồ sơ cá nhân chính trị của xuất khẩu thực phẩm biến đổi gen, phân phối, và tiêu thụ phổ biến rộng rãi ở một mức độ nào đó tất cả các phần của Casebook này, và có thể không chỉ đơn giản được chia ra khỏi bối cảnh rộng lớn của nó. Tuy nhiên, phần này sẽ giải quyết một số hành động chính thức được đáng chú ý.

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  • There are potential threats to the sustainability of handwash- ing with soap promotion in Peru, including the upcoming turnover of political and technical officials throughout the country (local officials will change in early 2011 and a new president will be elected later in the year). There is also an ongoing high turnover of teachers and, to a lesser extent, of health staff.

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