Commons Sustainability Democratization

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Commons Sustainability Democratization

Author : Hans Peter Hansen
ISBN : 9781317299561
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents theoretical discussions and practical examples of Action Research from Scandinavia, Latin America and Africa, primarily dealing with how to combine nature conservation and management with local democratic community development, seeing the renewal of Commons as a way to transcend the present dichotomy between these two dimensions.
Category: Social Science

Freshwater Microplastics

Author : Martin Wagner
ISBN : 9783319616155
Genre : Science
File Size : 88.60 MB
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume focuses on microscopic plastic debris, also referred to as microplastics, which have been detected in aquatic environments around the globe and have accordingly raised serious concerns. The book explores whether microplastics represent emerging contaminants in freshwater systems, an area that remains underrepresented to date. Given the complexity of the issue, the book covers the current state-of-research on microplastics in rivers and lakes, including analytical aspects, environmental concentrations and sources, modelling approaches, interactions with biota, and ecological implications. To provide a broader perspective, the book also discusses lessons learned from nanomaterials and the implications of plastic debris for regulation, politics, economy, and society. In a research field that is rapidly evolving, it offers a solid overview for environmental chemists, engineers, and toxicologists, as well as water managers and policy-makers.
Category: Science

Promises Of The Political

Author : Erik Swyngedouw
ISBN : 9780262535656
Genre : Political Science
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The possibility of a new emancipatory and democratizing politics, explored through the lens of recent urban insurgencies. In Promises of the Political, Erik Swyngedouw explores whether progressive and emancipatory politics is still possible in a post-political era. Activists and scholars have developed the concept of post-politicization to describe the process by which “the political” is replaced by techno-managerial governance. If the political domain has been systematically narrowed into a managerial apparatus in which consensual governance prevails, where can we find any possibility of a new democratic politics? Swyngedouw examines this question through the lens of recent urban insurgencies. In Zuccotti Park, Paternoster Square, Taksim Square, Tahrir Square, Hong Kong, and elsewhere, he argues, insurgents have gathered to choreograph new configurations of the democratic. Swyngedouw grounds his argument in urban and ecological processes, struggles, and conflicts through which post-politicization has become institutionally entrenched. He casts “the city” and “nature” as emblematic of the construction of post-democratic modes of governance. He describes the disappearance of the urban polis into the politics of neoliberal planetary urbanization; and he argues that the political-managerial framing of “nature” and the environment contributes to the formation of depoliticized governance—most notably in the impotent politics of climate change. Finally, he explores the possibilities for a reassertion of the political, considering whether—after the squares are cleared, the tents folded, and everyday life resumes—the urban uprisings of the last several years signal a return of the political.
Category: Political Science

Democracy Conflict And Human Security

Author : Judith Large
ISBN : UCSC:32106018796810
Genre : Political Science
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Tackles questions on how democracies can deliver social and economic rights, include all citizens in decision making and reduce poverty. This new publication is a two-volume set that explores ways in which democratic practice can contribute to the management of contemporary conflicts and promote the realization of security and development objectives. Volume I contains analysis and recommendations based on wide-ranging research and evaluation of lessons learned from democratization processes, past and ongoing. Volume II presents essays and case studies by leading specialists from around the world that further develop the themes and findings presented in Volume I. Democracy, Conflict and Human Security argues that effective democracy building moves beyond the process of elections and technical assistance and examines how democratic practice relates to human security. Governments may hold free elections but fall short in other democratic measures such as the separation of powers, the freedom of the press, and guarantees of human rights. These two volumes are aimed at practitioners, parliamentarians, politicians, government officials and policy makers concerned with problems such as social exclusion, the quality of democracy and new forms of authoritarian regimes.
Category: Political Science


Author : Felipe B. Miranda
ISBN : UOM:39015040860424
Genre : Political Science
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In this volume, some of the Philippines' leading social scientists explore the challenges posed by contemporary democratization.
Category: Political Science

Democratic Environments

Author : Bruce Chadwick
ISBN : UCSD:31822031394067
Genre : Democratization
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Category: Democratization

Nature S Revenge

Author : Josée Johnston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123001385
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 89.43 MB
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"An indispensable and timely collection which confronts the core questions at the multi-scale intersections of political ecology and political economy today." - Roger Keil, York University
Category: Political Science

Democracy In Zimbabwe

Author : Alfred G. Nhema
ISBN : UOM:39015058709133
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 87.12 MB
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This book examines the dialectics of political liberalisation in Zimbabwe, over time, from the settler period to the late nineties. The study takes in theoretical parameters for political and economic concepts and assumptions; and provides a historical overview of settler rule, civil society reactions, and political developments 1945-1979. The author reveals stark historical continuities during this period. He argues that the post-independence state has sought, like its settler predecessor, to impose its hegemonic position by limiting the level of political space in which civil society could operate; and that corporatist structures and policies have militated against the establishment of a fully-fledged democratic society. The final chapter, which analyses structural adjustment, liberalisation, and the legacy of settler rule offers an assessment of the prospects of a lasting democratic process in Zimbabwe, and likely obstacles.
Category: Political Science

Sustainable Development In A Globalized World

Author : Björn Hettne
ISBN : UOM:39015073668017
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book offers a highly original approach to the analysis of globalization and global governance. Focusing on important global issues such as development, peace and scurity, the international authors present a true multicultural perspective on the impact of globalization on development and peace.
Category: Business & Economics