Reforming Water Law and Governance From Stagnation to Innovation in Australia

Politics, Sociology

From Marxism to Post-Marxism? (Radical Thinkers) by Göran Therborn
Alt-Right: From 4Chan to the White House by Mike Wendling
Energy Transitions: A Socio-technical Inquiry By Olivier Labussière
Learning in Public Policy: Analysis, Modes and Outcomes by Claire A. Dunlop
Reforming Water Law and Governance: From Stagnation to Innovation in Australia by Cameron Holley

From Marxism to Post-Marxism? (Radical Thinkers) by Göran Therborn

English | May 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 178873243X | 194 Pages | EPUB | 0.35 MB

A comprehensive history of the development of Marxist theory and the parameters of 21st-century politics
In this pithy and panoramic work – both stimulating for the specialist and the accessible to the general reader – one of the world’s leading social theorists, Göran Therborn, traces the trajectory of Marxism in the twentieth century and anticipates its legacy for radical thought in the twenty-first.

Alt-Right: From 4Chan to the White House by Mike Wendling

English | April 26th, 2018 | ASIN: B07BNSWH3C, ISBN: 0745337457, 0745337953 | 204 Pages | EPUB | 0.38 MB

This book is a vital guide to understanding the Alt-Right – the white nationalist, anti-feminist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump’s successful election campaign in the United States. It looks at the support for this reactionary network, arguing that while Trump is in office and the far-right grows across Europe, we need to gain a deeper understanding of the movement’s philosophy, history and role in politics today.
While the movement appears to have burst out of nowhere, Mike Wendling has been tracking the Alt-Right for years. He reveals the role of technological utopians, reactionary philosophers, the notorious 4chan and 8chan bulletin boards, and a range of bloggers, vloggers and tweeters, along with the extreme ideas which underpin the movement’s thought. Including exclusive interviews with members of the movement and evidence linking extremists with terror attacks and hate crimes, it is clear that despite its high-profile support, the movement’s lack of a coherent base and its contradictory tendencies have already started to lead to its downfall.

Energy Transitions: A Socio-technical Inquiry By Olivier Labussière

English | EPUB | 2018 | 361 Pages | ISBN : 3319770241 | 0.98 MB

This book elucidates what it means to transition to alternative sources of energy and discusses the potential for this energy transition to be a more democratic process. The book dynamically describes a recent sociotechnical study of a number of energy transitions occurring in several countries – France, Germany and Tunisia, and involving different energy technologies – including solar, on/off-shore wind, smart grids, biomass, low-energy buildings, and carbon capture and storage. Drawing on a pragmatist tradition of social inquiry, the authors examine the consequences of energy transition processes for the actors and entities that are affected by them, as well as the spaces for political participation they offer. This critical inquiry is organised according to foundational categories that have defined the energy transition – ‘renewable’ energy resources, markets, economic instruments, technological demonstration, spatiality (‘scale’) and temporality (‘horizon(s)’). Using a set of select case studies, this book systematically investigates the role these categories play in the current developments in energy transitions.

Learning in Public Policy: Analysis, Modes and Outcomes by Claire A. Dunlop

English | EPUB | 2018 | 380 Pages | ISBN : 3319762095 | 1.3 MB

This book explains the causal pathways, the mechanisms and the politics that define the quantity and quality of policy learning. A rich collection of case studies structured around a strong conceptual architecture, the volume comprises fresh, original, empirical evidence for a large number of countries, sectors and multi-level governance settings including the European Commission, the European Union, and individual countries across Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. The theoretically diverse chapters address both the presence of learning and its pathologies, deploying state-of-the-art methods, including process tracing, diffusion models, and fuzzy-set techniques.

Reforming Water Law and Governance: From Stagnation to Innovation in Australia by Cameron Holley

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 296 Pages | ISBN : 9811089760 | 4.63 MB

This book identifies the most effective water policy tools and innovations, and the circumstances that foster their successful implementation by taking a comparative look at a world-leading ‘laboratory’ of water law and governance: Australia. In particular, the book analyses Australia’s 20-year experience implementing a hybrid governance system of markets, hierarchical regulation, and collaborative integrated water planning.
Australia is acknowledged as a world leader in water governance reform, and an examination of its relatively mature water law and governance system has great significance for many international academics and jurisdictions. This book synthesises practical lessons and theoretical insights from Australia, as well as recommendations from comparative analysis with countries such as the United States to provide useful guidance for policymakers and scholars seeking to apply water instruments in a wide range of policy contexts. The book also advances our understanding of water and broader environmental governance theory and is a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and students working in law, regulation and governance studies – especially in the field of water and environmental law.