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Who rules the earth? : how social rules shape our planet and our lives

Author: Paul F Steinberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Climate change and its attendant environmental catastrophes--droughts, wildfires, floods, heat waves, and so on--are no longer a looming threat; they're here, now. In this age of well-warranted environmental panic, every trip to the grocery store or purchase from Amazon must become a full-scale research project. Are these tomatoes local? Is this water bottle BPA-free? Did I remember to bring a canvas tote, or will
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Steinberg, Paul F.
Who rules the earth?
(DLC) 2014026033
(OCoLC)890952889
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul F Steinberg
ISBN: 9780199896622 0199896623
OCLC Number: 898176935
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Who Rules the Earth? How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part I: Searching for Solutions; 1: Recycling Is Not Enough; A NEW LANDSCAPE; MEANWHILE IN AMERICA; CHANGING THE RULES; EXPLAINING THE PUZZLE; WINDOWS INTO POLITICS; PAIRING RESEARCH AND ACTION; 2: Strings Attached; INVISIBLE WORLDS; TIES THAT BIND; RULES AND FREEDOM; THE WORLD'S LARGEST MACHINE; THE GHOST OF POLITICS; THE ROAD AHEAD; 3: Feasible Worlds; RE-BUILDING THE WORLD; THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE; BARRIERS AND BREAKTHROUGHS; SHARING INFORMATION. LOWERING BARRIERS TO COOPERATIONPEERING INTO THE GARBAGE CAN; CONFRONTING POWER; WHAT IS POLITICALLY FEASIBLE?; CREATING VALUE; OF RUIN AND POSSIBILITY; Part II: Who Owns the Earth?; 4: A Perilous Journey; PROPERTIES OF NATURE; PROPERTY AND THE PEACH; A BIRD'S EYE VIEW; Callanga Valley, Peru; Junín Department, Peru; Cordillera Occidental, Colombian Andes; Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia; Central America's Atlantic Coast; Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Mexico; The Caribbean Sea; Boone County, West Virginia; A BIRD IN THE HAND; 5: The Big Trade; GETTING THE LEAD OUT; THE RULE OF THE FRENCH FRY. REGULATIONS ARE A CAPITALIST'S BEST FRIENDWHEN MARKETS FAIL; PROFITING FROM REGULATION; INTRODUCING MARKETS WITHIN RULES; CAP AND TRADE; THE "GRAND EXPERIMENT"; THE EMPTY JAR; THE MAD CAPPER; HOT PROPERTY; THE BOTTOM LINE ON BOTTOM-LINE APPROACHESTO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; 6: A Planet of Nations; NATIONS MATTER; CHARTING THE TERRITORY; SULTANS FOR SUSTAINABILITY?; THE CAPACITY TO ACT; SUSTAINING SUSTAINABILITY; A STRANGE MEDLEY; WHEN GOVERNMENTS DO RIGHT; WHEN GOVERNMENTS DO WRONG; WHICH WAY, USA?; SHIFTING SANDS; Part III: Transformations; 7: Scaling Up; THE RULEMAKERS; POWER UP. A FRACTURED CONTINENTTAKING ON THE "EUROPEAN PROBLEM"; A UNITED STATES OF EUROPE?; GREENING EUROPE; A RELUCTANT EMBRACE; SOMETHING NEW ON THE CHARENTE RIVER; 8: Scaling Down; PIECES OF PARADISE; DOWNSHIFT; POWER PLAY; RESHUFFLING THE POLITICAL DECK; TILTING THE EARTH'S POLITICAL AXIS; IS LOCAL CONTROL A GOOD THING?; THE TRAGEDY OF THE OVERWORKED METAPHOR; THE BUS RIDE TO NOWHERE; A RACE TO THE BOTTOM?; INCREASING THE SPREAD; CHINESE BOXES; THE POLITICAL ELEVATOR; 9: Keep the Change; FOUR IDEAS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD; RECYCLING ALONE; THE RUTS WE CHOOSE; THE COLLECTIVE "SHOULD." WATCHING SOCIETY CHANGE ITS MINDHIGH-SPEED CHANGE; MIND AND MUSCLE; CREATURES OF HABIT; EMBEDDED RELATIONSHIPS; THE PERILS OF PERMANENCE; TEFLON AND TAR PITS; DON'T JUST BREAK THE RULES-MAKE THEM; Part IV: Leverage; 10: Super Rules; WHO DECIDES?; TILTED BY DESIGN; SHAPING AND SHOPPING; MAKING IT MATTER; MAINSTREAMING; A LITTLE SUNSHINE; SYSTEM EFFECTS; 11: Paper, Plastic, or Politics?; THE EMPEROR AND THE ACTIVIST; FLOWER POWER; 1. RULE THE EARTH; 2. BRIDGE RESEARCH AND ACTION; 3. BUILD UNCONVENTIONAL COALITIONS; 4. CREATE PUBLIC VALUE; 5. BEG, BORROW, OR STEAL; 6. CULTIVATE PROCESS EXPERTISE.
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Humanity is confronted with an alarming number of environmental problems. Paul F. Steinberg explains that there is room for hope if we can modify the rules that guide human behavior and shape the  Read more...

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Revealing the hidden architecture of rules that must be changed to protect our planet, Steinberg offers a fresh perspective on how to achieve a sustainable future. Who Rules the Earth? will be a Read more...

 
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