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“Prophet of a New and Wiser Social Order,” 1929–1932

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1929 to 1932. As Roche and the miners at Rocky Mountain Fuel (RMF) implemented their “industrial Magna Carta,” they faced two major threats. ... More


Migrating to a “Totally New Planet”: Roche Takes Over Rocky Mountain Fuel, 1927–1928

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1927–1928. Orphaned and unemployed in 1927, Roche contemplated her future. Her father's lawyers advised her to sell her stock in the Rocky ... More


Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels ... More


2001–8: George W. Bush and the Failure of Confrontation

Steven Hurst

in The United States and the Iranian Nuclear Programme: A Critical History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748682638
eISBN:
9781474453912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682638.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter Four looks at US policy during the administration of George W. Bush. The revelations that focused international attention on the Iranian nuclear programme in 2002 exposed divisions within the ... More


Remote, rural and island communities

David Gray

in Transport Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447329558
eISBN:
9781447329602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329558.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines transport in the remote rural and island areas, with a particular focus on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. I explore 50 years of failure to address the rural transport ... More


Our Troubled Highway System

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Highway users face chronic congestion, rough roads, and deficient bridges. This chapter provides a capsule history of U.S. highway funding and management. It compares highways with other vital public ... More


A New Future for US Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter suggests that the time is right for a new model for U.S. highways. Factors that will disrupt the status quo are the looming insolvency of the federal government, large-scale state fiscal ... More


Energy

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the analysis of energy resource balance and the ecological limits on energy resources with special reference to the oil crisis in both the global and the Indian context. It ... More


The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

Adam N. Stulberg and Matthew Fuhrmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804784177
eISBN:
9780804785303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Interest in nuclear energy has surged in recent years. Many tout this as important for meeting growing energy needs and redressing the problem of global climate change. Yet there are also risks that ... More


Localism, Deforestation, and Environmental Activism in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Randall Martin

in Shakespeare and Ecology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199567027
eISBN:
9780191917851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199567027.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Poisoned towns and rivers, species extinctions, and now climate change have confirmed many times over how modern dreams of limitless growth combined with relentless technological exploitation have ... More


Gunpowder, Militarization, and Threshold Ecologies in Henry IV Part Two and Macbeth

Randall Martin

in Shakespeare and Ecology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199567027
eISBN:
9780191917851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199567027.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The disputed land-uses and cultivation practices represented in As You Like It responded to unprecedented changes in Elizabethan climate, population, and economic relations. Traditional modes of ... More


The Evolution of Renewable Energy Policy in OECD Countries: Aggregate Indicators and Determinants

Francesco Nicolli and Francesco Vona

in Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This paper analyzes empirical economic and political determinants of gasoline and diesel pricing for about 200 countries over the period 1991-2010. A range of political and economic variables are ... More


The Cultural: The Magic, the Vision, the Power

Thomas Princen

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Thomas Princen, in this chapter, argues that extraction of fossil fuels is far more than a utilitarian pursuit that motors industry. It is a way of life that impacts culture. Throughout the chapter, ... More


Food and Fuel Administration

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the United States joined the war, President Woodrow Wilson named Herbert Hoover as head of the US Food Administration, which was intended to promote food conservation and increase production. ... More


Reconciling fuel poverty and climate change policy under the Coalition government: Green Deal or no deal?

Carolyn Snell and Harriet Thomson

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Carolyn Snell and Harriet Thomson, authors of Chapter Two, discuss the Coalition government's attempt to reconcile two key dimensions of its energy policy: climate change and fuel poverty. Climate ... More


Letting Go

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recounts Paul Cabot’s life after retiring from the State Street Investment Corporation (SSIC) as CEO. In 1958, when George Bennett became CEO in his stead, Paul devoted his energy to his ... More


What Can a Citizen's Income Not Cope With?

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Some aspects of household budgets cannot be dealt with by a combination of the labour market and a Citizen's Income. Disabilities can prevent people from earning a living, and they impose additional ... More


Falling Oil Prices and Sustainable Energy Transition: Towards a Multilateral Agreement on Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Henok Birhanu Asmelash

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The growing recognition that fossil-fuel subsidies are economically inefficient and harmful for the environment has led to widespread calls for—and efforts to bring about- the phasing out of ... More


Protecting and improving existing places

Yvonne Rydin

in The future of planning: Beyond growth dependence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308416
eISBN:
9781447312062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308416.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The affordability of key resources such as water and energy is important to community well-being and livelihood. Yet the planning of infrastructure tends to treat affordability as an afterthought to ... More


Housing and the living environment

Glen Bramley

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334224
eISBN:
9781447334309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Housing affordability problems are exacerbating poverty, particularly for working age households increasingly reliant on private renting, and housing needs have increased, reversing long-standing ... More


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