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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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Institutional and Infrastructure Resources

Human Settlement Development: The Central Role of Cities in our Environment's Future—Constraints and Possibilities
Urban Sustainability And The Regional City System In The Asia Pacific
Urban Sustainability, Built Heritage, and Globalization in the Cuban Capital
A Rural Migrant Community in Urban Beijing
Bangkok: Are Industries Generating a Sustainable City?
Settlements as Socio-Technological Systems: Study of Singapore as an Urban Eco-system
Sustainable Human Development in a Medium-Sized City: The Example of Freiburg, Germany
Megalopolitan Development and the Transformation of rural Japan: Sustainability Implications of Extended Metropolitan Regions in Asia
Cities, Competitiveness and Cohesion: Evidence from Central Scotland
Free Trade and Changing Patterns of Cityward Migration: The Case of Mexico
Supporting Urban Small-Scale Manufacturers: The Case of Emerging Black-Owned Enterprises in Gauteng, South Africa
The City as a Socio-Technological Site: The Case of Exchanges in Financial Centers
Peri-Urbanization: Zones of Rural-Urban Transition
Planning the Sustainable City: A Political Ecology `of Urban Growth in Zanzibar
Poverty Reduction in India: Towards Building Successful Slum-Upgrading Strategies
Urbanization and Environmental Degradation in Jordan
Livelihoods, Urbanization and the Rural-Urban Interface in African Growth-Based Economies: The Case of Botswana
Survival Strategies and Urban Development: The Case of Kiosks in Moshi, Tanzania
Urban Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives on Integrating Economic Development and the Environment
Water and Sustainability in Asian Megalopolises: The Case of Beijing
A Case Study of Mitigating Air Pollution Emissions at Traffic Light Junctions
Urbanization and Desertification in European Mediterranean Coastal Areas: A Case Study in North-Western Sardinia (Alghero, Italy)
The Environmental Impact of Bombing on Industrial Sites Throughout Yugoslavia During the 1999 Conflict
Urban Social Vulnerability to Disaster in Greater Los Angeles
Shanghai: Population Planning and Urban Sustainability
Urban Sustainable Indicators-A Case Study from Hong Kong
Rural Sustainability
Traditional Land Use for Sustainable Land Use: The Case of Yunnan Province, China
Regional Rural Development in Punjab Province: An Environment-Based Approach for Guiding Decisions on Industrial Location
Informal settlements and their upgrading: building on the lessons of three decades of experience
Rurbanization in the Regional Periphery of Central Mexico
Integrated Watershed Management: Basic Concepts and Issues
Mineral extraction, economy and the urban environment: The role of foreign direct investment in economies in transition and developing countries
Sustainable Future Urban Patterns and Socio-Economic Activities of Tropical Wetlands in Southeast Asia
Using Foreign Direct Investment to Improve Urban Environmental Infrastructure and Services – The Case of Hanoi, Vietnam
Temporary Migrants in Shanghai, China: Housing Choices and Patterns
Renewable Energy Policy, Planning and Practice in Cities and City Regions
Self-Sustainability for the Management of Water Cycles at the Local Level
Indicators of Urban Sustainability in the United States: A Framework for Measuring Progress
Urban Infrastructure Development and Sustainability in Nigeria
Organizational Puzzle of Household Solid Waste Management in Porto-Novo
The Long Road Towards Sustainable Cities: The Dutch Case
Urban Freight Transportation and the Quantifiable Consequences of Inefficient Planning on Urban Sustainability
Transportation and Urban Sustainability
Infrastructure Investment as “Sustainable Development”: A Bangladesh Case Study
Land Transport Policies and Strategies for a Sustainable Transport System
Environmental Sanitation Indicators for Upgraded Slums: The Case of Jardim Floresta Slum (Favela) in the City of Sao Paulo
Municipal Solid Waste Management in Third World Cities: Lessons Learned and a Proposal for Improvement
Environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Municipal Solid Waste Management
Urban Dimensions of Sustainable Development
Urban Environmental Problems: Implications of Rapid Urbanization Without Adequate Urban Governance in Lesotho
Mexico City: Individual and Collective Responses to Urban Environmental Deterioration
Conflict in Participatory Development: Lessons for Empowerment and Sustainability from South Africa
Sustainable Transportation Balances Economic Viability, Environmental Impacts and Social Equity: The Case of Bogotá Columbia
The Political and Social Agenda in Policy-Making in the Urban sector: The Case of Egypt (1950S-1990S)
Decentralization and Sustainable Human Development: An Analysis of Local and Municipal Councils in Iran
Rural Development: Participation and Diversity for Sustainability
Investigating the Concepts of Legality and Legitimacy in Sustainable Urban Development: A Case Study of Land Use Planning in Maputo, Mozambique
Patterns of Economic Affluence and Environmental Degradation in Houston, Texas
Coping with Urban Social Vulnerability to Hazards in Tokyo: Current Status of Disaster Mitigation Plans and its Implications
The Degradation of Work in the Global Economy: Low Income Women and the Precarious Labor Market in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Victims, Villains, and Fixers: the Urban Environment and Johannesburg’s Poor
Urban Segregation and Sustainability in sao Paulo, Brazil
The Five Cities of Buenos Aires: poverty and Inequality in Urban Argentina
Missing Links: Neighborhood and State Initiatives Against Crime in Cape Town, South Africa
The Cities, the state and the Markets: In Search of Sustainability
The Effects of the Transition in Hungary on the Urban Environment
The Role of Clientelism in Sustainable Development: Case Study, Kocaeli, Turkey
Greening London: Sustainability, Politics and the Third Way
The National-Local Policy Vacuum in Sustainable Land Use Planning: Al-Qatif Oasis, Saudi Arabia
Technical Process, Political Realities: Sustainable Development and the South Durban Strategic Environmental Assessment
Interpreting the Regulatory Geography of Sustainable Development: The Rise of the Sustainable City in the UK
The Memorandum of Understanding on Child Labor, Export-Oriented Garment Production in Bangladesh, and Urban Sustainability
Public Administration and Policy: An Introduction
Social Diversity and Development Policy: The Use of Constraints and Incentives
Political Parties: Principal Arenas of Policymaking Conflict
Public Administration in Today's World of Organizations and Markets
Planned Organizational Change: Essentials For Constructive Action
Organizational Culture: Understanding Theoretical and Practical Applications
Persian Legacies of Bureaucracy and Public Administration
Development of African Administration: Pre-Colonial Times and since
Politics in the Ancient Near East
Ancient Bureaucracies of India and China, and Modern Administration
French Public Administration
Public Administration in America: The Exceptionalism of a Hybrid Bureaucracy
Politics and Anti-Politics: American Public Administration in the Nineteenth Century
New Public Management: Origins, Dimensions and Critical Implications
Strategies of Successful Administrative Reforms
Reforms in the Public Administration Systems in New Zealand
Governance, Facilitative States and Twenty-First Century Public Administration
The Internet, Governments and the Issue of Governance: A New Cartography of Power?
Contemporary Public Human Resource Management Systems: Patronage, Civil Service, Privatization, and Service Contracts
Revisiting Budgetary Incrementalism
Budgeting for Government Activism and Democracy
Financial Management and Life Support Programs
Elusive Nexus: Basic Needs and Fiscal Decentralization
Measuring Performance in Public Sector Programs
Administrative Law
The Ombudsman Office
Ethics in Public Organizations
Technology Transfer and Diffusion
International Environmental Policy as a Life Support System Response
Developmental Issues and Environmental Policy in South Africa
Corruption in Asian Countries: Can It Be Minimized?
Politics of Preference: Lessons from India, The United States and South Africa
The Role Of Business And Industry
Sustainable Development:The Role of Business
Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
New Principles of Governance in the Global Age
Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing And Minimizing The Abuse Of Power
International Relations
The Development Of International Relations
From States Systems to a Society of States: The Evolution of International Relations
Diplomacy
Geopolitics
Diplomatic, International And Global -World History
American and European Foreign Relations
Nationalism and Identity Politics in International Relations
Sociological Approaches To International Relations
Long Cycles In Global Politics
Complexity Science And Knowledge-Creation In International Relations Theory
International Political Economy
Mercantilism
Hegemony in International Relations
International Relations and Contemporary World Issues
Human Rights and International Relations
International Environmental Negotiations
International Relations and Information Technology
The Evolution of Global Governance: Theory and Practice
Comparative Foreign Policy And Human Rights: The United States And Other Democracies
International Security
International Intervention
The Role of International Law and Institutions
International Legal and Economic Issues: Globalization and the Struggle for Local Control
International Trade Law
International Law and the Use of Force
International Law Regarding the Conduct of War
International Law and Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization
Human Rights Treatiesand Agreements
International Trade Agreements
International Environmental Law
Oil Supply, Oil Security, and Environmental Objectives in International Law
Transboundary Environmental Harm and State Responsibility: Customary International Law
International Law and the Protection of the Marine Environment
Law Regarding Protection of the Environment During Wartime
Endangered Species and International Law
International Trade and the Environment
Life Support Systems: Law and Policy
International Environmental Laws and Standards: Four Ways They can be Established
Treaties as a Source of International Environmental Law
Strengthening the Global Treaty-Making System
The Legal Principles Relating To Climate Change
International Law On Biotechnology
Cultural Diversity And International Law
Institutional Issues Involving Ethics and Justice
Ethics Fundamentals and Approaches to Ethics
Survival, Society, and Ethics in Human Evolution
Society, Ethics, and the Anthropologist
Cultural Relativism
Consequentialism
Rights
Virtues
Communitarian Values
Perspectives on Ethics
Personal Ethics
The Philosophy of Professional Ethics
Institutional Ethics
Global Ethics
Justice Essentials
Economic Justice
Cultural Justice
Intergenerational Justice
Environmental Justice
Rectificatory Justice: Righting Past Wrongs
Ethics and Justice Needs for Sustainable Development
International Cooperation and Sustainable Development
Combating Poverty
Women and Development
Indigenous People and Their Communities
Changing Patterns of Consumption
Population and Demographic Change
Human Resource Development: Ethics and Justice Needs for Sustainable Development
Appropriate Technology Transfer
Environment Well-Being and Human Well-Being
Biodiversity and Social Wellbeing: The Case of South America
Youth, Development, and Sustainability
Institutional Global Ethics: Applications
The Importance of Ethical Principles in Industrial Environmental Protection
The Globalization of Ethics in Science
Institutional Arrangements for Ethics and Justice
Building Ethics Into Institutions
Economic Security and the Environment
Health Security Issues
Environmental Security
Food Security Issues
Local Knowledge and Community Security
Population Growth Issues: Cultural Contexts of Abortion in Japan
International Migration Issues
Organisations Involved in Ethics, Justice and Human Rights Issues
Ethics and Justice Information for Decision Making
Ethics and Science
Culture of Peace
Ethics and Values
Peace Operations as an Integrated Part of the UN Strategy for A More Secure Twenty-First Century
Environmental Problems, Morals, and Incentives in Modern Societies
The Earth Charter: Global Ethics for the Twenty – First Century
Processes Of Peace And Security
International Security, Peace, Development, And Environment 
Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerability and Risks
Four Phases of Research on Environment and Security
The Model: Global Environmental Change, Political Process and Extreme Outcomes
Humankind And Consumption Of Renewable And Non-Renewable Resources: Limits Of Growth As A Challenge Or Unlimited Growth As A Solution?
Gender and Violence. Diversity and Difference
Citizenship and Peace Education
Gender and Environmental Security: A Huge Challenge
Engendering Security
Mediation; Empowering People for Better Understanding
Peace Education and Teaching
What Does Professionalization Mean in Peace Research?
Synchronizing Cultural and Structural Changes Towards Global Governance
World Transition, Civil Courage, and Whistleblowing to Protect Social Peace
Peace Education Through Peace Museums
Civil Resistance and Nonviolence
Natural Disasters and Early Warning in the Context of Human Security
Sustainable Development With Peace Building And Human Security
Reconceptualising Security From National To Environmental And Human Security
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Domains: Warfare, Internal Conflicts, and the Search for Negotiated or Mediated Resolutions
Cross-Cultural Conflict
Interpersonal Conflict
International Conflict
The Nature of Warfare in the Twenty-First Century
Conflict in Divided Societies
Analysis Lens
Structural Sources of Conflict
Alliances: Sanctioning and Monitoring
Political Facets of Conflict
Institutional Facets of Conflict
Social Change, Conflict and Conflict Resolution
The Language of Conflict
Small Groups and Conflict
Conflict and Change Across Generations
The Person and Conflict
Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Negotiation
Multilateral Negotiation
Mediation in Environmental Disputes
Arbitation of Environmental Dispute that Cross National Boundaries
Formal Models for Conflict Resolution and Case Studies
The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution
Drama Theory and Metagame Analysis
Misperceptions and Hypergame Models of Conflict
Game Models Of Negotiation And Arbitration
Multi-Objective Decision-Making in Negotiation and Conflicy Resolution
Cost Allocation
Compliance Models for Enforcement of Environmental Law and Regulations
Case Study in Industrial Ecology: Regional Utility-Based Cogeneration
A Case Study of a Multi-Lateral Water Negotiation: The Jordan River System
Environmental and Ecological Consequences of War
The Environmental and Social Cost of War: The Case of Africa
Peace, Culture, and Ethics: Recent History of Conservation Values in Peace and War
Complexity, Collapse, and Sustainable Problem-Solving
Democratic Global Governance: Issues, Resources, Opportunities
International Issues and IGO Goals in the Post-World War II Period
The UN and Human Rights on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century
The Role of the United Nations in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
The Preservation of Nature and Natural Resources: The Uncertain Future
The United Nations Impact on Gender Issues
The Need for Effective PeaceKeeping
A Global Approach to Disease: Coordinating Through the World Health Organization
United Nations Reform: On Track for the Twenty-First Century?
INGOs: Gaining a Role in Global Governance
Developing an Effective Role for INGOs in Democratic Global Governance
Contributing to International Civil Society : A Eurasian Example
Human Rights: the Struggle for International Justice
Combating Infectious Disease as a Global Security Goal: Emerging Trends and "Strange Bedfellows"
Gender Equality: A Women in Development Case Study
Institutional and Infrastructure Resources: National and Regional Institutions and Infrastructures
Transparent Governance: The Role of NonGovernmental Organizations and the Internet
The Empowerment Of Subnational Governments And Local Communities In A Decentralized And Unequal Polity
Balancing National Economic Reforms with Social and Environmental Goals
The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor: Linking International, National and Local Sustainable Resource Management Initiatives
Institutional Change and Business Sustainability in Developed Countries
Improving Institutional Support To Promote Sustainable Livelihoods In Southern Africa
Local, Regional, and National Decentralised, Multistage Planning Processes and Sustainable Development
Accomodating Marginalized Groups In The Planning Process
Natural Resource Management and the Promise of Decentralised Governance: Learning from Experience in India
The Effect of Institutional Cultures on Socioeconomic Development and Ecological Conservation
Cultural Diversity, Democracy, and Participation
Institutional and Infrastructure Resource Issues: Conventions, Treaties and other Responses to Global Issues
Mechnisms to Create and Support Conventions, Treaties and other Responses
International Binding Mechanisms
International Guidelines and Principles
International Agreements
Endangered Species
Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste
International Negotiations and Agreements on Climate Change
Biodiversity
Desertification
Forests
Marine Issues
Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution
Polar Regions
Ozone Layer Depletion
Human Rights
Nuclear Issues
Biosafety
3 European Union
The Role of Inter- and NonGovernmental Organizations
The World Bank
The International Monetary Fund
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
The World Trade Organisation
North American Free Trade Association and the Environment
NonGovernmental Organizations
Informal Social Movements
Strategic Aspects of Implementing the International Agreement on Climate Change




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