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Consensus Building in the Age of Trump

This is a guest post by Professor Lawrence Susskind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and General Editor, Anthem Press Environment and Sustainability Programme What’s special about the Age of Trump? I would point to two things. First, our political leaders (not…

Here’s How to Help Manage Local Climate Change Risks

This is a guest post by Professor Lawrence Susskind, Director of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the Director of the MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) and co-director of the Water Diplomacy Workshop. We’ve spent far too much time thinking…

‘Green Growth, Smart Growth’: Q&A with Ralf Fücks

Ralf Fücks’ Green Growth, Smart Growth, with a foreword by Anthony Giddens, is released today in English. Green Growth, Smart Growth draws on the German policy experience of tackling climate change and outlines a positive way forward using science, technology…

Security and Anxiety in News Consumption

It was a humid Monday evening in early June 2009 when I visited my informant Amparo at her home in Park 7. It was my first time visiting her house, as our previous chats were held in the more easily…

Bringing Together Ethics and Capitalism: An Interview with Mike King, author of “Quakernomics”

   ‘Fascinating, highly relevant and opportune, this book is a powerful exploration of history showing how ethical behaviour has been – and can be – an effective route to wealth creation and growth.’  —Carlota Perez, author of ‘Technological Revolutions and…

The Ruskin–Morris Connection

  In late nineteenth-century Britain, theorist and critic John Ruskin and the designer, writer and activist William Morris began pioneering new approaches to design and the decorative arts. But what sort of relationship did they have and how did their…

Interview with Belinda Barnet, author of “Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext”

The following is an interview with Belinda Barnet, author of Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext This book is an exploration of the history of hypertext, an influential concept that forms the underlying structure of the World Wide Web and…

Vivian E. Thomson Talks About the US on the World Stage of Climate Change

The 2 June announcement of a new draft of regulations under the United States Clean Air Act has brought environmental issues to the forefront political discourse. The new act includes a lofty proposal of a 30% cut in carbon emissions by 2030, making the US a leader in global climate change. Thomson and Colleagues at her Book Launch at the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Anthem author and University of Virginia professor of environmental science and politics Vivan Thomson (left) speaks to the theoretical frameworks of the recent act in her book, Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy: Federalism in the United States, Brazil, and Germany. “My book relates directly to EPA’s forthcoming announcement,” says Thomson. Her experience in the State Air Pollution Control Board of Virginia, a state hard hit by the EPA’s announcement because of the economic dependency on the coal industry, give her an insightful take on the state-federal cooperation in environmental affairs. Although the great reduction in carbon emissions is an admirable environmental goal, much of Virginia’s economy depends on highly pollutive coal. Despite the discordant state and federal goals, Thomson pushes for coherence, pointing to Brazil and Germany as examples for the United States to emulate. 

As the conversation over the EPA’s goal for climate change in the United States continues, we watch for the state-federal cooperation Thomson prescribes.

HEAR more from Thomson, listen to her recent podcast here: http://wina.com/podcasts/vivian-thomson/  

WATCH Vivian Thomson discuss her book on Inside Scoop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaQpDUw7hqM

Interview with Magda Romanska, author of “The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor”

The following is an interview with Magda Romanska, author of “The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor: History and Holocaust in ‘Akropolis’ and ‘Dead Class’” This book is a historical and critical analysis of the post-traumatic theatre of Grotowski and…

Interview with Vivian Thomson, author of “Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy”

The following is an interview with Vivian Thomson, author of “Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Change Policy: Federalism in the United States, Brazil, and Germany” This book offers a desperately needed framework for climate-change policy in the US, acknowledging the crucial…