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Accountability Mechanisms

Mark T. Buntaine.

in Giving Aid Effectively

May 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Environment. 12441 words.

Sourcing information about the outcomes of projects from local people might provide an alternative pathway to better performance and more selective decisions about the allocation of...

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Addressing the Problem of Performance

Mark T. Buntaine.

in Giving Aid Effectively

May 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Environment. 8798 words.

This chapter presents the principal-agent framework that will serve as the basis for the empirical research in the following chapters. Although a great deal of theoretical development has...

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Administrative Procedures

Mark T. Buntaine.

in Giving Aid Effectively

May 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Environment. 16040 words.

In response to failures to protect local people from environmental harm in development projects, the multilateral development banks established safeguard procedures. These procedures...

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Agenda Setting and Natural Hazards

Rob A. DeLeo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change; Environmental Politics; Epidemiology. 7719 words.

Agenda setting describes the process through which issues are selected for consideration by a decision-making body. Among the myriad of issues policymakers can consider, few are more vexing...

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Agricultural Subsidies and the Environment

Heather Williams.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Environmental History; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science); Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 10280 words.

Worldwide, governments subsidize agriculture at the rate of approximately 1 billion dollars per day. This figure rises to about twice that when export and biofuels production subsidies and...

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Albright, Horace Marden

Robert Cahn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1204 words.

Albright, Horace Marden (06 January 1890–28 March 1987), park service director, was born in Bishop, California, the son of George Albright, a mining engineer, and Mary Marden. He graduated...

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Allocating the Earth

Breena Holland.

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 272 pages.

This book advances a new distributional framework to guide the evaluation and design of environmental policies. Drawing on capabilities theory, and especially on Martha Nussbaum’s...

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Alumni Involvement and Long-Termist University Governance

Danielle Zwarthoed.

in Institutions For Future Generations

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Environment. 7600 words.

To be long-termist, higher education should (i) secure social justice in the future and (ii) contribute to positive intergenerational savings. Positive contributions are to be assessed in...

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Antarctica and Siegfried Kracauer’s Extraterrestrial Film Theory

Jennifer Fay.

in Inhospitable World

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Environment. 15371 words.

`Siegfried Kracauer’s film and photographic theory along with cinematic records of early Antarctic exploration explain how this utterly inhospitable continent (Antarctica) and this media...

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Archiving for the Future

Jonathan White.

in Institutions For Future Generations

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Environment. 6132 words.

Political parties in contemporary Western democracy are widely observed to be short-termist, their gaze extending little further than the next opinion poll. This presents a problem for...

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