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Writing your book – a 5 minute guide to copyright

April 3, 2017

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blog-copying-blackboard-iStock-183814724Francine O’Sullivan, Publisher for Business & Management, explains how to avoid some of the common copyright pitfalls when preparing your manuscript. […]

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The Taxation of Imports: An Outdated Threat to Assert Itself on the International Scene?

March 30, 2017

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Alice Pirlot argues that – rather than being outmoded – border taxes are a useful political instrument in the attainment of economic, social and environmental goals.

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The Politics of Antarctica

February 8, 2017

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iceburgKlaus Dodds, Alan D. Hemmings and Peder Roberts discuss their new Handbook examining the complex politics of Antarctica.

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Paying for Nature

September 8, 2016

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snowy-treeIn the past many of the ways in which we benefit from the natural world have been overlooked. The law has traditionally taken into account only those benefits based on physical possession of land or on tangible produce which has a commercial value, such as timber. Other concerns, such as fresh air, clear water and the state of biodiversity, have therefore fallen outside the law’s regard. Colin Reid explores the issue.

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Making risky decisions – Is it wise to invest in desalination plants for drinking water?

June 22, 2016

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plugholeA recent and welcome news release informed us that, following several years of severe drought in California, water supplies had recovered to the extent that state officials suspended state-wide restrictions on water use. Regulation of water use reverted to local authorities. During the drought, there had been repeated suggestions that hard-hit localities (San Diego was one) might consider investing in desalination plants. A common response was that California might be wise to take a hard look at Australia’s experience with large-scale desalination during its long-lived “millennium drought” several years earlier. John C. Bergstrom and Alan Randall explain. […]

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