Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2018

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Decarbonizing the boardroom? Aligning electric utility executive compensation with climate change incentives, Cleyton Cavallaro, Joshua M. Pearce, and Roman Sidortsov

Submissions from 2017

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Dwelling in resistance: living with alternative technologies in America, Chelsea Schelly

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Mathematical Practitioners and the Transformation of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Lesley B. Cormack, John A. Schuster, Steven A. Walton, Alex G. Keller, Sven Dupre, W. R. Laird, and Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

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Our dangerous discipline: Doing historical archaeology in Utah, Timothy Scarlett

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Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector, Bryan Evans, Juniper Glass, and Adam Wellstead

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Policy mixes and their alignment over time: Patching and stretching in the oil sands reclamation regime in Alberta, Canada, Jeremy Rayner, Michael Howlett, and Adam Wellstead

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Policy work in Canada: Professional practices and analytical capacities in Canada’s policy advisory system, Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, and Jonathan Craft

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Renewable, ethical? Assessing the energy justice potential of renewable electricity, Aparajita Banerjee, Emily Prehoda, Roman Sidortsov, and Chelsea Schelly

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Sustaining Lake Superior, Nancy Langston

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Technologies of Pow(d)er: Military mathematical practitioners’ strategies and self-presentation, Steven A. Walton

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Understanding public perceptions of wood-based electricity production in Wisconsin, United States: place-based dynamics and social representations, Aparajita Banerjee, Chelsea Schelly, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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U.S. strategic solar photovoltaic-powered microgrid deployment for enhanced national security, Emily Prehoda, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2016

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Alberta's oil sands reclamation policy trajectory: the role of tense layering, policy stretching, and policy patching in long-term policy dynamics, Adam Wellstead, Jeremy Rayner, and Michael Howlett

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Assisted tree migration in North America: Policy legacies, enhanced forest policy integration, and climate change adaptation, Adam Wellstead and Michael Howlett

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Canada’s Regional Adaptation Collaboratives and adaptation platform: The importance of scaling up and scaling down climate change governance experiments, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, Sreeja Nair, and Jeremy Rayner

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Changing ideas in forestry: A comparison of concepts in Swedish and American forestry journals during the early twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Erland Mårald, Nancy Langston, Anna Sténs, and Jon Moen

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Criteria and indicators for a bioenergy production industry identified via stakeholder participation, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Critical review of the millennium project in Nepal, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Everyday household practice in alternative residential dwellings: the non-environmental motivations for environmental behavior, Chelsea Schelly

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Failure to communicate: Inefficiencies in voluntary incentive programs for private forest owners in Michigan, Mark. D. Rouleau, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl, Miranda N. Smith, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Heavy Artillery Transformed, Steven A. Walton

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How policy frameworks shape environmental practice: three cases of alternative dwelling, Chelsea Schelly

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Hybridization, agency discretion, and implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl, Audrey L. Mayer, Adam Wellstead, and Oliver Gailing

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Life cycle assessment of steel in the ship recycling industry in Bangladesh, S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman, Robert M. Handler, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Offense and defense in the gunpowder revolution, Steven A. Walton

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Policy capacity for climate change in canada's transportation sector, Joshus Newman, Anthony Perl, Adam Wellstead, and Kathleen McNutt

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Policy compliance recommendations for international shipbreaking treaties for Bangladesh, S. M. Mizanur Rahman and Audrey L. Mayer

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Potential applications of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and impregnation for the stabilization and conservation of industrial heritage artifacts, Timothy Scarlett

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Rebuilding the Landscape of the Rural Post Office: A Geo-Spatial Analysis of 19th-century Postal Spaces and Networks, Nicholas Van Allen and Don Lafreniere

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Soft energy paths revisited: Politics and practice in energy technology transitions, Chelsea Schelly and Aparajita Banerjee

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Structural-functionalism redux: adaptation to climate change and the challenge of a science-driven policy agenda, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Jeremy Rayner

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To bridge the divide between evidence and policy: reduce ambiguity as much as uncertainty, Paul Cairney, Kathryn Oliver, and Adam Wellstead

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To frack or not to frack: perceptions of the risks and opportunities of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the United States, Amanda Kreuze

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Use of a participatory approach to develop a regional assessment tool for bioenergy production, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Use of multiple criteria analysis to develop a participatory regional assessment tool for bioenergy production, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

Submissions from 2015

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At the Arsenal Gate: Premodern military activity and the technologies of scale, Steven A. Walton

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Crafting collectivity: American rainbow gatherings and alternative forms of community, Chelsea Schelly

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Entangled histories: Iron ore mining in Canada and the United States, John Thistle and Nancy Langston

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Examining Policy Capacity Initiatives Within Climate Change Frameworks In Three US and Canadian Sectors Using Nvivo Content Analysis, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Mehjabeen Rahman

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Family legacies and community networks shape private forest management in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan (USA), Jennifer Lind-Riehl, Shelly Jeltema, Margaret Morrison, Garbriela Shirkey, Audrey L. Mayer, Mark Rouleau, and Richelle Winkler

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Frameworks for understanding and promoting solar energy technology development, Chelsea Schelly

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Government with a cast of dozens: Policy capacity risks and policy work in the northern territory, Dean Carson and Adam Wellstead

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Historical framework to explain long-term coupled human and natural system feedbacks: application to a multiple-ownership forest landscape in the northern Great Lakes region, USA, Michelle M. Steen-Adams, Nancy Langston, Mark D.O. Adams, and David J. Mladenoff

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How social ties influence metal resource flows in the Bangladesh ship recycling industry, S.M. Mizanur Rahman and Audrey L. Mayer

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How useful is complexity theory to policy studies? Lessons from the climate change adaptation literature, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Jeremy Rayner

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Mainstreaming and beyond: Policy capacity and climate change decision-making, Adam Wellstead and Richard Stedman

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Matteo Valleriani. Metallurgy, ballistics, and epistemic instruments: The Nova scientia of Nicolò Tartaglia: A new edition. Translated by, Matteo Valleriani, Lindy Divarci, and Anna Siebold, Steven A. Walton

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Nineteenth-century iron ore washing, or, the oft-forgotten middle step between mine and furnace, Steven A. Walton

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Opening up the black box of adaptation decision-making, Robbert Biesbroek, Johann Dupuis, Andrew Jordan, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, Paul Cairney, Jeremy Rayner, and Debra Davidson

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Open-Source 3-D Printing Technologies for Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom, Chelsea Schelly, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source 3-D printing technologies for education: Bringing additive manufacturing to the classroom, Chelsea Schelly, Gerald Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Policy advice: Irked by naivety about policymaking, Kathryn Oliver, Adam Wellstead, and Paul Cairney

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Policy formulation, policy advice and policy appraisal: the distribution of analytical tools, Michael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Andrea Migone, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans

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Reproducibility in rehydroxylation of ceramic artifacts, Timothy Scarlett, Shan Zhao, Patrick K. Bowen, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Spatial patterns of forest values for bioenergy production in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Audrey L. Mayer and Ashma Vaidya

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Understanding energy practices: a case for qualitative research, Chelsea Schelly

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What’s political about solar electric technology? The user’s perspective, Chelsea Schelly

Submissions from 2014

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Addressing the challenges of adaptation to climate change policy: Integrating public administration and public policy studies, Adam Wellstead and Richard Stedman

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Are residential dwellers marking and claiming? Applying the concepts to humans who dwell differently, Chelsea Schelly

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Artisan/Practitioners and the rise of the new sciences, 1400-1600, Steven A. Walton

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Comparing sub-national policy workers in Canada and the Czech Republic: Who are they, what they do, and why it matters?, Arnošt Veselý, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans

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Endocrine disruptors in the environment, Nancy Langston

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Environmental and energy ballot measures in the 2012 elections, Barry D. Solomon and Adam Wellstead

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Hales — Islamic and oriental arms and armour (Walton), Steven A. Walton

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Implementing renewable energy portfolio standards: The good, the bad, and the ugly in a two state comparison, Chelsea Schelly

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Michigan's RPS ballot defeat: A policy failure or success?, Fei Li, Barry D. Solomon, and Adam Wellstead

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New chemical bodies: synthetic chemicals, regulation, and human health, Nancy Langston

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Precaution and the history of endocrine disruptors, Nancy Langston

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Residential solar electricity adoption: What motivates, and what matters? A case study of early adopters, Chelsea Schelly

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Responding to a forest catastrophe: The emergence of new governance arrangements in Southern California, Brian Peterson and Adam Wellstead

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Sovereign Sugar: Industry and the environment in Hawai`i, Carol MacLennan

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Sustainable natural resource policies developed through the participatory approach, Audrey L. Mayer and Ashma Vaidya

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Tales of policy estrangement: Non-governmental policy work and capacity in three Canadian provinces, Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead

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The distribution of analytical techniques in policy advisory systems: Policy formulation and the tools of policy appraisal, Michael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Andrea Migone, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans

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Thinking like a microbe: borders and environmental history, Nancy Langston

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Transitioning to renewable sources of electricity: motivations, policy, and potential, Chelsea Schelly

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What is straight cannot fall: Gothic architecture, scholasticism, and dynamics, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2013

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Beyond the black box: Forest sector vulnerability assessments and adaptation to climate change in North America, Adam Wellstead, Jeremy Rayner, and Michael Howlett

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Dispersed capacity and wak coordination: The challenge of climate change adaptation in Canada's forest policy sector, Jeremy Rayner, Kathleen McNutt, and Adam Wellstead

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Effect of humidity instability on rehydroxylation in fired clay ceramics, Timothy Scarlett, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Patrick Bowen

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Environmental history in a changing world: evolution, environmental health, and climate change, Nancy Langston

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Geometry, method, and the rise of trace italienne: fortification in the sixteenth century, Steven A. Walton

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John L. Cotter award in historical archaeology, Timothy Scarlett, Donald L. Hardesty, and Teresita Majewski

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Mining the Boreal North, Nancy Langston

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Modeling rehydration/rehydroxylation mass-gain curves from davenport ceramics, Timothy Scarlett, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Patrick Bowen

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Policy dialogue and engagement between non-governmental organizations and government: A survey of processes and instruments of canadian policy workers, Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead

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Policy work in multi-level states: Institutional autonomy and task allocation among canadian policy analysts, Michael Howlett and Adam Wellstead

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Proto-scientific revolution or cookbook science? Early gunnery manuals in the craft treatise tradition, Steven A. Walton

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Putting knowledge to war: research, development and the image of science in the First World War, Steven A. Walton

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The goldilocks problem in medieval ordnance: The early European guns (EEG) database, Steven A. Walton

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The neglect of governance in forest sector vulnerability assessments: Structural-functionalism and “black box” problems in climate change adaptation planning, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Jeremy Rayner

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Use of the participatory approach to develop sustainability assessments for natural resource management, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Utilizing GIS to examine the relationship between state renewable portfolio standards and the adoption of renewable energy technologies, Chelsea Schelly and Jessica Price

Submissions from 2012

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Bricks and an Evolving Industrial Landscape: The West Point Foundry and New York's Hudson River Valley, Timothy James Scarlett, Jeremy Rahn, and Daniel Scott

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Dirty ores and ingenious mechanics: The origins of American ore washing machinery, Steven A. Walton

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Engineering nature: Water, development, & the global spread of American environmental expertise. By Jessica B. Teisch, Carol MacLennan

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New governance arrangements at the intersection of climate change and forest policy: Institutional, political and regulatory dimensions, Meinhard Doelle, Chris Henschel, Jennifer Smith, Chris Tollefson, and Adam Wellstead

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Peer influence of non-industrial private forest owners in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jillian R. Schubert and Audrey L. Mayer

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Professional policy work in federal states: Institutional autonomy and Canadian policy analysis, Michael Howlett and Adam Wellstead

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Technology and culture in Greek and Roman antiquity, Steven A. Walton