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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Renewable, ethical? Assessing the energy justice potential of renewable electricity, Aparajita Banerjee, Emily Prehoda, Roman Sidortsov, and 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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Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector, Bryan Evans, Juniper Glass, 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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U.S. strategic solar photovoltaic-powered microgrid deployment for enhanced national security, Emily Prehoda, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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

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

Submissions from 2016

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

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

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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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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

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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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Heavy Artillery Transformed, Steven A. Walton

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

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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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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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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

Submissions from 2015

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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

Submissions from 2014

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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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Michigan's RPS ballot defeat: A policy failure or success?, Fei Li, Barry D. Solomon, 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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Responding to a forest catastrophe: The emergence of new governance arrangements in Southern California, Brian Peterson and Adam Wellstead

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

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

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

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

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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

Submissions from 2013

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2012

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

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

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

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The Captain and the Professor: Inventing the Parrott gun before the civil war, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2011

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Why we disagree about assisted migration: Ethical implications of a key debate regarding the future of Canada's forests, I. Aubin, C. M. Garbe, S. Colombo, C. R. Drever, D. W. McKenney, C. Messier, J. Pedlar, M. A. Saner, L. Venier, Adam Wellstead, R. Winder, E. Witten, and C. Ste-Marie

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Policy analysts in the bureaucracy revisited: The nature of professional policy work in contemporary government, Michael Howlett and Adam Wellstead

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Industrial waters and island sustainability in Hawa`ii, Carol MacLennan

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Militarized landscapes in the island Pacific, Carol MacLennan

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Modeling the impacts of communication among nonindustrial private forest owners on forested landscapes, Audrey L. Mayer, Mark D. Rouleau, Mackenzie T. Roeser, and Jillian R. Schubert

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Rehydration/rehydroxylation kinetics of reheated XIX-century Davenport (Utah) ceramic, Timothy Scarlett, Patrick Bowen, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Helen J. Ranck

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Constructing new knowledge in industrial archaeology, Timothy Scarlett and Sam R. Sweitz

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Climate change policy capacity at the sub-national government level, Adam Wellstead and Richard C. Stedman

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Policy analytical capacity in changing governance contexts: A structural equation model (SEM) study of contemporary canadian policy work, Adam Wellstead, Richard C. Stedman, and Michael Howlett

Submissions from 2010

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Island world: A history of Hawai`i and the United States. By Gary Okihiro, Carol MacLennan

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Pearl Harbor's waters: Capture, enclosure, and national security, Carol MacLennan

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Using environmental history to understand sustainability: The case of Silver City, NM, Carol MacLennan and Christa Walck

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Aconcio at Berwick: Importing the trace italienne into England, 1560, Steven A. Walton

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Theophrastus onLyngurium– Medieval and renaissance lore from the classical lapidary tradition, Steven A. Walton

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Policy capacity and incapacity in canada's federal government, Adam Wellstead and Richard Stedman

Submissions from 2009

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The militarization of Hawai'i's lands and waters, Carol MacLennan

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Two seasons of excavation at the 1865 office building at scenic Hudson's West Point foundry preserve, Timothy Scarlett

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What if the local is exotic and the imported mundane? Measuring ceramic exchanges in Mormon Utah, Timothy Scarlett

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Review: Structures of change in the mechanical age: Technological innovation in the United States, 1790-1865. Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology by Ross Thomson, Steven A. Walton

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The diary of the setting-out of the West Point foundry, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2008

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Hawai’i’s industrialized ecology: The power of corporate sugar, Carol MacLennan

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Plantation payday: A research note, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 2007

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How mining, ranching, and the state changed the landscape of southwestern New Mexico, 1850-2005, Carol MacLennan

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Kilauea sugar plantation in 1912: A snapshot, Carol MacLennan

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Wai: Indigenous water, industrial water in Hawai`i, Carol MacLennan