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Submissions from 2020

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Act locally, transition globally: Grassroots resilience, local politics, and five municipalities in the United States with 100% renewable electricity, Adewale Aremu Adesanya, Roman Sidortsov, and Chelsea Schelly

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Agent-Based model to predict the fate of the degradation of organic compounds in the aqueous-phase UV/H2O2 advanced oxidation process, Robert J. Zupko II, Divya Kamath, Erica Coscarelli, Mark. D. Rouleau, and Daisuke Minakata

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American Influences at the National Eisteddfod, Mark Rhodes

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An energy justice based approach for electrification planning - An agent-based model, Bethel Tarekegne and Mark Rouleau

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A Transatlantic History of Public Administration: Analyzing the USA, Germany, and France (Book Review), Adam Wellstead

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Collaboration mitigates barriers of utility ownership on policy adoption: evidence from the United States, Cali Curley, Nicky Harrison, Corey Kewei Xu, and Shan Zhou

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Cooperative vision: Science, industry, and innovation in modern America (Book Review), Bruce E. Seely

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Deciphering support for woody biomass production for electric power using an ecosystem service framework, Barry Solomon, John Brad Barnett, Adam Wellstead, and Mark Rouleau

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Do renewable portfolio standards in the United States stunt renewable electricity development beyond mandatory targets?, Shan Zhou and Barry D. Solomon

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Energy policy for energy sovereignty: Can policy tools enhance energy sovereignty?, Chelsea Schelly, Douglas Bessette, Kathleen Brosemer, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Andrew Fiss, Joshua M. Pearce, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Examining the key drivers of residential solar adoption in upstate New York, Chelsea Schelly and James C. Letzelter

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Exporting consumption: Lifestyle migration and energy use, Richelle Winkler and David Matarrita-Cascante

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Historical Spatial-Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatiotemporal Big-Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City, Daniel Trepal, Don Lafreniere, and Jason Gilliland

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Home front in the American heartland local experiences and legacies of WWI, Leslie Bellais, Sue Collins, Chet DeFonso, Christopher McCollough, Sarah Price, Hilary Virtanen, Steven A. Walton, Rebecca Frost, Patty Sotirin, Josh Fulton, and Doug Lantry

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Just electrification: Imagining the justice dimensions of energy access and addressing energy poverty, Bethel Tarekegne

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Mining the evidence: Public comments and evidence-based policymaking in the controversial Minnesota PolyMet mining project, Sun V. Nguyen, Nancy Langston, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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Music work: Traditional Cambodian music and state‐building under the Khmer Rouge, Mark Rhodes

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Paul Robeson, Carnival, and the 2018 National Eisteddfod, Mark Rhodes

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Power moves: Transportation, politics, and development in Houston by Kyle Shelton (review), Bruce E. Seely

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Reimagining instrument constituencies: the case of conservation policy in Mexico, Erin C. Pischke and Adam Wellstead

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Revisiting the walking city: A geospatial examination of the journey to work, Don Lafreniere and Jason Gilliland

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The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health, Kathleen Brosemer, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Joshua M. Pearce, Douglas Bessette, and Laura Schmitt Olabisi

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The evolution of Wisconsin's woody biofuel policy: Policy layering and dismantling through dilution, Brad Barnett, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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The north-south policy divide in transnational healthcare: a comparative review of policy research on medical tourism in source and destination countries., Altaf Virani, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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The urgency of transforming the Midwestern U.S. landscape into more than corn and soybean, Linda S. Prokopy, Benjamin M. Gramig, Alisha Bower, Sarah P. Church, Brenna Ellison, Philip W. Gassman, Ken Genskow, Douglas Gucker, Steve G. Hallett, Jason Hill, Natalie Hunt, Kris A. Johnson, Ian Kaplan, J. Paul Kelleher, Hans Kok, Michael Komp, Peter Lammers, Sarah LaRose, Matthew Liebman, Andrew Margenot, David Mulla, Michael J. O’Donnell, Peimer, Elizabeth Reaves, Kara Salazar, Chelsea Schelly, Keith Schilling, Silvia Secchi, Aslihan D. Spaulding, David Swenson, Aaron W. Thompson, and Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad

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Tracking Urbanization and Exurbs: Migration Across the Rural–Urban Continuum, 1990–2016, Shaun A. Golding and Richelle Winkler

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Urban socioeconomic inequality and biodiversity often converge, but not always: A global meta-analysis, Evan R. Kuras, Paige S. Warren, John Aloysius Zinda, Myla F. J. Aronson, Sarel Cilliers, Mark A. Goddard, Charle H. Nilon, and Richelle Winkler

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U.S. greenhouse gas emission bottlenecks: Prioritization of targets for climate liability, Alexis Pascaris and Joshua M. Pearce

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Where is the policy? A bibliometric analysis of the state of policy research on medical tourism., Altaf Virani, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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Willingness to pay for invasive seaweed management: Understanding how high and low income households differ in Ghana, Roland O. Ofori and Mark. D. Rouleau

Submissions from 2019

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Agent-based modeling for bioenergy sustainability assessment, Mark Rouleau and Robert J. Zupko II

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A historical review of China-U.S. cooperation in space: Launching commercial satellites and technology transfer, 1978–2000, Zhihui Zhang and Bruce E. Seely

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Benefits over risks: A case study of government support of energy development in the Russian North, Roman Sidortsov

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Bridging the social and environmental dimensions of global sustainability in STEM education with additive manufacturing, Chelsea Schelly and Joshua M. Pearce

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Can the dual identity of policy entrepreneur and policy implementer promote successful policy adoption? Vertical greening policymaking in Shanghai, China, Hongmei Lu, Audrey L. Mayer, Adam Wellstead, and Shan Zhou

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Causal mechanisms in policy process research: Are we taking them seriously? Should we?, Evert Lindquist and Adam Wellstead

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Chapter 10: Lessons from the transdisciplinary, international BIOPIRE project, Jennifer L. Dunn, Jessie Knowlton, Robert Handler, Erin Pischke, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, M. Azahara Mesa-Jurado, Theresa Selfa, David J. Flaspohler, Julian Licata, Ena E. Mata-Zayas, Rodrigo Medeiros, and Cassandra Moseley

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Chapter 11: Applying transdisciplinary research to enhance low-to-moderate income households’ access to community solar, Brad Barnett, Emily Prehoda, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, and Chelsea L. Schelly

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Chapter 12: In search of common ground: energy justice perspectives in global fossil fuel extraction, Roman Sidortsov, Raphael J. Heffron, Tedd Moya Mose, Chelsea Schelly, and Bethel Tarekegne

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Chapter 13: Understanding household conservation, climate change and the food–energy–water nexus from a transdisciplinary perspective, David Watkins, Rachel Shwom, Chelsea Schelly, Datu S. Agusdinata, Kristin Floress, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Chapter 2: Governing sustainability and environmental management: what, why and how?, Erin Pischke, Robert M. Handler, and Jessie Knowlton

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Chapter 2: Policy process research and the causal mechanism movement: reinvigorating the field?, Evert Lindquist and Adam Wellstead

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Chapter 3: Power within and beyond the state: understanding how power relations shape environmental management, Jesse Abrams, Diana Córdoba, Roman Sidortsov, Chelsea Schelly, and Hugh Gorman

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Chapter 6: Administrative roles in environmental governance research: scientists incorporating policy makers, Robert Lafave and Jennifer L. Dunn

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Chapter 7: Incorporating community: opportunities and challenges in community engaged research, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, and Kirby Calvert

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Chapter 9: Policy, science and transdisciplinary research: when will it be safe to eat as much fish as desired?, Hugh Gorman, Valoree Gagnon, Amanda Giang, Judith Perlinger, and Noel R. Urban

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Closing nuclear plants with increase climate risks, Nancy Langston

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Correction: Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions, Judith Perlinger, N. R. Urban, A. Giang, N. E. Selin, A. Hendricks, H. Zhang, Aditya Kumar, S. Wu, Valoree Gagnon, Hugh Gorman, and E. S. Norman

Correction: Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions (Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts (2018) 20 (195-209) DOI: 10.1039/c7em00547d), J A Perlinger, N. R. Urban, A. Giang, N. E. Selin, A. N. Hendricks, H. Zhang, A. Kumar, S. Wu, Valoree Gagnon, H. S. Gorman, and E. S. Norman

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Cyber threats, harsh environment and the European High North (EHN) in a human security and multi-level regulatory global dimension: Which framework applicable to critical infrastructures under “Exceptionally critical infrastructure conditions” (ECIC)?, Sandra Cassotta, Roman Sidortsov, Christer Pursiainen, and Michael Evan Goodsite

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Defending against gunpowder artillery - Castles confronting cannons, Steven A. Walton

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Determined disjunction: Lynn White’s medieval technology and social change then and now, Steven A. Walton

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Economic viability of captive off-grid solar photovoltaic and diesel hybrid energy systems for the Nigerian private sector, Adewale Aremu Adesanya and Joshua M. Pearce

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Environmental justice and green schools—Assessing students and communities’ access to green schools, Shuang Zhao, Shan Zhou, and Douglas S. Noonan

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Evaluation of copper-contaminated marginal land for the cultivation of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) as a lignocellulosic feedstock and its impact on downstream bioethanol production, Emily Geiger, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Fats of the land: New histories of agricultural oils, Juan Infante-Amate, Brandon Luedtke, Joshua MacFadyn, Jonathan E. Robins, and Kate Stevens

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Fifty years of medieval technology and social change, Steven A. Walton

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Gain without pain: an international case for a tradable green certificates system to foster renewable energy development in Ukraine, Tetiana Kurbatova, Roman Sidortsov, Iryna Sotnyk, Oleksandr Telizhenko, Tetiana Skibina, and Roubik Hynek

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Have policy process scholars embraced causal mechanisms? A review of five popular frameworks, Jeroen van der Heijden, Johanna Kuhlmann, Evert Lindquist, and Adam Wellstead

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Heritage making through community archaeology and the spatial humanities, Daniel Trepal, Sarah Fayen Scarlett, and Don Lafreniere

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Improving solar development policy and planning through stakeholder engagement: The Long Island Solar Roadmap Project, Chelsea Schelly, Jessica Price, Aimee Delach, Rupak Thapaliya, and Karen Leu

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Introduction (Chapter 1), Steven A. Walton

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John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle, supplanting America's railroads: The early auto age, 1900–1940, Bruce E. Seely

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Justice implications of clean energy policies and programs in the United States: A theoretical and empirical exploration, Shan Zhong and Douglas S. Noonan

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Justice implications of clean energy policies and programs in the United States: A theoretical and empirical exploration, Shan Zhou and Douglas S. Noonan

Justice implications of clean energy policies and programs in the United States: A theoretical and empirical exploration, Shan Zhou and Douglas S. Noonan

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Life cycle assessment of the production of gasoline and diesel from forest residues using integrated hydropyrolysis and hydroconversion, Robert J. Zupko II

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Policies to overcome barriers for renewable energy distributed generation: A Case study of utility structure and regulatory regimes in Michigan, Emily Prehoda, Joshua M. Pearce, and Chelsea Schelly

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Public participatory historical GIS, Don Lafreniere, Luke Weidner, Daniel Trepal, Sarah Fayen Scarlett, John D. M. Arnold, Robert Pastel, and Ryan Williams

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Putting research to action: Integrating collaborative governance and community-engaged research for community solar, Emily Prehoda, Richelle Winkler, and Chelsea Schelly

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Reviewed Work: Palma Africana by Michael Taussig, Jonathan E. Robins

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Review: Money in a human economy, Chelsea Schelly

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Should archaeology have a future?, LouAnn Wurst

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Should we stay or should we go now? Factors affecting evacuation decisions at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, Hans Lechner and Mark Rouleau

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Social justice, corporate influence, and development: Defending the public interest at a state university, Angie Carter, Betty L. Wells, and Ahna Kruzic

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Socio-economic importance of forest resources and their conservation measures in Ethiopia: the case of area closure in South Gonder of Ethiopia, Fikirte Demissie, Kumelachew Yeshitela, Mark Rouleau, David J. Flaspohler, and Mengistie Kindu

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Solar PV-diesel hybrid systems for the Nigerian private sector: An impact assessment, Adewale Aremu Adesanya and Chelsea Schelly

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Sorting out a problem: A co-production approach to household waste management in Shanghai, China., Hongmei Lu and Roman Sidortsov

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Sustainable cybersecurity? Rethinking approaches to protecting energy infrastructure in the European High North, Sandra Cassotta and Roman Sidortsov

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Sustainable mining and the north, Nancy Langston

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Technological determinism(s) and the study of war, Steven A. Walton

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The duty of artists to speak: Trump and illegal immigrants, Josh Loar

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The majestic nature of the north, Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong

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The third shift? Gender and empowerment in a women’s ecotourism cooperative, Mayra Sanchez Morgan and Richelle Winkler

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Understanding cumulative hazards in a rustbelt city: Integrating GIS, archaeology, and spatial history, Daniel Trepal and Don Lafreniere

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Understanding farmers’ perceptions and the effects of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) tree distribution in agroforestry parklands of Upper West Region, Ghana, Fahimeh Baziari, Kari B. Henquinet, and Molly A. Cavaleri

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Understanding renewable energy policy adoption and evolution in Europe: The impact of coercion, normative emulation, competition, and learning, Shan Zhou, Daniel C. Matisoff, Gordon Kinglsey, and Marilyn A. Brown

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“We Don’t Equal Even Just One Man”: Gender and social control in conservation adoption, Angie Carter

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Where is the policy? A bibliometric review of the state of policy research on medical tourism, Altaf Virani, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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Will woodland caribou survive in the Lake Superior basin?, Nancy Langston

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Women are helping offset Wisconsin's gradual decline in fishing, Erin Burkett and Richelle Winkler

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Women Leading Landscape Change, Angie Carter

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Working with the public in historical data creation, Humphrey Southall and Don Lafreniere

Submissions from 2018

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A historical analysis of US climate change policy in the Pan-American context, Erin Pischke, Barry Solomon, and Adam Wellstead

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Are woodland caribou doomed by climate change?, Nancy Langston

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A spatial evaluation of historic iron mining impacts on current impaired waters in Lake Superior’s Mesabi Range, John Baeten, Nancy Langston, and Don Lafreniere

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Comment on “Barriers to enhanced and integrated climate change adaptation and mitigation in Canadian forest management”, Adam Wellstead, Robbert Biesbroek, Paul Cairney, Debra Davidson, Johann Dupuis, Michael Howlett, Jeremy Rayner, and Richard Stedman

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Community response to a sustainable restoration plan for a superfund site, Virinder Sidhu, Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta, and Barry D. Solomon

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Constructing a sustainable bioecnomy: Multi-scalar perceptions of sustainability, Aparajita Banerjee, Chelsea L. Schelly, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Cross-border hostilities and regional planning in the United States and Canada: What role for expertise, insulated from the “Hurry and Strife of Politics”?, Jameson W. Doig and Mary Durfee