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Submissions from 2019

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

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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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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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Review: Money in a human economy, Chelsea Schelly

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

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

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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

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

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

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Environmental policy and the pursuit of sustainability, Chelsea Schelly and Aparajita Banerjee

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From Kyoto to Paris: Measuring renewable energy policy regimes in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States, Erin Pischke, Barry Solomon, Adam Wellstead, Alberto Acevedo, Amarella Eastmond, Fernando De Oliveira, and et. al.

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“Imbibing the lesson of defiance”: oil palms and alcohol in Colonial Ghana, 1900–40, Jonathan E. Robins

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Indigenous protest and the roots of sustainable forestry in Bolivia, Michael J. Dockry and Nancy Langston

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Mechanisms of environmental policy change in a federal system: The case of open federalism and the 2006–15 Harper government, Adam Wellstead

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Review: The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation, Steven A. Walton

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Uncovering discursive framings of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry, S. M. Mizanur Rahman, Chelsea Schelly, Audrey L. Mayer, and Emma S. Norman

Submissions from 2017

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

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DOCUMERICA and the power of environmental history, Nancy Langston

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

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Examining interconnection and net metering policy for distributed generation in the United States, Chelsea Schelly, Edward P. Louie, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Explaining through causal mechanisms: resilience and governance of social–ecological systems, Robbert Biesbroek, Johann Dupuis, and Adam Wellstead

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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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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? A review of Paul Sabatier’s “An advocacy coalition framework of policy change and the role of policy-oriented learning therein", Adam Wellstead

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Policy advice from outsiders: The challenges of policy co-construction, Adam Wellstead, Bryan Evans, and Halina Sapeha

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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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The Wisconsin Experiment, Nancy Langston

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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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A geospatial approach to uncovering the hidden waste footprint of Lake Superior’s Mesabi Iron Range, John Baeten, Nancy Langston, and Don Lafreniere

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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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“Push” dynamics in policy experimentation: Downscaling climate change adaptation programs in Canada, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, Sreeja Nair, and Jeremy Rayner

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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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Introduction: The Pilbara crisis, Melissa Baird and Jane Lydon

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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