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Dietz, Thomas

Works: 20 works in 113 publications in 2 languages and 7,066 library holdings
Genres: Environmental impact statements  Conference papers and proceedings  Live sound recordings  Speeches  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Thomas Dietz
New tools for environmental protection : education, information, and voluntary measures by Thomas Dietz( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of social research by Linda Kalof( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This core text on social sciences research covers an extensive amount of material, with ongoing exercises of increasing difficulty, coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, the limitations and ambiguity of research findings, and explanations on how to interpret published research
Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making by Thomas Dietz and Paul C Stern( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocates of public participation believe it improves environmental assessment and decision making; detractors criticize it as ineffective and inefficient. The term public participation, as used in this book, includes organized processes adopted by elected officials, government agencies, or other public- or private-sector organizations to engage the public in environmental assessment, planning, decision making, management, monitoring, and evaluation. These processes supplement traditional forms of public participation (voting, forming interest groups, demonstrating, lobbying) by directly involving the public in executive functions that, when they are conducted in government, are traditionally delegated to administrative agencies. The goal of participation is to improve the quality, legitimacy, and capacity of environmental assessments and decisions.. This book ... assesses whether, and under what conditions, public participation achieves the outcomes desired. Claims from all sides are considered and evaluated as a central point of the study, in order to provide an overall assessment of the merits and failings of participation. It also offers guidance to practitioners and identifies directions for further research
Climate change in the Great Lakes region : navigating an uncertain future by Thomas Dietz( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People living in the Great Lakes region are already feeling the effects of changing climate. Shifts in seasonal tempatures and precipitation patterns could have dramatic impacts on the economy, ecology, and quality of life. In this illuminating and thorough volume, leading scholars address the challenge of preparing for climate change in this region, where decision makers from various sectors--government, agriculture, recreation, and tourism--must increasingly be aware of the needs to incorporate climate change into their short- and long-tem planning. The chapters in this book, written by some of the foremost climate change scholars in North America, outline the major trends in th e climate of the Great Lakes region, how humans might cope with the uncertainty of climate change impacts, and examples of on-the-ground projects that have addressed these issues.'-- p. [4] cover
Handbook for environmental planning : the social consequences of environmental change by James Mcevoy( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of environmental sustainability : the coevolution of science and policy( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is environmental sustainability, how do we achieve it, and what are the prospects for maintaining it in the future? This book attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the period (roughly from the 1950s to the present) when "the environment" became an issue as important as economic growth or war and peace. Through case studies and in-depth reviews of conservation practices, environmental policy, and forest and range management around the world, the authors provide an assessment of the current state of sustainability and discuss the challenges that lie ahead."--Jacket
The risk professionals by Thomas Dietz( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to social statistics : the logic of statistical reasoning by Thomas Dietz( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Social Statistics is a basic statistics text with a focus on the use of models for thinking through statistical problems, an accessible and consistent structure with ongoing examples across chapters, and an emphasis on the tools most commonly used in contemporary research
Structural human ecology : new essays in risk, energy, and sustainability( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kondensation von Silicium, Untersuchungen zur Phasenbildung aus homogenen Dämpfen by Thomas Dietz( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop on sociological perspectives on global climate change, May 30-31, 2008 : report( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transnational economic governance by Thomas Dietz( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What role do contract enforcement institutions provided by the state play for economic development? This question has often been addressed. However, empirical research in this field looks predominantly at transactions that are conducted domestically. Less research exists regarding the enforceability of contracts in cross-border transactions. In other words, research that addresses the institutional foundations of international exchange processes is still in its infancy. The following case study investigates the contract enforcement institutions that enable German customers to purchase software in Asian and East European Countries. This paper’s main argument is that nation states are not capable of providing a workable legal infrastructure for cross-border transactions. Instead, economic actors create their own informal mechanisms in order to enforce their contracts. Particularly important are relational contracts and reputational networks. Furthermore, the empirical evidence shows that German enterprises comprehensively use the opportunities offered by new developments in information and communication technology, when it comes to the initiation and control of their foreign business relations. Due to such technical innovation, it therefore seems that both reputational networks and relational contracts gain more and more efficiency compared to state private law
Cross-border cooperation : the meaning of cognitive and normative expectations for the emergence of Global research and development cooperation( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on Niklas Luhmann's theory of social systems, we analyse the importance of different styles of expectation (cognitive and normative) for global research and development. In our study, we find that contrary to Luhmann's prediction in 1971, the normative expectation style still plays a vital role for the cooperative deals under examination. The second result of our study is that non-state mechanismus such as reputation, resource-dependency and trust are highly important for the stabilization of normative expectations in global business transactions. The role of the state-based legal system is reduced to stabilizing few, albeit crucial, normative expectations
Risk assessment in the policy-making process : environmental health and safety protection( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making ; Thomas Dietz and Paul C. Stern, editors( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The next revolutions by Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Michigan State University faculty panel participates in a discussion entitled, "The Next Revolutions." Panelists describe their research, perspectives and conclusions about big data, climate change, new technology used for teaching, 3-D printing, and the effects these advances have on culture, society, and the future of humanity. Panelists are: Brian O'Shea, Lyman Briggs College and College of Natural Science, Emilee Rader, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Jeff Grabill, College of Arts & Letters, Patrick Kwon, College of Engineering, and Thomas Dietz, College of Social Science. Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the Honors College, convenes the session and moderates questions from the audience with the assistance of MSU Professor John P. Beck. Part of the series "Sharper Focus/Wider Lens" sponsored by the MSU Honors College. Held in the MSU Student Union
Regionale ontwikkeling in perifere landen( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life and death at Kent State : 1960s student dissent as a working class movement by Thomas M Grace( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas M. Grace, survivor of the shootings at Kent State University and author of "Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties", delivers a presentation entitled, "Life and Death at Kent State: 1960s Student Dissent as a Working Class Movement." Grace discusses the history of the shootings at Kent State University and explains the social movement that arose at the university during the late 1960's and early 1970's. He talks about the protests in opposition to the Vietnam War that occurred at Kent State in 1970, the shots fired by Ohio National Guard troops and the economic climate in the U.S. which he says helped to fuel an "anti-war mentality" among college students during that time. Grace answers questions from the audience. He is introduced by Thomas Dietz, professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy at Michigan State University. Part of the "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" Brown Bag series sponsored by the MSU Department of Sociology, the MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and the MSU Museum. Held in the MSU Museum auditorium
Die Reform der EU-Beihilfenkontrolle und ihre Auswirkungen auf die regionale Wirtschaftsförderung( )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regionale Wirtschaftsförderung ist längst nicht mehr ausschliesslich Sache der Nationalstaaten bzw. ihrer Regionen. Einerseits legt die EU im Rahmen der Wettbewerbspolitik über die sogenannte Beihilfenkontrolle der nationalen Wirtschaftsförderung durch regulative Massnahmen zum Teil erhebliche Beschränkungen auf, andererseits versucht die EU selbst, durch distributive Massnahmen, sprich die Verteilung eigener Gelder im Rahmen ihrer Strukturförderung, Entwicklungsunterschiede zwischen einzelnen Regionen zu verringern. Darüber hinaus liegt die Verantwortung dafür, welche Gebiete konkret künftig aus der nationalen und EU-Förderung herausfallen werden, zum überwiegenden Teil nicht bei der Kommission, sondern - ganz im Sinne des Subsidiaritätsprinzips - bei den Mitgliedstaaten bzw. in der Bundesrepublik bei den Bundesländern
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Foundations of environmental sustainability : the coevolution of science and policy
Essentials of social researchPublic participation in environmental assessment and decision makingFoundations of environmental sustainability : the coevolution of science and policyIntroduction to social statistics : the logic of statistical reasoningPublic participation in environmental assessment and decision making ; Thomas Dietz and Paul C. Stern, editors
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