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Full-Text Articles in Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation

Local Food Policy & Consumer Food Cooperatives: Evolutionary Case Studies, Afton Hupper May 2019

Local Food Policy & Consumer Food Cooperatives: Evolutionary Case Studies, Afton Hupper

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Darwin’s theory of natural selection has played a central role in the development of the biological sciences, but evolution can also explain change in human culture. Institutions, mechanisms that govern behavior and social order, are important subjects of cultural evolution. Institutions can help stabilize cooperation, defined as behavior that benefits others, often at a personal cost. Cooperation is important for solving social dilemmas, scenarios in which the interests of the individual conflict with those of the group. A number of mechanisms by which institutions evolve to support cooperation have been identified, yet theoretical models of institutional change have rarely ...


Social Ecological Food Systems: Sustainability Lessons From Maine Dairy Networks, Julia B. Mcguire Aug 2016

Social Ecological Food Systems: Sustainability Lessons From Maine Dairy Networks, Julia B. Mcguire

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Milk production has played an integral role in the culture, landscape, and economy of Maine’s agriculture. Maine dairy farmers have faced numerous sustainability challenges to economic, environmental, and social aspects of their industry. Like many other complex social ecological systems, the Maine dairy industry faces a gap between scientific knowledge and actionable management or policy. A cultural dichotomy exists between conventional and organic farming. Shifting the focus from this binary, metrics such as social capital may play a key role in solving sustainability issues. Difficulties arise in the governance of complex social ecological systems when the scales of assessment ...


Safe Medicine Disposal For Me A Handbook And Summary Report, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Stevan Gressitt Apr 2010

Safe Medicine Disposal For Me A Handbook And Summary Report, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Stevan Gressitt

Maine Center on Aging Service and Consultation

The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME (SMDME) program is a statewide model for the disposal of unused household medications using a mail-back return envelope system. Established through state legislation and implemented in 2007 with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Program’s Aging Initiative, the program is authorized to handle both controlled and non-controlled medications This handbook describes the program components, as well as the outcomes and lessons learned from Phases I & II of the program. The handbook is designed as a guide to organizations that are implementing similar programs in other states. Maine, which has a combination ...


Working Parents And Child Care: Charting A New Course For Quality, Michael Lahti, Rachel Connelly, Georgia N. Nigro, Rebecca Fraser-Thill Jan 2009

Working Parents And Child Care: Charting A New Course For Quality, Michael Lahti, Rachel Connelly, Georgia N. Nigro, Rebecca Fraser-Thill

Maine Policy Review

Close to two-thirds of children in Maine under the age of five need child care while their parents work. The quality of child care is a critical policy concern, since research has found that early childhood experience plays a major role in later-life success for individuals. The authors report on findings from three studies regarding child care arrangements in Maine and the quality of child care in the state and nationally. They describe the development and implementation of Maine’s new Quality Rating System (QRS) for child care facilities, Quality for ME, and the role that it can play both ...


Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix J: Historical-Archeological Impact Study, Albert A. Dekin Jr., Bruce R. Donaldson, J. Lloyd Pepper, Paul A. Robinson, Edward A. Hession, Judith A. Rasson, Public Archaeology Facility Department Of Anthropology, United States Department Of Energy Jan 1978

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix J: Historical-Archeological Impact Study, Albert A. Dekin Jr., Bruce R. Donaldson, J. Lloyd Pepper, Paul A. Robinson, Edward A. Hession, Judith A. Rasson, Public Archaeology Facility Department Of Anthropology, United States Department Of Energy

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The report assessing cultural resources for the Dickey/Lincoln School Transmission Project consists of five narrative chapters, a topical bibliography, and five appendices. The scope of work, together with the USDI guidelines for cultural resource survey (included in Appendix E), comprise an attitude and approach toward prehistory which is in accord with the current state of the art, not simply in terms of cultural resource management but also in terms of contemporary standards generally recognized by practitioners of anthropological archaeology.


An Overview Of The Proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydro-Electric Project : Aroostook County, Maine, New England Division, Department Of The Army, Corps. Of Engineers, Department Of Energy Jan 1978

An Overview Of The Proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydro-Electric Project : Aroostook County, Maine, New England Division, Department Of The Army, Corps. Of Engineers, Department Of Energy

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

An overview of The Dickey-Lincoln Project in northern Aroostook County, Maine is a proposed Federally financed hydro-electric power generating facility. Electric energy generated by the facility would be introduced into the New England Power Pool system through construction of new transmission lines across northern Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Responsibility for investigation and construction rests in the two Federal agencies, i.e. dams and reservoirs in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and transmission lines in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The two actions are part of the same proposal, although they are in essence separate and ...


Recommendations Of Alternative System Plans And Transmission Corridors For The Dickey/Lincoln School Hydroelectric Project, Vtn Environmental Sciences (Firm), Interior Jan 1976

Recommendations Of Alternative System Plans And Transmission Corridors For The Dickey/Lincoln School Hydroelectric Project, Vtn Environmental Sciences (Firm), Interior

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This second volume of the Assessment of Alternative Power Transmission Corri-dors related to the Dickey Lincoln/School Hydroelectric Project, contains all relevant background materials to support the mapping and analysis of en-vironmental resource information. Narrative explaining what information was evaluated and the sources and reasons for its consideration are integral to this assessment.


Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan, Maine. Office Of Energy Resources Jan 1976

Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan, Maine. Office Of Energy Resources

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

Prepare a comprehensive energy resources plan to be revised and updated at least annually and more often as the Director of the Office of Energy Resources or the State Legislature deem necessary.


Social And Economic Consequences Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development On The Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch, Nelson L. Leray Jan 1968

Social And Economic Consequences Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development On The Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch, Nelson L. Leray

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The intention of this report is to present a still picture of the selected area as of the summer of 1966. The emphasis is on empirical relationships. The data contained herein will provide a base for subsequent analysis. Thus little attempt is made to cast the findings of the study in a theoretical framework. Later publications will utilize relevant theory and research to analyze the social and economic changes in an area related to the building of the Dickey and Lincoln School Dams. It is presumed that this particular report and its statistical sup-plement will be of particular interest to ...