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  • The Great Transitionby Mauro Bonaiuti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Recent events including the financial crisis and the gradual lessening of the planet?s natural resources have raised the fundamental question as to whether the capitalist market system can survive its own contradictions or whether we are witnessing the outset of a profound change in civilization. By deploying the tools of the science of complexity... more...

  • Futile Progressby Ernest Braun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.95

    Do new innovations and products improve our lives? Has our relentless pursuit of technological progress eliminated the blight of poverty, of inequality, of discrimination, of crime, of war? Has the advance of technology increased our happiness and led us to fulfillment and social harmony? The ads would have us think so. But not all technological innovation... more...

  • Climate Resilience in Development Planningby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 47.00

    Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals. This report discusses the current state of knowledge on how to build... more...

  • Government and the Environmentby Laura Castellucci

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In the today?s global "commercial society" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not "commercial", national security and clean air are great examples. This means that the economic role of government is not limited to cure the so called "market failures" but it has... more...

  • Is The Environment a Luxury?: An Inquiry into the relationship between environment and incomeby Silvia Tiezzi; Chiara Martini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The purpose of this collection of essays is to shed some light on the complex relationship between environmental quality and the distribution of income. Are the preferences of the poor towards a cleaner environment really different from those of the rich? Environmental economists have traditionally focused on efficiency issues. In their analyses... more...

  • Understanding Sustainable Developmentby John Blewitt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition?s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of... more...

  • OECD Green Growth Studies Green Growth Indicators 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 49.00

    The OECD Green Growth Strategy supports countries in fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which well-being relies. Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported... more...

  • Smart Specialisation: Challenges and opportunities for regional innovation policiesby Dominique Foray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains why the approach is new and different from more standard policy processes and explores what are the conditions for successful implementation.... more...

  • Planning Sustainable Cities and Regionsby Karen Chapple

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its pioneering environmental regulation, market innovation,... more...

  • Rural and Regional Futuresby Anthony Hogan; Michelle Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Agriculture, mining and related rural industries have been central to the development of Australia?s economy. This book details the role that the Australian Government has played in the making of rural and regional Australia, particularly since World War II. The book reviews these policies and evaluates them with regards the commitments undertaken... more...