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Sustainable Development

  • Spatial Dynamics in the Experience Economyby Anne Lorentzen; Karin Topsø Larsen; Lise Schrøder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    This book explores the dynamics of place, location and territories from the perspective of an experience-based economy. It offers a valuable contribution to this new approach and the planning and management challenges it faces. This book emphasises three key avenues to understanding the experience economy. First, the book reconsiders innovation... more...

  • Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihoodby Ian Davis; Kae Yanagisawa; Kristalina Georgieva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and sustainable development. Covering a wide range of... more...

  • Permacultureby Jan Martin Bang

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course.<br><br>This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about... more...

  • Green Growth and Low Carbon Development in East Asiaby Fumikazu Yoshida; Akihisa Mori

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    The concept of green growth, coupled with one of green economy and low carbon development, is a global concern especially in the face of the multiple crises that the world has faced in recent years - climate, oil, food, and financial crises. In East Asia, this concept is regarded as the key in transforming cheap-labour dependent, export-oriented industries... more...

  • Knowledge, Networks and Policyby James Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    ?The region? has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century ? the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge organised and how were its concepts transmuted into... more...

  • Promoting Sustainable Livingby Justyna Karakiewicz; Audrey Yue; Angela Paladino

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Current images of sustainability are often designed to instil fear and force change, not because we believe in it, but because we fear the consequences of inaction. Moving away from negative portrayals of sustainability, this book identifies the factors that motivate people to aspire towards sustainable living. It introduces the notion of sustainability... more...

  • Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asiaby Bo Kong; Jae H. Ku

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia?s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea. It examines... more...

  • Anthropology and Riskby Asa Boholm

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in society are conditioned by knowledge claims and cultural... more...

  • Science, Society and the Environmentby Michael R. Dove; Daniel M. Kammen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment.? The first focuses on the systemic bias in science in... more...

  • African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalizationby Danielle Resnick; James Thurlow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa?s youth appear to have been left out. This book critically examines the extent... more...