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Sustainable Development

  • Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformationby Adam Bumpus; James Tansey; Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez; Chukwumerije Okereke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and continuing development of clean technology, fundamental business transformation has not occurred because of multiple political, economic, social... more...

  • Federalism of Wetlandsby Ryan W. Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book investigates the consequences of redundant state and federal environmental regulations in the United States. Drawing on the most exhaustive statistical analysis of US federal wetland permits ever constructed, the book uncovers the disjointed world of wetland regulation. The author starts by examining the socioeconomic and environmental factors... more...

  • The Biosphere and the Bioregionby Cheryll Glotfelty; Eve Quesnel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding figure of contemporary environmental thought. The Biosphere and the Bioregion:... more...

  • Is the Environment a Luxury?by Silvia Tiezzi; Chiara Martini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Foreign Aid and Emerging Powersby Iain Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA). This book advocates a regional geopolitical approach to explaining donor-donor relationships and provides a multidisciplinary critical assessment... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Africaby Gufu Oba

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology, paleoecological data, trade, ancient hydrological... more...

  • Crisis and Migrationby Anna Lindley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent years, there remains a persistent emphasis on migration being either a symptom or a cause of crisis. Moreover, in the context of a recent series... more...

  • Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disastersby Michael R Greenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored in almost all the world?s most populous countries.... more...

  • Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperationby Spencer Barrett III Meredith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once more after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had put in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a worst-case scenario; Chernobyl did not. These two... more...

  • The Language of Global Developmentby Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms in the language of development, tracing their origins,... more...