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Sustainable Development

  • Food Security and Social Protection for the Rural Poor in Chinaby Ling Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Economic growth and its relevant subjects have been given the first priority in the research agenda since China initiated economic reforms in 1978, while the topics of social protection and gender equality have been largely left at the periphery for a long period. This book is a collection of evidence-based studies conducted mainly in poor areas... more...

  • Creative Practice and Socioeconomic Crisis in the Caribbeanby Kent J. Wessinger

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Although the world is saturated with extraordinary methods, innovation, and technology, the Caribbean seems to have been left behind in the sustainable growth of global development. While the majority of the world defines the Caribbean as "paradise," the reality of life for Afro-Caribbean culture is defined by an unrelenting hardship. This book comprehensively... more...

  • Simulation Approach Towards Energy Flexible Manufacturing Systemsby Jan Beier

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.47

    This authored monograph provides in-depth analysis and methods for aligning electricity demand of manufacturing systems to VRE supply. The book broaches both long-term system changes and real-time manufacturing execution and control, and the author presents a concept with different options for improved energy flexibility including battery,... more...

  • Reinventing Developmentby Adam Fforde

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.47

    This book debunks the foundations of contemporary government-led development policy. The author questions the predictability of success when using mainstream development doctrines and its underlying assumptions, approaching development from a sceptical standpoint, as opposed to the more common optimistic view. The book uses international development... more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Korea 2017by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 36.00

    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a... more...

  • Sustainability Principles and Practiceby Margaret Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition?s accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing... more...

  • Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable Cityby Meg Holden

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    What can justice and sustainability mean, pragmatically speaking, in today?s cities? Can justice be the basis on which the practices of city building rely? Can this recognition constitute sustainability in city building, from a pragmatic perspective? Today, we are faced with a mountain of reasons to lose hope in any prospect of moving closer to justice... more...

  • Imagining Sustainabilityby Julie Cidell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Cities, rather than nations, have become the key sites for enacting environmental policies. This is due to the combination of growing urban populations and increased action on the part of local governments (generally attributed to national governments? failure to act on climate change). Imagining Sustainability seeks to understand how actors in... more...

  • A Green History of the Welfare Stateby Tony Fitzpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Environmental problems ? particularly climate change ? have become increasingly important to governments and social researchers in recent decades. Debates about their implications for social policies and welfare reforms are now moving towards centre stage. What has been missing from such debates is an account of the history of the welfare state in... more...

  • Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projectsby Ayodeji E. Oke; Clinton O. Aigbavboa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.47

    This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction... more...