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Sustainable Development

  • Elgar Companion to Sustainable Citiesby D. A. Mazmanian; H. Blanco

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    Against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of urbanization, 21st century cities across the globe share concerns for the challenges they face. This Companion provides a framework for understanding the city as a critical building block for a more sustainable future within broader subnational, national and continental contexts, and ultimately, within... more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship in the Water Sectorby R. Ziegler; L. Partzsch; J. Gebauer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘So often environmental protection is neglected in the social entrepreneurship literature, even though the environmental movement has a lot to offer in terms of empirical and theoretical developments. This book makes a hugely important contribution to filling that gap, lending weight to social innovation theory and providing a good case-study... 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...

  • Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing Worldby United Cities and Local Governments

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    UCLG?s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the universal provision of basic services in a world... more...

  • 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...