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Sustainable Development

  • Working Ethically in Financeby Anthony Asher

    Business Expert Press 2015; Not Available

    ?? a must read for those wanting to craft a vocation in finance.? -- Adrian Gore, CEO, Discovery Group; ?? no better book for a student or practitioner who wants more than is usually on offer in finance courses in our universities.? -- Paul Oslington, Professor of Economics and Dean of Business, Alphacrucis College, Sydney. To develop a vocation... more...

  • The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Povertyby Laurence Chandy; Hiroshi Kato; Homi Kharas

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The past quarter century has witnessed a stunning reduction in the number of people around the world living on less than $1.25 a day, the marker for extreme poverty. This has led to a new sense of hope that extreme poverty can be eradicated within a generation. Yet optimism is tempered by the unique circumstances facing those who remain left behind... more...

  • Economic Risks of Climate Changeby Trevor Houser; Solomon Hsiang; Robert Kopp; Kate Larsen; Michael R. Bloomberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Climate change threatens the economy of the United States through increased flooding and storm damage, climate-driven changes in crop yields, disruptions in labor productivity, crime, and public health and heat-related strains on energy systems. Combining current data with state-of-the-art climate models, econometric research on human responses to... more...

  • Competing Visions of India in World Politicsby Kate Sullivan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This edited collection presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role by exploring a range of influential non-Western state perspectives. Through multiple case studies, the contributors gauge the success of India's efforts to be seen as an alternative global power in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Decarbonization in the European Unionby Claire Dupont; Sebastian Oberthür

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The authors examine how far internal policies in the European Union move towards the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by 80-95 per cent by 2050, and how or whether the EU's 2050 objective to 'decarbonise' could affect the EU's relations with a number of external energy partners. more...

  • Endangerment, Biodiversity and Cultureby Fernando Vidal; Nélia Dias

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The notion of Endangerment stands at the heart of a network of concepts, values and practices dealing with objects and beings considered threatened by extinction, and with the procedures aimed at preserving them. Usually animated by a sense of urgency and citizenship, identifying endangered entities involves evaluating an impending threat and opens... more...

  • Sustainabilityby Helen Kopnina; Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    Sustainability: Key Issues is a comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students doing courses in sustainability. Highly original, it covers the very broad spectrum of ideas covered under sustainability, from participation, resilience, growth, ecological modernism through to culture, sustainable communities and sustainable... more...

  • The Political Economy of Sustainable Developmentby Dirk Jacob Wolfson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    The author shows how sustainable development may be organized, valued and distributed by introducing situational contracting as an interactive and contextual mode of governance. Situational contracting provides a road map for where we want to go, serving the prevailing ideology in implementing the trade between efficiency and fairness. more...

  • Rethinking the Green Stateby Karin Bäckstrand; Annica Kronsell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This innovative book is one of the first to conduct a systematic comprehensive analysis of the ideals and practices of the evolving green state. It draws on elements of political theory, feminist theory, post-structuralism, governance and institutional theory to conceptualise the green state and advances thinking on how to understand its emergence... more...

  • Sustainability in Coffee Productionby Andrea Biswas-Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the global market. This book examines sustainable coffee... more...