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  • The Roads from Rioby Pamela Chasek; Lynn M. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, popularly known as the Rio Earth Summit, the world?s leaders constructed a new "sustainable development" paradigm that promised to enhance environmentally sound economic and social development. Twenty years later, the proliferation of multilateral environmental agreements points... more...

  • The Environmental Endgameby Robert Nadeau

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    For decades, scholars have warned of an impending global environmental crisis. Yet politicians, particularly in the United States, have consistently shown that they are not taking the threat seriously. Initiatives aimed at protecting the planet are commonly seen as belonging to a category unto themselves-the preserve of scientists and environmental... more...

  • Post-Kyoto Climate Governance: Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology and Knowledgeby Asim Zia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    In the midst of human-induced global climate change, powerful industrialized nations and rapidly industrializing nations are still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Even if we arrive at a Hubbert?s peak for oil extraction in the 21 st century, the availability of technologically recoverable coal and natural gas will mean that fossil fuels continue... more...

  • Environmental Policy and Household Behaviourby Patrik Soderholm

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Our behaviour in our own homes - our recycling habits, consumer choices and transport preferences - all have a huge impact on the environment locally and globally. Governments across the world are trying to formulate and implement policies to encourage and enforce more sustainable household actions. Yet so often these policies fail to have the desired... more...

  • Johan Galtungby Johan Galtung; Dietrich Fischer

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This is the first ever anthology of key articles by Johan Galtung, widely regarded as the founder of the academic discipline of peace studies. It covers such concepts as direct, structural and cultural violence; theories of conflict, development, civilization and peace; peaceful conflict transformation; peace education; mediation; reconciliation; a... more...

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritageby Lourdes Arizpe; Cristina Amescua

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    A decade after the approval of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), the concept has gained wide acceptance at the local, national and international levels. Communities are recognizing and celebrating their Intangible Heritage; governments are devoting important efforts to the construction of national... more...

  • The Interplay between Urban Development, Vulnerability, and Risk Managementby Ebru A. Gencer

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Natural disasters are increasingly affecting the world, taking lives unexpectedly and leaving many others injured and homeless. Moreover, disasters disrupt local, national and even global economies, instantly changing the direction of development. In the first half of 2011 alone, 108 natural disasters occurred, killing over 23 thousand people, affecting... more...

  • Zertifizierungssysteme für Gebäudeby Thilo Ebert; Gerd Hauser; Natalie Eßig

    DETAIL 2010; US$ 84.00

    Nachhaltigkeit ganzheitlich bewerten - der aktuelle Stand der internationalen Gebäudezertifizierung Zertifizierungssysteme wie BREEAM, LEED oder DGNB zielen darauf ab, Nachhaltigkeit in der Architektur transparent und vergleichbar zu machen. Zugleich herrschen große Dynamik und ein kaum zu übersehender Wettbewerb zwischen den einzelnen Systemen. Dieses... more...

  • Improving Global Environmental Governance: The Nexus between Architecture and Agencyby Norichika Kanie; Steinar Andresen; Peter M. Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The experience of environmental governance is approached in Improving Global Environmental Governance from the unique perspective of actor configuration and embedded networks of actors, which are areas of emerging importance. The chapters look at existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the broader constellation of partially networked... more...

  • Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision-Makingby Catherine Gross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    By crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uniquely connects theories of justice with people's lived experience within social conflicts over resource sharing. It shows why some conflicts, such as local opposition to wind farms and water disputes, have become intractable social problems in many countries of the world. It shows the power of in... more...