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Human Geography

  • Debating Climate Ethicsby Stephen M. Gardiner; David A. Weisbach

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach present arguments for and against the relevance of ethics to global climate policy. Gardiner argues that climate change is fundamentally an ethical issue rather than one of narrow economic self-interest, while Weisbach argues that existing ethical theories are flawed and do not provide adequate guidance for... more...

  • Sustainable Consumptionby Audley Genus

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book originates from the work of contributors to initiatives and global networks promoting and pursuing lines of enquiry that recognise and probe relationships between sustainable consumption, design and production, and the implications of those relationships for new economic activity and the way we live and govern ourselves. It features contributions... more...

  • Geographic Interpretations of the Internetby Aharon Kellerman

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book introduces the Internet through a systematic geographical interpretation, thus shedding light on the Internet as a spatial entity. The book?s approach is to extend basic concepts developed for terrestrial geography to cyberspace, most notably those relating to space, structure, place, distance, mobility, and presence. It further considers... more...

  • Sustainabilityby Thomas Pfister; Martin Schweighofer; André Reichel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be realised. Therefore, Rather than seeking a single... more...

  • Tunisiaby Christopher Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    The first edition of Tunisia was released just nine months before the eruption of the Arab Spring. The most substantial period of political unrest felt by the Arab world in a half century originated in Tunisia, a fact that confounded expectations about Tunisian politics. This new edition builds upon the first edition?s overview of Tunisia?s political... more...

  • Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaustby Ingrid L Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    For many, the Holocaust made thinking about ethics in traditional ways impossible. It called into question the predominance of speculative ontology in Western thought, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to universal ethics were both a cause and an effect of European civilization's collapse in the twentieth... more...

  • Children, Nature, Citiesby Ann Marie F. Murnaghan; Laura J. Shillington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Why does the way we think about urban children and urban nature matter? This volume explores how dichotomies between nature/culture, rural/urban, and child/adult have structured our understandings about the place of children and nature in the city. By placing children and youth at the center of re-theorising the city as a socio-natural space, the book... more...

  • A Comparative Political Ecology of Exurbiaby Laura E. Taylor; Patrick T. Hurley

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book is about politics and planning outside of cities, where urban political economy and planning theories do not account for the resilience of places that are no longer rural and where local communities work hard to keep from ever becoming urban. By examining exurbia as a type of place that is no longer simply rural or only tied to the economies... more...

  • Livelihood and Wellbeing in the Urban Fringeby Nasrin Banu; Shahab Fazal

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book presents a detailed study on Aligarh?s urban fringe, focusing on the livelihood of the villagers who have lived there for generations, and on that of the migrants residing in the villages. As a Class-I city, located in the most populated state (Uttar Pradesh) of India, Aligarh has gained in importance due to its proximity to the national... more...

  • Social Cohesion in the Western Worldby Georgi Dragolov; Zsófia S. Ignácz; Jan Lorenz; Jan Delhey; Klaus Boehnke; Kai Unzicker

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    Many people in the Western world are concerned that the social fabric ofsocieties is fraying. This book constitutes the first-of-its-kind systematicaccount of social cohesion, from theory through methodology to empiricalevidence. Readers are introduced to the academically developed Social CohesionRadar of Bertelsmann Stiftung, a globally active non-governmental... more...