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Publishing Highlights March 2014

With so many great titles publishing this month it has been impossible to give them all the justice they deserve in our March eBulletin, so to be sure you don't miss out you can find them all here.

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  1. Planetary Economics

    Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development

    By Michael Grubb

    How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cheaponomics

    The High Cost of Low Prices

    By Michael Carolan

    Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before? Think again! As Michael Carolan...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Anthropology of Climate Change

    An Integrated Critical Perspective

    By Hans Baer, Merrill Singer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In addressing the urgent questions raised by climate change, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of climate change guided by a critical political ecological framework. It argues that anthropologists must significantly expand their focus on climate change and their...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

    Edited by Ivan R. Scales

    Series: Earthscan Conservation and Development

    Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

    Edited by Harald A. Mieg, Klaus Töpfer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications for city management? This book reflects the situation of cities in the context of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy

    By Jenneth Parker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability

    To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Constitutions and the Commons

    The Impact of Federal Governance on Local, National, and Global Resource Management

    By Blake Hudson

    Constitutions and the Commons looks at a critical but little examined issue of the degree to which the federal constitution of a nation contributes toward or limits the ability of the national government to manage its domestic natural resources. Furthermore it considers how far the constitution...

    Published March 18th 2014 by RFF Press

  8. Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Women Smallholders and Ethicality in Kenya

    By Kiah Smith

    Fair and ethical trade is often criticized for being highly gendered, and for institutionalizing the ethical values of consumers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and most of all, food retailers. But little is known about how women smallholder farmers experience diverse ethical...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Culture, Politics and Climate Change

    How Information Shapes our Common Future

    Edited by Deserai A. Crow, Maxwell T. Boykoff

    Focusing on cultural values and norms as they are translated into politics and policy outcomes, this book presents a unique contribution in combining research from varied disciplines and from both the developed and developing world. This collection draws from multiple perspectives to present an...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Marine Policy

    An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans

    By Mark Zacharias

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world. It offers a systematic treatment of all aspects of marine policy, including environmental protection,...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  12. The Community Planning Handbook

    How people can shape their cities, towns & villages in any part of the world, 2nd Edition

    By Nick Wates

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  13. Pico-solar Electric Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market

    By John Keane

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technology behind the pico-solar revolution and offers guidance on how to test and choose quality products. The book also discusses how pioneering companies and initiatives are overcoming challenges to reach scale in the marketplace, from...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  14. Economics of the Oceans

    Rights, Rents and Resources

    By Paul Hallwood

    It is an unfortunate truth that our oceans offer valuable resources that are too often used unsustainably. Time and again this is due to the failure of international law to provide a framework for adequate governance. Economics of the Oceans examines this issue and provides a comprehensive study of...

    Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Human Security and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon, Robin Cameron

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  16. Introduction to International Environmental Law

    By Timo Koivurova

    Introduction to International Environmental Law provides a concise overview of international environmental law and the relations and agreements among nations to facilitate environmental protection. Beginning by exploring the history nature and sources of international environmental law,...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Wild Law - In Practice

    Edited by Michelle Maloney, Peter Burdon

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    Wild Law - In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into practice. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging philosophy of law, coined by cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry. It seeks to analyse the contribution of law in constructing, maintaining and...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  18. International Liability Regime for Biodiversity Damage

    The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

    Edited by Akiho Shibata

    Series: Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

    The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, provides an international liability regime for biodiversity damage caused by living modified organisms (LMOs). Its adoption marks a...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  19. International Climate Change Law and Policy

    Cultural Legitimacy in Adaptation and Mitigation

    Edited by Thoko Kaime

    Series: Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

    Climate change poses fundamental and varied challenges to all communities across the globe. The adaptation and mitigation strategies proposed by governments and non-governmental organisations are likely to require radical and fundamental shifts in socio-political structures, technological and...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  20. Green Industrial Policy in Emerging Countries

    Edited by Anna Pegels

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    For decades, governments have tried to foster industrial competitiveness and economic growth. Many instruments are known to work, and many lessons have been learned. However, humanity is increasingly feeling the effects of natural resource depletion. The rate of this depletion is deeply...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  21. Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth

    By Minqi Li

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    This book studies the limits imposed by the depletion of fossil fuels and the requirements of climate stabilization on economic growth with a focus on China. The book intends to examine the potentials of various energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and other...

    Published January 30th 2014 by Routledge