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  1. Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Amidst the pressing challenges of global climate change, the last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, designed to conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in order to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and offset emissions elsewhere. Exploring a set of new...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called...

    To Be Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Green Transformations

    Edited by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach, Peter Newell

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the...

    To Be Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Epidemics

    Science, Governance and Social Justice

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Sarah Dry

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Dynamic Sustainabilities

    Technology, Environment, Social Justice

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones, Andy Stirling

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies...

    Published April 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  6. Vaccine Anxieties

    Global Science, Child Health and Society

    By Melissa Leach, James Fairhead

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    This book explores how parents understand and engage with childhood vaccination in contrasting global contexts. This rapidly advancing and universal technology has sparked dramatic controversy, whether over MMR in the UK or oral polio vaccines in Nigeria. Combining a fresh anthropological...

    Published September 12th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Reframing Deforestation

    Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa

    By James Fairhead, Melissa Leach

    This study reviews how West African deforestation is represented and the evidence which informs deforestation orthodoxy. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin), and using historical and social anthropological evidence the authors...

    Published June 4th 1998 by Routledge

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