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Critical Concepts in the Environment

The Critical Concepts in the Environment series is edited and introduced by key figures in the field, meeting the need for up to date scholarship in a range of critical areas of study. With a rich backlist of popular titles in areas of major environmental research the series is expanding with the additional titles, Sustainable Development and Media and the Environment. Each collection in the series collates key research and scholarship, providing users with historical context, as well as a thorough overview of current issues and debates.

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  1. Media and the Environment

    Edited by Anders Hansen

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Most of what we understand about ‘the environment’, we know through the media, broadly defined, and related communication processes. Indeed, such processes have played a vital role in defining ‘the environment’ as a crucial concept, and in bringing environmental issues and problems to public and...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Sustainable Development

    Edited by John Blewitt

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    The United Nations has pithily defined sustainable development as progress that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But sustainable development remains highly contested and is subject to a wide variety of interpretations,...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Future Climate Change

    Edited by Mark Maslin, Samuel Randalls

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Ecological Economics

    Edited by Clive Spash

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Edited by a leading scholar in the field, this new four-volume Routledge Major Work brings together canonical and cutting-edge research in ecological economics. In tracing both the development of thought in the field, as well as exploring the most recent scholarship, diverse elements of the rapidly...

    Published June 25th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Biodiversity and Conservation

    Edited by Richard Ladle

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Although ‘biodiversity’ is a relatively new coinage, scientists have been studying the subject it describes long before the word’s first appearance in the language in the mid-1980s. In 1973, for instance, the UK Systematics Association held a symposium on ‘The Changing Flora and Fauna of Britain’...

    Published November 16th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Environmental Economics

    Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Edited by Chuck Mason, Erwin Bulte

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Environmental economics is dedicated to the analysis of externalities (i.e. the side-effects or consequences of industrial or commercial activities that are not reflected in market prices), including the characterization of possible manifestations, appropriate policy remedies, measurement of the...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Policy

    Edited by Jane Roberts

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    ‘Environmental policy’ has been defined as ‘a set of principles and intentions used to guide decision-making about human management of environmental capital and environmental services’. Although it draws on concepts from environmental philosophy and environmental politics (and from many other...

    Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Environmental Philosophy

    Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Edited by J. Baird Callicott, Clare Palmer

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    This collection gathers classic, influential, and important papers in environmental philosophy from the late 1960s and early 1970s (when academic environmental philosophy began to coalesce) to the present. The volumes explore environmental ethics, epistemological, metaphysical, and comparative...

    Published December 1st 2004 by Routledge

  9. Environmentalism

    Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Edited by David Pepper, George Revill, Frank Webster

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Modern environmentalism is now over fifty years old. This five volume set provides wide-ranging coverage of the state and scope of environmentalism from its science-driven, physical geography-focused roots to its spread to social science and cultural studies. The articles and accompanying...

    Published November 20th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Climate Change

    Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Edited by Frank Chambers, Michael Ogle

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    The science of climate change has experienced an extraordinary expansion in the period since the mid-1980s and is paralleled by considerable public and political awareness of related issues.The degree of natural variability in, and the causes of, climate change have become particularly important...

    Published October 30th 2002 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender and the Environment
    Edited by Susan Buckingham
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  2. Hazards and Disasters
    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  3. Environmental Education
    Edited by Justin Dillon, Alan Reid
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  4. Water
    Edited by Peter P. Mollinga, Frances Cleaver
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  5. Tiffin and Shewry: Food Security, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Richard Tiffin, Peter Shewry
    To Be Published March 14th 2015

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