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Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

This series uniquely brings together original and cutting-edge research on Sustainable Development. The books in this series tackle difficult and important issues in Sustainable Development including values and ethics; sustainability in higher education; climate compatible development; resilience; capitalism and de-growth; sustainable urban development; gender and participation; and well-being.

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, the series promotes interdisciplinary research for an international readership. The series was recommended in the Guardian’s suggested reads for Development and Environment.

The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from young authors. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Khanam Virjee (Khanam.virjee@tandf.co.uk).

New and Published Books

1-10 of 16 results in Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development
  1. Measuring Welfare beyond Economics

    The genuine progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

    By Claudio O. Delang, Yi Hang Yu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Dissatisfaction with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of a country’s development or a population’s wellbeing led to the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). The GPI is an aggregate index of over 20 economic, social and environmental indicators, and accounts for both...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development

    From planetary management to stewardship

    By Mark Charlesworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Global environmental issues such as climate change and species loss are intensifying despite our best efforts to combat them. The key reason for this is that the drivers of these problems are closely linked to the industrialism and consumerism that are promoted by governments and other...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Values in Sustainable Development

    Edited by Jack Appleton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    To enhance sustainable development research and practice the values of the researchers, project managers and participants must first be made explicit. Values in Sustainable Development introduces and compares worldviews and values from multiple countries and perspectives, providing a survey of...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Climate-Resilient Development

    Participatory solutions from developing countries

    Edited by Astrid Carrapatoso, Edith Kürzinger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The concept of resilience currently infuses policy debates and public discourse, and is promoted as a normative concept in climate policy making by governments, non-governmental organizations, and think-tanks. This book critically discusses climate-resilient development in the context of current...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Transformative Sustainable Development

    Participation, reflection and change

    By Kei Otsuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations. In this context, participation is a genuinely transformative approach to sustainable...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Environmental Politics in Latin America

    Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development

    Edited by Benedicte Bull, Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Since colonial times the position of the social, political and economic elites in Latin America has been intimately connected to their control over natural resources. Consequently, struggles to protect the environment from over-exploitation and contamination have been related to marginalized groups...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Theories of Sustainable Development

    Edited by Judith C. Enders, Moritz Remig

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    While sustainability has become a buzzword in discussions about the environment and development, work on theories of sustainable development has received much less attention. However, theory is vital as understanding the origins and development of the concept is the key to achieving successful...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education

    Learning in an age of transformation

    By Matthias Barth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to promote sustainability and how the higher...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability

    Theories, strategies, local realities

    Edited by Arve Hansen, Ulrikke Wethal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Sustainable University

    Progress and prospects

    Edited by Stephen Sterling, Larch Maxey, Heather Luna

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The direction of higher education is at a crossroads against a background of mounting sustainability-related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in higher education by exploring the rich notion of the sustainable university and illustrating pathways through which...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge