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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 818 new and published books in the subject of Sustainable Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

    By Anton Earle, Ana Elisa Cascao, Stina Hansson, Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    Climate change has an impact on the ability of transboundary water management institutions to deliver on their respective mandates. The starting point for this book is that actors within transboundary water management institutions develop responses to the climate change debate, as...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Post-Disaster Reconstruction

    Lessons from Aceh

    Edited by Matthew Clarke, Ismet Fanany

    On Sunday 26 December 2004, a tsunami of up to 30 metres high hit the northern tip of Sumatera in Indonesia, causing immediate destruction and the deaths of at least 130,000 in Indonesia alone. The scale of the devastation and ensuing human suffering prompted the biggest response endeavour to any...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Improving Global Environmental Governance

    Best Practices for Architecture and Agency

    Edited by Norichika Kanie, Steinar Andresen, Peter M. Haas

    Series: Routledge Research in Global Environmental Governance

    The experience of environmental governance is approached in Improving Global Environmental Governance from the unique perspective of actor configuration and embedded networks of actors, which are areas of emerging importance. The chapters look at existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Land and Resource Scarcity

    Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

    Edited by Andreas Exner, Peter Fleissner, Lukas Kranzl, Werner Zittel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

    This book brings together geological, biological, radical economic, technological, historical and social perspectives on peak oil and other scarce resources. The contributors to this volume argue that these scarcities will put an end to the capitalist system as we know it and alternatives must be...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Communicating Environmental Patriotism

    A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement

    By Anne Marie Todd

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental patriotism, the belief that the national environment defines a country’s greatness, is a significant strand in twentieth century American environmentalism. This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood

    Investing in Resilience and Development

    Edited by Ian Davis, Kae Yanagisawa, Kristalina Georgieva

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    The prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Technology and Human Development

    By Ilse Oosterlaken

    Series: The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates

    This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Sustainability

    Philosophical perspectives

    Edited by Dieter Birnbacher, May Thorseth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability

    Responsibility for future generations is easily postulated in the abstract but it is much more difficult to set it to work in the concrete. It requires some changes in individual and institutional attitudes that are in opposition to what has been called the "systems variables" of industrial society...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Community Seed Banks

    Origins, Evolution and Prospects

    Edited by Ronnie Vernooy, Pitambar Shrestha, Bhuwon Sthapit

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Community seed banks first appeared towards the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national non-governmental organizations. This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies. Countries that...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Public Policy and Land Exchange

    Choice, law, and praxis

    By Giancarlo Panagia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

    This original contribution to the field is the first to bring economic sociology theory to the study of federal land exchanges. By blending public choice theory with engaging case studies that contextualize the tactics used by land developers, this book uses economic sociology to help challenge the...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge