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  1. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster

    Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Climate Change and Small Island States

    Power, Knowledge and the South Pacific

    By Jon Barnett, John Campbell

    Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause celebre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Anthropology and Risk

    By Asa Boholm

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organization studies and philosophy, Åsa Boholm’s writing addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. This book provides an account of how...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Geoengineering our Climate?

    Ethics, Politics and Governance

    Edited by Jason Blackstock, Clark Miller, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Geoengineering - the planetary scale engineering of the climate system - is expected to receive increasingly serious consideration by states seeking ways to manage the most dangerous risks of climate change. Agreeing on a governance framework in which even serious research into geoengineering...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy

    By Robert Chris

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    This is the first book to theorise geoengineering in terms of complex adaptive systems theory and to argue for the theoretical imperative of adaptive management as the default methodology for policymakers and civil society alike, whenever confronted with demands for near-term policy directed at...

    To Be Published September 29th 2015 by Routledge

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