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  1. Marginalized Reproduction

    Ethnicity, Infertility and Reproductive Technologies

    Edited by Lorraine Culley, Nicky Hudson, Floor van Rooij

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Worldwide, over 75 million people are involuntarily childless, a devastating experience for many with significant consequences for the social and psychological well-being of women in particular. Despite greater levels of infertility and strong cultural meanings attached to having children, little...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Trade, Health and the Environment

    The European Union Put to the Test

    By Marjolein van Asselt, Michelle Everson, Ellen Vos

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    The trade conflicts that the EU has faced within the EU or WTO context demonstrate that the question of how to balance trade and other societal values in situations of uncertainty has not been solved by the regulatory model evolved by the EU in the aftermath of the BSE crisis – one which privileges...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Risk

    Edited by Ragnar Lofstedt, Frederic Bouder

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Can we better predict or mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes? Can we reduce the number of oil spills? And what should be done to clean up the mess when something does goes wrong? Why are people concerned about nuclear plants, but so reckless when they...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

    Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham, Robert A. Lambert

    There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

    Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    By John Handmer, Stephen Dovers

    Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of...

    Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa

    Improving Quality and Access for the Poor

    Edited by Gerald Bloom, Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, David H. Peters

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost....

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage

    Understanding CCS Representations, Governance and Innovation

    Edited by Nils Markusson, Simon Shackley, Benjamin Evar

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being pinned on this new technology but it is also facing growing scepticism and criticism. This book is the first to bring...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Negotiating Environment and Science

    An Insider's View of International Agreements, from Driftnets to the Space Station

    By Richard J. Smith

    In this thought-provoking new book, career U.S. State Department negotiator Richard J. Smith offers readers unprecedented access to the details about some of the most complex and politically charged international agreements of the late and immediate post Cold War era. During his nine years as...

    Published March 1st 2012 by RFF Press