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  1. Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa

    Foreign direct investment and food and water security

    By John Anthony Allan, Martin Keulertz, Suvi Sojamo, Jeroen Warner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cheaponomics

    The High Cost of Low Prices

    By Michael Carolan

    Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before? Think again! As Michael Carolan...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Future of Public Water Governance

    Has Water Privatization Peaked?

    Edited by Christopher A. Scott, Bernard de Gouvello

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The privatization of water supply and wastewater systems, together with institutional restructuring of governance – through decentralization and the penetration of global firms in local and regional markets – have been promoted as solutions to increase economic efficiency and achieve universal...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster

    Investigating the Myth and Reality

    By The Independent Investigation on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

    When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words, nothing like the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was...

    Published February 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Governing Marine Protected Areas

    Resilience through Diversity

    By Peter J.S. Jones

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of 20 MPA case studies from around the world. A novel governance analysis framework...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Economics of the Oceans

    Rights, Rents and Resources

    By Paul Hallwood

    It is an unfortunate truth that our oceans offer valuable resources that are too often used unsustainably. Time and again this is due to the failure of international law to provide a framework for adequate governance. Economics of the Oceans examines this issue and provides a comprehensive study of...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Biofuel Cropping Systems

    Carbon, Land and Food

    Edited by Hans Langeveld, John Dixon, Herman van Keulen

    Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organisation affect the establishment and performance of these crops. The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge