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  1. The Political Ecology of Agrofuels

    Edited by Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Oliver Pye, Achim Brunnengräber

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    This book explores the political ecology of agrofuels as an encompassing socio-spatial transformation process consisting of a series of changing contexts, political reconfigurations, and the restructuring of social and labour relations. It includes conceptual chapters as well as case studies from...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Biodiversity, Access and Benefit-Sharing

    Global Case Studies

    By Daniel F. Robinson

    The Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is rapidly receiving signatures and ratifications. Many countries are preparing to implement the protocol through national research permit systems and/or biodiversity laws. Yet there is still considerable confusion about how to...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Degrowth

    A Vocabulary for a New Era

    Edited by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria, Giorgos Kallis

    Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Human Ecology

    A systems approach to sustainability

    By Robert Dyball, Barry Newell

    We are facing hugely complex challenges – from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human Ecology provides an approach to address these complex challenges, a way to understand them holistically and to start to manage them more...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. From the Forest to the Sea – Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning

    By Morgan Gopnik

    The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP).&...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management

    Challenges for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Bruce Prideaux

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Large-scale Forest Restoration

    By David Lamb

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge