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  1. Climate Action Upsurge

    The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics

    By Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman, Rebecca Pearse

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite consensus on the need for action, the growing failure of international climate policy...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Spatial Planning and the New Localism

    Edited by Graham Haughton, Philip Allmendinger

    This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Capability Approach and Sustainability

    Edited by Ortrud Lessmann, Felix Rauschmayer

    This is the first book dedicated exclusively to the question of the relationships between sustainability and the capability approach. It is rather astonishing that the issue of sustainability first posed by the Brundtland commission in 1987 has gained so little attention from capability scholars...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society

    An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches

    By Mike Hulme

    Mike Hulme has been studying climate change for over thirty years and is today one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices speaking internationally about climate change in the academy, in public and in the media. The argument that he has made powerfully over the last few years is that...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability

    Ethics in Sustainability Indexes

    By Sarah E. Fredericks

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Accumulation

    The Material Politics of Plastic

    Edited by Jennifer Gabrys, Gay Hawkins, Mike Michael

    Series: CRESC

    From food punnets to credit cards, plastic facilitates every part of our daily lives. It has become central to processes of contemporary socio-material living. Universalised and abstracted, it is often treated as the passive object of political deliberations, or a problematic material demanding...

    Published July 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Barcoding Nature

    Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss

    By Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis, Brian Wynne

    Series: Genetics and Society

    DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully identify and help to classify every species on the planet. The...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Energy and Electricity in Industrial Nations

    The Sociology and Technology of Energy

    By Allan Mazur

    Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand the physical technologies, while the engineers and industrialists do not understand...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Water and Climate Change in Africa

    Challenges and Community Initiatives in Durban, Maputo and Nairobi

    Edited by Patricia E. Perkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the coming decades, countries around the world will face increasingly severe challenges related to global climate change. While the details vary from country to country, the impacts will be especially grave for marginalized people, whose access to food, potable water, and safe shelter may be...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge