This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from...
To Be Published March 6th 2015 by Routledge
Sustainability as an Object of Desire
Current images of sustainability are often designed to instil fear and force change, not because we believe in it, but because we fear the consequences of inaction. Moving away from negative portrayals of sustainability, this ground-breaking book identifies the factors that motivate people to...
To Be Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge
Learning in an age of transformation
In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to promote sustainability and how the higher...
Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge
Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia
Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change...
Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge
From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience
Series: Earthscan Risk in Society
The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored...
Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge
Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East
This ground-breaking book is one of the first to analyse the important phenomenon of South-South educational migration for refugees. It focuses particularly on South-South scholarship programmes in Cuba and Libya, which have granted free education to children, adolescents and young adults from two...
To Be Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge
Beyond behaviour change
In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social...
Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge
An Ethnography of the High North
The discovery, just forty years ago, of vast oil and gas reserves in the Southwestern part of Norway, and more recently in the Arctic High North region, created an economic titan and posed a vast array of challenges for both the Norwegian government and the residents of this area. How to extract...
Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge
Reshaping the Conditions for Good Health
What is public health? To some, it is about drains, water, food and housing, all requiring engineering and expert management. To others, it is the State using medicine or health education and tackling unhealthy lifestyles. This book argues that public health thinking needs an overhaul, a...
Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge
Environmental health law is a wide-ranging, detailed and complex body of law within the UK. Environmental Health Procedures is an established and essential reference source which provides an accessible entry into enforcement and administrative procedures for environmental health. The main legal...
Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge
Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we...
Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge