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  1. Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management

    A legal pluralism perspective from India

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Amalendu Jyotishi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and local laws....

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Water for Food Security

    Challenges for Pakistan

    Edited by Claudia Ringler, Arif Anwar

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Pakistan’s water management is at a critical watershed. Water shortages are growing rapidly as a result of growing demand across all water-using sectors. Rapid population growth, from 175 million people in 2010 to an estimated 236 million by 2030 and 280 million by 2050, and international...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

    By Brendan Tobin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Law and Sustainable Development

    This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Rural Politics in Contemporary China

    Edited by Emily T. Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien, Jingzhong Ye

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This collection provides an overview of China’s rural politics, bringing scholarship on agrarian politics from various social science disciplines together in one place. The twelve contributions, spanning history, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and geography,...

    Published August 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sustainable Reform and Development in Post-Olympic China

    Edited by Shujie Yao, Wu Bin, Stephen Morgan, Dylan Sutherland

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    After thirty years of economic reform, China has reached a crossroads in its development process, and faces many challenges in the use of natural resources, the living environment, and the economic, social and political systems. The sustainability of China’s reform and development is even more...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sustainability: The Basics

    By Peter Jacques

    Series: The Basics

    Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily misunderstood. Sustainability: The Basics offers an accessible and interdisciplinary...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge