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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 764 new and published books in the subject of Sustainable Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation

    By John Clammer

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Action Research for Climate Change Adaptation

    Developing and applying knowledge for governance

    Edited by Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis, Mathijs van Vliet

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Discourses of Global Climate Change

    Apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms

    By Jonas Anshelm, Martin Hultman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

    This book examines the arguments made by political actors in the creation of antagonistic discourses on climate change. Using in-depth empirical research from Sweden, a country considered by the international political community to be a frontrunner in tackling climate change, it draws out lessons...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action

    By Rory Shand

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Fashion Design for Living

    Edited by Alison Gwilt

    Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that not only enhance and enrich our lives, but also are mindful of social and...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Environmental Politics in Latin America

    Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development

    Edited by Benedicte Bull, Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Since colonial times the position of the social, political and economic elites in Latin America has been intimately connected to their control over natural resources. Consequently, struggles to protect the environment from over-exploitation and contamination have been related to marginalized groups...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge