This series uniquely brings together original and cutting-edge research on Sustainable Development. The books in this series tackle difficult and important issues in Sustainable Development including values and ethics; sustainability in higher education; climate compatible development; resilience; capitalism and de-growth; sustainable urban development; gender and participation; and well-being.
Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, the series promotes interdisciplinary research for an international readership. The series was recommended in the Guardian’s suggested reads for Development and Environment.
The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from young authors. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Grace Harrison ([email protected]).
Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the Global Governance of Violence Critical Reflections on the Uncertain Future of Peace
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Socioecological Challenges Sustainable Transformations Globally and in the EU
Beyond the Blue Economy Creative Industries and Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States
The Politics of the Sustainable Development Goals Legitimacy, Responsibility, and Accountability
Decentralization, Local Governance, and Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific
A New World-System From Chaos to Sustainability
By Timothy Donais, Alistair D. Edgar, Kirsten Van Houten
August 09, 2023
This book brings together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners working at the nexus of peace and development to reflect, at the mid-way point of the Sustainable Development Goals implementation period, what impact Goal 16 has made, or may yet make, toward reducing violence in ‘all its ...
By Merja Elo, Jonne Hytönen, Sanna Karkulehto, Teea Kortetmäki, Janne S. Kotiaho, Mikael Puurtinen, Miikka Salo
June 28, 2023
This book proposes a paradigm shift in how human and nonhuman well-being are perceived and approached. In response to years of accelerated decline in the health of ecosystems and their inhabitants, this edited collection presents planetary well-being as a new cross-disciplinary concept to foster ...
By Natasha Chassagne
May 31, 2023
Until recently, the concept of Buen Vivir has only been loosely articulated by practising communities and in progressive policy in countries like Ecuador. What it actually means has been unclear, and in the case of policy, contradictory. As such there has been a lack of understanding about exactly ...
By Kaitlin Kish, Stephen Quilley
May 31, 2023
Embracing the reality of biophysical limits to growth, this volume uses the technical tools from ecological economics to recast the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Ecological Livelihood Goals – policy agendas and trajectories that seek to reconcile the social and spatial mobility and ...
By Anders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, Lars Hulgaard
April 07, 2023
This book explores interdisciplinary perspectives on socioecological challenges and offers innovative solutions at both a European and global level. This book critically reflects on the latest scientific knowledge regarding the increasing instability of the Earth System caused by human activities ...
By Peter Rudge
January 09, 2023
This book argues for a broader approach to sustainable growth in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Small island states such as those in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and South Pacific face significant and growing threats from climate change, increasing political and social volatility, and ...
By Magdalena Bexell, Kristina Jönsson
January 09, 2023
This book draws attention to political aspects of sustainable development goal-setting, exploring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global-national nexus during their first five years. After broad global deliberation and political negotiations, the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs were ...
By Paul Bacon, Mina Chiba, Frederik Ponjaert
November 17, 2022
There have been significant efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at multiple levels of governance across all regions of the world. However, the manner in which the global governance norms underlying the SDGs are actually being diffused is under-researched and not well ...
By Bruno Carrasco, Hanif A. Rahemtulla, Rainer Rohdewohld
October 12, 2022
Since its adoption in 2015, the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development has shaped not only international development cooperation but also the design of national trajectories for social and economic development. In tandem with other global agendas adopted that year (such as the Paris Agreement on ...
By Donald G. Reid
July 07, 2022
Social Progress and the Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy examines the authoritarian challenge to present-day democracy through a framing of social progress theory and the idea of the social contract. Building on the author’s previous work, this book discusses whether social progress is linear ...
By Bryan Hopkins
May 05, 2022
Learning Strategies for Sustainable Organisations explores sustainability in the context of organisational practice and its implications for learning. Based on a systems thinking approach, it provides a thorough grounding in the principles of systems thinking and tools that can be used to help ...
By Donald G. Reid
November 19, 2020
A New World-System: From Chaos to Sustainability examines the present crisis in the social and ecological environment that is producing profound, potentially catastrophic challenges to the planet and humanity and outlines a process for moving forward to address these critical issues. This book is ...