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]).
The Sustainable Development Goals Diffusion and Contestation in Asia and Europe
Decentralization, Local Governance, and Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific
The Politics of the Sustainable Development Goals Legitimacy, Responsibility, and Accountability
Beyond the Blue Economy Creative Industries and Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States
A New World-System From Chaos to Sustainability
Metagovernance for Sustainability A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
By Paul Bacon, Mina Chiba, Frederik Ponjaert
October 24, 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 Kaitlin Kish, Stephen Quilley
November 04, 2021
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 Magdalena Bexell, Kristina Jönsson
June 10, 2021
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 Peter Rudge
April 12, 2021
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 Natasha Chassagne
November 23, 2020
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 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 ...
By Louis Meuleman
March 04, 2020
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 are universally applicable in all 193 UN Member States and connect the big challenges of our time, such as hunger and poverty, climate change, health in an urbanised environment, sustainable ...
By Fitzroy B. Beckford
March 04, 2020
Most, if not all of the global biogeochemical cycles on the earth have been broken or are at dangerous tipping points. These broken cycles have expressed themselves in various forms as soil degradation and depletion, ocean acidification, global warming and climate change. The best proposal for an ...
By Mark Swilling
November 21, 2019
With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports ...