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Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development


About the Series

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]).

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Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice Rethinking Parks and People

Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice: Rethinking Parks and People

1st Edition

Edited By Sharlene Mollett, Thembela Kepe
October 17, 2019

In the context of sustainable development, recent land debates tend to construct two porous camps. On the one side, norms of land justice and their advocates dictate that people’s rights to tenure security are tantamount and even sometimes key to successful conservation practice. On the other hand,...

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Global Governance Challenges

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Simon Dalby, Susan Horton, Rianne Mahon, Diana Thomaz
April 23, 2019

This book draws on the expertise of faculty and colleagues at the Balsillie School of International Affairs to both locate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a contribution to the development of global government and to examine the political-institutional and financial challenges posed by ...

Measuring Welfare beyond Economics The genuine progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

Measuring Welfare beyond Economics: The genuine progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

1st Edition

By Claudio O. Delang, Yi Hang Yu
April 16, 2019

Dissatisfaction with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of a country’s development or a population’s wellbeing led to the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). The GPI is an aggregate index of over 20 economic, social and environmental indicators, and accounts for both ...

Sustainable Development Policy A European Perspective

Sustainable Development Policy: A European Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Michael von Hauff, Claudia Kuhnke
January 17, 2019

Sustainable Development Policy: A European Perspective uses a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives to explore the ways in which sustainable infrastructures can play a more prominent and effective role in international development policy. Building on a solid introduction to sustainability and ...

Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions Planning within Planetary Boundaries

Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions: Planning within Planetary Boundaries

1st Edition

By Barbara Norman
January 08, 2018

In an urbanizing world, the majority of people live in urban settlements predominantly on the coastal edge. Focus has historically been on people, place and the challenges and opportunities of living with global change, and academic attention has largely been on sustainability science or ...

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development A Capabilities Approach

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: A Capabilities Approach

1st Edition

By Mikateko Mathebula
November 30, 2017

This book demonstrates how the theoretical concepts of the capabilities approach can be applied in the context of engineering education, and how this could be used to add nuance to our understanding of the contribution higher education can make to human flourishing. In demonstrating the usefulness ...

Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development From planetary management to stewardship

Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development: From planetary management to stewardship

1st Edition

By Mark Charlesworth
February 16, 2017

Global environmental issues such as climate change and species loss are intensifying despite our best efforts to combat them. The key reason for this is that the drivers of these problems are closely linked to the industrialism and consumerism that are promoted by governments and other ...

Theories of Sustainable Development

Theories of Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited By Judith C. Enders, Moritz Remig
December 14, 2016

While sustainability has become a buzzword in discussions about the environment and development, work on theories of sustainable development has received much less attention. However, theory is vital as understanding the origins and development of the concept is the key to achieving successful ...

Educating for Sustainability in Japan Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster

Educating for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Singer, Tracey Gannon, Fumiko Noguchi, Yoko Mochizuki
October 11, 2016

Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches are holistic and interdisciplinary, values-driven, participatory, multi-method, locally relevant and emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving. This book explains how ESD approaches work in the Japanese context; their effects on different...

Environmental Politics in Latin America Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development

Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development

1st Edition

Edited By Benedicte Bull, Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen
August 26, 2016

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...

Transformative Sustainable Development Participation, reflection and change

Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

1st Edition

By Kei Otsuki
August 03, 2016

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations. In this context, participation is a genuinely transformative approach to sustainable ...

Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability Theories, strategies, local realities

Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities

1st Edition

Edited By Arve Hansen, Ulrikke Wethal
May 10, 2016

The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for ...

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