Development Studies: Environment & the Developing World

  • Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities book cover


    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Transforming Paradigms and Practices book cover

    Climate Change Adaptation and Development

    Transforming Paradigms and Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tor Håkon Inderberg, Siri Eriksen, Karen O'Brien, Linda Sygna

    Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25

  • New Challenges to Food Security: From Climate Change to Fragile States book cover

    New Challenges to Food Security

    From Climate Change to Fragile States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Christoplos, Adam Pain

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call “land grabbing” on food prices and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20

  • Sustainable Reform and Development in Post-Olympic China book cover

    Sustainable Reform and Development in Post-Olympic China

    1st Edition

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security: Research and Innovation for Development book cover

    Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    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. …

    Paperback – 2014-08-12
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance book cover

    Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Frederic Morin, Amandine Orsini

    Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14

  • Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis book cover

    Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene

    Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marion Glaser, Gesche Krause, Beate M.W. Ratter, Martin Welp

    This book deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. Contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behavior and the different dimensions and scales. With a problem-focused,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
    Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

  • The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability book cover

    The Return of Nature

    Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Preston Scott Cohen, Erika Naginski

    The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they unintended design replacements? The book is divided into five parts giving you…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26

  • Key Concepts in Water Resource Management: A Review and Critical Evaluation book cover

    Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

    A Review and Critical Evaluation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Lautze

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability book cover

    Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    1st Edition

    By Molly E. Brown

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Evaluating Environment in International Development book cover

    Evaluating Environment in International Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juha Uitto

    More than twenty years after the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, both national and international actors in governmental and nongovernmental fields are still searching for insights into how sustainable development can be advanced and environmental concerns incorporated into the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06

  • Natural Resources, Conflict, and Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Niger Delta book cover

    Natural Resources, Conflict, and Sustainable Development

    Lessons from the Niger Delta, 1st Edition

    Edited by Okechukwu Ukaga, Ukoha O. Ukiwo, Ibaba Samuel Ibaba

    The Niger Delta Region has in the past two decades experienced protracted violent conflicts. At the roots of these violent conflicts are the genuine quests of the people for sustainable development that is based on social justice, equity, fairness and environmental protection. Although richly…

    Paperback – 2014-04-09
    Routledge African Studies

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