• Urbanization in China book cover

    Urbanization in China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti

    Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

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    Low Carbon Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvard

    If—as many environmental experts maintain—global climate change is the greatest challenge of our times, the need for a serious, and universal, commitment to low-carbon development is more urgent than ever. Low-carbon development might be described as climate-friendly growth that enables humanity to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Development Studies

  • Local and Regional Development book cover

    Local and Regional Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andy Pike, Andres Rodriguez, John Tomaney

    Geographers (and other social scientists) working in local and regional development ultimately seek to understand how—and to what extent—local and regional policy can positively affect economic growth and progress. This area of research and study throws up difficult and challenging questions, such…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Geography

  • Gender and the Environment book cover

    Gender and the Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Buckingham

    Campaigns to redress gender inequities and injustices have resulted in significant achievements towards equality, especially for well-educated, career-orientated, white women in the West. However, such campaigns have primarily been conducted in the male-dominated arenas of public politics, paid…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Environment

  • Disaster Risk book cover

    Disaster Risk

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    Especially in an era of rapid global environmental change, questions and issues about and around natural hazards and disasters are dizzying in their complexity—and urgency. Answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this fast-moving area, and its vast and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Environment

  • Gender, Poverty, and Development book cover

    Gender, Poverty, and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sylvia Chant, Gwendolyn Beetham

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of gender, poverty, and development continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Moreover…

    Hardback – 2014-09-15
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Development Studies

  • Energy, Poverty, and Development book cover

    Energy, Poverty, and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool

    Incredibly, close to one-quarter of humanity lives without electricity or other modern forms of energy, while as many as one-third of the world’s population relies (at least in part) on traditional biofuels, such as cow dung or firewood, at great cost to its health, security, and economic welfare.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-27
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Development Studies

  • Media and the Environment book cover

    Media and the Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anders Hansen

    Most of what we understand about ‘the environment’, we know through the media, broadly defined, and related communication processes. Indeed, such processes have played a vital role in defining ‘the environment’ as a crucial concept, and in bringing environmental issues and problems to public and…

    Hardback – 2013-10-23
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Environment

  • Sustainable Forests book cover

    Sustainable Forests

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Sayer, Neil Byron, Gillian Petrokofsky

    This four-volume set is edited by leading experts on the evolving role of forests in providing raw materials and environmental services to meet society’s changing needs. It brings together in one collection the major works that have helped to shape thinking on forests as a key sustainable resource.…

    Hardback – 2013-10-09
    Routledge
    Earthscan Reference Collections

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    Sustainable Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Blewitt

    The United Nations has pithily defined sustainable development as progress that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But sustainable development remains highly contested and is subject to a wide variety of interpretations,…

    Hardback – 2013-08-21
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Environment

  • Cities and Sustainability book cover

    Cities and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.

    ‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable…

    Hardback – 2012-09-10
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Law and Development book cover

    Law and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julio Faundez

    Law and Development emerged in the United States in the 1960s and rapidly spread throughout the world. Its intellectual origins can be traced back to the boundless confidence of some American legal academics about the possibilities of achieving democratic change in developing countries through…

    Hardback – 2012-03-05
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Law

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