• The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks book cover

    The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema

    The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book connects to a long-standing debate on the socio-spatial context of innovation in economic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Regions and Cities

  • Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives book cover

    Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

    Historical Trends and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Gyula Horváth

    Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Regions and Cities

  • Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe: The Relational Turn in Rural Development book cover

    Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe

    The Relational Turn in Rural Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew K. Copus, Philomena de Lima

    This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City book cover

    The London Olympics and Urban Development

    The Mega-Event City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li

    As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an in-depth study of the transformation of East London as a result of the 2012 Summer Olympic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • China's Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society: Changing paradigms of farming book cover

    China's Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society

    Changing paradigms of farming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Jingzhong Ye

    China's agriculture and rural society has undergone rapid changes in recent years. Many poorer farmers and younger people have moved to cities, and yet China has an immense challenge to feed a growing and more affluent population. This book provides a ‘bottom-up view’ of China’s agriculture,&…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practice book cover

    Urban Competitiveness

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Peter Kresl, Daniele Ietri

    During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse. Mayors and local administrations have become very creative and active in looking after…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • The Common Good and Ecological Integrity: Human Rights and the Support of Life book cover

    The Common Good and Ecological Integrity

    Human Rights and the Support of Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Westra, Janice Gray, Antonio D'Aloia

    Proponents of the concept of ecological integrity argue that it is a necessary component of global governance on which the sustainable future of the planet and its inhabitants depends. This book presents the latest research and current thinking on the role of ecological integrity in…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • Urban Innovation Systems: What makes them tick? book cover

    Urban Innovation Systems

    What makes them tick?, 1st Edition

    By Willem van Winden, Erik Braun, Alexander Otgaar, Jan-Jelle Witte

    Why are some regions and cities so good at attracting talented people, creating high-level knowledge, and producing exciting new ideas and innovations? What are the ingredients of success? Can innovative cities be created and stimulated, or do they just flourish by mere chance? This book analyses…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • Bioenergy Production by Anaerobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes book cover

    Bioenergy Production by Anaerobic Digestion

    Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Korres, Padraig O'Kiely, John A.H. Benzie, Jonathan S. West

    Interest in anaerobic digestion (AD), the process of energy production through the production of biogas, has increased rapidly in recent years. Agricultural and other organic waste are important substrates that can be treated by AD.  This book is one of the first to provide a broad…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge Studies in Bioenergy

  • Water and Cities in Latin America: Challenges for Sustainable Development book cover

    Water and Cities in Latin America

    Challenges for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, Jürgen Mahlknecht, Jonathan Kaledin, Marianne Kjellén, Abel Mejía-Betancourt

    Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book form.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Sustainable Development in Rural China: Farmer Innovation and Self-Organisation in Marginal Areas book cover

    Sustainable Development in Rural China

    Farmer Innovation and Self-Organisation in Marginal Areas, 1st Edition

    By Bin Wu

    Sustainable development in marginal areas, especially in those where rural poverty and environmental degradation are interwoven, is a great concern of development agencies worldwide, and much effort is put into development programmes, technology transfer schemes and so on. The problem is…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • Managing Nongovernmental Organizations: Culture, Power and Resistance book cover

    Managing Nongovernmental Organizations

    Culture, Power and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Frederik Claeyé

    The idea that international development aid needs to be better managed and coordinated gained currency in the early 1990s. The increasing emphasis on management has resulted in the present vogue of ‘managing for development results’ as one of the central tenets in the discourse on international aid…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations

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