Paperbacks Direct: Development Studies

  • Systemic Structural Constellations and Sustainability in Academia: A New Method for Sustainable Higher Education book cover

    Systemic Structural Constellations and Sustainability in Academia

    A New Method for Sustainable Higher Education, 1st Edition

    By Marlen Arnold

    In order to create truly sustainable universities, we require new methods of visualising and interpreting them holistically as institutions built on complex relationships and systems, rather than as individual departments and people operating independently. This book uses a systemic structural…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • Power, Procedure, Participation and Legitimacy in Global Sustainability Norms: A Theory of Collaborative Regulation book cover

    Power, Procedure, Participation and Legitimacy in Global Sustainability Norms

    A Theory of Collaborative Regulation, 1st Edition

    By Karin Buhmann

    Globalisation of the market, law and politics contributes to a diversity of transnational sustainability problems whose solutions exceed the territorial jurisdictional limits of nation states in which their effects are generated or occur. The rise of the business sector as a powerful global actor…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: A Global Perspective book cover

    Energy Poverty and Vulnerability

    A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Simcock, Harriet Thomson, Saska Petrova, Stefan Bouzarovski

    Human health and well being are closely intertwined with the ability to access affordable and modern domestic energy services, including heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, and information technology. Energy poverty is said to occur when such amenities cannot be secured up to a socially- and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Migration and Environmental Change in the West African Sahel: Why Capabilities and Aspirations Matter book cover

    Migration and Environmental Change in the West African Sahel

    Why Capabilities and Aspirations Matter, 1st Edition

    By Victoria van der Land

    The West African Sahel is predicted to be heavily affected by climate change in the future. Slow-onset environmental changes, such as increasing rainfall variability and rising temperature, are presumed to worsen the livelihood conditions and to increase the out-migration from the affected regions.…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox book cover

    Digital Technology and Sustainability

    Engaging the Paradox, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Hazas, Lisa Nathan

    This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future. Contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies book cover

    Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing

    Theories, Histories and Policies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paola Spinozzi, Massimiliano Mazzanti

     Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies examines and assesses the interdependence between sustainability and wellbeing by drawing attention to humans as producers and consumers in a post-human age. Why wellbeing ought to be regarded as essential to…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development

  • Waste Matters: Urban margins in contemporary literature book cover

    Waste Matters

    Urban margins in contemporary literature, 1st Edition

    By Sarah K. Harrison

    How do those pushed to the margins survive in contemporary cities? What role do they play in today’s increasingly complex urban ecosystems? Faced with stark disparities in human and environmental wellbeing, what form might more equitable cities take? Waste Matters argues that contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy: How to reduce the threat of dangerous climate change by embracing uncertainty and failure book cover

    Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy

    How to reduce the threat of dangerous climate change by embracing uncertainty and failure, 1st Edition

    By Robert Chris

    Even by the scientists most closely associated with it, geoengineering – the deliberate intervention in the climate at global scale to mitigate the effects of climate change – is perceived to be risky. For all its potential benefits, there are robust differences of opinion over the wisdom of such…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Ecological Exile: Spatial Injustice and Environmental Humanities book cover

    Ecological Exile

    Spatial Injustice and Environmental Humanities, 1st Edition

    By Derek Gladwin

    Ecological Exile explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice – a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space. Growing instances of flooding, population displacement, and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out: Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector book cover

    African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out

    Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector, 1st Edition

    By Sara Geenen

    Artisanal mining is commonly associated with violent conflict, rampant corruption and desperate poverty. Yet millions of people across Sub Sahara Africa depend on it. Many of them are living in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to important mineral reserves, but also to a plethora of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

  • Vanishing Borders: Protecting the planet in the age of globalization book cover

    Vanishing Borders

    Protecting the planet in the age of globalization, 1st Edition

    By Hilary French

    The world is shrinking faster than ever. Goods, money, microbes, pollution, people and ideas are crossing boundaries ever more frequently. The implications for our future and for the health of the planet are profound. Vanishing Borders outlines the ecological challenges posed and then goes on to…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series

  • Climate Change Policy in Japan: From the 1980s to 2015 book cover

    Climate Change Policy in Japan

    From the 1980s to 2015, 1st Edition

    By Yasuko Kameyama

    Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing climate. This book considers Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the present day, assessing how the Japanese government’s policy-making…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

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