Paperbacks Direct: Environment and Sustainability

  • Managing China's Energy Sector: Between the Market and the State book cover

    Managing China's Energy Sector

    Between the Market and the State

    Edited by Hongyi Lai, Malcolm Warner

    Since China has now become the world’s largest energy consumer, its energy sector has understandably huge implications for the global economy. This book examines the transformation of China’s conventional and renewable energy sectors, with special attention to state-business relations. Two studies…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Areas book cover

    Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Areas

    Edited by Thomas Hartmann, Tejo Spit

    A society that intensifies and expands the use of land and water in urban areas needs to search for solutions to manage the frontiers between these two essential elements for urban living. Sustainable governance of land and water is one of the major challenges of our times. Managing retention areas…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Defense Spending, Natural Resources, and Conflict book cover

    Defense Spending, Natural Resources, and Conflict

    Edited by Christos Kollias, Hamid E. Ali

    This book is an intellectual contribution of policy scientists and researchers from different academic institutions in different parts of the world. The Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS and terrorism ignite the debate on studying conflict and natural resources. Uniquely, the book discusses the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

  • Designing Water Disaster Management Policies: Theory and Empirics book cover

    Designing Water Disaster Management Policies

    Theory and Empirics

    Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    This book represents a landmark effort to probe and analyze the theory and empirics of designing water disaster management policies. It consists of seven chapters that examine, in-depth and comprehensively, issues that are central to crafting effective policies for water disaster management. The…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Innovative Measurement and Evaluation of Community Development Practices book cover

    Innovative Measurement and Evaluation of Community Development Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Jane Leonard, Mary Emery

    Finding innovative and useful measurement practices for community development projects is gaining in importance as policymakers increase the demands for accountability. This book examines some of the latest efforts to document the effectiveness of local development efforts. The types of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Post-Industrial Urban Greenspace: An Environmental Justice Perspective book cover

    Post-Industrial Urban Greenspace

    An Environmental Justice Perspective

    Edited by Jennifer Foster, L. Anders Sandberg

    Post-industrial urban spaces typically include abandoned factories, disused rail lines, old pits and quarries, and de-commissioned landfills. In these places, different visions compete for dominance with respect to current and future land uses. Neighbours often view such urban greenspace as…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Water Infrastructure book cover

    Water Infrastructure

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Water infrastructure is an essential element in water management. Together with institutions, policies and regulation, it provides basic services to growing populations, especially in developing countries, where much of the growth is taking place. In the Asia-Pacific region, for instance,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • 'Alternative' cultures and leisure: Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods book cover

    'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way…

    Paperback – 2017-08-20 
    Routledge

  • Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult book cover

    Anticipatory Policymaking

    When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult

    By Rob A. DeLeo

    Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instances in which public…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice book cover

    Green Gentrification

    Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

    By Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis

    Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa, Yemen book cover

    Building a World Heritage City

    Sanaa, Yemen

    By Michele Lamprakos

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia book cover

    Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

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