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  • 21st Century Challenges Facing Cultural Landscapes

    Edited by Juliet Ramsay, Ken Taylor

    Through stories of diverse landscapes from around the world, this book captures human cultures and their land use practices in the environments they inhabit. The chapters cover topics from heritage in the 21st Century, appreciating and safeguarding values while facing challenges wrought by…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge

  • Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change

    Uncertainty and decision-making in contrasting governance regimes

    By Todd Schenk

    Climate change poses a range of threats to our infrastructure systems and these threats are complicated by the uncertainty and complexity involved, which comprises more than the science or dynamic nature of the climate itself. Many of the challenges decision-makers and other stakeholders must…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • The EU, US and China Tackling Climate Change

    An Alliance for the Anthropocene

    By Sophia Kalantzakos

    The feeling of optimism that followed the COP 21 Paris Conference on Climate Change requires concrete action and steadfast commitment to a process that raises a number of crucial challenges: technological, political, social, and economic. As climate change worsens, new robust leadership is…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Mineral Wealth and Economic Development

    Edited by John E. Tilton

    Over the last several decades, many low-income mineral exporting countries have seen their per capita income decline or their standard of living stagnate. In this title, prominent analysts identify reasons behind the distressing economic performance of these countries including ineffective public…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism

    Reclaiming the Mindful Commons

    By Peter Doran

    The power of capital is the power to target our attention, mould market-ready identities, and reduce the public realm to an endless series of choices. This has far-reaching implications for our psychological, physical and spiritual well-being, and ultimately for our global ecology. In this consumer…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Nuclear Waste Politics

    An Incrementalist Perspective

    By Matthew Cotton

    The question of what to do with radioactive waste has dogged political administrations of nuclear-powered electricity-producing nations since the inception of the technology in the 1950s. As the issue rises to the forefront of current energy and environmental policy debates, a critical policy…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy

  • Water, Security and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Edited by David Reed

    The policies and approaches used by the U.S. government to address global water challenges over the past 30 years have been driven by domestic political dynamics, not the needs of water-stressed partner countries. Now eclipsed by new demographic pressures, expanding economies and growing impacts of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge

  • Securitizing Global Warming

    A Climate of Complexity

    By Delf Rothe

    This book explores the reasons for a recent securitization of climate change, and reveals how the understanding of climate change as a security threat fuels resilience as a contemporary political paradigm. Since 2007, political and public discourse has portrayed climate change in terms of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Resilience

  • Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods

    2nd Edition

    By Ljubomir Jankovic

    In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap;…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Inclusive Commons and the Sustainability of Peasant Communities in the Medieval Low Countries

    By Maika De Keyzer

    Is inclusiveness in the commons and sustainability a paradox? Late medieval and Early Modern rural societies encountered ever growing challenges because of growing population pressure, urbanization and commercialization. While some regions went along this path and commercialized and intensified…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Rural Worlds: Economic, Social and Cultural Histories of Agricultures and Rural Societies

  • Reconnecting People and Water

    Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

    By Liz Sharp

    Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Risk Conundrums

    Solving Unsolvable Problems

    Edited by Roger E Kasperson

    A risk conundrum can be viewed as a risk that poses major issues in assessment, and whose management is not easily engaged. Such perplexing problems can either paralyze or badly delay risk analysis and directions for progression. Rather than simply focusing on the progress in risk analysis that has…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

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