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  • Vanishing Borders

    Protecting the planet in the age of globalization

    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 – 2016-02-29 
    The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series

  • Plantation Politics

    Forest plantations in development

    By Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Linking Emissions Trading Schemes

    By Andreas Tuerk

    A growing number of GHG emissions trading schemes are being implemented at regional or national levels. However, even as the number of different schemes grows, few linkages exist between them. Major cap-and-trade proposals are currently at important stages in their development, especially in the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 

  • Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and citizens. This penetrating volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • State Fragility Around the World

    Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal

    By Laurie A. Gould, Stephen Matthew Pate

    Failed and fragile governments often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. On the flipside, these weak states often use murder, kidnapping, and other violent or oppressive actions to maintain order and keep power. This volume provides an analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    CRC Press

  • One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Contested Common Land

    Environmental Governance Past and Present

    Edited by Christopher P. Rodgers, Eleanor Straughton, Angus J.L. Winchester, Margherita Pieraccini

    This innovative and interdisciplinary book makes a major contribution to common pool resource studies. It offers a new perspective on the sustainable governance of common resources, grounded in contemporary and archival research on the common lands of England and Wales - an important common…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • The Limits to Travel

    How Far Will You Go?

    By David Metz

    As affluence grows, it gets easier to travel faster and further. But research shows that, despite this, the average travel time in all societies remains steady at roughly an hour a day. The implication is that people are choosing to increase the distance they regularly travel, rather than opting…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment in International and European Law

    A Practitioner's Guide

    Edited by Simon Marsden

    Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is a regulatory requirement for development across Europe, North America, Australasia and elsewhere, yet understanding the legal aspects is challenging. This comprehensive guide provides that understanding in a clear and straightforward way. The…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Uncertainty in Policy Making

    Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions

    By Michael Heazle

    Uncertainty in Policy Making explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • The British Electricity Experiment

    Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons

    By John Surrey

    In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how – and why – the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Global Urban Analysis

    A Survey of Cities in Globalization

    By Peter J Taylor, Pengfei Ni, Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Jin Huang, Frank Witlox

    Global Urban Analysis provides a unique insight into the contemporary world economy through a focus on cities. It is based upon a large-scale customised data collection on how leading businesses use cities across the world: as headquarter locations, for finance, for professional and creative…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

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