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  • Wildfire Policy

    Law and Economics Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Lueck, Karen M. Bradshaw

    During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28

  • The Right to Water

    Politics, Governance and Social Struggles, 1st Edition

    Edited by Farhana Sultana, Alex Loftus

    The right to clean water has been adopted by the United Nations as a basic human right. Yet how such universal calls for a right to water are understood, negotiated, experienced and struggled over remain key challenges. The Right to Water elucidates how universal calls for rights articulate with…

    Paperback – 2011-11-23
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Anne German, Alain Karsenty, Anne Marie Tiani

    Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-11
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    Edited by Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad

    For most post-conflict countries, the transition to peace is daunting. In countries with high-value natural resources – including oil, gas, diamonds, other minerals, and timber –the stakes are unusually high and peacebuilding is especially challenging. Resource-rich post-conflict countries face…

    Paperback – 2011-10-31
    Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

  • Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Worthington, Mikko Rask, Lammi Minna

    On one day in 2009, in thirty-eight countries around the world, 4,000 ordinary citizens gathered to discuss the future of climate policy. This project, 'WWViews', was the first-ever global democratic deliberation – an attempt to enable ordinary people to reach informed decisions on and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-26

  • Food, Globalization and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    By Peter Oosterveer, David A. Sonnenfeld

    Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organization of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. This transition is generating unfamiliar challenges related to sustainability of food provision, the social impacts of…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06

  • The Human Element

    Ten New Rules to Kickstart Our Failing Organizations, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Boyle

    Despite some of the most sophisticated computer systems known to mankind, modern life can be infuriating – and it's getting worse. But there is a growing suspicion that, despite all the investment in IT and organization we have seen, we live with the same old problems we always have done. Why…

    Hardback – 2011-10-04

  • European Climate and Clean Energy Law and Policy

    1st Edition

    By Leonardo Massai

    The participation of the European Union and the Member States in international climate change policy is a complex issue. This book provides a clear guide to the subject which will help students and professionals alike to interpret and easily navigate to the information they require. It does so by…

    Paperback – 2011-09-22

  • Why Noise Matters

    A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions, 1st Edition

    By John Stewart, Francis McManus, Nigel Rodgers, Val Weedon, Arline Bronzaft

    Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age? This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural, environmental and health issue. Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today lives than by any other…

    Paperback – 2011-08-24

  • Forests and People

    Property, Governance, and Human Rights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Sikor, Johannes Stahl

    A human rights-based agenda has received significant attention in writings on general development policy, but less so in forestry. Forests and People presents a comprehensive analysis of the rights-based agenda in forestry, connecting it with existing work on tenure reform, governance rights and…

    Hardback – 2011-08-08

  • Confronting Biopiracy

    Challenges, Cases and International Debates, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Robinson

    'Biopiracy' refers either to the unauthorized extraction of biological resources, such as plants with medicinal properties, and associated traditional knowledge from indigenous peoples and local communities, or to the patenting of spurious 'inventions' based on such knowledge or resources without…

    Paperback – 2011-08-03

  • Out of the Mainstream

    Water Rights, Politics and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches, Armando Guevara-Gil

    Water is not only a source of life and culture. It is also a source of power, conflicting interests and identity battles. Rights to materially access, culturally organize and politically control water resources are poorly understood by mainstream scientific approaches and hardly addressed by…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02

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