Critical Concepts in the Environment

The Critical Concepts in the Environment series is edited and introduced by key figures in the field, meeting the need for up to date scholarship in a range of critical areas of study. With a rich backlist of popular titles in areas of major environmental research the series is expanding with the additional titles, Sustainable Development and Media and the Environment. Each collection in the series collates key research and scholarship, providing users with historical context, as well as a thorough overview of current issues and debates.

  • Environmental Education

    Edited by Alan Reid, Justin Dillon

    Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing subject and its multidisciplinary corpus of scholarly literature, ‘Environmental Education’ is a new title from the acclaimed Routledge series, Critical Concepts in the Environment. Edited by two of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
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  • The Environment, Climate Change, and Governance in China

    Edited by Eva Sternfeld

    This four volume collection of selected works examines the political, social and economic aspects of the interaction between Chinese society and the natural environment from past to present as well as future challenges. Volume 1 and 2 are dedicated to China’s environmental history and the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26 
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  • Gender and the Environment

    Edited by Susan Buckingham

    Campaigns to redress gender inequities and injustices have resulted in significant achievements towards equality, especially for well-educated, career-orientated, white women in the West. However, such campaigns have primarily been conducted in the male-dominated arenas of public politics, paid…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
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  • Disaster Risk

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    Especially in an era of rapid global environmental change, questions and issues about and around natural hazards and disasters are dizzying in their complexity—and urgency. Answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this fast-moving area, and its vast and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
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  • Media and the Environment

    Edited by Anders Hansen

    Most of what we understand about ‘the environment’, we know through the media, broadly defined, and related communication processes. Indeed, such processes have played a vital role in defining ‘the environment’ as a crucial concept, and in bringing environmental issues and problems to public and…

    Hardback – 2013-10-23
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  • Sustainable Development

    Edited by John Blewitt

    The United Nations has pithily defined sustainable development as progress that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But sustainable development remains highly contested and is subject to a wide variety of interpretations,…

    Hardback – 2013-08-21
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  • Future Climate Change

    Edited by Mark Maslin, Samuel Randalls

    In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
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  • Ecological Economics

    Edited by Clive Spash

    Edited by a leading scholar in the field, this new four-volume Routledge Major Work brings together canonical and cutting-edge research in ecological economics. In tracing both the development of thought in the field, as well as exploring the most recent scholarship, diverse elements of the rapidly…

    Hardback – 2009-06-26
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  • Biodiversity and Conservation

    Edited by Richard Ladle

    Although ‘biodiversity’ is a relatively new coinage, scientists have been studying the subject it describes long before the word’s first appearance in the language in the mid-1980s. In 1973, for instance, the UK Systematics Association held a symposium on ‘The Changing Flora and Fauna of Britain’…

    Hardback – 2008-11-17
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  • Environmental Economics

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    Edited by Chuck Mason, Erwin Bulte

    Environmental economics is dedicated to the analysis of externalities (i.e. the side-effects or consequences of industrial or commercial activities that are not reflected in market prices), including the characterization of possible manifestations, appropriate policy remedies, measurement of the…

    Hardback – 2007-10-31
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  • Environmental Policy

    Edited by Jane Roberts

    ‘Environmental policy’ has been defined as ‘a set of principles and intentions used to guide decision-making about human management of environmental capital and environmental services’. Although it draws on concepts from environmental philosophy and environmental politics (and from many other…

    Hardback – 2007-08-09
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  • Environmental Philosophy

    Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Edited by J. Baird Callicott, Clare Palmer

    This collection gathers classic, influential, and important papers in environmental philosophy from the late 1960s and early 1970s (when academic environmental philosophy began to coalesce) to the present. The volumes explore environmental ethics, epistemological, metaphysical, and comparative…

    Hardback – 2004-12-02
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  • Environmentalism

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    Edited by David Pepper, George Revill, Frank Webster

    Modern environmentalism is now over fifty years old. This five volume set provides wide-ranging coverage of the state and scope of environmentalism from its science-driven, physical geography-focused roots to its spread to social science and cultural studies. The articles and accompanying…

    Hardback – 2002-11-21
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  • Climate Change

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    Edited by Frank Chambers, Michael Ogle

    The science of climate change has experienced an extraordinary expansion in the period since the mid-1980s and is paralleled by considerable public and political awareness of related issues.The degree of natural variability in, and the causes of, climate change have become particularly important…

    Hardback – 2002-10-31
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