Environment & Sustainability: Environment & Economics

  • Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth

    Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

    By Niek Koning

    Using a political-economic approach supplemented with insights from human ecology, this volume analyses the long-term dynamics of food security and economic growth. The book begins by discussing the nature of preindustrial food crises and the changes that have occurred…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Transformative Ecological Economics

    Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia

    By Ove Jakobsen

    When we look at the state of the world today, what is most evident is the fact that the major problems of our time — energy, environment, economy, climate change and social justice — cannot be understood in isolation. They are interconnected problems, which mean that they require corresponding…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

  • Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

    Edited by Eva Sternfeld

    During the last few decades, China has accomplished unprecedented economic growth and has emerged as the second largest economy in the world. This ‘economic miracle’ has led hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but has also come at a high cost. Environmental degradation and the impact of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Geographies of Meat

    Politics, Economy and Culture

    By Harvey Neo, Jody Emel

    With the ever rising demand for meat around the world, the production of meat has changed dramatically in the past few decades. What has brought about the increasing popularity and attendant normalization of factory farms across many parts of the world? What are some of the ways to resist such…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Critical Food Studies

  • The Governance of Urban Green Spaces

    Social innovation and civil society

    By Judith Schicklinski

    Across European cities the use of urban space is controversial and subject to diverging interests. On the one hand citizens are increasingly aware of the necessity for self-organising to reclaim green spaces. On the other hand local authorities have started to involve citizens in the governance of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-22 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Redefining Prosperity

    Edited by Isabelle Cassiers

    Society today faces a difficult contradiction: we know exactly how the physical limits of our planet are being reached and exactly why we cannot go on as we have before – and yet, collectively, we seem unable to reach crucial decisions for our future in a timely way. This book argues that our…

    Paperback – 2017-04-21 
    Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

  • China’s Role in Reducing Carbon Emissions

    The Stabilisation of Energy Consumption and the Deployment of Renewable Energy

    By David Toke

    China, a still developing economy comprising a fifth of the world’s population, will play a key role in the global movement towards reducing carbon emissions. The aims of the Paris Agreement may stand or fall with China, both for its own contribution and the example it will set the developing world…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 

  • Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics

    Nature and Society

    Edited by Clive L. Spash

    Since becoming formally established as an international academic society in the late 1980s, ecological economics has advanced understanding of the interactions between social and biophysical reality. It initially combined questioning of the basis of mainstream economics with a concern for…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Limits of the Green Economy

    From re-inventing capitalism to re-politicising the present

    By Anneleen Kenis, Matthias Lievens

    Projecting win-win situations, new economic opportunities, green growth and innovative partnerships, the green economy discourse has quickly gained centre stage in international environmental governance and policymaking. Its underlying message is attractive and optimistic: if the market can become…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05 
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • International Comparisons of Energy Consumption

    Edited by Joy Dunkerley

    Originally published in 1978, this report summarises the results of a workshop on why energy consumption is much higher in the United States than other industrialised countries with similar living standards. The papers included in the workshop make interesting comparisons between countries such as…

    Paperback – 2017-04-04 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Reform of Metropolitan Governments

    By Steven P. Erie, John J. Kirlin, Francine F. Rabinovitz, Lance Liebman, Charles M. Haar

    Originally published in 1972, this study aims to explore governmental interaction with people and publics interests and institutions in Metropolitan America. These papers discuss issues of how governance can be improved and the federal role in Metropolitanism as well as suggesting ways in which…

    Paperback – 2017-04-02 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Controlling Asbestos in Buildings

    An Economic Investigation

    By Donald N. Dewees

    Asbestos dust is well-known for causing cancer and other life-threatening illnesses yet still contaminates countless schools, factories and office buildings. This raises the issue of the best way to deal with Asbestos; immediate removal, containment or removal at renovation or demolition.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-02 
    Routledge Revivals

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