• Participatory Action Research in Natural Resource Management

    A Critque of the Method Based on Five Years' Experience in the Transamozonica Region of Brazil

    By Christian Castellanet, Carl F. Jordan

    This work evaluates the merits of a widely-used approach to natural resource management, participatory action research (PAR), an approach to resource management that strives to link researchers with farmers and other local residents whose lives are effected by long-range conservation programmes.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City

    Acting in the common place

    By Meg Holden

    What can justice and sustainability mean, pragmatically speaking, in today’s cities? Can justice be the basis on which the practices of city building rely? Can this recognition constitute sustainability in city building, from a pragmatic perspective? Today, we are faced with a mountain of reasons…

    Hardback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Engineering and Technical Development for Sustainable Environment

    Edited by Dzaraini Kamarun, Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, Bulan Abdullah

    Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative…

    Hardback – 2017-03-31 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Beyond Child's Play

    Sustainable Product Design in the Global Doll-making Industry

    Edited by Sally Edward

    Sustainable product design is more than eco design: it goes beyond 'green' to consider the work environment, community impacts, consumer health, and economic viability, as well as environmental attributes. "Beyond Child's Play" explores the concept of sustainable product design in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Work, Health and Environment Series

  • Dependent Convergence

    The Struggle to Control Petrochemical Hazards in Brazil and the United States

    By Carlos E Siqueira

    Comparative analyses of social actors and policy outcomes in Bahia and Texas show the similarities and differences in the actors and the policies adopted in each case. As a result of historical and structural developments in Bahia and Texas, Cetrel operates under pollution-control standards and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Work, Health and Environment Series

  • Labor-environmental Coalitions

    Lessons from a Louisiana Petrochemical Region

    By Thomas Estabrook, Charles Levenstein, John Wooding

    In 1984, the oil, chemical and atomic workers began a 5-year campaign to win back the jobs of its members locked out by the BASF Corp. in Geismar, Louisiana. The multiscale campaign involved coalitions with local environmentalists as well as international solidarity from environmental and religious…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Work, Health and Environment Series

  • Unhealthy Work

    Causes, Consequences, Cures

    By Peter L. Schnall, Marnie Dobson, Ellen Rosskam, Ray H. Elling

    Work, so fundamental to well-being, has its darker and more costly side. Work can adversely affect our health, well beyond the usual counts of injuries that we think of as 'occupational health'. The ways in which work is organized - its pace and intensity, degree of control over the work process,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches in the Health Social Sciences Series

  • Culture and Conservation

    Beyond Anthropocentrism

    By Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, Helen Kopnina

    Today, there is growing interest in conservation and anthropologists have an important role to play in helping conservation succeed for the sake of humanity and for the sake of other species. Equally important, however, is the fact that we, as the species that causes extinctions, have a moral…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Disaster Research

    Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Rasmus Dahlberg, Olivier Rubin, Morten Thanning Vendelø

    Given the tendency of books on disasters to predominantly focus on strong geophysical or descriptive perspectives and in-depth accounts of particular catastrophes, Disaster Research provides a much-needed multidisciplinary perspective of the area. This book is is structured thematically around key…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Trade Challenges

    Developing Common Approaches

    Edited by Kristen Allen, Katie Macmillan

    The Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada was established in 1988 despite the U.S.’s controversial proposal to eliminate trade-distorting government subsidies to agriculture. Originally published in 1988, this volume brings together a collection of essays which identify and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Politics of Environmental Reform

    Controlling Kentucky Strip Mining

    By Marc Karnis Landy

    The Politics of Environmental Reform demonstrates how environmental laws affect local governments with Kentucky strip mining as its core example. Originally published in 1976, Landy’s research into environmental legislation in a state whose economy relies on the coal industry can easily be applied…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Pesticide Problem

    An Economic Approach to Public Policy

    By J.C. Headley, J.N. Lewis

    The widespread use of chemicals to control pests has resulted in adverse effects for both wildlife and humans. Originally published in 1967, this title seeks to clearly explain the key issues for understanding public policy in the pesticide problem. Authors Headley and Lewis provide simple…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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