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Summary of Misbehaving: by Richard H. Thaler | Key Takeaways & Analysis

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Misbehaving by Richard H. Thaler | Key Takeaways & Analysis

 

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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics is an introduction to behavioral economics and an account of Richard H. Thaler’s role...


Sustainability and Innovation

The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Securit

by Eric Toensmeier & Hans Herren

With carbon farming, agriculture ceases to be part of the climate problem and becomes a critical part of the solution

Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking...


Change for the Audacious: a doer's guide: Large Systems Change for flourishing futures

by Steve John Waddell

We must and can do much better at addressing issues such as climate change, food security, health, education, environmental degradation, peace-building, water, equity, corruption, and wealth creation.  This...


Confronting Drought in Africa's Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

by Raffaello Cervigni & Michael Morris

Drylands are at the core of Africa's development challenge. Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region's land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about...


Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador

by Jill DeTemple

Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and...


Development Economics

by Gérard Roland

Gerard Roland's new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific...


From Aid to Trade: How Aid Organizations, Businesses, and Governments Can Work Together: Lessons Learned from Haiti

by Daniel Jean-Louis & Jacqueline Klamer

Why do poor countries remain poor? Why, after receiving billions of dollars, do poor countries remain poor? Why are failing foreign aid models utilized over and over again? After the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake,...


Disasters and Social Resilience: A bioecological approach

by Helen J. Boon, Alison Cottrell & David King

The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of study...


Secondary Cities and Development

by Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel & Ronnie Donaldson

The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance.

Secondary...


Urban Recycling Cooperatives: Building resilient communities

by Jutta Gutberlet

Solid waste is a major urban challenge worldwide and decisions over which technologies or methods to apply can have beneficial or detrimental long-term consequences. Inappropriate management of solid waste can...


Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies: Anticipatory governance in practice

by Evan S. Michelson

A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up....


Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

by Rick Peyser & Bill Mares

BILL MARES is a writer and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. He is also president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a former high school teacher, and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives...


Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and practice

by Ralph Horne, John Fien & Beau B. Beza

Urban sustainability citizenship situates citizens as social change agents with an ethical and self-interested stake in living sustainably with the rest of Earth. Such citizens not only engage in sustainable...


Technology and the City: Systems, applications and implications

by Tan Yigitcanlar

The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies...


The Politics of Cultural Development: Trade, cultural policy and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity

by Ben Garner

There is a growing recognition of the role that culture can play in sustainable development strategies. This development has generally been welcomed, but also raises a number of questions: What are the implications...


Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness

by Peter Karl Kresl & Daniele Ietri

Much recent research in Urban Studies has concentrated on the notion of the 'global city' but discussion has also covered a larger set of mega cities, with populations in excess of 10 million. This analysis...


Energy Law and the Sustainable Company: Innovation and corporate social responsibility

by Patricia Park & Duncan Magnus Park

What kind of decision-making should multinationals engage in to create a sustainable company? There is substantial debate over why CEOs, senior management and Boards of Directors make the wrong decisions by...


Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability

by Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly & Mary Beckie

When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and...


A Cultural History of Climate Change

by Tom Bristow & Thomas H. Ford

Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us...