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A Good Disruption

by Martin Stuchtey, Per-Anders Enkvist & Klaus Zumwinkel

Disruptive technology is one of the defining economic trends of our age, transforming one major industry after another. But what is the true impact of such disruption on the world's economies, and does it really...

The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times

by Michael Brownlee

Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out...

Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change

by Jorgen Randers, Graeme Maxton & David Suzuki

The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve — in theory.

In practice,...


by Charu, Dr Jain

Corporations are slowly realizing the impact of their business on the environment and society. They are also facing increasing pressure from their stakeholders to follow responsible business practices. Many...

The Green State in Africa

by Carl Death

A provocative reassessment of the relationship between states and environmental politics in Africa

From climate-related risks such as crop failure and famine to longer-term concerns about sustainable urbanization,...

Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences: Beyond clusters

by Kean Birch

The life sciences is an industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy. This sector is frequently presented...

The reform of the Mexican electricity sector

by Enrique Ochoa Reza & Pedro Joaquín Coldwell

The electricity sector is one of the most important industries in the country. Based on that, and due to advances in this area around the world it was necessary to enact an energy reform initiative to establish...

Sustainability and the Art of Long-Term Thinking

by Bernd Klauer, Reiner Manstetten & Thomas Petersen

Dealing with time is intimately linked to sustainability, because sustainability, at its core, involves long-term ethical claims. To live up to them, decision and policy-making has to consider long-term development...

Social Protection Programs for Africa's Drylands

by Carlo Del Ninno & Sarah Coll-Black

Social Protection Programs for Africa's Drylands explores the role of social protection in promoting the well-being and prosperity of people living in dryland regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, with a specifi c...

Cities and Sustainability: A new approach

by Daniel Hoornweg

Cities are the most likely actors to design and bring about lasting sustainability. An agreement among the world's larger cities is possible, and likely a necessary but insufficient condition to achieve sustainable...

Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific: Sacred places as development spaces

by Matthew Clarke & Anna Halafoff

Community development is most effective and efficient when it is situated and led at the local level and considers the social behaviours, needs and worldviews of local communities. With more than eight out of...

Grassroots Innovation Movements

by Adrian Smith, Mariano Fressoli & Dinesh Abrol

Innovation is increasingly invoked by policy elites and business leaders as vital for tackling global challenges like sustainable development. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that networks of community...

Introduction to Energy Analysis

by Kornelis Blok & Evert Nieuwlaar

The energy supply and demand system is of great importance for society, from economic, social, and ecological viewpoints. The last decade in particular has seen rapid changes in the world of energy systems,...

Work Like Nature: Sustainability lessons from ecosystems for your job or business

by Lea Elliott

Do you want to take action at work that will benefit you, your job and your community as much as it helps the environment? Lea Elliott’s Work Like Nature presents lessons from nature to help you make sense...

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology

by Helen Kopnina & Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding...

Waste Matters: Urban margins in contemporary literature

by Sarah K. Harrison

How do those pushed to the margins survive in contemporary cities? What role do they play in today's increasingly complex urban ecosystems? Faced with stark disparities in human and environmental wellbeing,...

Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change

by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin & Kirsten Wehner

Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and...

Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic minority rights movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador

by Mneesha Gellman

Ethnic minority communities make claims for cultural rights from states in different ways depending on how governments include them in policies and practices of accommodation or assimilation. However, institutional...

Unfolding Cluster Evolution

by Fiorenza Belussi & Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver

Various theories have been put forward as to why business and industry develops in clusters and despite good work being carried out on path dependence and dynamics, this is still very much an emerging topic...

God-Conscious Organization and the Islamic Social Economy

by Masudul Alam Choudhury

Can there be God-conscious organizational behaviour in the real world of today's capitalist corporations and the alternatives? In this overview of God-consciousness as a moral-awareness model of preference formation,...