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The Guide to the Circular Economy: Capturing Value and Managing Material Risk

by Dustin Benton, Jonny Hazell & Julie Hill

This book demystifies the language of the circular economy, gives examples to show what it looks like in practice and equips readers to make the links between their own company's initiatives and those of others,...


Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising

by Elizabeth Mamukwa, Ronnie Lessem & Alexander Schieffer

Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising marks the debut of the Integral Green Society and Economy series, which links the philosophical 'integral' age with the practical 'green' movement. The series...


Always On: Digital Brand Strategy in a Big Data World

by Arve Peder Øverland

It's a given in today's online marketplace that you are perceived as being always on. Make sure your governance programmes for your systems and platforms keep it that way. Always On provides an understanding...


Economic Growth and Sustainability: Systems Thinking for a Complex World

by Karen L. Higgins

Issues in sustainable economic development are illuminated by conceptual applications of systems thinking 


Culture, Development and Petroleum: An Ethnography of the High North: An Ethnography of the High North

by Jan-Oddvar Sornes, Larry Browning & Jan Terje Henriksen

The discovery, just forty years ago, of vast oil and gas reserves in the Southwestern part of Norway, and more recently in the Arctic High North region, created an economic titan and posed a vast array of challenges...


The Politics of Green Transformations

by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach & Peter Newell

Multiple 'green transformations' are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially...


Economic Growth and Development in Africa: A global perspective: Understanding trends and prospects

by Horman Chitonge

In recent years, Africa has undergone the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent's history, drawing the attention of the international media and academics alike. This book analyses the...


South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from Cuba, North Africa and the Middle East: Views from the Caribbean, North

by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

This ground-breaking book is one of the first to analyse the important phenomenon of South-South educational migration for refugees. It focuses particularly on South-South scholarship programmes in Cuba and...


Multipreneurship: Diversification in Times of Crisis

by Nicholas Harkiolakis

In Multipreneurship, Nick Harkiolakis argues against the more commonly held view that diversification at the level of the individual entrepreneur, rather than that of the established corporation, is the wrong...


International Climate Change Law and State Compliance

by Alexander Zahar

A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role...


The Making of Low Carbon Economies

by Heather Lovell

The Making of Low Carbon Economies looks at how more than two decades of sustained effort at climate change mitigation has resulted in a variety of new practices, rules and ways of doing things: a period of...


Action Research for Climate Change Adaptation: Developing and applying knowledge for governance

by Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis & Mathijs van Vliet

Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance...


Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption: Reflections on consumer waste

by Karin M. Ekström

The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste....


Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

by Kei Otsuki

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations....


Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

by Thaddeus R. Miller

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems-from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality-present fundamental challenges...


Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

by Pier Carlo Palermo & Davide Ponzini

The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices...


China's Rise: Development-Oriented Finance and Sustainable Development

by Lixing Zou

As a government institution specializing in development-oriented finance, the China Development Bank (CDB) has combined advanced international financial theories with China's practical conditions and has done...


Innovative Institutions, Public Policies and Private Strategies for Agro-Enterprise Development

by Ralph D Christy, Carlos A da Silva & Nomathemba Mhlanga

In an effort to promote agro-enterprises and agro-industries as viable forms of inclusive development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Cornell International Institute...


The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

by Marcus Taylor

This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate...


Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: Learning in an age of transformation

by Matthias Barth

In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students...