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The New Natural Resource: Knowledge Development, Society and Economics

by Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen

This is a book about the role of knowledge in social and economic development. There is a need to address the process of developing knowledge as a social process and The New Natural Resource starts with the...


Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

by United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG's Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world.

Basic...


Business in Emerging Latin America

by Fernando Robles, Nila Wiese & Gladys Torres-Baumgarten

Driven by expanding domestic markets and exports of natural resource commodities, Latin America has recently come into focus as an economic force in the international arena. Business in Emerging Latin America...


Understanding Sustainable Development

by John Blewitt

This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition's powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically...


Towards Organizational Fitness: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

by Gerry Randell & John Toplis

Just like people, organizations may become both physically and behaviourally sick; physically sick when plant and equipment breaks down or the money runs out; behaviourally sick when the resources are badly...


The Art of Business Revitalization: Management Wisdom from Jack Welch, Carlos Ghosn, and Bill Gates

by Ryuho Okawa

In The Art of Business Revitalization: Management Wisdom from Jack Welch, Carlos Ghosn, and Bill Gates, Master Ryuho Okawa conducts spiritual interviews with three of the greatest executives of our time. General...


Growth: Now and Forever?

by Giang Ho & Paolo Mauro

Forecasters often predict continued rapid economic growth into the medium and long term for countries that have recently experienced strong growth. Using long-term forecasts of economic growth from the IMF/World...


Russian Federation: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

Russia’s trend growth is volatile. The transition from a centrally planned to a market economy started in 1991, hence time series are relatively short compared to other countries. The size and depth of structural...


Federalism of Wetlands

by Ryan W. Taylor

This book investigates the consequences of redundant state and federal environmental regulations in the United States. Drawing on the most exhaustive statistical analysis of US federal wetland permits ever constructed,...


Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation

by Adam Bumpus, James Tansey & Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez

Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and...


The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg

by Cheryll Glotfelty & Eve Quesnel

Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept...


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology

by Gufu Oba

In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons...


Is the Environment a Luxury?: An Inquiry into the relationship between environment and income

by Silvia Tiezzi & Chiara Martini

The purpose of this collection of essays is to shed some light on the complex relationship between environmental quality and the distribution of income. Are the preferences of the poor towards a cleaner environment...


Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

by Michael R Greenberg

The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive...


Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives

by Anna Lindley

Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent...


Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

by Jean-Frédéric Morin & Amandine Orsini

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global...


Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

by III, Spencer Barrett Meredith

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once more after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had put...


The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

by Marcin Wojciech Solarz

Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading.

Taking...


Foreign Aid and Emerging Powers: Asian Perspectives on Official Development Assistance

by Iain Watson

Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA)....


FIRE

by Dan Ward

Why do some projects deliver under budget and ahead of schedule, while others cost more and take longer than expected? More important, which products work better: the quick and thrifty or the slow and expensive?...