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Permaculture: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Practice of Ecovillage Design

by Jan Martin Bang

Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture...

Deliberation and Development: Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies

by Patrick Heller & Vijayendra Rao

Deliberation is the process by which a group of people, each with equal voice, can - via a process of discussion and debate - reach an agreement. Deliberation and Development attempts to do two things. First,...

Integral Renewal: A Relational and Renewal Perspective

by Ronnie Lessem & Alexander Schieffer

In 2010 Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer published their seminal work on Integral Research and Innovation, whereby they identified the four R’s; relational and renewal, reason and realization based research...

Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East Meets West

by Tiit Tammaru, Maarten van Ham & Szymon Marcinczak

Growing inequalities in Europe are a major challenge threatening the sustainability of urban communities and the competiveness of European cities. While the levels of socio-economic segregation in European cities...

Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered

by Lourdes Beneria, Günseli Berik & Maria Floro

Gender, Development, and Globalization is the leading primer on global feminist economics and development. Lourdes Benería, a pioneer in the field of feminist economics, is joined in this second edition by...

The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City

by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff & Yang Li

As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an...

The Politics of Ecosocialism: Transforming welfare

by Kajsa Borgnäs, Teppo Eskelinen & Johanna Perkiö

As the global economy seeks to recover from the financial crisis and warnings about the consequences of climate change abound, it is clear that we need a fundamentally new approach to tackle these issues. This...

The Simplicity Cycle

by Dan Ward

The Simplicity Cycle is an engaging and accessible field guide that equips readers with practical tools to produce elegant, effective designs. It takes a deep but lighthearted look at the way complexity enhances...

African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Challenges, Agency and Resistance

by Lord, Dr Mawuko-Yevugah, Paul, Dr Ugor & Nana K, Professor Poku

All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young people. Bringing together...

Crisis and Promise in the Caribbean: Politics and Convergence

by Winston, Mr Dookeran & Timothy M, Professor Shaw

The Caribbean is made up of a complex, enigmatic region, characterised by great disparities in size, population, geography, history, language, religion, race and politics. This is a region in which harmony and...

Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response

by Jacopo Torriti

With different intensities, depending on the season, every morning and evening of any weekday there are the same peaks in electricity demand. Peaks can bring about significantly negative environmental and economic...

Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook

by Dan Shapiro

What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other?Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors?When do you play the CEO card?Should you sell out?Author and four-time founder/CEO...

Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

by Tom Rath

Tom Rath, author of five influential bestsellers, reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily health and well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. Drawing on the latest and most practical...

Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Louise Cord & María| Genoni

Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Group's goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent,...

Governing Agricultural Sustainability: Global lessons from GM crops

by Phil Macnaghten & Susana Carro-Ripalda

Although GM crops are seen by their advocates as a key component of the future of world agriculture and as part of the solution for world poverty and hunger, their uptake has not been smooth nor universal: they...

Measuring Welfare beyond Economics: The genuine progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

by Claudio O. Delang & Yi Hang Yu

Dissatisfaction with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of a country's development or a population's wellbeing led to the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). The GPI is an aggregate...

Energy and Transport in Green Transition: Perspectives on Ecomodernity

by Atle Midttun & Nina Witoszek

This book breaks new ground in the studies of green transition. It frames the ongoing transformation in terms of a "battle of modernities" with the emerging vision of ecomodernity as the final destination. It...

Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections

by Arjun Sabharwal

Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs,...

U.S. Total Factor Productivity Slowdown : Evidence from the U.S. States

by Roberto Cardarelli & Lusine Lusinyan

Total factor productivity (TFP) growth began slowing in the United States in the mid-2000s, before the Great Recession. To many, the main culprit is the fading positive impact of the information technology (IT)...

The Microfinance Mirage: The Politics of Poverty, Social Capital and Women's Empowerment in Ethiopia

by Esayas Bekele, Dr Geleta

Microfinance has long been considered a development strategy that can correct the failure of the global credit market and address the financial needs of the poor enabling them to create and run profitable business...