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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...


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...


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)....


The Global Competitiveness of Regions

by Robert Huggins, Hiro Izushi & Daniel Prokop

The aim of this book is to consider theoretically the notion of the global competitiveness of regions, as well as giving attention as to how such competitiveness may be empirically measured. With this in mind,...


Human Security and Japan's Triple Disaster: Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis

by Paul Bacon & Christopher Hobson

Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security...


Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism

by John Stanton

Change and development are going on all around us. On both an international platform, as well as at the local governmental and community level, governments, decision and policy makers constantly strive to improve...


Knowledge Systems and Change in Climate Governance: Comparing India and South Africa

by Babette Never

The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal...


The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

by Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth & Dessy Irawati

The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book...


Structural Change, Competitiveness and Industrial Policy: Painful Lessons from the European Periphery

by Aurora A. C. Teixeira, Ester Silva & Ricardo Mamede

The onset of the global crisis has emphasised the persistence of substantial differences in development and social progress within the euro area. The specific case of countries located in the southern periphery...


Government and the Environment: The Role of the Modern State in the Face of Global Challenges

by Laura Castellucci

In the today's global "commercial society" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not "commercial", national security and clean...


Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

by Frauke Urban

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world's largest greenhouse...


Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People: Themes and Case Studies

by Marc J. Cohen & Melinda Smale

This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have...


The Great Transition

by Mauro Bonaiuti

Recent events including the financial crisis and the gradual lessening of the planet's natural resources have raised the fundamental question as to whether the capitalist market system can survive its own contradictions...


Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building New Spaces

by Khayaat Fakier & Ellen Ehmke

Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges...