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Human Security and Japan's Triple Disasters: Responding to the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis: Responding to the 2011 earthquak

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...


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...


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...


Institutional Change and the Development of Industrial Clusters in China: Case Studies from the Textile and Clothing Industry

by Jinmin Wang

The book mainly uses the New Institutional Economics Approach (NIE) to examine the formation and development of industrial clusters in China through multiple case studies of textile and clothing clusters in...


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...


Rural Wealth Creation

by John L. Pender, Bruce A. Weber & Thomas G. Johnson

This book investigates the role of wealth in achieving sustainable rural economic development. The authors define wealth as all assets net of liabilities that can contribute to well-being, and they provide examples...


Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: Learning from Experience: A Heuristic Approach

by Katri Huutoniemi & Petri Tapio

Arising out of human-environment interaction, sustainability problems resist disciplinary categories and simple solutions. This book offers a fresh approach to practical and methodological concerns in transdisciplinary...


Confronting Land and Property Problems for Peace

by Shinichi Takeuchi

This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any...


The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History: An Environmental History

by Cameron Muir

Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting...


Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective

by Geoffrey Wood, Chris Brewster & Michael Brookes

One of the most influential debates across business and management studies has centered on the relative impact of institutions on the fortunes of firms and nations. However, analyses have primarily focused on...


Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building social spaces: 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...


Selling the Welfare State: The Privatisation of Public Housing

by Ray Forrest & Alan Murie

Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public...


The Economics of Groundwater Management in Arid Countries: Theory, International Experience and a Case Study of Jordan

by Manuel Schiffler

Groundwater is being depleted on a large scale in many arid and semi-arid parts of the world. The author asks whether it should be avoided at any price? or if it is desirable in certain circumstances, by undertaking...


Mortgaging the Earth: World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment and the Crisis of Development

by Bruce Rich

This critique of World Bank operations examines the effects of this organization on the societies in which it operates. Highly critical of the Bank's practices in its 50 years of operation, the author demonstrates...


The Southern African Environment: Profiles of the SADC Countries

by Sam Moyo, Michael Sill & Phil O'Keefe

The Southern African Environment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the countries of the SADC region ? Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia...


Annual Analysis of Competitiveness, Simulation Studies and Development Perspective for 35 States and Federal Territories of India: 2000-2010

by Khee Giap Tan, Linda Low & Kong Yam Tan

India is emerging as one of the economic giants of the world, and is gaining international influence and global leadership as the world's largest democracy. India's performance will have far-reaching consequences...


Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use

by Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall & Jesus Ramos-Martin

The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns...


Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

by Asimina Christoforou & John B. Davis

This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks...


Land Solutions for Climate Displacement

by Scott Leckie

The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement...