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An Introductory Guide to Systems Thinking

by David Kerr

The world around us is comprised of systems - organisational systems, business systems, political systems, family systems, inter-personal systems, biological systems, economic systems - the list goes on.

This...


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras

"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is...


Guide to LEED 2009 Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies

by Thomas A. Taylor

This guide walks the reader step by step through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process, offering advanced techniques for estimating the actual costs, in time and money, for building green. It serves as...


Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Governance and Social Leadership

by Robert A. Campbell

Governance and Social Leadership examines the inadequacies of current theories on leadership in order to help us better understand the process of leadership and to suggest mechanisms for change.


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...


The Future of Food Business: The Facts, the Impacts and the Acts

by Marcos Fava Neves

The Second Edition of The Future of Food Business: The Facts, The Impacts and The Acts is an updated collection of thoughtful articles previously published in leading newspapers around the world based on the...


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...


Accounting for Biodiversity

by Michael Jones

'Biodiversity' at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis...


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...


Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: 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...