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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

Smart Specialisation: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

by Dominique Foray

This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains...


Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe: The Relational Turn in Rural Development

by Andrew K. Copus & Philomena de Lima

This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use...


Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies

by Helen Hintjens & Dubravka Zarkov

Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and...


An Introduction to the Green Economy: Science, Systems and Sustainability

by Adrian C. Newton & Elena Cantarello

The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable...


The Community Forests of Mexico: Managing for Sustainable Landscapes

by David Barton Bray, Leticia Merino-Pérez & Deborah Barry

Mexico leads the world in community management of forests for the commercial production of timber. Yet this success story is not widely known, even in Mexico, despite the fact that communities around the globe...


Prophets of Agroforestry: Guaraní Communities and Commercial Gathering

by Richard K. Reed

For almost four centuries, the indigenous Chiripá (Guaraní) people of eastern Paraguay have maintained themselves as a distinct society and culture, despite continual and often intense relations with Paraguayan...


Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Post-Colonial State

by Redie Bereketeab

This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the...


After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval

by John Foster

Dangerous climate change is coming.

Some people still deny that it is happening. Others refuse to recognise that it is now too late to prevent it. But both these reactions spring from the same source: our pathological...


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...


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...


Under Corporate Skies: A Struggle Between People, Place, and Profit

by Dyann Ross, Martin Brueckner & Erin Brockovich

Relating the story of a tiny town pitted against a strong corporation, this account strives to voice the concerns of local communities when they come into conflict with corporate profits. With the help of Erin...


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.


Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

by Carol Peppe Hewitt

Bringing money home - real people and real stories from the slow money movement


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...