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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

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...


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...


Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

by Jean-Frédéric Morin & Amandine Orsini

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global...


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)....


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.