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Quarterly Essay 10 Bad Company: The cult of the CEO

by Tim Flannery

In the second Quarterly Essay of 2003, Gideon Haigh scrutinises the way we have turned CEOs into tin gods. Is moral outrage the appropriate response to the collapses of Enron or HIH or are we all implicated...


Handbook of Water Economics and Institutions

by Kimberly Burnett, Richard Howitt & James A. Roumasset

Growing scarcity of freshwater worldwide brings to light the need for sound water resource modeling and policy analysis. While a solid foundation has been established for many specific water management problems,...


Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising

by Elizabeth Mamukwa, Ronnie Lessem & Alexander Schieffer

Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising marks the debut of the Integral Green Society and Economy series, which links the philosophical 'integral' age with the practical 'green' movement. The series...


Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

by Kei Otsuki

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations....


Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

by Thaddeus R. Miller

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems-from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality-present fundamental challenges...


China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

by Julia Bader

The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China's bilateral...


The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

by Marcus Taylor

This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate...


Living Without Oil: Megatrends in a New Energy Era

by Adjiedj Bakas & Rob Creemers

The price of oil is currently six times as high as it was five years ago, and will double within the next two years. We're all aware of the negative aspects of being so dependent on oil and you can't ignore...


Loving the Earth

by Carlo Petrini

An extraordinary collage of conversations between Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, and a gallery of influential personages to mark the tenth anniversary of Terra Madre, the global network of food communities...


Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: Learning in an age of transformation

by Matthias Barth

In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students...


Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management: A legal pluralism perspective from India

by Maarten Bavinck & Amalendu Jyotishi

Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims...


Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources: A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment

by Antonio Valero Capilla & Alicia Valero Delgado

Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated...


Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Elizabeth A Laugeson & Fred Frankel

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders uses discussion, handouts, tips and activities to walk parents and therapists through a step-by-step program that has brought proven...


Environmental Policies in Asia: Perspectives from Seven Asian Countries

by Jing Huang & Shreekant Gupta

Environmental Policies in Asia highlights the environmental challenges Asian planners and policymakers face as the continent undergoes rapid economic growth in the 21st Century. Edited by Jing Huang and Shreekant...


New Media and International Development: Representation and Affect in Microfinance

by Anke Schwittay

New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance's enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world's first person-to-person microlending...


The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

by Steve Rayner & Mark Caine

The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group's collective writings from 1988-2010....


Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green & Mark Y. Wang

This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management.

Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary...


Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development

by Karen Chapple

As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not...


China-EU: Green Cooperation

by Etienne Reuter & Jing Men

This book offers a selection of views from Chinese and European experts and scholars on the most pressing environmental challenges — air quality, global warming, climate change, energy security, urbanisation...


Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

by Stephen Zavestoski & Julian Agyeman

The 'Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban...