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White Paper on sustainable energy projects in Africa

by Jeremy Debreu & Claire Guibert

With almost 600 million people having no access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, rural electrification is a major challenge for the development of the continent.

This White Paper highlights 25 energy projects...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows...


Deep Economy

by Bill Mckibben

The bestselling author of The End of Nature issues an impassioned call to arms for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives

In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the...


The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability

by Wayne Ellwood

The prevailing model of endless economic growth is unsustainable. This book unpicks the idea of degrowth and explores alternative visions.


Market Madness: A Century of Oil Panics, Crises, and Crashes

by Blake C. Clayton

Stock market booms are cause for celebration. But when oil prices soar because supplies are failing to keep up with demand, the response is nearly always apocalyptic. Predictions of the end of oil can create...


The Paradoxes of Aid Work: Passionate Professionals

by Silke Roth

This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations,...


Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising

by Elizabeth Mamukwa, Ronnie Lessem & Alexander Schieffer

Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising by Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer and Liz Mamukwa is the first book in the Integral Green Society and Economy series, a series which has three overarching...


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

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...


Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria & Giorgos Kallis

Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and...


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...


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...


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...