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The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

by Ragnhild Lund & Piers Blaikie

This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis...


Kindergarten Architecture

by Mark Dudek

This fully illustrated guide to the planning and design of pre-school facilities for children is supported by a broad range of case studies, drawn from around the world. Both new buildings and adapted premises...


Toward a Competitive Telecommunication Industry: Selected Papers from the 1994 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

by Gerald W. Brock

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Landscapes of Labour Inequality and Social Exclusion

by Sally Hardy, Paul Lawless & Ron Martin

Persistent high employment and growing labour market inequality have become entrenched features of many European countries. This edited collection of papers focuses on the regional and local dimensions of these...


Regional Development Strategies: A European Perspective

by Jeremy Alden & Philip Boland

Regional development strategies have become the focus of attention in many countries in the 1990s. This textbook provides a conceptual, theoretical and empirical analysis of regional development strategies within...


Regional Development in the 1990s: The British Isles in Transition

by Ron Martin & Peter Townroe

This book documents the changing nature and challenge of regional development in Britain and Ireland in the final decade of this century. In the first half of this book, region-by-region profiles review the...


Multinationals and European Integration: Trade, Investment and Regional Development

by Nicholas A. Phelps

This book examines the role of the multinational firms in processes of European integration. It is primarily concerned with the implications of market integration and industrial restructuring for peripheral...


Nepa in the Courts: A Legal Analysis of the National Environmental Policy ACT

by Frederick R. Anderson

This book examines the courts' interpretation of NEPA in its first three years, defeats and successes of citizens' actions in key cases, and implication of court rulings for the act's future effectiveness. Originally...


The Pacific Salmon Fisheries: A Study of Irrational Conservation

by James A. Crutchfield & Giulio Pontecorvo

This study attributes the chronic economic distress of the valuable Pacific salmon industry not only to decline in catch but also to the economic problems of open access ocean fisheries. It analyzes salmon public...


The Cropland Crisis: Myth or Reality?

by Pierre Crosson

This book examines the factors affecting the demand for agricultural land in the United States and the costs of meeting increasing demand. Originally published in 1982


Soil Conservation in Perspective

by R. Burnell Held & Marion Clawson

This book reviews and evaluates the nationwide soil conservation effort in the United States and suggests broad outlines of a future conservation program. Originally published in 1965


Governing Soil Conservation: Thirty Years of the New Decentralization

by Robert J. Morgan

This study reviews and evaluates the political and administrative aspects of the nationwide soil conservation effort in the United States. Originally published in 1966


The Common Wealth in Ocean Fisheries: Some Problems of Growth and Economic Allocation

by Francis T. Christy & Anthony Scott

By examining international fishery resources from a primarily economic and political viewpoint, this book highlights the common property aspects of fisheries, physical productivity of the ocean, supply and demand,...


Gentrification

by Loretta Lees, Tom Slater & Elvin Wyly

This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become...


Pathologies of Modern Space: Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self

by Kathryn Milun

Pathologies of Modern Space traces the rise of agoraphobia and ties its astonishing growth to the emergence of urban modernity. In contrast to traditional medical conceptions of the disorder, Kathryn Milun shows...


Mining and the Environment: International Perspectives on Public Policy

by Roderick G. Eggert

For centuries, denuded landscapes, fouled streams, and dirty air were accepted by society as part of the price that had to be paid for mineral production. Even initial environmental legislation devised by industrialized...


Mineral Wealth and Economic Development

by John E. Tilton

Many low-income mineral-exporting countries have seen their per capita income decline or their standards of living stagnate over the last several decades. Is it possible, contrary to natural expectations, that...


Readings in Risk

by Theodore S. Glickman & Michael Gough

Developed for use as a reference work in graduate and undergraduate courses as well as for researchers, policymakers, and interested laypersons, the book is a unique collection of authoritative yet accessible...


Using Surveys to Value Public Goods: The Contingent Valuation Method

by Robert Cameron Mitchell & Richard T. Carson

Economists and others have long believed that by balancing the costs of such public goods as air quality and wilderness areas against their benefits, informed policy choices can be made. But the problem of putting...


Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction: A Critical Introduction

by Andrew Merrifield

Philosopher, sociologist and urban theorist, Henri Lefebvre is one of the great social theorists of the twentieth century. This accessible and innovative introduction to the work of Lefebvre combines biography...