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Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach & Ian Scoones

Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. 'Green grabbing' - the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends - is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on...


Community Leadership Development: A Compendium of Theory, Research, and Application

by Mark A. Brennan

The development of leadership capacities addresses a vital and continuing need in communities and organizations as they attempt to adapt to a wide range of social, economic, environmental, and political changes....


Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues

by Rita Floyd & Richard Matthew

Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate...


Towards Disaster Risk Reduction: A Policy-Focused Approach to Natural Hazards and Disasters

by Jason K. Levy & Chennat Gopalakrishnan

This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention...


Understanding Maps

by J. S. Keates

Addresses the fundamental principles of visual perception and map symbolism and critically examines the assumptions behind the theories of psychophysical testing and cartographic communication. This revised...


Local Food and Community Development

by Gary Paul Green & Rhonda G. Phillips

Food has become an essential component in community development practice. Whether in reference to building a local or regional food system or addressing food insecurity, food has become a focus in community...


Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

by Paul Morland

Offering a new way of thinking about demographic engineering ('hard demography' versus 'soft demography') and how ethnic groups in conflict deploy demographic strategies, this book will have a broad appeal to...


Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective

by Kirsteen Paton

This book reconnects class and the urban through an ethnographically detailed analysis of a neighbourhood undergoing gentrification which historicises class formation, critiques policy processes and offers a...


Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective

by Jillian M. Rickly-Boyd, Daniel C. Knudsen & Lisa C. Braverman

Drawing upon theories of landscape and performance, this work weaves together existing tourism literature with new scholarship to forge a geographically informed theory of tourism. Such a theory integrates the...


The Festivalization of Culture

by Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor & Ian Woodward

The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context....


Journeys in Scotland: Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, The Clyde: River and Firth

by Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria & Neil Munro

A collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


Exploring Community Festivals and Events

by Allan Jepson & Alan Clarke

The development of the festival and event industry has seen large scale growth and extensive government support as a result of objectives to enhance and project the image of place and leverage positive sponsorship...


An Urban Politics of Climate Change: Experimentation and the Governing of Socio-Technical Transitions

by Harriet A Bulkeley & Vanesa Castán|Edwards, Gareth A.S Broto

The confluence of global climate change, growing levels of energy consumption and rapid urbanization has led the international policy community to regard urban responses to climate change as 'an urgent agenda'...


Sustainable Urban Development Reader

by Stephen M. Wheeler & Timothy Beatley

Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary  readings giving a broad introduction to...


The Geopolitics of Domination (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

by Geoffrey Parker

Using the examples of the Ottoman Empire, Spain, Austria, France and Germany, this book describes the principal geopolitical features of the expansionist state. It then presents a model of the operation of the...


The Geography of Border Landscapes (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

by Dennis Rumley & Julian V. Minghi

This volume is about border landscapes, with emphasis on the varying impact that political decision-making and ideological differences can have on the environment at border locations, for example. This volume...


Geography of Elections (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

by Peter J. Taylor & Ron Johnston

Within an international framework, this work provides a fully comprehensive approach to the geographical coverage of elections. Numerous applications of ideas and concepts from human geography are incorporated...


Political Frontiers and Boundaries (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

by J. R. V. Prescott

This classic work is a comprehensive treatment of the world's political frontiers and boundaries, and includes sections on boundaries in the air as well as chapters treating the subject in a regional manner,...


Nationalism, Self-Determination and Political Geography (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

by R. J. Johnston, David Knight & Eleonore Kofman

This book explores the place of nationalism in the modern world. It looks at the relationships between nationalism, politics and states, explores the rise of minority national movements and the problems they...


Geopolitics (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

by Pat O'Sullivan

This book, originally published in 1986, shows the importance of geography in international power politics and shows how geopolitical thought influences policy-making and action. It considers the various elements...