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Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies


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Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

Forthcoming

Dominic Welburn
June 22, 2018

The liberal political theorist John Rawls, despite remaining largely silent on ‘green concerns’, was writing during a time of increasing awareness that the ecological stability of the earth is being compromised by human activity. Rawls’s reluctance to engage with such concerns, however, has not...

Environmental Performance Auditing in the Public Sector: Enabling Sustainable Development

Environmental Performance Auditing in the Public Sector: Enabling Sustainable Development

Forthcoming

Awadhesh Prasad
June 21, 2018

Environment and sustainable development is a matter of global concern. ​Trillions of dollars of mostly public money are invested every year in domestic and international policies and programs to address these challenges. The effectiveness of these policies and programs is critical to environmental...

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

Forthcoming

Kamrul Hossain, Dorothée Cambou
May 28, 2018

The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of...

Stranded Assets and the Environment: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity

Stranded Assets and the Environment: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity

Ben Caldecott
May 10, 2018

Drawing on the work of leading researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines, including economic geography, economics, economic history, finance, law, and public policy, this edited collection provides a comprehensive assessment of stranded assets and the environment, covering the...

Domestic Environmental Labour: An Ecofeminist Perspective on Making Homes Greener

Domestic Environmental Labour: An Ecofeminist Perspective on Making Homes Greener

Carol Farbotko
December 22, 2017

This book addresses the question of domestic environmental labour from an ecofeminist perspective. A work of cultural geography, it explores the proposition that the practice and politics of domestic labour being undertaken in the name of ‘the environment’ needs to be better recognized, understood...

African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation

African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation

Jonathan O. Chimakonam
October 23, 2017

African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation is about the unconcern for, and marginalisation of, the environment in African philosophy. The issue of the environment is still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies, academics and specifically, philosophers in the sub-Saharan Africa...

Environmental Human Rights: A Political Theory Perspective

Environmental Human Rights: A Political Theory Perspective

Markku Oksanen, Ashley Dodsworth, Selina O'Doherty
September 04, 2017

The nature of environmental human rights and their relation to larger rights theories has been a frequent topic of discussion in law, environmental ethics and political theory. However, the subject of environmental human rights has not been fully established among other human rights concerns within...

Sustainability in the Gulf: Challenges and Opportunities

Sustainability in the Gulf: Challenges and Opportunities

Elie Azar, Mohamed Abdel Raouf
August 08, 2017

Sustainability is a topic of great interest today, particularly for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which have witnessed very rapid economic and demographic growth over the past decade. The observed growth has led to unsustainable consumption patterns of vital resources such as water,...

NGO Discourses in the Debate on Genetically Modified Crops

NGO Discourses in the Debate on Genetically Modified Crops

Ksenia Gerasimova
August 02, 2017

The development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a contentious topic for the last three decades. While there have been a number of social science analyses of the issues, this is the first book to assess the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the debate at such...

Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku
June 16, 2017

Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,...

The Governance of Urban Green Spaces in the EU: Social innovation and civil society

The Governance of Urban Green Spaces in the EU: Social innovation and civil society

Judith Schicklinski
April 26, 2017

Across European cities the use of urban space is controversial and subject to diverging interests. On the one hand citizens are increasingly aware of the necessity for self-organising to reclaim green spaces. On the other hand local authorities have started to involve citizens in the governance of...

Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response

Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response

Jacopo Torriti
April 26, 2017

With different intensities, depending on the season, every morning and evening of any weekday there are the same peaks in electricity demand. Peaks can bring about significantly negative environmental and economic impacts. Demand Side Response is a relatively recent solution in Europe which has the...

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