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Sustainability, Conservation and Creativity: Ethnographic Learning from Small-scale Practices

Sustainability, Conservation and Creativity: Ethnographic Learning from Small-scale Practices

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
October 10, 2019

By examining how small communities have dealt with forces of change and have sought to maintain themselves over time, this book offers pointers and lessons for conservation practices at all levels of society. ‘Sustainability’ has become an increasingly popular term as a signal of concerns with...

Design for Sustainability (Open Access): A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems

Design for Sustainability (Open Access): A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Fabrizio Ceschin, İdil Gaziulusoy
September 03, 2019

This book discusses the most significant ways in which design has been applied to sustainability challenges using an evolutionary perspective. It puts forward an innovation framework that is capable of coherently integrating multiple design for sustainability (DfS) approaches developed so far. It...

Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies (Open Access): Story Circles

Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies (Open Access): Story Circles

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Darla K. Deardorff
August 06, 2019

This book presents a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competence in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. Piloted around the world by UNESCO, this methodology has proven to be effective in a range of different contexts and focused on a variety of different...

Carbon Inequality: The Role of the Richest in Climate Change

Carbon Inequality: The Role of the Richest in Climate Change

1st Edition

Dario Kenner
June 18, 2019

With a specific focus on the United States and the United Kingdom, Carbon Inequality studies the role of the richest people in contributing to climate change via their luxury consumption and their investments. In an innovative contribution, it attempts to quantify personal responsibility for...

Improving the Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies and the Governance Challenge

Improving the Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies and the Governance Challenge

1st Edition

Lars Niklasson
April 24, 2019

Improving the Sustainable Development Goals evaluates the Global Goals (Agenda 2030) by looking at their design and how they relate to theories of economic development. Adopted unanimously by the member states of the United Nations (UN) in 2015, the goals are remarkable for the global...

Psychoanalytic Ecology: The Talking Cure for Environmental Illness and Health

Psychoanalytic Ecology: The Talking Cure for Environmental Illness and Health

1st Edition

Rod Giblett
February 26, 2019

Psychoanalytic Ecology applies Freudian concepts, beginning with the uncanny, to environmental issues, such as wetlands and their loss, to alligators and crocodiles as inhabitants of wetlands, and to the urban underside. It also applies other Freudian concepts, such as sublimation, symptom,...

Negotiating the Environment: Civil Society, Globalisation and the UN

Negotiating the Environment: Civil Society, Globalisation and the UN

1st Edition

Lauren E Eastwood
November 21, 2018

Civil society participants have voiced concerns that the environmental problems that were the subject of multilateral environmental agreements negotiated during the 1992 Rio processes are not serving to ameliorate global environmental problems. These concerns raise significant questions regarding...

Productivity and Innovation in SMEs: Creating Competitive Advantage in Singapore and South East Asia

Productivity and Innovation in SMEs: Creating Competitive Advantage in Singapore and South East Asia

1st Edition

Azad Bali, Peter McKiernan, Christopher Vas, Peter Waring
November 06, 2018

This book analyses the determining factors behind productivity and innovation amongst Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, and within the context of South East Asia, in order to offer recommendations for increasing productivity and aiding economic growth. SME firms are an influential...

Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance: The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood

Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance: The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood

1st Edition

John Studley
October 30, 2018

Since time immemorial indigenous people have engaged in legal relationships with other-than-human-persons. These relationships are exemplified in enspirited sacred natural sites, which are owned and governed by numina spirits that can potentially place legal demands on humankind in return for...

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

1st Edition

Jesse M. Keenan
October 30, 2018

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset...

Climate Change, Politics and the Press in Ireland

Climate Change, Politics and the Press in Ireland

1st Edition

David Robbins
October 16, 2018

Media coverage of climate change has attracted much scholarly attention because the extent of such coverage has an agenda-setting effect and because the ways in which the coverage is framed can influence public perception of and engagement with the issue. However, certain gaps in our understanding...

Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations

Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations

1st Edition

Bruno Takahashi, Sonny Rosenthal
October 09, 2018

There are many current socio-environmental conflicts and problems around the world that affect distinct nationalities, races, or ethnicities. Part of the solution to these issues involves interdisciplinary scholarship to make sense of the communication challenges that are involved. However, current...

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