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Guanxi and Local Green Development in China: The Role of Entrepreneurs and Local Leaders

Guanxi and Local Green Development in China: The Role of Entrepreneurs and Local Leaders

1st Edition

Chunhong Sheng
June 25, 2019

This book examines the factors which contribute to local green development in China and employs political ecology to analyze the relationship between power and the environment. Specifically, it looks at which actors control access to resources and are therefore able to promote environmental...

The Right to Nature: Social Movements, Environmental Justice and Neoliberal Natures

The Right to Nature: Social Movements, Environmental Justice and Neoliberal Natures

1st Edition

Elia Apostolopoulou, Jose A. Cortes-Vazquez
December 20, 2018

Since the 2008 financial crash the expansion of neoliberalism has had an enormous impact on nature-society relations around the world. In response, various environmental movements have emerged opposing the neoliberal restructuring of environmental policies using arguments that often bridge...

Strategic Designs for Climate Policy Instrumentation: Governance at the Crossroads

Strategic Designs for Climate Policy Instrumentation: Governance at the Crossroads

1st Edition

Gjalt Huppes
October 22, 2018

This book provides insight into the development of effective climate policy instrumentation in two divergent and mutually exclusive directions. Examining the role of political philosophies, the book explains why current climate policy is ineffective and unable to halt rapidly rising atmospheric...

The Politics of Aquaculture: Sustainability Interdependence, Territory and Regulation in Fish Farming

The Politics of Aquaculture: Sustainability Interdependence, Territory and Regulation in Fish Farming

1st Edition

Caitríona Carter
June 14, 2018

Aquaculture is increasingly complementing global fisheries and is relevant to ocean and freshwater health, biodiversity and food security, as well as coastal management, tourism and natural heritage. This book makes the case for treating the governance of this industry as meriting...

Green Keynesianism and the Global Financial Crisis

Green Keynesianism and the Global Financial Crisis

1st Edition

Kyla Tienhaara
April 09, 2018

It is widely accepted that limiting climate change to 2°C will require substantial and sustained investments in low-carbon technologies and infrastructure. However, the dominance of market fundamentalism in economic thinking for the past three decades has meant that governments have generally...

Environmental Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability

Environmental Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability

1st Edition

Chelsea Schelly, Aparajita Banerjee
February 23, 2018

It is increasingly apparent that human activities are not suitable for sustaining a healthy global environment. From energy development to resource extraction to use of land and water, humans are having a devastating effect on the earth’s ability to sustain human societies and quality lives. Many...

Public Policy and Land Exchange: Choice, law, and praxis

Public Policy and Land Exchange: Choice, law, and praxis

1st Edition

Giancarlo Panagia
June 30, 2017

This original contribution to the field is the first to bring economic sociology theory to the study of federal land exchanges. By blending public choice theory with engaging case studies that contextualize the tactics used by land developers, this book uses economic sociology to help challenge the...

The EU, US and China Tackling Climate Change: Policies and Alliances for the Anthropocene

The EU, US and China Tackling Climate Change: Policies and Alliances for the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Sophia Kalantzakos
June 21, 2017

The feeling of optimism that followed the COP 21 Paris Conference on Climate Change requires concrete action and steadfast commitment to a process that raises a number of crucial challenges: technological, political, social, and economic. As climate change worsens, new robust leadership is...

The Limits of the Green Economy: From re-inventing capitalism to re-politicising the present

The Limits of the Green Economy: From re-inventing capitalism to re-politicising the present

1st Edition

Anneleen Kenis, Matthias Lievens
April 16, 2017

Projecting win-win situations, new economic opportunities, green growth and innovative partnerships, the green economy discourse has quickly gained centre stage in international environmental governance and policymaking. Its underlying message is attractive and optimistic: if the market can become...

The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations

The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations

1st Edition

Stavros Afionis
February 09, 2017

The EU has been portrayed as a leader in international climate change negotiations. Its role in the development of the climate change regime, as well as the adoption of novel policy instruments such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in 2005, are frequently put forward as indicative of a...

International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation: Barents Sea Scenarios

International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation: Barents Sea Scenarios

1st Edition

Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik, Alexei Bambulyak, Ove Gudmestad, Indra Overland, Anatoly Zolotukhin
December 20, 2016

The Arctic region contains large amounts of natural resources considered necessary to sustain global economic growth, so it is unsurprising that it is increasingly susceptible to political, economic, environmental, and even military conflicts. This book looks in detail at the preconditions and...

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

1st Edition

Spencer Barrett Meredith, III
November 30, 2016

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a...

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