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Routledge Studies in Sustainability


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The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time

1st Edition

Ulrik Pram Gad, Jeppe Strandsbjerg
October 22, 2018

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic argues that sustainability is a political concept because it defines and shapes competing visions of the future. In current Arctic affairs, prominent stakeholders agree that development needs to be sustainable, but there is no agreement over what it is...

Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions

Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions

1st Edition

Marie Harder, Gemma Burford
October 02, 2018

This book explores the complex problem of how to measure the ‘success’ of social organisations, projects and activities. Whether improving a local situation, organizing a campaign around sustainability, or assessing the intangible effects of perceived social benefits, currently we have only have a...

Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable Usage

Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable Usage

1st Edition

Kristine H. Harper
September 27, 2018

Why do we readily dispose of some things, whereas we keep and maintain others for years, despite their obvious wear and tear? Can a greater understanding of aesthetic value lead to a more strategic and sustainable approach to product design? Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable...

Strongly Sustainable Societies: Organising Human Activities on a Hot and Full Earth

Strongly Sustainable Societies: Organising Human Activities on a Hot and Full Earth

1st Edition

Karl Johan Bonnedahl, Pasi Heikkurinen
September 25, 2018

The response of the international community to the pressing socio-ecological problems has been framed around the concept of ‘sustainable development’. The ecological pressure, however, has continued to rise and mainstream sustainability discourse has proven to be problematic. It contains an...

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems: From Theory to Practice

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems: From Theory to Practice

1st Edition

Will Focht, Michael A. Reiter, Paul A. Barresi, Richard C. Smardon
September 19, 2018

The goal of Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems (SHES) education is to prepare students to facilitate social learning in communities that builds knowledge of, capacity for, and commitment to sustainability to facilitate the emergence of sustainable societies. The SHES approach to...

Managing Complexity: Earth Systems and Strategies for the Future

Managing Complexity: Earth Systems and Strategies for the Future

1st Edition

Walter R. Erdelen, Jacques G. Richardson
August 17, 2018

Managing Complexity: Earth Systems and Strategies for the Future introduces and explores systems and complexity in relation to near-synchronous world and environmental problems. These relate to but are not limited to water, biological diversity, worldwide climate change, trade and conflict, global...

Sustainability Transitions in South Africa

Sustainability Transitions in South Africa

1st Edition

Najma Mohamed
July 26, 2018

South Africa’s transition to a greener economy features prominently in the long-term development vision of the country, and is an integral part of the country’s national climate change response strategy. Despite significant gains in socio-economic development since its transition to democracy,...

Towards the Ethics of a Green Future (Open Access): The Theory and Practice of Human Rights for Future People

Towards the Ethics of a Green Future (Open Access): The Theory and Practice of Human Rights for Future People

1st Edition

Marcus Düwell, Gerhard Bos, Naomi van Steenbergen
May 15, 2018

What are our obligations towards future generations who stand to be harmed by the impact of today’s environmental crises? This book explores ecological sustainability as a human rights issue and examines what our long-term responsibilities might be. This interdisciplinary collection of chapters...

Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond

Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond

1st Edition

Nina Witoszek, Atle Midttun
April 12, 2018

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351765633, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.   In the 21st century, Norway, Denmark and Sweden remain the icons of fair societies,...

Personal Sustainability: Exploring the Far Side of Sustainable Development

Personal Sustainability: Exploring the Far Side of Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Oliver Parodi, Kaidi Tamm
March 19, 2018

Transition to sustainability is stuck and academic research has not resulted in significant change so far. A large void in sustainability research and the understanding of sustainable development is an important reason for this. Personal Sustainability seeks to address this void, opening up a whole...

Cities and Sustainability: A new approach

Cities and Sustainability: A new approach

1st Edition

Daniel Hoornweg
March 12, 2018

Cities are the most likely actors to design and bring about lasting sustainability. An agreement among the world’s larger cities is possible, and likely a necessary but insufficient condition to achieve sustainable development. Cities and Sustainability explores the ways in which cities are both...

Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles: Consumption and Environmentalism

Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles: Consumption and Environmentalism

1st Edition

Tendai Chitewere
August 10, 2017

Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its drive towards...

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