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Sustainable Human–Nature Relations

Sustainable Human–Nature Relations
Environmental Scholarship, Economic Evaluation, Urban Strategies

by Giuseppe T. Cirella

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-04-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9811530491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses sustainability thinking and the bigger picture, by taking into consideration how and from where contemporary schools of thought emerged approximately a quarter-century ago. Evidence from the literature illustrates a number of key concepts and techniques that have been tested and continue to be tested, within various multi-disciplinary fields, on societal functionality. Research into sustainable societies needs to be sound, ethical, and creative. A cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary examination of challenges and strategies is used to interlink sustainability thinking and human-nature relations. With an ever-growing number of people now concentrated within urban areas, providing not only environmental quality and livable space, but also security and resilient urban systems, is becoming increasingly important. This urbanization trend has overlapped with environmental degradation, consumption of natural resources, habitat loss, and overall ecosystem change. Consequently, the goal is for cleaner, safer societies – with higher standards of living – to excel in support of current and future generational communities. The book tackles these challenges by integrating environmental scholarship, economic evaluation, and urban strategies under one umbrella of thought. The relational paradigms presented include examples that correlate developed and developing countries, socioeconomics and community development, and governance of knowledge and education. As such, the book argues, furthering of knowhow should be accessible and shared in order to achieve maximum innovation and benefit. Sustainability thinking, after all, is a metric for intrinsic human-nature relations in terms of past performance, present development, and future goals. This book discusses this metric and offers novel approaches to growing societies and what we can do next.

Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations

Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations
Coastal Management Revisited

by Bernhard Glaeser,Marion Glaser

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-03
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9780128181942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations: Coastal Management Revisited reviews changing societal needs and scientific outlooks in human/nature relations, including conflict resolution, governance issues and disaster management, and most recently, the link between social and ecological factors through typologies of coastal and marine social-ecological systems. Theoretical aspects are embedded and grounded in empirical case studies taken from economically developed countries (such as Sweden and Germany) and from economically developing countries in tropical zones (including Brazil and Indonesia). Beginning with a concise introductory chapter, the text explores both theoretical perspectives and methods, including empirical analysis throughout. Finally, the concluding chapter identifies emerging issues, synergies and outcomes for theory, practice and research. This broad and multidisciplinary approach makes the book a must read for graduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in the fields of geography, anthropology, human ecology, social ecology, anthroecology, coastal and ocean management, disaster management and planning, environmental and development studies.

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity
Human-Nature Relations

by Giuseppe T. Cirella,Alessio Russo

  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 2020-01-23
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 303928116X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sustainable interdisciplinarity focuses on human–nature relations and a multitude of contemporary overlapping research between society and the environment. A variety of disciplines have played a large part in better understanding sustainable development since its high-profile emergence approximately a quarter of a century ago. At present, the forefront of sustainability research is an array of methods, techniques, and growing knowledge base that considers past, present, and future pathways. Specific multidisciplinary concentrations within the scope of societal changes, urban landscape transformations, international environmental comparative studies, as well as key theories and dynamics relating to sustainable performance are explored. Specializations in complex sustainability issues address international governance arrangements, rules, and organizations—both public and private—within the scope of four themes: sustainability, human geography, environment, and interdisciplinary societal studies. This book contains eleven thoroughly refereed contributions concerning pressing issues that interlink sustainable interdisciplinarity with the presented themes in terms of the human–nature interface.

Psychology of Sustainable Development

Psychology of Sustainable Development
A Book

by Peter Schmuck

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2002-04-30
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9781402070129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Human activity overuses the resources of the planet at a rate that will severely compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Changes toward sustainability need to begin within the next few years or environmental deterioration will become irreversible. Thus the need to develop a mindset of sustainable development - the ability of society to meet its needs without permanently compromising the earth's resources - is pressing. The Psychology of Sustainable Development clarifies the meaning of the term and describes the conditions necessary for it to occur. With contributions from an international team of policy shapers and makers, the book will be an important reference for environmental, developmental, social, and organizational psychologists, in addition to other social scientists concerned with the impact current human activity will have on the prospects of future generations.

Human-nature Interactions in the Anthropocene

Human-nature Interactions in the Anthropocene
Potentials of Social-ecological Systems Analysis

by Marion Glaser

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0415510007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Routledge studies in environment, culture, and science"--Cover.

Communism in the 21st Century [3 volumes]

Communism in the 21st Century [3 volumes]
A Book

by Shannon Kurt Brincat

  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release : 2013-12-12
  • Pages : 791
  • ISBN : 1440801266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compelling three-volume exploration of the philosophical, social, and political facets of the theory and practice of communism within the conditions of 21st-century world politics and late capitalism. • Presents viewpoints from leading Marxist philosophers, economists, and historians alongside those from experts critical of communist ideas to provide a balanced, diverse collection on modern communism • Re-examines established debates within communist and radical politics to show how these discussions have been reconfigured to how communism is currently situated in world politics and may develop in the future • Explores Marx's vision from various interpretive backgrounds, including the socialist, economic, humanist, cosmopolitan, post-modern, feminist, environmental, and cultural, to engage a wide readership: students, academics, activists, and laypersons

Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships

Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships
Beyond Dualisms, Materialism and Posthumanism

by Neil H. Kessler

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-10-10
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 3319992740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships, Neil H. Kessler identifies the preconceptions which can keep the modern human mind in the dark about what is happening relationally between humans and the more-than-human world. He has written an accessible work of environmental philosophy, with a focus on the ontology of human-nature relationships. In it, he contends that large-scale environmental problems are intimate and relational in origin. He also challenges the deeply embedded, modernist assumptions about the relational limitations of more-than-human beings, ones which place erroneous limitations on the possibilities for human/more-than-human closeness. Diverging from the posthumanist literature and its frequent reliance on new materialist ontology, the arguments in the book attempt to sweep away what ecofeminists call “human/nature dualisms. In doing so, conceptual avenues open up that have the power to radically alter how we engage in our daily interactions with the more-than-human world all around us. Given the diversity of fields and disciplines focused on the human-nature relationship, the topics of this book vary quite broadly, but always converge at the nexus of what is possible between humans and more-than-human beings. The discussion interweaves the influence of human/nature dualisms with the limitations of Deleuzian becoming and posthumanism’s new materialism and agential realism. It leverages interhuman interdependence theory, Charles Peirce’s synechism of feeling and various treatments of Theory of Mind while exploring the influence of human/nature dualisms on sustainability, place attachment, common worlds pedagogy, emergence, and critical animal studies. It also explores the implications of plant electrical activity, plant intelligence, and plant “neurobiology” for possibilities of relational capacities in plants while even grappling with theories of animism to challenge the animate/inanimate divide. The result is an engaging, novel treatment of human-nature relational ontology that will encourage the reader to look at the world in a whole new way.

Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law 2E

Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law 2E
A Book

by Elisa Morgera

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-08-29
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 0198738048
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fully updated second edition of Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law examines systematically all international sources of corporate accountability standards with specific reference to environmental protection, and elaborates on their theoretical and practical implications for international environmental law. The book argues that although international environmental law does not bind multinational corporations and other business entities, growing practice points to the emergence and consolidation of international legal standards. These standards allow adapting and translating inter-State obligations embodied in international environmental law into specific normative benchmarks to determine the legitimacy of the conduct of the private sector against internationally recognized values and rules. The role of international organizations who, in the absence of State intervention, identify and promote the application of selected international environmental standards is analyzed in depth. This analysis demonstrates how these international organizations are a driving force in establishing and operationalizing international standards for corporate environmental accountability. The new edition includes recent an assessment of the Rio+20 Summit, analysis of the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights, and the 2012 Performance Standards. It contains a discussion on the role of 'fair and equitable benefit-sharing' under the Convention on Biological Diversity and international human rights law, and analysis of the monitoring practice of the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples' Rights. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

Proceedings of the 5th International Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress

Proceedings of the 5th International Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress
Balancing Marine Tourism, Development and Sustainability

by Michael Lück

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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People and Nature

People and Nature
An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations

by Emilio F. Moran

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-08-29
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1118877470
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introduction to environmental anthropology that focuses on the interactions between people, culture, and nature around the world. The book addresses new issues of importance, including climate change, population change, the rise of the slow food and farm-to-table movements, and consumer-driven shifts in sustainability

The Ecology and Economics of Biological Diversity

The Ecology and Economics of Biological Diversity
Elements of a Research Agenda

by Charles Perrings

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wild Earth

Wild Earth
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting
A Book

by American Anthropological Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association
A Book

by American Anthropological Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environment, Economy, and Sustainable Development

Environment, Economy, and Sustainable Development
A Book

by Johannes Baptist Opschoor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Ecology

Positive Ecology
Sustainability and the 'good Life'

by Gerald Schmidt

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Company
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While newspapers and other popular media tend to focus on the negative aspects of environmental change, this volume examines the alternative notion of 'positive ecology'. It provides an original and previously undervalued approach to sustainability, and suggests that work towards sustainability is not only a necessity for our children's future, but necessary, sensible and meaningful in the present.

Sustainable Development and Canada

Sustainable Development and Canada
National & International Perspectives

by O. P. Dwivedi,John Patrick Kyba,Peter Stoett,Rebecca Tiessen

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book investigates the complexities of Canadian environmental policy.

The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainability

The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainability
A Book

by Stephen S. Light

  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9781586033958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable

Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable
Critical Essays

by William J. Burling,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2009-04-30
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"These essays examine Robinson's use of alternate history and politics, both in his many novels and in his short stories. This collection, drawn from writers on four continents, includes five new essays and broadens the interpretive debate surrounding Robinson's science fiction and argues for consideration of the author as an intellectual figure of the first rank"--Provided by publisher.