The Journal Updater
Linked tables of contents for journals received during the week ending 02-25-2014, from IISD’s Information Centre.
Bioscience (Open Access for a limited time)
Volume 64 Issue 2, February 2014
Ecological Economics Volume 99, March 2014
The Economist Feb. 14, 2014; Feb. 20, 2014
Environmental Policy and Governance Volume 24 Issue 1, January/February 2014
Environmental Policy and Law Volume 43 Number 6, 2013
IFLR Magazine March 2014
Journal of Development Studies Volume 50 Number 2, 2014
Journal of Environment & Development Volume 23 Number 1, March 2014. Special Issue: Sustainable Development in a Globalized World
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management Volume 67 Issue 2, March 2014
Local Environment Volume 19 Number 4, April 2014
Lake and Reservoir Management Volume 30 Number 1, January 2014
Natural Resources Forum Volume 38 Issue 1, February 2014. Special Issue: Small Island Developing States
New Scientist Feb. 14, 2014; Feb. 22, 2014
The Palm Oil Controversy in Southeast Asia: A Transnational Perspective / edited by Oliver Pye and Jayati Bhattacharya. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013.
This volume brings together the varied viewpoints of academics, consultants and activists all concerned with the astonishing expansion of palm oil as a globally traded commodity. It reveals how this complex, contested and controversial expression of globalization transcends narrow national and sectoral interests, stimulating a transnational exchange of goods, capital and labour, as well as laws, norms, values and even understanding. Compelling, readable and insightful, the study shows that corporate responses to civil society’s concerns about palm oils role in global warming, human rights abuses, land grabbing and biodiversity loss, now need to be complemented by legal, regulatory and governance reforms to be effective. The collection of papers on presented at the workshop focuses on one crop and on one specific region, but the issues discussed in this book relate to a global controversy that has come to be known — and to be criticized — as land grabbing. . Information on ordering this book is available at the publishers website. To find more information on this topic you can search SD-Cite — the IISD Research Library database.
The Journal Updater
Linked tables of contents for journals received during the week ending 02-18-2014, from IISD’s Information Centre.
The Economist Feb. 8, 2014; Feb. 14, 2014
Energy Policy Volume 67, April 2014
Environment and Development Economics Volume 19 Issue 1, February 2014. Special Issue: China’s Environmental Policy
Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture Volume 8 Number 1, January 2014
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Volume 10, March 2014
Food Security Volume 6 Issue 1, February 2014
Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 67, March 2014
Journal of Development Studies Volume 50 Number 2, February 2014
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning Volume 16 Number 1, January 2014
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities Volume 15 Number 1, February 2014. Special Issue: Development Projects
Journal of Industrial Ecology Volume 18 Issue 1, February 2014
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Volume 140 Number 3, March 2014
KMRP: Knowledge Management Research & Practice Volume 12 Issue 1, February 2014
New Scientist Feb. 8, 2014; Feb. 14, 2014
Policy Sciences Volume 47 Number 1, March 2014
Social Indicators Research Volume 116 Number 1, March 2014
Sustainable Development Volume 22 Issue 1, January/February 2014
Third World Quarterly Volume 35 Number 1, January 2014. Special Issue: New Actors and Alliances in Development
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change Volume 5 Issue 2, March/April 2014
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment Volume 3 Issue 2, March/April 2014
Informed Cities: Making Research Work for Local Sustainability / edited by Marko Joas, Kate Theobald, David McGuinness, Cristina Garzillo, Stefan Kuhn. Routledge, 2014.
Informed Cities looks at the knowledge brokerage processes between cities and higher education institutions, and in particular evaluates governance mechanisms for monitoring local sustainability and the role of research within this. The first part of the book provides an analysis of tools for governing sustainable cities and develops a typology of existing tools. It then considers approaches to monitor local sustainability on a European level, focusing on a number of key tools such as the Covenant of Mayors, Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities, and Green Capital Award. The second part of the book introduces an explorative application of two tools that the author team have used in practice to monitor local sustainability, Urban Ecosystems Europe and Local Evaluation 21, presenting and evaluating European level data collected from local governments. The third part of the book looks deeper into a number of case studies discussing how a working and rewarding city-university connection can be created and nourished in an administrative and political setting. Finally, the last part of the book reflects on lessons learned from the application of the tools and accompanying research process and makes recommendations for further developing monitoring tools for urban sustainability on a European level. Information on ordering this book is available at the publishers website. To find more information on this topic you can search SD-Cite — the IISD Research Library database.
Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World / Paul Collier. Oxford University Press, 2013.
It is one of the most pressing and controversial questions of our time — vehemently debated, steeped in ideology, profoundly divisive. Who should be allowed to immigrate and who not? What are the arguments for and against limiting the numbers? We are supposedly a nation of immigrants, and yet our policies reflect deep anxieties and the quirks of short-term self-interest, with effective legislation snagging on thousand-mile-long security fences and the question of how long and arduous the path to citizenship should be. In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world-renowned economist and bestselling author of The Bottom Billion, clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration. Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives: that of the migrants themselves, that of the people they leave behind, and that of the host societies where they relocate. As Collier shows, emigrants from the poorest countries of the world tend to be the best educated and most ambitious. And while these people often benefit economically by leaving their home countries, they also drain these countries of the skills they so desperately need. In the absence of controls, emigration would accelerate: the poorest countries would face nothing less than a mass exodus. Ultimately the danger is that both host and countries of origin may lose their national identities — an outcome that would be disastrous, Collier argues, as national identity remains a powerful force for good. Migration must be restricted to ensure that it benefits both those countries left behind and those opening their doors. Information on ordering this book is available at the publishers website. To find more information on this topic you can search SD-Cite — the IISD Research Library database.
The Journal Updater
Linked tables of contents for journals received during the week ending 02-11-2014, from IISD’s Information Centre.
The Economist Feb. 1, 2014; Feb. 8, 2014
Environmental Politics Volume 23 Number 1, January 2014
Global Environmental Politics Volume 14 Issue 1, February 2014
IFLR Magazine February 2014
International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics Volume 14 Number 1, March 2014
Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 66, March 2014
Journal of Peacebuilding & Development Volume 8 Number 3, December 2013
New Scientist Feb. 1, 2014; Feb. 8, 2014
Review of International Political Economy Volume 21 Number 1, January 2014. Special Issue: Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks in the Changing International Political Economy
World Development Volume 57, May 2014
World Economy Volume 37 Issue 2, February 2014