Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents the latest science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action. As a state-of-the-art review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, it is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students. Significant features include historical, contemporary, and future insights into adaptation to climate change; coverage of adaptation issues from different perspectives: climate science, hydrology, engineering, ecology, economics, human geography, anthropology and political science; and contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.
Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Theory and Practice in a Multi-Cultural Perspective
Series: Social Indicators Research Series , Vol. 36
Ben-Arieh, Asher; Frønes, Ivar (Eds.)
Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 80:1, 83:1 and 84:3 and CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 1:1, 2008 2009, XII, 592 p., Hardcover
The Intersubjective Mirror in Infant Learning and Evolution of Speech
Stein Bråten University of Oslo Advances in Consciousness Research 76 2009. xxii, 351 pp. Publishing status: Available
Street Capital: Black Cannabis Dealers in a White Welfare State
Authors: Sveinung Sandberg, Willy Pedersen
What is the relationship between women and the welfare state? How do women reconcile paid work and family responsibilities? These questions are of central political concern to nearly all Western industrialised countries and have provoked considerable scholarly disagreement. In this timely book, Dr Arnlaug Leira presents both a theoretical and an empirical analysis of the relationship between women’s lives, employment practices and childcare provision.