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Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus

Edited by: Raimund Bleischwitz , Holger Hoff , Catalina Spataru , Ester van der Voet , Stacy D. VanDeveer

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138675490
eBook ISBN: 9781315560625
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315560625
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Book description

In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles. It is a powerful new way to understand and better govern the myriad complex relationships between multiple resources, actors and their security concerns. Particular attention has been paid to water, energy and food interactions, but land and materials emerge as critical too. This comprehensive handbook presents a detailed review of current knowledge about resource nexus-related frameworks, methods and governance, including a broad set of inter-disciplinary perspectives.

Written by an international group of scholars and practitioners, the volume focuses on rigorous research, including tools, methods and modelling approaches to analyse resource use patterns across societies and scales from a "nexus perspective". It also provides numerous examples from political economy to demonstrate how resource nexus frameworks can illuminate issues such as land grabs, mining, renewable energy and the growing importance of economies such as China, as well as to propose lessons and outlooks for sound governance.

The volume seeks to serve as an essential reference text, source book and state-of-the-art, science-based assessment of this increasingly important topic ? the resource nexus ? and its utility in efforts to enhance sustainability of many kinds and implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in an era of environmental and geopolitical change.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Resource Nexus Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Appreciating wider environmental angles Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Scale and the resource nexus Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Security, climate change, and the resource nexus Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Life Cycle Assessment for resource nexus analysis Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Linking society and nature Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Resource footprints Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Input–output analysis and resource nexus assessment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Material criticality assessment and resource nexus analysis Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Industrial ecology methods and the resource nexus Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Integrating environmental and social impacts with ecosystem services analysis Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Modelling practices from local to global Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Global change and K-waves Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Foresight and scenarios Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Extending macro-economic modelling into the resource nexus Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The five-node resource nexus dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The resource nexus in an uncertain world Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mining and the resource nexus Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Scarcities, supply, and new resource curses? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The international commodity trade Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Rare earth elements and a resource nexus perspective Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Governing land in the global south Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Elements of the water–energy–food nexus in China Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The energy–materials nexus Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Unconventional oil and gas production meets the resource nexus Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Feeding Africa Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The five-node resource nexus at sea Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Urban metabolism and new urban governance Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Eco-innovation and resource nexus challenges Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Green chemistry Download PDF
Chapter  31:  California innovations @ WEN Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The UN, global governance and the SDGs Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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