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Climate action

This climate action theme brings together work that includes practical steps we can all take, individually, organisationally and institutionally to make positive steps towards addressing climate change.

This complements our Climate change, energy and sustainability global social challenge which provides a solid foundation for international and domestic policies around global warming, to support building impactful democratic solutions. 

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You may also be interested in our Global Social Challenge on climate change, energy and sustainability.

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What Is Anthropology For?

Should the line be maintained between nature and cultural, the biological and the informational, the human and the planetary? Kriti Kapila argues that anthropology provides an essential set of tools for analysing our social reality and makes a case for its unique insights into our human connection, relatedness and exchange.

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Rural Criminology in Global Perspective

State of the Art on the World's Continents

This edited collection crosses international boundaries to highlight rural criminological issues, offering research on rural crime, justice and security from the seven continents with a macroscopic perspective on issues of international concern.

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Changemakers

Radical Strategies for Social Movement Organising

This book takes personal stories of activity in the animal rights, environmental, trade union, community and social justice spheres and uses them to engage with ideas emerging from social movement theory.

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Agenda for Social Justice 3

Solutions for 2024

The Agenda for Social Justice 3 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Chapters include discussion of social problems related to criminal justice, the economy, food insecurity, education, healthcare, housing and immigration.

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Planetary Justice

Stories and Studies of Action, Resistance, and Solidarity

This accessible book features the diverse voices of scholars and activists working towards climate justice. The collection explores the politics and practices of moving towards solidarity and flourishing in the face of climate change, biodiversity loss and extinction.

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Calibrating Colonial Crime

Reparations and The Crime of Unjust Enrichment

Examining the harmful effects of colonisation, this book highlights the law's crucial role in driving real change. Eminent scholar Joshua Castellino proposes a five-point strategy to create a fairer system through innovative reparations and heal our planet.

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Ecologies of Care in Times of Climate Change

Water Security in the Global Context

This book investigates places in Europe, North America and Asia that are facing the immense challenges associated with climate change adaptation. Presenting real-world cases in the contexts of coastal change, drinking water and the cryosphere, Michael Buser shows how the concept of care can be applied to water security and climate adaptation.

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What Is Veganism For?

Catherine Oliver shows why the veganism movement has become a powerful social, political and environmental force. She discusses the health and environmental benefits of veganism, explores the practical and social impacts of the shift to eating plants, and explains why veganism is not just a diet, but a way of life.

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Crimes of the Powerful and the Contemporary Condition

The Democratic Republic of Capitalism

The ultimate expression of power is the ability to act beyond the confines of law. Illuminating the condition of ‘panoramic power’, this book offers new thinking on damaging structures of power and privilege – and the political activities needed to achieve intervention and change.

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The Sun Also Rises in Portugal

Ambitions of Just Solar Energy Transitions

Portugal has recently achieved a five-fold increase in solar capacity and its National Energy and Climate Plan has set an ambitious future target. This book considers whether this ambition will bear out in practice, and how social justice might be addressed, in a one-stop resource for policy makers, practitioners and scholars.

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Post-Carbon Inclusion

Transitions Built on Justice

This collection pays unique attention to the problems of addressing inequality within decarbonisation, such as high consumption, degrowth approaches and perverse outcomes. Illustrated with case studies from the city to the household, this timely book looks at ways to quicken the transition from high carbon inequalities to post-carbon inclusion.

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Criminal Justice, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Rights in the Anthropocene

This book addresses one of today’s most urgent issues: the loss of wildlife and habitat. Combining conservation studies with a focus on animal rights, the chapters explore the successes and failures of the international treaties CITES and the BERN Convention.

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