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The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans (Paperback): John Hannigan The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans (Paperback)
John Hannigan
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Long regarded as an empty and inhospitable environment, the deep ocean is rapidly emerging as an ecological hot spot with a remarkable diversity of biological life. Yet, the world's oceans are currently on a dangerous trajectory of decline, threatened by acidification, oil and gas drilling, overfishing, and, in the long term, deep-sea mining, bioprospecting, and geo-engineering. In The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans, noted environmental sociologist John Hannigan examines the past, present and future of our planet's 'final frontier'. The author argues that our understanding of the deep - its definition, boundaries, value, ownership, health and future state - depends on whether we see it first and foremost as a resource cornucopia, a political chessboard, a shared commons, or a unique and threatened ecology. He concludes by locating a new storyline that imagines the oceans as a canary-in-the-mineshaft for gauging the impact of global climate change. The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans is a unique introduction to the geography, law, politics and sociology of the sub-surface ocean. It will appeal to anyone seriously concerned about the present state and future fate of the largest single habitat for life on our planet.

Behavior Solutions - Teaching Academic and Social Skills Through Rti at Work(tm) (a Guide to Closing the Systemic Behavior Gap... Behavior Solutions - Teaching Academic and Social Skills Through Rti at Work(tm) (a Guide to Closing the Systemic Behavior Gap Through Collaborative Plc and Rti Processes) (Paperback)
John Hannigan, Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan, Mike Mattos, Austin Buffum
R878 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans (Hardcover): John Hannigan The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans (Hardcover)
John Hannigan
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Long regarded as an empty and inhospitable environment, the deep ocean is rapidly emerging as an ecological hot spot with a remarkable diversity of biological life. Yet, the world's oceans are currently on a dangerous trajectory of decline, threatened by acidification, oil and gas drilling, overfishing, and, in the long term, deep-sea mining, bioprospecting, and geo-engineering. In The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans, noted environmental sociologist John Hannigan examines the past, present and future of our planet's 'final frontier'. The author argues that our understanding of the deep - its definition, boundaries, value, ownership, health and future state - depends on whether we see it first and foremost as a resource cornucopia, a political chessboard, a shared commons, or a unique and threatened ecology. He concludes by locating a new storyline that imagines the oceans as a canary-in-the-mineshaft for gauging the impact of global climate change. The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans is a unique introduction to the geography, law, politics and sociology of the sub-surface ocean. It will appeal to anyone seriously concerned about the present state and future fate of the largest single habitat for life on our planet.

Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Hardcover): John Hannigan Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Hardcover)
John Hannigan
R1,337 Discovery Miles 13 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dramatic scenes of devastation and suffering caused by disasters such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, are viewed with shock and horror by millions of us across the world. What we rarely see, however, are the international politics of disaster aid, mitigation and prevention that condition the collective response to natural catastrophes around the world. In this book, respected Canadian environmental sociologist John Hannigan argues that the global community of nations has failed time and again in establishing an effective and binding multilateral mechanism for coping with disasters, especially in the more vulnerable countries of the South.Written in an accessible and even-handed manner, Disasters without Borders it is the first comprehensive account of the key milestones, debates, controversies and research relating to the international politics of natural disasters. Tracing the historical evolution of this policy field from its humanitarian origins in WWI right up to current efforts to cast climate change as the prime global driver of disaster risk, it highlights the ongoing mismatch between the way disaster has been conceptualised and the institutional architecture in place to manage it. The book's bold conclusion predicts the confluence of four emerging trends - politicisation/militarisation, catastrophic scenario building, privatisation of risk, and quantification, which could create a new system of disaster management wherein 'insurance logic' will replace humanitarian concern as the guiding principle. "Disasters Without Borders" is an ideal introductory text for students, lecturers and practitioners in the fields of international development studies, disaster management, politics and international affairs, and environmental geography/sociology.

Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Paperback, New): John Hannigan Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Paperback, New)
John Hannigan
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dramatic scenes of devastation and suffering caused by disasters such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, are viewed with shock and horror by millions of us across the world. What we rarely see, however, are the international politics of disaster aid, mitigation and prevention that condition the collective response to natural catastrophes around the world. In this book, respected Canadian environmental sociologist John Hannigan argues that the global community of nations has failed time and again in establishing an effective and binding multilateral mechanism for coping with disasters, especially in the more vulnerable countries of the South.Written in an accessible and even-handed manner, Disasters without Borders it is the first comprehensive account of the key milestones, debates, controversies and research relating to the international politics of natural disasters. Tracing the historical evolution of this policy field from its humanitarian origins in WWI right up to current efforts to cast climate change as the prime global driver of disaster risk, it highlights the ongoing mismatch between the way disaster has been conceptualised and the institutional architecture in place to manage it. The book's bold conclusion predicts the confluence of four emerging trends - politicisation/militarisation, catastrophic scenario building, privatisation of risk, and quantification, which could create a new system of disaster management wherein 'insurance logic' will replace humanitarian concern as the guiding principle. "Disasters Without Borders" is an ideal introductory text for students, lecturers and practitioners in the fields of international development studies, disaster management, politics and international affairs, and environmental geography/sociology.

Fantasy City - Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis (Paperback, New): John Hannigan Fantasy City - Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis (Paperback, New)
John Hannigan
R1,262 Discovery Miles 12 620 Out of stock


Fantasy City analyses the post-industrialist city as a site of entertainment. By discussing examples from a wide variety of venues, including casinos, malls, heritage developments and theme parks, Hannigan questions urban entertainments economic foundations and historical background. He asks whether such areas of fantasy destroy communities or instead create new groupings of shared identities and experiences. The book is written in a student friendly way with boxed case studies for class discussion.

Urban Communication - Production, Text, Context (Paperback): Timothy A. Gibson, Mark Lowes Urban Communication - Production, Text, Context (Paperback)
Timothy A. Gibson, Mark Lowes; Contributions by Caroline Andrew, Asef Bayat, Kevin Fox Gotham, …
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Out of stock

City leaders now confront a global competition for economic investment. Not surprisingly, urban elites have cast about for strategies that promise to secure for their cities a share of this future of global economic growth. What is remarkable, however, is that so many of these urban growth strategies are largely symbolic in nature. We see, for example, city leaders competing madly for the Olympics so that they can broadcast spectacular urban vistas to global television audiences. We see officials pouring public funds into tourist amenities, not so much for their tangible economic value, but rather because they help cultivate an image of vitality and renewal. We see, in short, a rich trade in images about "the city," usually for strategic economic reasons. But how are these image-building strategies produced in the crucible of local political struggle? How are the local politics of urban redevelopment intertwined with the global politics of circulating bold images of urban vitality? Who, if anyone, benefits from public investment in such 'image-building' activities? Urban Communication brings together a community of scholars from communication, cultural studies, and urban sociology to explore the symbolic dimensions of contemporary city-building, drawing on case studies from around the world.

Urban Communication - Production, Text, Context (Hardcover, New): Timothy A. Gibson, Mark Lowes Urban Communication - Production, Text, Context (Hardcover, New)
Timothy A. Gibson, Mark Lowes; Contributions by Caroline Andrew, Asef Bayat, Kevin Fox Gotham, …
R2,273 Discovery Miles 22 730 Out of stock

City leaders now confront a global competition for economic investment. Not surprisingly, urban elites have cast about for strategies that promise to secure for their cities a share of this future of global economic growth. What is remarkable, however, is that so many of these urban growth strategies are largely symbolic in nature. We see, for example, city leaders competing madly for the Olympics so that they can broadcast spectacular urban vistas to global television audiences. We see officials pouring public funds into tourist amenities, not so much for their tangible economic value, but rather because they help cultivate an image of vitality and renewal. We see, in short, a rich trade in images about 'the city, ' usually for strategic economic reasons. But how are these image-building strategies produced in the crucible of local political struggle? How are the local politics of urban redevelopment intertwined with the global politics of circulating bold images of urban vitality? Who, if anyone, benefits from public investment in such 'image-building' activities? Urban Communication brings together a community of scholars from communication, cultural studies, and urban sociology to explore the symbolic dimensions of contemporary city-building, drawing on case studies from around the world

Fantasy City - Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis (Hardcover): John Hannigan Fantasy City - Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis (Hardcover)
John Hannigan
R3,738 Discovery Miles 37 380 Out of stock


Fantasy City analyses the post-industrialist city as a site of entertainment. By discussing examples from a wide variety of venues, including casinos, malls, heritage developments and theme parks, Hannigan probes the economic foundations and historical background of urban entertainment. Case studies include the rise and fall of the drive-in movie theatre, the history of a suburban shopping mall, the new 'family style' Las Vegas and the rise of the Hard Rock Cafe. Hannigan asks whether areas of urban fantasy destroy communities or whether they actually create new groupings of shared identities and experiences.

Environmental Sociology (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): John Hannigan Environmental Sociology (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
John Hannigan
R2,830 R2,464 Discovery Miles 24 640 Save R366 (13%) Out of stock

The third edition of John Hannigan's classic undergraduate text has been fully updated and revised to highlight contemporary trends and controversies within global environmental sociology. 'Environmental Sociology' offers a distinctive, balanced treatment of environmental issues, reconciling Hannigan's much-cited model of the social construction of environmental problems and controversies with an environmental justice perspective that stresses inequality and toxic threats to local communities.

Environmental Sociology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Hannigan Environmental Sociology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Hannigan
R820 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R81 (10%) Out of stock

This new edition of John Hannigan's well-known and respected text has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent conceptual and empirical advances in environmental sociology. The book offers a distinctive and even-handed treatment of environmental issues and debates, integrating European theoretical contributions such as risk society and ecological modernization with North American empirical insights and findings. Key updates include: an extended discussion of how classic sociological theory relates to contemporary environmental sociology a critical overview of contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives, namely co-constructionist theories of 'socionature' a focus on cultural sociologies of the environment, notably discourse analysis and social framing updated coverage of the environmental justice movement and grassroots mobilizations a review of the linkages between environmental sociology and the sociology of disasters a brand new case history chapter on the escalating global conflict over freshwater resources. Making a strong case for centrally incorporating power relations into a realist/constructionist model of environmental knowledge, politics and policy-making, this book includes a comparative analysis of the USA, Britain and Canada, and will prove a valuable student resource.

Environmental Sociology - A Social Constructionist Perspective (Paperback): John Hannigan Environmental Sociology - A Social Constructionist Perspective (Paperback)
John Hannigan
R740 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R70 (9%) Out of stock


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Environmental Sociology (Paperback, 3rd New edition): John Hannigan Environmental Sociology (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
John Hannigan
R875 R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Save R89 (10%) Out of stock

The third edition of John Hannigan's classic undergraduate text has been fully updated and revised to highlight contemporary trends and controversies within global environmental sociology. 'Environmental Sociology' offers a distinctive, balanced treatment of environmental issues, reconciling Hannigan's much-cited model of the social construction of environmental problems and controversies with an environmental justice perspective that stresses inequality and toxic threats to local communities.

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