We have been asked by Routledge to serve as editors of the Routledge Handbook Environment & Society In Asia. The book is intended to be a key resource for readers interested in the social, cultural and policy aspects of the environment in Asia, especially East Asia (East, Northeast and Southeast Asia). Each chapter in the book will address a single topic across the region.
We are now making the final touches to the book’s planned contents. We still have a few topics to cover. If you or someone you know might be interested in writing on one of the following topics, please get in touch with us very soon:
- Human health and the environment (ideally discussing environment-human relationships impacting health)
- Garbage and waste pollution/management (ideally including controversies around solutions, such as incineration, recycling, taxes and “confronting consumption”)
- Corporations (ideally addressing the responsibilities and responses of businesses/industry in the region)
- Regional causes of climate change (ideally address the socio-economic changes in the region making it a major source of greenhouse gas pollution, and possibly discussing associated questions of responsibility and justice)
- Environmental ethics/philosophy (ideally looking at Asian/East Asian approaches, possibly contrasting them with Western approaches, and how this relates to causes of environmental problems in the region and responses to them)
We welcome proposals for chapters on other topics if they have regional coverage (that is, we discourage proposals focusing on single country cases).
Each chapter should provide a comprehensive review of the issues, focusing on how society and policymaking combine in efforts within and among countries of the region to respond to environmental and resource challenges. We anticipate that chapters will be 7,000-8,000 words in length (including references), with a planned deadline of late October 2012.