New book by Dr Fiona Nunan

IDD is pleased to announce that Dr Fiona Nunan's new textbook 'Understanding Poverty and the Environment: Analytical Frameworks and Approaches' has just been published by Routledge.

Understanding-Poverty-and-the-EnvironmentThe book is aimed at students and scholars interested in the broad area of environment and international development. It provides an accessible introduction to a diverse range of analytical frameworks and approaches that can be used to investigate the context and nature of poverty-environment relationships. The book introduces political ecology, a gendered lens, Critical Institutionalism, the Environmental Entitlements framework, the Institutional Analysis and Development approach, the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework, wellbeing analysis, social network analysis and frameworks for the analysis of the governance of natural resources.

Recommended further reading draws on published material from the last thirty years as well as key contemporary publications, giving readers a steer towards essential texts and authors within each subject area. Key themes running through the analytical frameworks and approaches are identified and examined, including power, access, institutions and scale.

Endorsements for the book include:

'This accomplished work by one of the leading scholars of human-nature relationships will be of interest to anyone interested in how poverty and the environment affect each other. Drawing from a range of intellectual efforts, Nunan provides an erudite yet accessible book for students and advanced researchers alike. One of the most comprehensive and balanced studies available on the subject.' Professor Arun Agrawal, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, USA

'The relations between poverty and environmental change are important but complex. Understanding Poverty and the Environment is an antidote to simplistic assumptions, and a welcome guide to intelligent thinking.' Professor Bill Adams, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK

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