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Suiseeya, Kimberly R. Marion, "Contesting Justice in Global Forest Governance: The Promises and Pitfalls of REDD+"

Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya draws attention to the persistent justice debates in Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plus the enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+) and the role of norms in constraining and shaping policy designs and outcomes.

Kaiser, Wolfram, and Jan-Henrik Meyer, eds., International Organizations and Environmental Protection: Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century

International Organizations and Environmental Protection comprehensively explores the environmental activities of professional communities, NGOs, regional bodies, the United Nations, and other international organizations during the twentieth century. It follows their efforts to shape debates about environmental degradation, develop binding intergovernmental commitments, and—following the seminal 1972 Conference on the Human Environment—implement and enforce actual international policies.

Olšáková, Doubravka, ed. In the Name of the Great Work: Stalin's Plan for the Transformation of Nature and its Impact in Eastern Europe

Beginning in 1948, the Soviet Union launched a series of wildly ambitious projects to implement Joseph Stalin’s vision of a total “transformation of nature.” By the time of Stalin’s death, however, these attempts at “transformation” had proven a spectacular failure. This richly detailed volume, In the Name of the Great Work follows the history of such projects in three communist states—Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia—and explores their varied, but largely disastrous, consequences.

Chatty, Dawn, and Marcus Colchester, eds., Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement and Sustainable Development

Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples presents case studies on the effects of modern conservation projects on local and indigenous populations across the world, and highlights lessons to be learnt for sustainable development.