New book series Environment and Society in Asia Amsterdam University Press
The AUP series in Environment and Society in Asia welcomes humanities and social sciences manuscripts that both are academically rigorous and can contribute to the general public understanding of the pertinent issues related to broadly defined environmental degradation and socio-political challenges in Asian countries and regions. We also invite studies focussing on institutional and/or grassroots initiatives to tackle these issues. We define Asia in the broad geo-political sense, including East Asia (Northeast and Southeast), South Asian sub-continent, Central Asia and Western Asia (non-African Mid-East). We are particularly interested in well-structured comparative works (within country comparison, critical cluster comparison or cross-national comparison) and scholarship that theoretically addresses the daunting triple challenges most developing countries in Asia face today: socio-political (in)stability, economic (under)development and environmental (un)sustainability. We use this platform as a way to strengthen our collaboration with scholars from Asia by encouraging and supporting them in publishing their amazing work and reflections from the field.
Fengshi Wu, series editor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Saskia Gieling, acquisitions editor, Amsterdam University Press