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SNR Book Series – Early 2021 Keeping in Touch

Society & Natural Resource Book Series

We Welcome New Book Proposals!

Marianne Penker, BOKU (in Austria)
Rachael Levay, University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press

The Society & Natural Resources Book Series includes books that examine the complexity of interrelationships among human societies, biophysical and built environments and natural resources. We are especially interested in works that engage emergent issues and inform transformations between society and natural resources toward greater social and environmental justice, health and sustainability/resilience.

The series seeks submissions across a diversity of methods, theories, and disciplines rather than being directed or privileging any given approach.  The series is casting a broad net to build from any (or combinations) of the environmental/natural resource social sciences.

Works that contribute to our understandings and actions on how global processes intersect with localities, in the South, North or through comparative case studies are encouraged.

We are particularly interested in publishing new books on the following topics:

  • climate justice
  • environmental policy and governance
  • natural resource utilization, management and decision-making
  • social and cultural change as it relates to environmental change
  • sustainability/resilience transitions
  • social-ecological systems dynamics
  • practice-informed resource management
  • institutional innovations
  • political economy/ecology perspectives on natural resource change and conflict.

For further information or to inquire about submission of a book proposal, please contact:

Marianne Penker
Chair of the Editorial Board of Society & Natural Resources Book Series

Rachael Levay
Acquisitions Editor, University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press

Society & Natural Resource Press and Book Series

New Book!

A very valuable contribution. Anyone involved in energy development research will benefit from the exceptional overview of the literature that Energy Impacts provides.

Don E. Albrecht, Utah State University

Development of various energy sources continues across North America and around the world, raising questions about social and economic consequences for the places and communities where these activities occur. Energy Impacts brings together important new research on site-level social, economic, and behavioral impacts from large-scale energy development. Featuring conceptual and empirical multidisciplinary research from leading social scientists, the volume collects a broad range of perspectives to understand North America’s current energy uses and future energy needs.

Twelve chapters from respected scholars in a variety of disciplines present new ways to consider and analyze energy impact research. Focused on varied energy topics, geographies, and disciplines, each chapter includes a policy brief that summarizes the work and provides “key takeaways” to apply the findings to policy and public discourse.

Meaningful public engagement is critical in limiting the negative implications of energy development, and understanding the social influences on and of energy systems is a cornerstone of addressing the climate crisis. As such, Energy Impacts is a significant work for students, scholars, and professionals working in sociology, education, geography, environmental studies, and public health.