Raimund Bleischwitz, Holger Hoff, Catalina Spataru, Ester van der Voet, and Stacy D. VanDeveer (ed): Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus
Routledge, 2018, ISBN 978-1-138-67549-0
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The resource nexus is a concept intensively debated and sometimes questioned, but slowly and gradually getting accepted and used by academics and policy makers alike. Nexus is a word of Latin origin meaning interlacing, consolidation, interdependency, or interlinkage. In the preface of this wide covering volume, the editors state the goal of the “handbook is to come to grips with what the nexus is about, provide a reference textbook with an overview, and a survey on emerging and cutting-edge research, and application of the concept.” The editors continue to characterize the 500+ pages book: “it conceptualizes the resources nexus as a heuristic for understanding critical interlinkages between uses of different natural resources for systems of provision such as water, energy and food.” A definition of the resource nexus follows on the next page: “a set of context-specific critical interlinkages between two or more natural resources used as inputs into systems providing essential...
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