Springer And The Beijing Normal University Press Sign Agreement On New Book Series
New York, Beijing, Heidelberg, May 11, 2012—STM publisher Springer and Beijing Normal University Press (BNUP) will co-publish a new book series IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series. The agreements for the first seven titles of this series were signed by Derk Haank, CEO Springer Science+Business Media, and Prof. Geng Yang, CEO of BNUP, at this year’s London Book Fair.
The Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRG-Project) is supported by both Chinese and international funding, in large part from the prizewinning Chinese research project “Global Change, Environmental Risk & Its Adaptation Paradigms.” The IRG-Project will study global change and the mechanism of environmental risk, the evolution process of environmental risk and its integrated assessment, regionalization of Chinese and global environmental risk, and global and Chinese adaptation paradigms for environmental risk.
The aim of the IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series is to provide a forum for collaboration between academics and practitioners in integrated risk governance from various disciplines and sectors. The books focus on the identification, evaluation and management of emerging global large-scale risks. The first title Integrated Risk Governance - Science Plan and Case Study of Large-scale Disasters will be published in September 2012. The works presented in the series are based on projects undertaken and conducted by the IHDP-IRG groups (International Human Dimensions Programme). Books published in the series will be of interest to policymakers around the world working in government, industry and society at large, as well as to academics and students working in this field.
The book series also includes the following titles: Risk Modeling and Integrated Models; Understanding Socio-Ecological System from the Perspective of Integrated Risk Governance; Entry and Exit Transitions of Large-scale Disaster Risks; Early Warning System and Implementation for Large-scale Disasters; International Comparative Case Study and Integrated Governance of Large-scale Disasters; and Large-scale Disaster Governance and Paradigm.
The IRG-Project is one of the IHDP’s latest core projects. IHDP is an international, interdisciplinary science programme dedicated to promoting, catalyzing and coordinating research, capacity development and networking on the human dimensions of global environmental change. It takes a social science perspective on global change and works on the interface between science and practice.
Beijing Normal University Press (BNUP) was established in 1980 as an important integrated publishing house. In its 30-year history, it has developed a backlist of over 10,000 titles, with a circulation of more than one billion. It has accumulated a wealth of publishing resources and enjoys an increasing print run as well as a growing reputation in the world of publishing. Today, BNUP is recognized as a fundamental contributor to books on philosophy and the social sciences, as well as a major driving force behind the Ministry of Education’s higher education and vocational education teaching materials.
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in the automotive, transport and healthcare sectors. Roughly 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. Springer employs nearly 6,000 individuals across the globe and in 2011 generated sales of approximately EUR 890 million.
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