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Larry Crump and Christian Downie

. This theoretical discussion begins by reviewing existing climate change research within the negotiation and conflict management literature. This is followed by a brief overview of the science of climate change public policy, including the causes, consequences and required adaptations. This science and

Daisy Hildyard

organism is a product of evolution. However, this is not to say that the study of the human evolutionary adaptation has become fully integrated within the study of the evolutionary adaptation of other species. The very notoriety of Wilberforce’s question, which survives only as a reported quote and yet has

Paul van Els and Frank Witkam

Art of War adaptations were published over half a century ago in the field of commerce, as parallels can easily be drawn between the competitive arena of trade and the combative theatre of war. To this day, bookstores offer a choice of business adaptations with titles such as The Art of War for

Yechezkel Kashia and David G. King

-224 Orr, H.A. 1998. The population genetics of adaptation: the distribution of factors fixed during adaptive evolution. Evolution 52: 935-949. Pearson, C.E., Edamura, K.N., Cleary, J.D. 2005. Repeat instability: mechanisms of dynamic mutations. Nature Rev. Genet. 6: 729-742. Queller, D

Human Mobility and Climate Change

Transitioning from a Rights-based Approach to an Adaptive Approach

Grant Dawson and Rachel Laut

) 1 ∵ Introduction Climate change will manifest in diverse ways and have distinct impacts on various regions and populations. In this context, human mobility can be an empowered adaptation strategy; or, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be an unwelcome necessity for survival with a high

The Politics of Adaptation

Contemporary African Drama and Greek Tragedy


Astrid Van Weyenberg

This book explores contemporary African adaptations of classical Greek tragedies. Six South African and Nigerian dramatic texts – by Yael Farber, Mark Fleishman, Athol Fugard, Femi Osofisan, and Wole Soyinka – are analysed through the thematic lens of resistance, revolution, reconciliation, and mourning.
The opening chapters focus on plays that mobilize Greek tragedy to inspire political change, discussing how Sophocles’ heroine Antigone is reconfigured as a freedom fighter and how Euripides’ Dionysos is transformed into a revolutionary leader.
The later chapters shift the focus to plays that explore the costs and consequences of political change, examining how the cycle of violence dramatized in Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy acquires relevance in post-apartheid South Africa, and how the mourning of Euripides’ Trojan Women resonates in and beyond Nigeria.
Throughout, the emphasis is on how playwrights, through adaptation, perform a cultural politics directed at the Europe that has traditionally considered ancient Greece as its property, foundation, and legitimization. Van Weyenberg additionally discusses how contemporary African reworkings of Greek tragedies invite us to reconsider how we think about the genre of tragedy and about the cultural process of adaptation.
Against George Steiner’s famous claim that tragedy has died, this book demonstrates that Greek tragedy holds relevance today. But it also reveals that adaptations do more than simply keeping the texts they draw on alive: through adaptation, playwrights open up a space for politics. In this dynamic between adaptation and pre-text, the politics of adaptation is performed.

Steven Orzack

Abstract: Adaptation in evolutionary biology refers to a trait of an organism or the process by which an organism evolved a particular trait. Famous examples of adaptations as a trait include the beaks of birds, the camouflage patterns of insects, and the shapes of fins of aquatic vertebrates such

Is Local Community the Answer?

The Role of “Local Knowledge” and “Community” for Disaster Prevention and Climate Adaptation in Central Vietnam

Ole Bruun and Mette Fog Olwig

Introduction Several streams of literature on disaster risk reduction ( DRR ) and climate change adaptation ( CCA ) point almost routinely to the potential of “local communities” in protecting the interests of local inhabitants in the face of external stress. The notion of community


Not to Give In and Not to Give Up

Jean-Luc Moriceau

who wonders whether or not she/he should conform to market trends. The film Adaptation . melts such an opposition of positions, here the sterile alternatives between not to compromise ourselves or to belong too well to a system, or to be on one side or on the other side; that is, to give up or to

Sperlich, Diether

, natural selection may be considered a primary agent of evolutionary adaptation: in the event of surplus production, individuals whose function and performance achieve the greatest effectiveness under...