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Ecology and Human Well-Being

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July 2007 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This volume presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in India. It outlines strategies and policies that can be adopted to ensure ecological sustainability.

Containing both methodological and empirical essays, the book covers a number of critical issues including:

- ecological and social resilience

- ecosystem services and quality of life

- policy reform for sustainable development

- governance and ecosystems

- valuing changes in the ecosystem

- communities and collective action

Overall, the contributors maintain that it is essential to rethink the criteria used in the design of development processes in order to avoid committing ecological blunders. The volume focuses on the need for bridging the knowledge systems of ecology and economics and, as such, will be of interest to researchers, environmentalists, economists and development practitioners.

 
Preface
Pushpam Kumar and B.Sudhakara Reddy
Introduction
 
PART ONE: ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL RESILIENCE
M. Zulfiquar Ali Islam
Social Resilience of the Riverbank Erosion Displacees in Bangladesh
Ramakrishna Nallathiga
Environmental Degradation and its Impact in Dryland Ecosystems
A Case Study of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh  
Jyothis Sathyapalan and S. Iyengar
EconomicValuation of Ecosystem Changes
Salinity Ingress and Ground Water Depletion in Coastal Gujarat  
B.S. Sri and M.S.V. Prasad
Reconciling Weak and Strong Sustainability
 
PART TWO: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Anita Chattopadhyay Gupta and Rabindra N. Bhattacharya
Fish Biodiversity of Digha in Eastern India: An Empirical Analysis
Kausik Gupta, J.Chowdhury and Raman Khaddaria
Aquaculture Vs Wild Shrimp Fishery
A Bio-economic Analysis of West Bengal and Orissa  
Amita Shah
Linking Conservation with Livelihood
sons from Management of Gir-Protected Area in Western India  
Alka Singh, R. Kumar, P.K. Jain and A.K. Mangal
Environmental Implications of Integrated Pest Management: Farming of Paddy and Vegetables
 
PART THREE: VALUATION OF ECOSYSTEMS
Sumana Bandyopadhyay, K. Narayanan and A. Ramanathan
Social Perceptions and Valuation of Urban Wetlands in Kolkata
Dibyendu Mondal, S. Singh and J.V. Dhameliya
Assessment and Valuation of Forest Revegetation
Brent Bleys
Alternative Welfare Measures: Overview and Case Study of India
Saudamini Das
Storm Protection Value of Mangroves in Coastal Orissa
 
PART FOUR: Community and Natural Resources Management
P.Sudha, V. Ramaprasad, P.R. Bhat, R.R. Jagannatha and N.H. Ravindranath
Community Participation in Joint Forest Planning and Management in Karnataka
H.N. Chanakya, S.T. Somashekara Reddy and P. Balachandra
Sustainability and Food Security Issues Among farmers in Tamil Nadu
Zakir Husain
Collective Action in an Embedded Choice Model
A Study of Fishing Cooperatives In Calcutta  
Subhash Chandra Srivastava
Environment and Community Action
A Case Study of Shifting Cultivation  
 
PART FIVE: POLICY REFORMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Prabha Panth
Globalisation and Sustainable Development: Economic and Environmental Conflicts
P.M. Prasad
Environmental Protection: The Role of Regulatory System in India
Lekha Mukhopadhyay
Successful Voluntary Participation in Common Property Resource
Saravanan V. Subramanian
Integrating Watershed Management: Stakeholder's Dynamics and Institutions
A.K. Vasisht and S.S.Kumar
Interactive Goal Linear Programming in Land Use Planning in Haryana
 
Index

Ecology and Human Well-Being presents some of the latest developments in research in ecological economics in India, outlining the strategies and policies that can be adopted to ensure ecological sustainability, including policy reform for sustainable development.

The Financial Express

The contribution of ecology for human well-beings remains blurred in decision-making frameworks, although its impact on societal well-being is profound. This volume presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in India, outlining strategies in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in the country.

The Asian Age

This volume presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in India. It outlines strategies and policies that can be adopted to ensure ecological sustainability.

The Times of India

The articles are well written, creditable researched and cohesively supported by an extensive list of figures and tables…. This book certainly presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics of India as also countries entrenched in similar situations.

Development Alternatives

This volume is an effort to focus attention of econoists primarily and also policymakers and citizens on the impact of changing economic policies on natural resources, their management and the overall influence of these on human well-being.

Book Review

This book through its 21 chapters has covered a wide spectrum of issues starting from ecological and social resilience to ecosystem services, their valuation, management and policy reforms and sustainable development. All the studies are detailed, accompanied with figures, tables and exhaustive references which make them reliable basis for policy making and implementation of various schemes.

The Tribune

The commendable work is a comprehensive treatise particularly of the relation of ecology and its various roles in human welfare in India.

The Statesman

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