Author: Parth J Shah
Editor(s): Parth J Shah / Vidisha Maitra
Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171884261
Gloom and doom environmentalism is a growth industry, for most of our environmentalists the sky is always falling. The print and electronic media is replete with accounts of environmental disasters that have happened or are in the making. The irony of such statements is inescapable-on one hand while we blame the government for mismanaging the environment, on the other it is to the same state that we look for succour.
In the new millennium it is imperative we break out of this gloom and doom mindset and of depending on the government to solve our problems. Sure enough, the country faces serious environmental challenges. But at the same time, our awareness and understanding of these issues has increased.
This anthology of readings on the environment compiled by CCS comes not a day too soon. Amidst the cacophony of gloom and doom and shrill cries for greater control by the state here are voices that call for a more reasoned approach, one that is informed by a liberal perspective limit the role of the state and enhance the space for civil society and markets.
The idea is not to manufacture consent but to provoke you to think outside the box with a refreshingly different set of views from what you typically get in green writing.
-Extracted from Shreekant Gupta’s Preface
THE STATE OF HUMANITY
Globalisation of Human Well Being
Population Growth, Natural Resources, and Future Generations
PROPERTY RIGHTS, MARKETS AND SUSTAINED DEVELOPMENT
The Market and Nature
Theory of New Resource Economics
Reconceptualising Sustainable Development
The Common Law
How it Protects the Environment
FORESTS AND WILDLIFE
Self Governance and Forest Resources
Common Pool Resources and the Indian Legal System
Keepers of Forests: Foresters or Forest Dwellers?
Developing Markets for the ecosystem Services of forests
Resolving the Tragedy of the Commons by Creating Private Property rights in Wildlife
How to Protect People and Wild Life in Kenya
WATER AND FISHERIES
Managing Water Resources: communities and Markets
Water: Can Poverty Rights and Markets Replace Conflict?
Sustainable Development and Marine Fisheries
Overfishing: the Icelandic Solution
LIVING WITH RISK: THE PRECAUTINARY PRINCIPLE
Escaping Goblins, Only to be Captured by Wolves?
THE NEW THREATS: CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
A Climate of Uncertainity in the Green house Century
The Attack Against Plant Biotechnology
ENERGY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
Can Natural Resources be Infinite?
Law, Markets and Waste
Coercive Recycling, Forced Conservation and Market alternatives
FREE TRADE AND GREEN TRADE
Thinking Clearly About the Linkage Between Trade and Environment
Freedom to Trade Protects the Environment
The New Cultural Imperialism
Environmental Law and Institutions in India