Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Asian Region
Edited by Sucha Singh Gill, Lakhwinder Singh, Reena Marwah
Routledge India – 2010 – 488 pages
Asian economic development and environmental consequences are not only crucial for the wellbeing of the people, but are of great relevance for the global economy. The ongoing intense debate on carbon emission mitigating strategies for reducing the impact of environmental consequences has undermined the principle of equity and put a question mark on the sustainability of the development process of the most dynamic Asian economies. This volume explores fresh perspectives on the issues of wellbeing, Asian economic development and environmental concerns.
The book is organised along six themes: issues in sustainability of Asian agriculture; ecological concerns in theory and practice; core themes in economic development; resource management and policy alternatives; discrimination and socio-economic equity in development; and peasant distress and sustainability of cotton economy. The articles are based on unique quantitative data and a rigorous analytical framework for examining policies for an equitable economic and environmental international regime.
Sucha Singh Gill is Professor, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Lakhwinder Singh is Professor, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Reena Marwah is Associate Professor, Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi.