Nature, Economy and Society

Understanding the Linkages

  • Nilanjan Ghosh
  • Pranab Mukhopadhyay
  • Amita Shah
  • Manoj Panda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nilanjan Ghosh, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Amita Shah, Manoj Panda
    Pages 1-8
  3. Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Federico Demaria
    Pages 19-49
  4. Kiran P. Mali, Katar Singh, P. C. Kotwal, M. D. Omprakash
    Pages 87-112
  5. Kailas Sarap, Tapas Kumar Sarangi
    Pages 225-241
  6. Umamaheswari Leelakrishnan, Nasurudeen Pathusha, Omar Hattab Kasim, Ravirajan Karunanidhi
    Pages 305-313
  7. Shyamasree Dasgupta, Frank van der Salm, Joyashree Roy
    Pages 315-328

About this book


This book presents an enquiry into the interface between nature, economy and society, which is still in its early stages, notwithstanding the commendable progress and advances made in the field of environmental and natural resource economics within the ever-expanding boundaries of economics as a discipline. It further delineates the evolution of an inter-disciplinary framework for analyzing the status, the future goals, mechanisms and policy instruments that can help move towards a more ecologically sustainable, economically beneficial and socially just future.

A pre-requisite for preparing a comprehensive and coherent framework involves unfolding the multiple layers of interconnectedness between the three systems nature, economy and society, each of which has its own internal consistencies as well as externalities. Against this backdrop, the book presents scholarly contributions that focus on four broadly defined building blocks, namely: i) accounting for ecosystems services for life and human well-being; ii) impacts of economic growth on ecosystems; iii) social norms, equity, and governance; and iv) alternative approaches to green and socio-economic systems.

The analyses, presented by some of the most eminent national and international scholars, address the major environmental challenges that nations around the world face today and consider which specific policy directions at the international and national level are needed. In particular, the choices India and South Asia now face, as development and environment both need to be addressed adequately, touch on many of these challenges.


Climate policy Ecological Economics Environment Management Environmental Studies Environmental quality Governance Social Ecology Solid waste management

Editors and affiliations

  • Nilanjan Ghosh
    • 1
  • Pranab Mukhopadhyay
    • 2
  • Amita Shah
    • 3
  • Manoj Panda
    • 4
  1. 1.Observer Research FoundationKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsGoa UniversityPanajiIndia
  3. 3.Gujarat Institute of Development ResearchAhmedabadIndia
  4. 4.Institute of Economic Growth, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Indian Society for Ecological Economics 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2403-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2404-4
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