Ecology, Economy and Society

Essays in Honour of Kanchan Chopra

  • Vikram Dayal
  • Anantha Duraiappah
  • Nandan Nawn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vikram Dayal, Anantha Duraiappah, Nandan Nawn
    Pages 1-18
  3. Sustainability of Development

  4. Institutions for Environmental Governance

  5. Environment and Human Well-being

  6. Reflections on Institutional Contributions of Kanchan Chopra

About this book


This book deals with not just complex linkages, interactions and exchanges that form the relationship between the economic activities, human society and the ecosystems, but also the influences and impacts that each causes on the other. In recent times, this ecology–economy–society interface has received unprecedented attention within the broader environment–development discourse. The volume is in honour of Kanchan Chopra, one of the pioneers of research in these areas in India. She has recently been awarded the coveted Kenneth Boulding Award by the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) and is the first Asian to receive it. 

The four sub-themes of the book reflect some of the important areas in the environment–development discourse — sustainability of development, institutions and environmental governance, environment and well-being, and ecosystem and conservation. Within each of the sub-themes, the policy and the practice as well as the macro and micro aspects are addressed. With contributions mainly from ecological economists and ecologists, the book’s approach is interdisciplinary, both in spirit and content, reflecting the honoree's work, which went not just beyond the mainstream ideology of economics, but also the way she listened to ideas from disciplines like ecology and sociology. The volume also includes two reflective essays on academic life and works of Kanchan Chopra.

The book is a valuable resource for students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the areas of development economics, ecological economics, environmental economics and related disciplines such as conservation, development, ecology, economics, environment, governance, health, sociology and public policy.


Ecosystem Ecology Environment Development Economy Economic System Society Conservation Well-being Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Sustainable Development Environmental Governance Institutions Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals Climate Change Environmental Justice Ecological Distribution Conflicts Environmental Management Forest Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Vikram Dayal
    • 1
  • Anantha Duraiappah
    • 2
  • Nandan Nawn
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Economic GrowthNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO-MGIEP)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.TERI School of Advanced StudiesNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5674-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5675-8
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