This book systematically introduces historical trajectories and dynamics of environmental policy and governance in India.
Following the features of environmental policy in India as outlined in Chapter 1, subsequent chapters explore domestic and international factors that shape environmental policy in the country. The chapters examine the interplay between governmental and non-governmental actors, and the influence of social mobilisation and institutions on environmental policy and governance. Analysing various policy trajectories, the chapters identify and explore five central environmental policy subsystems: forests, water, climate, energy and city development. The authors drill down into the social, economic, political and ecological dimensions of each system, shedding light on why striking a balance between national economic growth and environmental sustainability is so challenging.
Drawing on political science theories of policy processes and related theoretical concepts, this innovative edited volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental policy and politics and South Asian studies more broadly.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Environmental Policy in India
Natalia Ciecierska-Holmes, Kirsten Jörgensen, Lana Laura Ollier, D. Raghunandan
Chapter 2: Environmental Competencies in India's Federal System
Winfried Swenden, Rekha Saxena
Chapter 3: The Role India’s States Play in Environmental Policymaking
Chapter 4: Civil Society and State Interaction in Environment Policy in India
PART 2: Environmental Policy Subsystems in India
Chapter 5: Forest Governance in India: Achieving Balance within a Complex Policy Subsystem
Chapter 6: India: Dilemmas of Water Governance
Joyeeta Gupta, Richa Tyagi
Chapter 7: Sustainable Energy: Prospects and Challenges
Kaushik Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, Madhura Joshi, Rainer Quitzow
Chapter 8: Factors Shaping the Climate Policy Process in India
Denise Fernandes, Kirsten Jörgensen, N.C. Narayanan
Chapter 9: Smart Sustainable Cities
Shaleen Singhal, Sourabh Jain
PART 3: India within the Context of Global Environmental Governance
Chapter 10: Factors shaping India’s International Climate Policy
Chapter 11: India’s relations with the European Union on environmental policy
Chapter 12: Environmental politics in India: Institutions, Actors and Environmental Governance
Natalia Ciecierska Holmes, Kirsten Jörgensen