This volume provides a comprehensive account of the connections between globalisation, environment and social justice. It examines varied dimensions of environmental sustainability; the adverse impact of globalisation on environment and its consequences for poverty, unemployment and displacement; the impacts on marginalised sections such as scheduled castes and tribes and women; and policy frameworks for ensuring environmental sustainability and social justice.
The chapters build on detailed case studies from different parts of the world and deal with critical environmental issues such as global emissions, climate change, sustainable development, green politics, species protection, water governance, waste management, food production and governance besides education, inclusivity and human rights.
Presenting a range of topics alongside new perspectives and discourses, this interdisciplinary book will be useful to students and researchers of political studies, sociology and environmental studies as well as policymakers and those working in the government and civil society organisations.
Table of Contents
Introduction Manish K. Verma PART I Globalisation, environmental sustainability and social justice: perspectives and issues 1. Globalisation, environment and social justice: a theoretical insight B. K. Nagla 2. A comparative assessment of climate policies of top global emitters and evolution of an effective climate regime: issues of environmental effectiveness, economic efficiency, equity and political feasibility Marco Grasso and Venkatesh Dutta 3. Politics of environment: Green parties in Europe as a model for India Sheetal Sharma 4. Globalisation and political economy of protected areas Sudeshna Mukherjee 5. Environmental challenges in Brazil, local and global Edgard Leite Ferreira Neto 6. Globalisation, environment and sustainable development: challenges and opportunities in the conservation of water catchments in south-eastern Kenya Benson M. O. Agaya 7. The glocal paradox: waste production in Patna Aditya Raj and Papia Raj 8. Neo-liberal development, environmental sustainability and social justice: contextualising the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme B. N. Prasad PART II Globalisation, marginalised sections and social justice: problems and challenges 9. Institutional challenges of common pool resource management: insights from Tawa Reservoir Fisheries Cooperative Amlendu Jyotishi, R. Parthasarthy and Sajiv Madhavan 10. Social justice for women and girls: global pacts, unmet goals, environmental issues Jan Marie Fritz 11. Globalisation, environmental degradation and tribal identity: with particular reference to Central India S. N. Chaudhary 12. Sacred landscape, modes of subsistence and Adivasi rights in the globalised world Gomati Bodra Hembrom 13. Re(caste-ing) justice: globalisation and Dalits in India Antara Ray and Ramanuj Ganguly PART III Globalisation and questions of equity and social justice: issues from various sectors 14. Service-level benchmarking: some emerging global lessons for Indian water governance Ravi S. Singh and Dipankar Roy 15. Shifting food production and consumption patterns in globalised India: issues of sustainability, security and justice Purba Chattopadhyay 16. Transnational higher education (TNHE) trends in India and China: comparison of Euro-American and Chinese models Siri Gamage 17. Globalisation, IT and governance: implications for social justice and inclusivity Siddhartha Mukerji 18. Risk and vulnerability in the neo-liberal order: assessing social security in India Manisha Tripathy Pandey
Manish K. Verma is Professor, Head and Deputy Coordinator of the UGC–Special Assistance Programme in the Department of Sociology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India. Previously he served in the Department of College Education, Rajasthan, as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in Selection Grade for 10 years and briefly at NTPC, Corporate Office, New Delhi, as Sociologist. With a doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, he has more than 22 years of teaching and research experience. He has published many books, including Globalisation, Social Justice and Sustainable Development in India (2017), Peri-urban Environment (2017), Globalization and Environment: Discourse, Policies and Practices (2015) and Development, Displacement and Resettlement (2004). Several of his research papers and chapters have been published in journals and edited volumes. He is a member of various professional bodies such as the International Sociological Association, Indian Sociological Society and Rajasthan Sociological Association. At present, he is a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Sociological Society. His main research interests include environment and development, involuntary displacement, urban ecology, social justice and globalisation.