Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Hardcover | September 30, 2012

byRamprasad Sengupta

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This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the role of ecological constraints in limiting the availability of natural resources for economic development. It discusses in detail the notion of sustainable development, the concept of ecological footprints, and population theory. It alsoanalyses how the development of technology, policies, and institutions can relax these constraints in the context of major resources. The analytical discussion is carried out both at the conceptual and theoretical level and also at the applied level in the context of Indian development. Addressing challenges arising from ecological limits, the book engages with the dynamics of and policies for conservation of an entire range of major resources-land and soil, water, forests, biodiversity, energy, non-energy, material, and waste absorption. It identifies the role of knowledge,values, human capital, and institutions in overcoming nature's constraints. This book has a good potential to be used as a supplementary reader in universities offering courses on environment and economics.

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This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the role of ecological constraints in limiting the availability of natural resources for economic development. It discusses in detail the notion of sustainable development, the concept of ecological footprints, and population theory. It alsoanalyses how the development of technology, polic...

Ramprasad Sengupta is Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair Professor of Planning and Development in the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.1 inPublished:September 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198081650

ISBN - 13:9780198081654

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Economic Theory and Ecological Limits3. Concept of Sustainable Development: Macroeconomic Resource and Income Accounting4. Biosphere and Ecosystems5. Ecological Footprint6. Human System: Population, Development, and Environment7. India's Human Settlement and Micro Living Environment8. Land Use and Land Degradation9. Water Resources10. Forest11. Biodiversity12. Energy13. Non-energy Materials, Recycling, and Wastes14. Global Warming and Climate Change15. Overcoming Ecological Limits: Roles of Knowledge and Human Capital, Human Values, and InstitutionsBibliographyIndex