From the blurbs

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015
The Contested Commons, Conversations between Economists and Anthropologists, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray, OUP, Rs 695

The book explores the theme of common environmental resources from the perspective of two disciplines: economics and anthropology. Written by senior scholars in economics, anthropology, sociology, and political science, the essays touch upon economic security, ecological sustainability, identity formation and participatory decision-making, particularly in the developing world.

Landscapes and the Law by Gunnel Cederlf, Orient Blackswan, Rs 320

The book examines law's role in consolidating early colonial rule and regulating people's access to nature in forests and hill tracts. It also focusses on the multitude of claims to land and resources, and the complex ways by which customary rights in nature were codified during colonial rule.

Trade Services in South Asia by Saman Kalegama, Sage, Rs 750

This collection of essays explores the opportunities and risks of the liberalization of trade in services in South Asia. These provide an overview of issues related to WTO's general agreement on trade tarrifs.

Women and Science in India by Neelam Kumar, OUP, Rs 695

The reader probes the tests women face in science and impact of globalization on their careers. Connections between work lives, demands of their profession and domestic responsibilities are examined to understand the work of women scientists.
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