THE CARBON CRUNCH: HOW WE’RE GETTING CLIMATE CHANGE WRONG—AND HOW TO FIX IT. By Dieter Helm. Yale University Press; £20
In this book Oxford University economist Dieter Helm questions the accepted wisdom on climate change regulation. Regulations, he says, have caused people to focus on the most expensive ways of mitigating climate change, rather than the cheapest. He argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy, from transitioning from coal to gas to carbon pricing.
HANDBOOK OF URBAN INEQUALITY by Sandip Sarkar, OUP, Rs 850
Urbanising India has posed many challenges in terms of employment, poverty and quality of and access to urban services. Most policy and research in these areas has focused on metropolitan cities, creating a paucity of studies on the characteristics and dynamics of small and medium towns. This handbook is the first study on the inequalities between metros and non-metros over the past 25 years.
THE POLITICS OF POVERTY by D K Rangnekar, Sage, Rs 695
D K Rangnekar was a public intellectual who was also the editor of The Economic Times. This book brings together his writings that begin in the early 1960s and end in 1984—at the cusp of transformation of India’s economic policies and political fabric.
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