Sustainability Conflicts in Coastal India : Hazards, Changing Climate and Development Discourses - Ghosh, Aditya

Sustainability Conflicts in Coastal India : Hazards, Changing Climate and Development Discourses

Aditya Ghosh

Yayınevi: Springer Verlag

Yayın tarihi: 12/2017

ISBN: 9783319638911

Ciltli | İngilizce | 268 Sayfa | 16,21x24x2,39 cm.

Tür: Çevre-Yer Bilimleri

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This multidisciplinary work analyses challenges to sustainable development amidst rapidly changing climate in the world’s largest delta – the Sundarbans. Empirical evidence unpacks grounded vulnerabilities and reveals their temporal socio-economic impacts. A novel concept of ‘everyday disasters’ is proposed – supported by data and photographic evidence – that contests institutional disaster definition. Then it uncovers how the geopolitics of ecological governance and its hegemonic discourse dominate local policies, which in turn fail to address local socio-ecological concerns, adaptation needs and development aspirations. Absence of local vocabularies, cognitive values and socio-cultural contexts along with spatially constricted, exclusionary, top-down techno-science approaches further escalate knowledge-action gaps. Deconstruction of multiscalar conflicts between the global rhetoric and transformative postcolonial geographies offers an ethical, Southern perspective of sustainability.

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