Bottom-up Approaches in Governance and Adaptation for Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India and Bangladesh

Edited by Pradip Swarnakar, Stephen Zavestoski and Binay Kumar Pattnaik, ISBN 13: 9789386446046, Year : 2017, Rs. 1095 Rs. 920 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )

This book analyzes how governance and climate change adaptation—both integral to sustainable development—operate outside the bureaucratic apparatus of the state. It examines the participatory development vis-à-vis ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches to sustainable development and looks at a possible ‘middle-out’ approach to resolving the challenges to sustainable development. The book also includes case studies from India and Bangladesh, which show that community-level factors such as social and cultural capital are key to the success of sustainable development efforts.