Environmental Conscience: Socio-Legal and Judicial Paradigm
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About the Book :
The fifteen essays in this book attempt to analyse the socio-legal and judicial aspects of environmental conscience. Studying the theoretical orientations of ecology and environment, they evaluate the impact of development and population on environment. They also discuss at length the problems of sustainability in the Third World Countries, effect of development of science and technology on human security, environmental consequences of economic policy, urban environment and its governance, environmental degradation and management, and environmental law. The role of judiciary in creating environmental consciousness and implementation of environmental laws has been explored as well. The book will provoke, educate and stimulate the readers of different hues of life. Students in particular will enjoy the diverse views expressed in the essays for further insight into the issue. This will be a valuable source for the environmentalists, human activists associated with conscientious society about the emerging threats to global life.
About Author :
Manmohan S. Gill is Reader in the Department of Sociology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has also served in the capacity of Reader, Academic Staff College and Porgramme Coordinator, NSS, in the same university. He has worked as Social Scientist with Operation Research Group, a division of Sarabhai Chemicals Ltd., New Delhi in 1982. Dr. Gill has over 18 years of teaching and research experience. His area of specialization is Rural Sociology and Social Ecology. He has completed three research projects in the subject of untouchability and land relations. He has published numerous papers in the research journals, besides making presentations in various academic forums at national and international levels. He has authored a book Spatial Patterns: A Sociological Analysis. Dr. Gill is life member of Indian Sociological Society and North-West Indian Sociological Associations. He is also the Associate Editor of Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology.
Jasleen Kewlani is working as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab. She is also holding the charge of Programme Incharge and Coordinator of IGNOU School of Law Programme Study Centre at RGNUL, Patiala. Dr. Kewlani has also been an executive member of the North-West Sociological Association. In the year 2003, the USA Human Rights Campaign awarded her scholarship for two years. She has also been honorary advisor to the Northern Frontiers of B.S.F. for national debate competitions. In the working experience of more than seven years, Dr. Kewlani has been associated with the editing of journals and books. There is an edited (co-edited book by Professor Dr. M.S. Gill) to her credit entitled, Environmental Conscience: Socio-Legal and Judicial Paradigm (2009). She has presented about thirty-five research papers in various national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. She has also authored about twenty-five research papers which have been published in reputed national as well as international reference journals and reference books too. Her areas of expertise are Environmental and Rural Sociology, Women Studies and Research Methodology.