Regional Development: Theory and Practice (In 5 Volumes)

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About the Book :

The Five Volume Series on 'Regional Development: Theory and Practice' is a festschrift dedicated to Professor R.P. Misra, a distinguished scholar, widely recognized as one of the pioneers who initiated and promoted Regional Planning studies in India.
This five-volume series, with over one hundred research papers on different aspects of regional development, is a fitting tribute to the scholar who spent much of his life time thinking, researching and writing about development in general and regional development in particular.
These five volumes, each dealing with a specific aspect of regional development, 
Vol. 1 Concept of Regional Development, Vol. 2 Measuring Development, 
Vol. 3 Development Patterns and Structures, 
Vol. 4 Development Policies, and 
Vol. 5 Development Challenges
Each of the five volumes begins with an introduction, which is unique in the sense that this is not merely an introduction to the contributions contained in the volume but also talks of the theory of regional development, contemporary development in the discipline and the contrarian views expressed by various academics and policy-makers. Another significant aspect of these introductions is the global view and a comparative scenario of the developed, developing and under-developed economies of the world, that the editors have kept in view, in a debate seeking an universal theory of regional development. Regions are specifics and often unique and “regional development implies focusing on the assets of the territory, its potential and constraints”.


About Author :


Baleshwar Thakur is the former Head of the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and former ViceChancellor of Lalit Narain Mithila University, Darbhanga, India.




H.S. Sharma, Former Professor and Head, Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.




Suresh Misra is Chair Professor (Consumer Affairs) and Coordinator, Centre for Consumer Studies at IIPA, New Delhi. He holds his Masters in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Masters in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry University and D.Phil. from Allahabad University. He had his advance training in Corporate Management at AOTS, Japan, TQM at U.K. Civil Service College and in Training Techniques and Methodology from the Thames Valley University, UK. Dr. Misra has authored/edited 20 books and contributed several papers in journals of repute. His major areas of interest include Consumer Welfare, TQM, Public Sector Reforms, Development Administration and Local Governance.

S. Chattopadhyay (b. 1953) is a former scientist from the National Centre of Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. He was a Post-Doctoral Fulbright Fellow at East-West Centre, Hawaii. He authored and edited 7 books, and published about 100 research papers. He is the recipient of S. Vasudev award (1994), R.N. Dubey Memorial Award (2001), ICSSR Senior Fellow (2014-16) and HWK Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow (2016).