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Global Commons

Global Commons
Issues, Concerns and Strategies

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai - Professor and Dean, School of Law, and Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  • Geetha Ganapathy Dore - Research-Accredited Associate Professor of English, Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Paris, France

July 2020 | 308 pages | SAGE India

Global Commons: Issues, Concerns and Strategies presents a comprehensive international perspective on the global commons—natural resource domains that are not subject to national jurisdictions and are accessible to all nations. These include the oceans, atmosphere and outer space, and specific locations such as Antarctica. Due to their critical importance in maintaining human lives and livelihoods, and their vulnerability to depletion, the collaborative preservation of the global commons is of great relevance to all human communities.  Leading world powers, such as France, are increasingly adopting environmental policies as key to their functioning as democracies. After the Paris Climate Conference, there has been a spurt in cooperation between major nations, such as France and India, in the fight against climate change.

This book provides exhaustive coverage of all the major facets of preservation of the global commons. It will, therefore, prove indispensable to all stakeholders in a new, just and sustainable world order.

PART I. Theoretical Considerations
Bindu Balagopal and P. Chacko Jose
From the Tragedy of the Commons to Sustainable Commons: A Survey of the Theoretical Developments on CPR
Julien Cazala
What International Law Can Teach Us about the Commons
Didier Guével
The Precautionary Principle: An Instrument at the Service of Sustainable Development
PART II. Climate Change and Governance
Anju Lis Kurian and C. Vinodan
The Global Commons and the Climate Governance Regime: Effectiveness and Challenges
Sisira K. G., Govind. N and Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai
Polycentric Approach in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programme: Effectiveness and Challenges
S. Chemmalar
International Legal Challenges of Climate Refugees
Catherine Colard-Fabregoule
Maritime Spatial Planning: A Means of Organizing Maritime Activities Measured in Terms of Sustainable Development Goals
PART III. Environmental Hazards
Jean-Jacques Menuret
Views on Environmental Democracy in France
Binu Joseph and Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai
The Cyberspace as a Distinct Domain of the Global Commons: An Analysis of Cyberspace Governance
Kaushik Dowarah and Suja P. Devipriya
The Massive Problem of Microplastics in the Global Commons: An Overview
PARTIV. Poverty, Alienation and Social Exclusion
Anusha Sooriyan, Namita Sharma and Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai
The Indian Ocean Garbage: Rethinking the Narrative on South Asian Waters
K. R. Sreelekha
Expanding Indian Nuclear Industry and Environmental Hazards: A Special Reference to the Establishment and Development of Nuclear Reactors in the Post-2005 Era
Arsha V. Sathyan
Civil Society: Positing the Role of NGOs in Depoliticizing Political Action
Devjit Nandi and Debashis Sarkar
Sustainable Management Practices of the Traditional Society in Contested Landscapes
Geetha Ganapathy-Doré
The Causes for the Despair of Farmers in France and India: A Literature-based Study
S. Ashok
Conclusion: Imagining Multiple Worlds

Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai

Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai teaches at the Department of Politics and International Studies of Pondicherry University and coordinates the UGC Special Assistance Programme in the Department. He is a teacher and researcher of 39 years’ standing. Currently, he is the Dean, School of Law, Pondicherry University, and Chairman of the Department of Politics and International studies of Pondicherry University on a second term. He has served previously as Director of the UNESCO Madanjeeth Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation and Chairman, Centre for South Asian Studies of Pondicherry University. He has also served as Principal of... More About Author

Geetha Ganapathy Dore

Geetha Ganapathy-Dore is an alumna of Annamalai, Madras, Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, and Paris Nanterre Universities. She is currently a research-accredited Associate Professor of English at the Law, Political and Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Sorbonne Paris Nord. She is in charge of the second-year master’s degree in trade policies with emerging nations. She is the author of The Postcolonial Indian Novel in English (2011). She has co-edited 10 volumes of research dealing with postcolonial literature (including migrant and refugee writings), culture and cinema, on the one hand, EU law, and human and environmental rights, on the... More About Author

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