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Call for Book Chapter on Environment and Globalization : Contemporary Issues

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    Call for Book Chapters


    Book Title: Globalization an Environment: Contemporary Issues

    Publisher: Springer Nature

    Editors: Dr. Narendra N. Dalei; Prof. Anshuman Gupta


    Globalization and environment are inter-related through many channels. They are related via energy usages, which is the basic input for any economic activity. These relations can be traced through many ways. Higher level of globalization is associated with increased level of economic activities based on the premises of absolute / comparative advantages and specialization. It, in turn, leads to economic efficiency through allocative efficiency, and increased growth and per capita income. This has been the hallmark of the post-second world war era characterized by unprecedented world economic growth and materialistic wellbeing, which helped to bring out millions of people from the clutches of poverty. However, it also had the downsides in terms of unprecedented deterioration of environment, which has conventionally been regarded as public good fraught with the abuse of free riding problem. Though proposals have been made and measures initiated to internalize the cost of environment, they have not been able to produce desired results on account of absence of effective institutions to monitor and discipline the profligators. Among them, the cap and market system and carbon tax are prominent. The cap and market system were also the part of the Kyoto Protocol, which got expired in 2012. However, it could not be implemented beyond Europe and some other nation at small levels.

    Many economists and policy makers believe that existing institutions, earlier Kyoto Protocol and now Paris agreement, lack institutional effectiveness like WTO to deal with undisciplined players, They, thus, have advocated umpteen times to bring this important domain in the ambit of WTO. It was, in fact, the part of original Seattle round (starting in 1999) and Doha round starting in 2001 of WTO. However, the idea was shelved for the strong resistance by the developing and poor countries led by India and China. They were of the view that this agreement under WTO would be used by the developed countries as the new non-tariff barriers against the developing countries. So, it was dropped from the agenda for negotiation under Doha round starting from year 2001 and round was termed as developmental round meant to rebalance earlier agreements, concluded under Uruguay round, in favor of developing countries and negotiate limited new uncontroversial areas. However, the Doha round was also inconclusive as a result of stiff disagreements among developing and developed countries on many issues. There is a spurt to regionalism at the cost of multilateralism. However, the regionalism is also at peril of- late in the wake of BREXIT referendum, which is still unresolved.

    In line with this the proposed book would cover all issues pertaining to these subjects. The sub-themes of the book would include:

    • Channels of interactions between environment and globalization
    • Issues relating to globalization
    • Issues relating to environment
    • Clean energy and Sustainable development
    • Existing Institutions and proposed institutions to deal with environment
    • WTO and Environment
    • Any other topic relating to globalization and environment
    • Global initiatives pertaining to sustainable development

    Submission Procedure

    Researchers and academicians are invited to contribute to this book. The book will be published by Springer Nature. The paper should contain proposed title of the chapter, abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology and data source, result and discussion; and conclusion and policy recommendation along with full details of authors, their affiliations, and contact details. Chapters should be plagiarism free and need to be written using referencing of Harvard Style of citation. Authors of accepted chapter will be notified by October 5, 2019 for blind review.


    Important Dates:

    August 16, 2019          :           Abstract Submission Deadline

    September 30, 2019    :           Chapter Submission Deadline

    October 5, 2019          :           Notification of Acceptance of chapter for blind review

    October 20, 2019        :           Review Result notification

    October 30, 2019        :           Revised Chapter Submission

    November 05, 2019    :           Final Acceptance Notification

    November 10, 2019    :           Final Chapter Submission to Publisher


    For more information, contact the Editor (Narendra Dalei:  )



    Dr. Narendra N. Dalei

    School of Business

    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

    Knowledge Acres, Kandoli Campus, Dehradun (UK) - 248007, India

    Mob: +91- 9997135366; 9968122711

    Email:  ;  


    Prof. Anshuman Gupta

    School of Business

    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

    Knowledge Acres, Kandoli Campus, Dehradun (UK) - 248007, India

    Mob: +91- 7895002038



    Please follow the link to see previous work by the editors published in Springer Nature:



    With kind regards,
    Narendra N. Dalei, PhD
    (Assistant Professor-SS)
    Programme Head-Energy Economics (UG)
    School of Business, UPES, Dehradun-248007
    Mobile: 9997135366; Mail:;