Book Title: Globalization, Energy and Sustainable Development: Empirical Findings and Policy Suggestions
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:
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 at our end will be notified by October 5, 2019 for blind review by Springer.
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Dr. Narendra N. Dalei
School of Business
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
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Prof. Anshuman Gupta
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Please follow the link to see previous work by the editors published in Springer Nature: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811393099