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.

Sustainable Management Practices of the Traditional Society in Contested Landscapes

Sustainable management practices of the traditional society in contested landscapes
Devjit Nandi Debashis Sarkar


Historically, the tribal provinces of Central India were ruled by tribal kings and other feudal lords. There were state forests and private forests in the Central Province and Berar region, and at times, many restrictions were imposed by the local rulers, resulting in a strained relationship between the rulers and the tribals (Bailey 1960). In many princely states, the coronation of the rulers needed to be ratified by the Adivasis through rituals and ceremonies (Kumar 2014).

Shifting cultivation was one of the major land use practices in Central India. Shifting cultivation was part of a mixed-use ...

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