Publications

The concept of SEVeN is based on summarizing field based case studies. A number of case studies have been included in our recent book publication where we identified the challenges of top-down and bottom-up approach of environmental governance.

This book analyzes how governance and climate change adaptation—both integral to sustainable development—operate outside the bureaucratic apparatus of the state. It examines the participatory development vis-à-vis ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches to sustainable development and looks at a possible ‘middle-out’ approach to resolving the challenges to sustainable development. The book also includes case studies from India and Bangladesh, which show that community-level factors such as social and cultural capital are key to the success of sustainable development efforts.

Swarnakar, P., Zavestoski, S. and Pattnaik, B.K. (2017). Bottom-up Approaches in Governance and Adaptation for Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India and Bangladesh. New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications. See Table of Contents

In the introductory chapter of the book, we have summarized the concept of sustainable development and highlighted the features of top-down and bottom-up approaches. In this chapter we have also discussed the strength of case studies.

Zavestoski, S. & Swarnakar, P. (2017) Governance for Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene: Lessons from Case Studies in India and Bangladesh. in Bottom-up Approaches in Governance and Adaptation for Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India and Bangladesh edited by P. Swarnakar, S. Zavestoski, & B. K. Pattnaik. SAGE Publications, New Delhi. PDF

After describing multiple case studies from a varity of geographical location of India and Bangladesh, we concluded with a innovative model of “middle-out” approach. Check the blog post here

Zavestoski, S. & Swarnakar, P. (2017) Neither ‘Top-down’ nor ‘Bottom-up’: A ‘Middle-out’ Alternative to Sustainable Development in Bottom-up Approaches in Governance and Adaptation for Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India and Bangladesh edited by P. Swarnakar, S. Zavestoski, & B. K. Pattnaik. SAGE Publications, New Delhi. PDF

 

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