About the Book
This edition is a critical analysis of the ethical dimensions of environment. There is dearth of literature on this aspect and the present edition is a humble contribution to enrich ethical aspect of environment. Only four aspects of the ethical dimensions of environment have been taken into consideration. The first dimension deals with concepts and related issues of environmental ethics, its various approaches and the philosophical development in the field. In the second dimension, an attempted has been made to link economic development with environmental ethics. This involves the study of cost-benefit analysis of environment. The scope and subject matter of ecological economics are also discussed. The third dimension analyses the social issues associated with environmental ethics. The major issues included are the ethical aspects of land, animals, population, quality of life, and globalization as these aspects impact our environment to a great extent. Finally, the religious traditions and their impact on environment have been analysed. These religious traditions are the historical roots of our present ecological crisis. Therefore, their analysis will go a long way in understanding the environmental crisis and finding a solution.
About the Author
Dr. S.D. Chamola did his M.A and Ph.D in Economics from the Punjab University, Chandigarh. He retired as a Professor and Head, Department of Economics and Business Management, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. After retirement he got Senior Fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and published his research work in the form of a book. Kautilya Arthshastra and Science of Management: Its Relevance for Contemporary India. He also published books entitled Economic Development and Ethics, Co-edited the book, Agriculture and Rural Development in India: Some Emerging Issues. His latest book is entitled, Ethics in Economics, Science and Technology: Theory and Practices. He has also served as visiting professor in a number of universities. Dr. Chamola has teaching and research experience of over 40 years and has supervised more than 10 Ph.D students. He has also more than 150 research papers to his credit which were published in various journals in India and abroad. He was also associated with many government committees and also served as consultant with the World Bank and the Governments of India and Haryana.