INSEE Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Seventh Biennial Conference of The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE)

on

Global Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability”

to be held from December 5-8, 2013

at Tezpur University, Assam

jointly hosted by Tezpur University and OKDISCD

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) on Global Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability” will be held from December 5-8, 2013 at Tezpur University, Assam, jointly hosted by Tezpur University and OKD Institute of Social Change & Development, Guwahati.

The conference shall address the crucial issues of sustainability in the context of anthropogenic pressures that have accelerated global change and put at risk our ecosystems. The contributions and plenary talks are expected to cover theoretical, methodological as well as empirical issues. Inter-disciplinary contributions are particularly encouraged keeping local or global focus. Papers are invited under the following sub-themes, but cross-cutting thematic papers would also be considered:

Subthemes:

  1. Understanding Global Change
    1. Global Change and Society
    2. Bio-physical contours of Global Change
    3. Climate Change
    4. Global Environmental Governance
  2. Managing Ecosystems
    1. Role of Institutions
    2. Exploring Alternative Instruments
    3. Issues of Scale and Time
    4. Ecological Conflicts and Environmental Movements
  3. Sustainability: Approaches and Implications  
    1. Ecological Sustainability
    2. Economic Approaches to Sustainability
    3. Sustainability of Social and Cultural Systems
    4. Equity, Poverty and Sustainability
  4. Environment and Development in the North East:
    1. Environmental Security
    2. Population dynamics and Ecology
    3. Natural Disasters
    4. Local Governance & Environment

Kindly submit a 400-word abstract, mentioning specific theme/sub-theme, latest by June 10, 2013. Acceptance of abstract will be communicated by June 25, 2013. Short-listed abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper. Authors must send in their contribution of 12,000 words (maximum) for refereeing latest by July 31, 2013. Final acceptance will be communicated by August 15, 2013. Abstract and full papers, in soft copy, should be sent to:

Dr. Sushil Kumar Sen (Office Manager, INSEE)
C/o. Institute of Economic Growth,
University of Delhi Enclave (North Campus),
Delhi-110007 (India)
Fax: 011-27667410, Email: sushil@iegindia.org
Website: www.ecoinsee.org

A limited amount of travel grant will be available to support some of the participants whose papers are accepted for presentation in the Conference. Selected papers from the conference are expected to be published in a book by INSEE.

Professor Amita Shah, President
Dr. Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Secretary

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