Description : * A thorough exploration of low carbon mobility transitions from a range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives;* A broad view of low carbon transition across travel, transport, tourism and mobilities studies;* A critical exploration of the global, regional and local prospects for low carbon mobility transitions; * Illustrating examples of low carbon transition, from leading scholars researching in a wide range of geographic contexts.Arranged in three interrelated sections; People and Place, Structures in Transition, and Innovations for Low Carbon Mobility, Low Carbon Mobility Transitions presents nineteen theoretically-informed, empirically grounded chapters and case studies that comprehensively address the prospects for global, regional, and local systemic transitions to low carbon mobility. Bringing together the work of leading researchers from 26 universities, research centres and consultancies, spanning six continents, it critically explores the wide-ranging regional contexts in which a low carbon transition has been, is being, or can be achieved. In doing so, it highlights the place-specific, geopolitical and cultural sensitivities of low carbon transitions at national, regional and local (urban) scales. The overlapping roles of technological innovation, behaviour change and policy frameworks are critically examined in this book, providing timely insights into the opportunities for decarbonising the current systems of transport, in order to achieve the radical emissions reductions required to prevent lasting impacts of climate change.Highlights of the book include:* Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary insights into low carbon mobility transitions;* Research-informed chapters and case studies including a range of geographic contexts across the global North and South;* New perspectives on the intersecting and overlapping roles of technological innovation, behaviour change and policy frameworks;* Expert assessments of systemic low carbon transition.About the EditorsDebbie Hopkins is a Research Fellow at the Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford (UK), and a Junior Research Fellow in Geography at Mansfield College, Oxford. James Higham is a Professor in the Department of Tourism, University of Otago (New Zealand), Visiting Professor, University of Stavanger (Norway) and co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
Description : The Book Traces The History Of Education In India Since Ancient Vedic, Post-Vedic And Buddhist Period To The Islamic, The British Period And Education In India Today. It Describes In Detail The Activities And Recommendations Of Various Educational Committees And Commissions. The Proceedings Of Important Seminars On Education Are Narrated. The Book Describes The Growth Of Education In India During 1835-1853; 1854-1882; 1882-1900; 1900-1920; 1921-1937; 1921-1944; 1939-1953 And In The Present Times. It Discusses The Progress And Problems Of Education In Primary And Basic, Secondary And Higher Education And Also Suggests Remedies. Based On Government Reports And Important Publications, This Book Has Been Planned As An Ideal Textbook On The Subject For Students Of All The Indian Universities.
Description : Risks and uncertainties?market, financial, operational, social, humanitarian, environmental, and institutional?are the inherent realities of the modern world. Stock market crashes, demonetization of currency, and climate change constitute just a few examples that can adversely impact financial institutions across the globe. To mitigate these risks and avoid a financial crisis, a better understanding of how the economy responds to uncertainties is needed. Maintaining Financial Stability in Times of Risk and Uncertainty is an essential reference source that discusses how risks and uncertainties affect the financial stability and security of individuals and institutions, as well as probable solutions to mitigate risk and achieve financial resilience under uncertainty. Featuring research on topics such as financial fraud, insurance ombudsman, and Knightian uncertainty, this book is developed for researchers, academicians, policymakers, students, and scholars.
Description : Transformation Is The Key Word In The Educational Scenario In India Today. Globalisation, Privatisation And Changing Requirements And Aspirations Demand An Innovative Approach. In The Concept Of The Knowledge-Based Society, Meritocracy Will Prevail. There Is No Alternative To Capability. If Teachers Want To Remain Relevant In This Era Of Explosion Of Knowledge, They Must Continuously And Regularly Train Themselves. Teacher-Education Is One Of The Key Concepts Of Today S Education. In The Present Volume, We Have Presented Thought-Provoking Articles And Research Papers That Define Teacher-Education And Related Ideas. Manpower Input Is The Major Demand Of This Segment Of Education. If Things Are Planned With Foresight And Implemented With Sincerity, There Is No Reason Why Education Will Not Bloom In India. We Will Definitely Succeed In Establishing A Hierarchy-Less World Order Where Only Merit Will Prevail.
Description : Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.
Description : With a new prologue ‘Splendid . . . anyone who wants to understand Indian politics or think they do should read it’ -Indian Express ‘Delightfully written . . . he has a sharp eye for details, especially the actions of political leaders’ - India Today ‘Captures the drama of 2014 and the men who powered it’-Open ‘Holds you to your seat, often on the edge . . . A procession of India’s colourful political characters—Lalu Yadav, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi and many more come intimately close through the author’s accounts’ -The Hindu ‘Candid and forthright . . . and deliciously indiscreet’ -Hindustan Times ‘A racy narrative that goes beyond recording immediate political history’ -Tehelka The 2014 Indian general elections has been regarded as the most important elections in Indian history since 1977. It saw the decimation of the ruling Congress party, a spectacular victory for the BJP and a new style of campaigning that broke every rule in the political game. But how and why? In his riveting book, Rajdeep Sardesai tracks the story of this pivotal election through all the key players and the big news stories. Beginning with 2012, when Narendra Modi won the state elections in Gujarat for a third time but set his sights on a bigger prize, to the scandals that crippled Manmohan Singh and UPA-II, and moving to the back-room strategies of Team Modi, the extraordinary missteps of Rahul Gandhi and the political dramas of election year, he draws a panoramic picture of the year that changed India.
Description : Acclaimed to be by far the most sophisticated general study on Indian politics. Politics in India unfolds, here with insight and acumen and the vastness and confusion of the Indian political scene is elaborately discussed. This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the Indian political system examined from different vantage points and drawing together the contribution of various disciplines into a common framework.
Description : Education Has Always Played An Important Role In Shaping The Destinies Of Societies Through Development Of The Whole Individual. It Is The Most Powerful Instrument For Achieving Goals Of Economic Development, Technological Progress And Also For Establishing Social Cohesion. Education Is A Dynamic Process, Changing With The Prevailing Socio-Politico-Economic Conditions And Fast Expanding Knowledge Over The Years. In The Recent Years The Need For Reconstructing Education Has Been Felt Acutely. The Present Book Is A Modest Effort In This Direction. It Makes An In Depth Study Of Emerging Issues Unraveling Relationships Between Education And Development In Indian Society. Briefly Outlining The Concept And Nature Of Education, It Presents In Detail Its Approaches And Dimensions, History And Development. It Analytically Studies The Trends, Processes, Ideals And Philosophy Of Education Against The Backdrop Of Indian Society. It Brings To Light The Elements, Mission And Aspirations Of Indian Society. It Is Replete With Quotations From Eminent Personalities, Thinkers And Educationists Which Remarkably Enhance The Value Of The Book.The Book Is Undoubtedly An Authentic Source For All Information On Education. Simple In Language And Lucid In Style, The Book Is Concise And Easily Comprehensible. It Includes A Rich Bibliography To Enable Readers To Pursue The Study Further. Designed As A Textbook, It Will Be Particularly Useful For Students, Researchers And Teachers Of Education. Even The General Readers Interested To Know About The Prevailing Situation Of Education In India Will Find The Book Informative And Interesting.