Ashish Kothari
Founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, Ashish has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration. He coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, has served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, and chaired an IUCN network dealing with protected areas and communities. Active in civil society movements relating to destructive development, conservation, and natural resource rights, Ashish is the author or editor (singly or jointly with others) of over 30 books, the latest being Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India, with Aseem Shrivastava. 

Articles By Ashish Kothari
Economists on the wrong foot
Posted On: 11 Sep 2013

This article asserts that the Sen-Bhagwati debate misses out two crucial elements – communities as agents of development, and ecological sustainability. It emphasises the importance of community empowerment, and backing community initiatives through state policies.
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