This book highlights various challenges and opportunities for regional cooperation and development in South Asia. In light of the ongoing globalization process, the contributors investigate how socio-economic developments are changing the spatial organization of production as well as the profile of cities and landscapes, are stimulating the creation of maritime, terrestrial and aerial channels, and are putting increasing pressures on natural and environmental resources. The book is divided into four parts: The first part analyses the increasing intensity of regional trade, migration and investment flows; the second focuses on channels and adapted spaces. The third part addresses sustainability and natural resources, while the fourth highlights institutional issues.
is professor at the Department of Geography of Calcutta University in India, specialized in Regional Planning and Urban Environmental Planning. She published books and scientific peer review articles as well as many interdisciplinary applied work on environmental, societal and development issues.
taught economics in the Azores and Lisbon universities. He was a member of the regional Azorean and Portuguese parliaments and a member of the European Parliament for ten years. He currently directs two international think tanks associations in Brussels and writes extensively on economics, terrorism and extremism.
is research professor at INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and AgroParisTech. He is vice president of European Regional Science Association (ERSA), and Chief Editor of Revue d'Economie Régionale et Urbaine. He published thirteen books, fifteen special issues of scientific peer review articles as well as two hundred papers on the topics of proximity, innovation and regional development.
Dentinho is a professor at the University of the Azores, Portugal in the domains of Regional, Environmental and Agricultural Economics. Since 2011 he is the executive director of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). With his students and colleagues, he is the author of many newspaper articles, scientific papers and editor of several books.
Introduction.- Part I: Social and Economic Aspects in South Asia Interaction.- Part II: Channels and Adapted Spaces of South Asia.- Part III: Sustainability and Natural Resources.- Part IV: Institutions and Democracy