Book title: The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development
Author(s): Vijay Sakhuja & Kapil Narula (Eds.)
ISBN: 9789386618047
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 248
Price: Rs. 695
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About the Book:

This volume presents the essential ingredients of the Blue Economy and discusses its various components. The role of sustainable development of fisheries, renewable ocean energy, marine leisure industry, maritime infrastructure and deep seabed mining in promoting the Blue Economy are presented. The book deliberates on the mechanisms of the implementation of the Blue Economy from global, regional and country-specific perspectives. It also examines various enablers of the Blue Economy such as maritime security, maritime administration, financing and the role of entrepreneurship in the development of the Blue Economy.

About the Author:

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. A former Navy officer, he has worked in a number of Indian think tanks and was Director of Research at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. He is also visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Dr Sakhuja is the author of Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Transactions: China, India, Southeast Asia and Confidence Building from the Sea: An Indian Initiative and co-author of Climate Change and the Bay of Bengal: Evolving Geographies of Fear and Hope`. He has edited/co-edited over 30 volumes on various geopolitical/geostrategic issues and maritime history. Dr Vijay Sakhuja is the Editor, Maritime Affairs (Taylor & Francis).

Commander (Dr) Kapil Narula  is a serving officer of the Indian Navy and is currently posted as a Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He holds an MTech degree in Electrical Engineering (IIT, Kharagpur)  and a PhD degree in Development Economics (IGIDR, Deemed University of the Reserve Bank of India). His areas of competence are energy, sustainability, economic policy, climate change and maritime issues and he attempts to integrate multidisciplinary aspects in his work. His papers have appeared in various academic journals published by Elsevier and at online forums such as the Oxford Energy Forum and the Asian Development Bank Institute. He is the co-author/editor of five books on maritime issues.

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