Some recent studies on forest-based common pool resources have interpreted situations in which households choose to spend time on collection from the forest commons for sale and value addition as an income enhancing activity that is independent of the common's role as a safety net. Feb 23-29, 2008

This is a work of encyclopaedic scope. The subjects it deals with range from an in depth study of the treatment of water in the Indian Constitution to an examination of the degree of success of different treaties on the sharing of waters between countries