Sud, Megha (2015). Political Ecology of the Ridge: The establishment and contestation of urban forest conservation in Delhi. Thesis Abstract, Universität zu Köln.

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Sud, Meghameghasud87@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-75491
Series Name: Megacities and Global Change
Volume: 23
Date: 20 April 2015
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-515-11715-9
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences > Department of Geosciences > Geographisches Institut
Subjects: Social sciences
Political science
Public administration
Geography and history
Geography and travel
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Environmental politicsEnglish
POlitical EcologyEnglish
Environmental PoliticsEnglish
Environmental HistoryEnglish
Delhi RidgeEnglish
Urban EnvironmentEnglish
Date of oral exam: 20 April 2015
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Kraas, FraukeProf. Dr.
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