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Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur post, Bangalore – 560 064
560 064 Bangalore , Karnataka
Karnataka IN
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The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED) was conceptualised by a group of scholars with the mission of promoting environmentally sound and socially just development by contributing critically and constructively to public and academic debates through interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach issues at the environment-development interface.

CISED was setup in 2001 as an independent Trust. The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Bangalore agreed to host CISED as a Centre of Excellence. It functioned in that capacity for 8 years, till June 2009, when it was merged with the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (, Bangalore. At this point, the Board of CISED merged with the Board of ATREE, and CISED faculty and other staff joined the ATREE faculty/other staff. CISED’s work and mission are now part of a much larger Centre for Environment & Development within ATREE (

This website serves as an ARCHIVE of the work done by CISED prior to its merger with ATREE.

All general enquiries should be addressed to Any specific communications about CISED may be sent to (Tel: 080-2363-5555)

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Journal Articles & Books
March 2006

This paper is published in Conservation and Society, Volume 4, No. 1, March 2006 which mainly examine the detailed variations of CPR use across different agro-climatic zones and critically analyzing the implications of such variations in understanding of the commons.

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