About the Author
M. Gopinath Reddy
M. Gopinath Reddy is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the CESS, Hyderabad and also Principal Coordinator for the Division for Sustainable Development Studies (DSDS) at the CESS. He was Principal Coordinator for the recently concluded Research Unit for Livelihoods and Natural Resources (RULNR), supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust (JSTT, Mumbai) and brought a number of monographs/working papers under forest ecosystem spanning across major forest states of India. He has published various articles relating to forest governance and livelihoods and natural resources in the journals of Development and Change, The Small Scale Forestry Journal, Economic and Political Weekly and written chapters in the book titled: Forests, People and Power: The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia. He has written two books: Political Economy of Watershed Management: Policies, Institutions, Implementation & Livelihoods (co-authored with Ratna Reddy and John Soussan) and A Study of Redistributive Politics and its Impact on PRIs: A Case of Assembly Constituency Development Programme (MLA LADS Scheme in Andhra Pradesh).