Social Science Research in India and the World

Author: R. K. Mishra,Jayasree Raveendran,K. N. Jehangir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317408926

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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A unique and comprehensive study on social science research, this book highlights the status, issues, roadblocks and challenges of the field in India and certain select nations of the world. It conducts key cross-comparisons with existing literature in the area, and discusses aid policies and decisions, funding dynamics and quality of research as well as assessment systems in social science research.

Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India

Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

Author: R Nagaraj

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137000759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 8409

With six essays critically examining economic development, social justice and the political economy of development in post-independence India, this book offers a detailed and empirically rich study of India's record of macroeconomic growth during the last six decades. Chapters focus on a range of issues, including income distribution, poverty reduction, social development (with a special focus on basic services such as sanitation and drinking water) and social protection. The role of class relations in the development process and their influence on the trajectory of policy making is also highlighted as the authors seek to bring out the pre-conditions for a more broad-based and inclusive growth path.

Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India

Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

Author: R Nagaraj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137000767

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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With six essays exploring different aspects of economic growth, poverty, inequality and social security, this book offers a critical perspective on India's development experience since independence. Incisive and empirically rich, the book opens up new vistas in development discourse and informs current policy debates.

Introduction to Politics of the Developing World: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495833452

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 2372

This derivative of the innovative INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD includes the same organizing framework, themes, and features, but focuses on developing nations. Country studies include China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Iran. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

World Social Science Report 2010

Knowledge Divides

Author: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041312

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Social science from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Africa, social scientists from South Africa, Nigeria andKenya produce 75% of academic publications. In South Asia, barring some centres of excellence in India, social sciences as a whole have low priority. These are a few of the findings from World Social Science Report, 2010: Knowledge divides. Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and co-published with UNESCO, the Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. Gudmund Hernes, President of the ISSC, Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), Hebe Vessuri, Director, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), and François Héran, Director of Research, National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France, are among the experts who presented the Report during its official launch at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 25 June 2010.

Agriculture and The World Trade Organisation

Indian and French Perspectives

Author: G. S. Bhalla, Jean-Luc Racine, Frédéric Landy

Publisher: Les Editions de la MSH

ISBN: 9782735113781


Page: 318

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The volume offers to the reader a multi-faceted dialogue between noted experts from two major agricultural countries, both founding members of the Word Trade Organisation, each one with different stakes in the great globalisation game. After providing the recent historical background of agricultural policies in India and France, the contributors address burning issues related to market and regulation, food security and food safety, the expected benefits from the WTO and the genuine problems raised by the new forms of international trade in agriculture, including the sensitive question of intellectual property rights in bio-technologies. This informed volume underlines the necessity of moving beyond the North-South divide, in order to address the real challenges of the future.

Science and Technology in World History

An Introduction

Author: James E. McClellan III,Harold Dorn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883606

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 7365

Tracing historical relationship from the dawn of civilization through the twentieth century, the authors argue that technology as "applied science" emerged relatively, as industry and governments began funding scientific research. They explore the emergence of Europe and the United States as a scientific and technological power.

Sociology and Social Anthropology in India:

Author: Atal, Yogesh (ed)

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131743179


Page: 624

View: 568

Sociology and Social Anthropology in India represents the fourth round of surveys by the Indian Council of Social Science Research since 1988. It analyses the intellectual history of sociology and social anthropology in India and studies the role of caste and caste organizations in local and national politics, organizational structure of industries, journey of women's studies, demographic trends in India since 1971, Indian diaspora, analysis of criminological and development studies, and relevant aspects of the emergent legal culture in India.

Geography in India : Selected Themes

Author: Bhat, L. S. (ed)

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131752631


Page: 320

View: 5929

Geography in India is the fifth ICSSR survey of research on the subject and discusses physical geography, population and settlement geography, regional geography and regional planning, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS), and analytical techniques and quantitative techniques in geography. It analyses past research and emergent fields of specialization, and suggests areas for further research. It discusses the gradual shift from largely qualitative, regional studies to systematic and quantitative geography, and documents the growing number of interdisciplinary studies.

Public Opinion Polling in a Globalized World

Author: Marita Carballo,Ulf Hjelmar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540757538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 4846

Understanding public opinion is integral to modern democracies. Social research and opinion polls give people the opportunity to express their views and provide an efficient way to measure public opinion. This book illustrates how public opinion polling matters in politics, in the public sphere, and more generally in globalized economies. It presents results from opinion polls in more than 30 countries, especially 12 in-depth case studies from various countries around the world.

Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia

Author: Anthony P. D'Costa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019964621X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 4090

This volume documents the ways in which Asian governments have been pursuing economic nationalism. It challenges the view that globalization renders the state redundant and demonstrates how they shape trade, investment and financial outcomes. Countries covered include India, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and the East Asian region.

Understanding China and India

Security Implications for the United States and the World

Author: Rollie Lal

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989682

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 9443

Explains how the national interest of China differs from the national interest of India, and what that means for American foreign policy toward those emerging Asian powerhouses.

South Asia in the World

An Introduction

Author: Susan Snow Wadley

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765639688

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 3524

This is the first book in M. E. Sharpe's new Foundations in Global Studies series and it offers a comprehensive introduction to this important region. The book opens with an overview of the area and it also features: a fresh, global perspective, foundational overviews, case studies, extensive resource notes, and end-of-chapter bibliographic materials.

Indigeneity and Universality in Social Science

A South Asian Response

Author: Partha Nath Mukherji,Chandan Sengupta

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132101766

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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Emerging out of the Renaissance and the industrial revolution, the set of disciplines that got institutionalised as the social sciences were fashioned in Europe. However, what were areas of scholarly inquiry responding to specifically Western problems and concerns, laid claim to universality in course of time and were uncritically accepted as being so until they began to be challenged by non-Western thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. Bringing together 18 essays by distinguished social scientists, this volume is a major contribution to the debate on the indigenisation of the social sciences. It addresses two central questions from a primarily Asian perspective: - Are the social sciences that originated in the West, and are essentially indigenous to it, universal for the rest? - Can the universal explain the particular, unless the universals in the particulars of different cultural contexts contribute to the construction of the universal? Some of the issues explored in this twin framework are: - The de-parochialisation of Western social science. - The concept of the ‘captive mind’, which fails to fathom its captivity. - The limitations of Western social sciences on crucial issues such as modernisation, economic liberalisation and structural adjustment. - The validity and potential of indigenous models of development as demonstrated by Bhutan’s concept of Gross National Happiness. - Oral traditions and their potential for universal knowledge.