Wolfson College welcomed Wolfsonians and friends to the Annual Holiday Drinks Party last Monday.
Bano, Masooda (2012) Breakdown in Pakistan: How Aid is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action, Stanford University Press
A study into how and why aid breaks down cooperation within leaders and joiners engaged in community based collective action. The work will specifically benefit those interested in understanding why provision of material incentives often crowds out intrinsic motivation to undertake an action.
Bano, Masooda (2012) The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan, Cornell University Press
This text presents rich empirical data on factors shaping the appeal of religious education, Islamic feminism, and jihad. However, the book also hopes to make a theoretical contribution. It is one of the first attempts to systemically apply New Institutional Economics (NIE) framework to study of religious behavior. For those interested in applying NIE framework (especially Douglass North’s theoretical propositions) to study of informal institutions, this book will hopefully prove an engaging read.
Harriss-White, Barbara & Khan, Niaz (2012) 'The Ghost in the Machine: Deconstructing Forest Policy Discourse in Bangladesh', Economic & Political Weekly, vol 48 no 17, pp 100-8
Still, Clarinda (2011) 'The state in the palli: Dalit perspectives on the state in Andhra Pradesh', Contemporary South Asia, 19:3, 315-329
Still, Clarinda (2009) 'From Militant Rejection to Pragmatic Consensus : Caste among Madigas in Andhra Pradesh', Journal of South Asian Development, 4:7
Still, Clarinda (2008) 'Dalit women in the social justice revolution in India', Public Policy Research, pp. 93-96
11 December 2018London Alumni Event3 December 2018Season's Greetings
Wolfson College always celebrates the festive season by putting up a tree in Berlin Quad. It takes teamwork, as well as magic potion to raise the...26 November 2018Wolfson College to pay settlement fee for EU staff, Research and Junior Research Fellows
Wolfson's Governing Body has decided to pay the fee of all EU employees, Research and Junior Research Fellows (RF and JRF) and their close...
Lectures and Seminars23 - 23Jan JanAWRC Lunch Table and TalkWednesday 23 January - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Dr Elise Morero (Postdoc researcher at the Khalili Research Centre).
Title to be confirmed.
Coffee and cakes will be servedGeneral Meetings23 - 23Jan JanGeneral MeetingWednesday 23 January - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
General Meeting occurs at least twice in each term and is an opportunity for all College and Common Room members to discuss any College business.Lectures and Seminars23 - 23Jan JanGood vibrations: Of earthquakes, elephants, and extraterrestrial lifeWednesday 23 January - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Seismology has come a long way from constraining seismicity and Earth's interior. Owing to recent developments in instrumentation on land, sea, and above, big datasets, numerical techniques, supercomputing and machine learning, we now quantify and understand information from those complex vibrations that continuously excite our planet and its surface at scales from nanometer-scale cracks to global oscillations, and thereby illuminate their underlying processes.