Related Publications

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.

http://www.sup.org/rss/book_rss.cgi?id=21824

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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.

 http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100771430&fa=author&person_id=4652

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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

http://epw.in/epw/uploads/articles/17397.pdf

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Still, Clarinda (2011) 'The state in the palli: Dalit perspectives on the state in Andhra Pradesh', Contemporary South Asia, 19:3, 315-329

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Still, Clarinda (2009) 'From Militant Rejection to Pragmatic Consensus : Caste among Madigas in Andhra Pradesh', Journal of South Asian Development, 4:7

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Still, Clarinda (2008) 'Dalit women in the social justice revolution in India', Public Policy Research, pp. 93-96

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Aamer Sarfraz portrait photo
7 August 2020
Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords

Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.

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5 August 2020
Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 2020

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8 July 2020
Refurbishment of the balcony

This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.

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Parties and Dinners
12 - 12
Sep Sep
Degree Day
Saturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information. 

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.