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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Aris Lecture 2017

This year's lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor, University of Oslo, Per Kvaerne and Tenzin Kesang of Dharamsala.

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The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great

Professor Greg Woolf delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture this year.

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Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

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Tuesday 21 November -
12:45pm to 1:45pm

The Wolfson Social Science Tables are for any Wolfsonians and guests who want to get together every now and again to talk social science. Whether you’re a student or a fellow, whether you've come back from 2 years in the field or have spent the last 2 years struggling with Stata (or a manuscript!), whether you’re an eminent geographer or just someone who wants to figure out what social science means, we’d love to see you at the tables.

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Lives and Letters
Tuesday 21 November -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This discussion centres on an understanding and appreciation of letters as repositories of complex meaning, creating unique possibilities that weave together the textual, visual, material, biographical, and cultural. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst and Matt Bevis, University of Oxford, and Hugh Haughton, University of York, will talk about their work on literary letters in relation to life-writing and biographical practice.

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Travelling and Filming in Gandhara
Thursday 23 November -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

In this public lecture of the Classical Art Research Centre's Gandhara Connections project, the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be showing film footage and talking about his travels in the area of ancient Gandhara (roughly northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in the course of more than thirty years of documentary film making.