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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11 November 2019
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy delivers Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture

Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront.

Alan Bowman Portrait
7 November 2019
Professor Alan Bowman delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture

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4 November 2019
The Wild East

At the start of October, Harriss-White together with Lucia Michelutti published the collection "The Wild East".

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Book Launch - New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy: State, Clas...
Thursday 14 November - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

This volume makes a major intervention in the debates around the nature of the political economy of Pakistan, focusing on its contemporary social dynamics. This is the first comprehensive academic analysis of Pakistan's political economy after thirty-five years, and addresses issues of state, class and society, examining gender, the middle classes, the media, the bazaar economy, urban spaces and the new elite.

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Mixed Circuit Training
Thursday 14 November - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Mixed Circuits runs every Tuesday and Thursday, all year long, at 6pm in the Games Room, organised by the Boat Club. It is open to all members of college, featuring a high intensity workout focussing on a sequence of core and cardio exercises as well as stretching.

Annual Lecture
14 - 14
Nov Nov
Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture: Pakistani women on the frontlines
Thursday 14 November - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture, delivered by Oscar-winning journalist, filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront. This lecture explores the ways in which women across the country are working on the grassroots level to create spheres of influence pushing back on archaic laws, age old practice and using the Internet to arm themselves to have a greater voice in society.