CALL FOR PAPERS – Imagine a Feminist Internet: Research, Practice and Policy in South Asia

What opportunities does technology provide to question and, ultimately, start changing gender norms?In February 2019, Point of View and the Internet Democracy Project are organising ‘Imagine a Feminist Internet: South Asia’: a two-day regional conference bringing together researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across South Asia for critical conversations that seek to answer precisely that question.We invite papers from both young... Continue Reading →

Opportunities at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj is a premier Institute of national and international repute in terms of capacity-building and research in the realm of Rural Development and related aspects. Centre for Livelihoods (CFL), NIRDPR, Hyderabad proposes to engage the services of suitable candidates on temporary basis for the following project positions on... Continue Reading →

Opportunities @ Dakshin Foundation

About Dakshin Foundation: Dakshin Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Bangalore, India, with field offices and interventions carried out all along the Indian coastline and oceanic islands. Our mission is to inform and advocate conservation and natural resource management, while promoting and supporting sustainable livelihoods, social development and environmental justice. To learn more... Continue Reading →

Research Opportunities @ Dvara Trust

Dvara Research is a policy research institution based in Chennai, India. Our mission is to ensure that every individual and every enterprise has complete access to financial services. We strongly believe in the deeply transformative power of finance in unlocking the potential of individuals, households, enterprises and local governments. Our work is focused on three... Continue Reading →

Research and Communications Assistant

Location: Bangalore Salary: Rs.18,000-20,000 (Commensurate with experience and qualifications) Job Description The Best Practices Foundation (BPF) is an NGO that documents, disseminates and innovates best practices in the fields of development, governance and gender. It aims to conduct innovative action research in partnership with practitioners and implementing agencies of the state and civil society.  For... Continue Reading →

Research Associates/Assistants

The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) is a national level policy research institution under the framework of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Applications are invited for Research Associates/Assistants for an ICSSR funded research programme on Industrial, Trade and Investment Policies: Pathways to... Continue Reading →

Research for Social Change – 12 Points

Economics in action

My experience, both academic and practical, informs that the research which is aimed at social change should have certain specific characteristics. The purpose of this essay is to highlight these features.

  1. There should be an ideological interest in or commitment to social change

People who are not that exposed to social sciences may presume that almost all social scientists have an interest in social change. This is not at all correct in the current context. There are many people who are against development or a progressive social change. There can be different reasons. Social change has impacts, and some of these are not so desirable such as the environmental damage, and this makes certain soft-hearted people averse to any kind of change. They are somewhat lazy intellectually, to think about (and hence they do not accept) the possibility of bringing about changes by enhancing positive impacts while reducing the negative…

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