Social Science Research in India and the World

Author: R. K. Mishra,Jayasree Raveendran,K. N. Jehangir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317408918

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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A unique and comprehensive study on social science research, this book highlights the status, issues, roadblocks and challenges of the field in India and certain select nations of the world. It conducts key cross-comparisons with existing literature in the area, and discusses aid policies and decisions, funding dynamics and quality of research as well as assessment systems in social science research.

Development of Modern Indian Thought and the Social Sciences

Author: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 419

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This important volume provides an overview of the history of social, economic, and political thought prior to the development of disciplinary categories in social sciences. It contextualizes the thought movements in the matrix of pre-modern intellectual traditions as well as the long-range history of society, polity, and economy in modern India. Thematically organized into five sections, the first part examines the evolution of economic thinking in modern India. The next section deals with the discourse of social reform, critical studies of society, and the emergence of academic sociology. The third part highlights the perspectives of the hegemonized and oppressed social groups--the view "from below". The two concluding segments respectively discuss gender and reform movements and the role of political thought in the national movement. Thematically organized into five sections, the first part examines the evolution of economic thinking in modern India. The next section deals with the discourse of social reform, critical studies of society, and the emergence of academic sociology. The third part highlights the perspectives of the hegemonized and oppressed social groups--the view "from below". The two concluding segments respectively discuss gender and reform movements and the role of political thought in the national movement. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavor of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India.

Social Science Research in India

Status, Issues, and Policies

Author: Sukhadeo Thorat,Samar Verma,Senior Program Specialist Samar Verma

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199474417

Category:

Page: 656

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Social science research has a vital role in enriching societies, by generating scientific knowledge that brings insights-even enlightenment-in understanding the dynamics of human behaviour and development. For social sciences to realize their potential in shaping public policy, it is imperative that the research ecosystem is dynamic and vibrant; the institutions governing it are robust and effective; and those producing quality research are strong and well governed. This volume elaborates on various dimensions of social science research in India, presenting a strong case for designing a comprehensive national social science policy which can meaningfully strengthen and promote a research ecosystem for improved public policymaking in the country. Addressing issues like lack of funding, availability of data, infrastructure, and quality of research output, it will serve as a national benchmark and reference database for social sciences in India.

Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World

Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Author: Keerty Nakray,Margaret Alston,Kerri Whittenbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134748183

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Research in the humanities and social sciences thrives on critical reflections that unfold with each research project, not only in terms of knowledge created, but in whether chosen methodologies served their purpose. Ethics forms the bulwark of any social science research methodology and it requires continuous engagement and reengagement for the greater advancement of knowledge. Each chapter in this book will draw from the empirical knowledge created through intensive fieldwork and provide an account of ethical questions faced by the contributors, placing them in the context of contemporary debates surrounding the theory and practice of ethics. The chapters have been thematically organized into five sections: Feminist Ethics: Cross-Cultural Reflections and Its Implications for Change; Researching Physical and Sexual Violence in Non-Academic Settings: A Need for Ethical Protocols; Human Agency, Reciprocity, Participation and Activism: Meanings for Social Science Research Ethics; Emotions, Conflict and Dangerous Fields: Issues of “Safety” and Reflective Research; and Social Science Education: Training in Ethics or “Ethical Training” and “Ethical Publicizing." This inter-disciplinary volume will interest students and researchers in academic and non-academic settings in core disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Geography, or inter-disciplinary degrees in Development Studies, Health Studies, Public Health Policy, Social Policy, Health Policy, Psychology, Peace and Conflict studies, and Gender Studies. The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Leading Science and Technology: India Next?

Author: Varun Aggarwal

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9352805097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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In a world buzzing with artificial intelligence, gene therapy, 3-D printing, and brain implants, where does India stand? India is not yet a front-runner in creating new knowledge and world-changing inventions. India does not even feature among the top 10 countries in scientific research. In this book, Varun argues that India would risk its economic progress, technology industry, and social development if it does not lead in research and innovation. He deliberates on how we can make India a leader in science and technology and uses a data-based approach to highlight the various limitations of India’s research ecosystem. He demystifies how discoveries and inventions happen through stories and personal experiences. The book provides concrete, well-reasoned steps to build a “Scientific India.” This is essential for India’s success and for serving the cause of human progress.

Soviet Studies in Social Sciences

Author: Zafar Imam

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: 211

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Translations of twelve articles selected from Russian academic journals and research publications.

Social Science Information in India

Efforts Towards Bibliographical Control

Author: S. D. Vyas

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170224457

Category: Communication in the social sciences

Page: 280

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Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India

Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

Author: R Nagaraj

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137000759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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With six essays critically examining economic development, social justice and the political economy of development in post-independence India, this book offers a detailed and empirically rich study of India's record of macroeconomic growth during the last six decades. Chapters focus on a range of issues, including income distribution, poverty reduction, social development (with a special focus on basic services such as sanitation and drinking water) and social protection. The role of class relations in the development process and their influence on the trajectory of policy making is also highlighted as the authors seek to bring out the pre-conditions for a more broad-based and inclusive growth path.

Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India

Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

Author: R Nagaraj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137000767

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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With six essays exploring different aspects of economic growth, poverty, inequality and social security, this book offers a critical perspective on India's development experience since independence. Incisive and empirically rich, the book opens up new vistas in development discourse and informs current policy debates.

Introduction to Politics of the Developing World: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495833452

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This derivative of the innovative INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD includes the same organizing framework, themes, and features, but focuses on developing nations. Country studies include China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Iran. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

World Social Science Report 2010

Knowledge Divides

Author: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041312

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Social science from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Africa, social scientists from South Africa, Nigeria andKenya produce 75% of academic publications. In South Asia, barring some centres of excellence in India, social sciences as a whole have low priority. These are a few of the findings from World Social Science Report, 2010: Knowledge divides. Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and co-published with UNESCO, the Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. Gudmund Hernes, President of the ISSC, Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), Hebe Vessuri, Director, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), and François Héran, Director of Research, National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France, are among the experts who presented the Report during its official launch at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 25 June 2010.

Agriculture and The World Trade Organisation

Indian and French Perspectives

Author: G. S. Bhalla, Jean-Luc Racine, Frédéric Landy

Publisher: Les Editions de la MSH

ISBN: 9782735113781

Category:

Page: 318

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The volume offers to the reader a multi-faceted dialogue between noted experts from two major agricultural countries, both founding members of the Word Trade Organisation, each one with different stakes in the great globalisation game. After providing the recent historical background of agricultural policies in India and France, the contributors address burning issues related to market and regulation, food security and food safety, the expected benefits from the WTO and the genuine problems raised by the new forms of international trade in agriculture, including the sensitive question of intellectual property rights in bio-technologies. This informed volume underlines the necessity of moving beyond the North-South divide, in order to address the real challenges of the future.

Science and Technology in World History

An Introduction

Author: James Edward McClellan,Harold Dorn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883590

Category: History

Page: 478

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Tracing historical relationship from the dawn of civilization through the twentieth century, the authors argue that technology as "applied science" emerged relatively, as industry and governments began funding scientific research. They explore the emergence of Europe and the United States as a scientific and technological power.

Psychology in a Third World Country

The Indian Experience

Author: Durganand Sinha

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This is the first book to provide a systematic, historical account of the development of scientific psychology in India. Sinha shows how Indian psychology, almost wholly Western in its orientation, is gradually changing direction; that it is adapting to the socio-cultural context of India and responding to the challenges brought about by rapid social change and national development.

Sociology and Social Anthropology in India:

Author: Atal, Yogesh (ed)

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131743179

Category:

Page: 624

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Sociology and Social Anthropology in India represents the fourth round of surveys by the Indian Council of Social Science Research since 1988. It analyses the intellectual history of sociology and social anthropology in India and studies the role of caste and caste organizations in local and national politics, organizational structure of industries, journey of women's studies, demographic trends in India since 1971, Indian diaspora, analysis of criminological and development studies, and relevant aspects of the emergent legal culture in India.

Geography in India : Selected Themes

Author: Bhat, L. S. (ed)

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131752631

Category:

Page: 320

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Geography in India is the fifth ICSSR survey of research on the subject and discusses physical geography, population and settlement geography, regional geography and regional planning, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS), and analytical techniques and quantitative techniques in geography. It analyses past research and emergent fields of specialization, and suggests areas for further research. It discusses the gradual shift from largely qualitative, regional studies to systematic and quantitative geography, and documents the growing number of interdisciplinary studies.

Public Opinion Polling in a Globalized World

Author: Marita Carballo,Ulf Hjelmar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540757538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Understanding public opinion is integral to modern democracies. Social research and opinion polls give people the opportunity to express their views and provide an efficient way to measure public opinion. This book illustrates how public opinion polling matters in politics, in the public sphere, and more generally in globalized economies. It presents results from opinion polls in more than 30 countries, especially 12 in-depth case studies from various countries around the world.