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Social Norms, Gender and Collective Behaviour: Development Paradigms in India

Indranil de

This book explores the nature and type of prevalent collective behavior that influences women empowerment, women workforce participation and behavior change in sanitation. The influence of collective norms and customs have been investigated through a series of studies throughout India.
There are very few research works on understanding social norms that distinguishes it from a range of other collective behaviors. This understanding would not only improve analytical clarity on collective behavior in general and social norms in particular, in the context of gender and sanitation, but also improve development practice in these areas. This book is also novel as it would expound the social network in the context of sanitation behavior in India. The tools and techniques discussed in the book are replicable and hence would be helpful for other researchers and development practitioners to analyse other collective behaviours.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publish Date: Nov 4th, 2021
  • Pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2021 -
  • Dimensions: 8.27in - 5.83in - 0.50in - 0.85lb
  • EAN: 9789811669514
  • Categories: Developing & Emerging CountriesPublic Policy - GeneralGender Studies

About the Author

Dr. Indranil De is an Associate Professor in Social Sciences and Economics in Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), India. His areas of interest are institutional economics, political economy, public policy, basic service delivery, housing and gender. He teaches Collective Actions and Cooperation, Development Theory, Public Policy Analysis, Applied Econometrics and Social Cost Benefit Analysis. He is also a member of Member of Expert Committee, National CSR Award 2018 and 2019, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Dr. Shyam Singh is an Associate Professor in Social Sciences at IRMA. His research interests include governance and development, social networks, monitoring and evaluation, and CSR. Before joining IRMA, he was associated with Janaagraha, Bangalore, Samarthan, Bhopal, and Oxfam India, New Delhi. He has completed research projects for UNICEF, World Bank, the Government of India, and the Government of Gujarat. He teaches Rural Society and Polity, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Social Network Analysis at IRMA. He is also a member of Member of Expert Committee, National CSR Award 2018 and 2019, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Dr. Shilpi Smita Panda is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Centre of Excellence in Studies on Tribal and Marginalized Communities at Utkal University Bhubaneswar, India funded by the World Bank. She has also served as a Research Assistant in the Social Norms and Knowledge Hub Project in Institute of Rural Management Anand, Gujarat, India funded by UNICEF. She has done her Ph.D. in Social Sciences from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India. Her research interests include gender studies, development studies and Studies related to migration and rural livelihoods.

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