Dr Subir Sinha
BA (Delhi); MA, PhD (Northwestern)
Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Development
Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute
Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre
Research Cluster Member
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BiographyHe studied History at the University of Delhi (BA) and Political Science at Northwestern University (MS, PhD), and has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Vermont. His research interests are institutional change, sustainable development, social movements, state-society relations in development, and South Asian politics, with a current focus on decentralised development in India, early postcolonial planning, and on the global fishworkers' movement.
- MSc Development Studies
- MSc Development Studies (Palestine Pathway)
- MSc Development Studies with Special Reference to Central Asia
- Civil society, social movements and the development process
- Social Movements, Civil Society and Development (MSc RID)
- Themes in contemporary development: civil society & social movements
- Theory, policy and practice of development
PhD Students supervised
- Amrita Lamba, Interrogating Inclusive Natural Resources Governance: Comparing Brazil and South Africa
- Aruna Pandey, Institutional Models to Resolve Conflicts over Natural Resource Governance: Role of Community Enterprises and Solidarity Economy
- Loreley Hahn-Herrera,
- Musa Mckee, ‘Just Add Water’ - The Alchemy of Authoritarian Rule in Large-Scale Agricultural and Residential Developments in Egyptian Deserts during the Mubarak Era. (working title)
- Nina Kaysser, (working title): Economic growth and Hindu-Muslim violence
- Sruthi Herbert, Citizenship at the intersections: Caste, Gender, and Class in India
- Tom Henderson, The agrarian question, the corporate food regime and peasant organizing in Mexico and Ecuador
ResearchInstitutions; international institutions; social movements; sustainable development; NGOs; South Asian Politics; development interventions.
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Sinha, Subir (2015) 'On the edge of civil society in postcolonial India.' In: New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 225-223.
Sinha, Subir and Baviskar, A. and Philip, K. (2006) 'Rethinking Indian Environmentalism. Industrial Pollution in Delhi and Fisheries in Kerala.' In: Bauer, J., (ed.), Forging Environmentalism. Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments. M. E. Sharpe, pp. 189-256.
Sinha, Subir (2005) 'Neo-liberalism & Civil Society: Project & Possibilities.' In: UNSPECIFIED Pluto Press, 163 - 169.
Sinha, Subir (2004) 'Development Counternarratives: Taking Social Movements Seriously.' In: UNSPECIFIED Oxford / Stanford University Press, 286 - 311.
Sinha, Subir (2003) 'Breaking the Waves. Reading World Bank and Social Movement Documents on the Global Fisheries.' In: Kumar, A., (ed.), World Bank Literature. University of Minnesota Press, pp. 111-127.
Sinha, Subir (2003) 'Development Counter-Narratives: Taking Social Movements Seriously.' In: Sivaramakrishnan, K. and Agrawal, A., (eds.), Regional Modernities. Oxford University Press, pp. 286-312.
Sinha, Subir and Baumann, P. (2001) 'Linking Development with Democratic Processes in India: Political Capital and Sustainable Livelihoods Analysis.' Natural Resource Perspectives, Overseas Development Institute, 68 . pp. 2-5.
Sinha, Subir (2000) 'New Traditionalist Discourse of Indian Environmentalism.' Journal of Peasant Studies, 24; 3 . pp. 169-204.
Sinha, Subir (2000) 'The other agrarian transition? Structures, institutions and agency in sustainable rural development.' Journal of Peasant Studies, 26 no2 . pp. 65-99.
Sinha, Subir (2000) 'Panchayati Raj Institutions and Natural Resource Management.' In: Overseas Development Institute. London.