[skip to content]

Department of Development Studies

Dr Subir Sinha

BA (Delhi); MA, PhD (Northwestern)

Overview

Subir Sinha
Department of Development Studies

Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Development

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member

Agrarian Change and Development

Research Cluster Member

Labour, Movements and Development

Research Cluster Member

Name:
Dr Subir Sinha
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4495
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
287
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 12-2pm

Biography

He 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.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Amrita Lamba, Strong State-Society Synergy for 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
  • 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
  • Umut Onder, Possibilities and limits of green economic models under the prevailing global economic order: A critical analysis of commodification and/or financialisation of the environment from the perspective of political economy of the environment.

Research

Institutions; international institutions; social movements; sustainable development; NGOs; South Asian Politics; development interventions.

Expertise

For help in contacting SOAS academics and advice on services to business and the community, please contact SOAS Enterprise on +44(0)20 7898 4837 or email enterprise@soas.ac.uk.
For all press and media enquiries please call +44 (0)20 7898 4135 or email comms@soas.ac.uk

Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
  • India
Languages
  • Hindi

Publications

Book Chapters

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.

Articles

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.

Other

Sinha, Subir (2000) 'Panchayati Raj Institutions and Natural Resource Management.' In: Overseas Development Institute. London.

This list was generated on Fri Oct 24 00:33:38 2014 BST.