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The One-stop Portal for Social Scientists

By way of an introduction:

The information environment within which scholars work is undergoing a paradigmatic change. Older systems of knowledge management and dissemination are being challenged by new technologies of the internet, the world wide web and social networking technologies. Parallely, these techonologies and the new environment of learning are questioning old notions of copyright. The movement is towards a quick, secure dissemination of knowledge without jeopardizing its legitimate ownership.

The development of social sciences too in this period has been rapid, exploring new areas and dimensions, evolving new concepts appropriate and necessary for the study of new social, political, cultural and economic development. Read more...

Access to social science research becomes an imperative especially in developing societies that are constructing development paradigms within democratic polities.

eSocial Sciences addresses these issues by providing a region-focused repository and a new and yet evolving publication space for easy and quick dissemination of scholarly work that can be a space for discourse among researchers, policy makers and the civil society.

In the current milieu where developments in scholarship are so wide ranging, a venture cannot do without the interaction of a wide swathe of scholars. Our editorial support and advise comes from a range of academics and policy makers.

Plan and Objectives:
  • Our primary focus is to be a promoter of rigorous research in the social sciences and humanities on (and largely in) India and South Asia. The objective, however, is to be inclusive rather than exclusive in terms of perspectives and topics. Eventually,the peer reviewed eSS the Journal, the core of the eSS portal will feature research papers and other sections.
  • Our second interest is in promoting younger researchers and new research ideas.  This we hope to do through a section that will feature working papers.
  • Our third interest is to encourage policy discussion through a section that provides information, commentary and resources and encourages discourse.
  • Our fourth interest is to keep scholars posted on current developments in the field.
  • Beyond these and simultaneously we hope to build a directory of social science scholars working on and in Asia.
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Editorial Board
Padma Prakash
eSocialSciences's Editor

Sociologist .Areas of special interest health studies, sociology of science, gender studies, sports. Academic journalist and columnist.
email id: padma@esocialsciences.com

Advisory Board and Consulting Editors:
 
A K Shivkumar
Advisory Editors

Development Economist, Adviser UNICEF. He is also founding member of International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and visiting professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad – teaches economics and public policy and specializes in human development and social policy analysis.
email id: akshivakumar@gmail.com

Abhay Pethe
Advisory Editors

Professor, Vibhooti Shukla Chair for Urban Economics and Regional Studies, University of Mumbai, Continuing interest in control and filtering of Macro-econometric models and Game Theory. Recent developments in Monetary and Financial Economics and Urban Economics.
email id: apethe@economics.mu.ac.in

Amar Jesani
Health Studies

Amar Jesani is Coordinator of Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights (CSER), an institute of Anusandhan Trust in Mumbai and coordinating a training programme in research ethics for the HIV/AIDS researchers for a collaborative project of Samuha (Bangalore) and University of California, San Francisco (USA). A medical graduate from Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, and has been doing health research since 1979. Has been involved in research and teaching/training in Health and Development, Bio-ethics, Ethics in social sciences, Health and human rights, health policies in India and Gender and Medical Education.
email id: amar.jesani@gmail.com

Arindam Banik
Economics

Arindam Banik has been with IMI since January 01, 1994. From 1981 until February, 1986 he was with the American Express Bank, Dhaka and Sonali Bank, Dhaka in the foreign exchange department. He is a member of the American Economic Association, Euro-Asia Management Studies Association, Global Awareness Society International, USA. Taught International Finance, Development Economics and Macroeconomics at the Department of Economics, University of West Indies, Barbados during the period 2001-2005(June) as a visiting Faculty. He holds the Associated Cement Companies Chair Professor in International Finance and Business at IMI. The Institute established a research unit entitled, “Prospect of Indian Cement Companies’ Business in the Neighbouring Countries” with a generous ACC endowment under his leadership. He writes as a columnist for a number of leading mainline dailies and is the author of two books as well as more than 50 articles in the areas of international finance and economic development in refereed journals. Co-author of a book entitled “Private Capital inflows into Caribbean, China and India” being published by Palgrave-Macmillan, London. Member of the International Advisory Board of a Journal entitled, Asian Business and Management, published by Palgrave-Macmillan, London. His current research includes nature and impact of global finance, international finance and foreign borrowing, pegged exchange rate and small economies, new growth theory. He has been a consultant to a number of national and multilateral corporations such as Ministry of Rural Development – GoI, ACC, UNIDO, World Bank, ILO, IDRC and CIDA.
email id: arindambanik@imi.edu

Deena Khatkhate
Advisory Editors

Economist, former assitant director, IMF and Managing Editor of World Development.
email id: DKhatkhate@aol.com

Dipak Gyawali
Economics

Economist, member Royal Nepal Academy of Science, editor Water Nepal, Khatmandu.
email id: nwcf@wlink.com.np

Errol D’Souza
Economics

Economist, Indian Institute of Management. He is engaged in research in the areas of macroeconomics, development finance and public policy. Current academic interests include tax reforms and fiscal/monetary policy, the structure of corporate finance, social security and livelihood issues in the informal sector, personnel economics and governance issues.
email id: errol@iimahd.ernet.in

Gyanendra Pandey
History/ Anthropology

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History, Department of History, Emory University. Has been Professor of Anthropology and History,Johns Hopkins University D. Phil. in History, University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholarship, University of Oxford. Professor of Anthropology and History, Johns Hopkins University Professor of Modern History, University of Delhi Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Historical Studies, Goettingen Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore. Founding member of the ‘Subaltern Studies’ collective.
email id: gpande2@emory.edu

Kunal Sen
Economics

Economist, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia. Current research interests include the impact of structural adjustment on investment and savings behaviour; link between policy regimes and industrial competitiveness, and the implications of trade reform on productivity growth and domestic pricing behaviour in developing countries.
email id: k.sen@uea.ac.uk

Lawrence Surendra
Economics

Environmental Economist/Social Scientist. Presently Regional Adviser (Social Sciences), to UNESCO-APCEIU, Seoul, S.Korea. Active with many public interest groups in South India, lives on a farm, in Mysore as a part time organic horticulturalist and. Interested in issues of ecology, equity and peace.
email id: surrender@eth.net , dlsuren@yahoo.co.in

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