Thursday, March 30, 2017
New Journal Article "Incremental innovations, information contagion, and path dependence: the case of drinking water purification technologies in urban India" | by N Talat & S Bhaduri, CSSP JNU
CfPs: International Conference on Engaging Canada and India: Perspectives on Sustainability | 11-12 May 2017 | IHC, New Delhi, India
Theme 1: Sustainable SocietiesTheme 2: Economic Sustainability and Business & ManagementTheme 3: Social Sustainability and LawTheme 4: Sustainable TechnologiesTheme 5: Environment, Climate Change and SustainabilityTheme 6: Public HealthTheme 7: Indigenous PracticesTheme 8: Gender
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
New Book | Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique of India's Currency Experiment | by Ghosh, Chandrasekhar, & Patnaik
1. Introduction2. The Purported Logic of Demonetisation3. Design and Implementation of Demonetisation4. Initial Outcomes5. Macroeconomic Consequences6. Inventing a New Utopia7. Conclusion
- Jayati Ghosh is Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
- C. P. Chandrasekhar is Dean, School of Social Sciences, and Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
- Prabhat Patnaik is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Call for Papers: 4th INDIALICS Conference 2017: Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia | 2-4 November 2017 | JNU, New Delhi, India
The 4th INDIALICS Conference 2017
Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia
Dates: 2nd to 4th November 2017
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Call for Papers & Research Proposals
In the last few decades, technological and organizational innovations have played a pivotal role in transforming the economies and societies of the South-Asian countries, setting them at the frontiers of science and technology advancement. Various policies and institutional arrangements have been restructured and created to achieve global competitiveness and faster economic growth. However, along with high economic growth, there is increasing inequality and exclusion as well as over-exploitation of natural resources. The emerging challenge, therefore, is to accomplish equilibrium between economic growth and social justice, through innovative and sustainable practices.
Drawing inspiration from the existing narratives and discourses, the 4th Indialics conference is thematised as "Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia". This conference will explore the nature, determinants and direction of innovation and new pathways for meeting future challenges in the context of sustainable development with specific reference to South Asia. We posit that the challenges cannot be seen as isolated from each other but interconnected and require social, institutional and policy innovations, political processes and the interconnections between these. The conference will reflect on challenges and opportunities in fostering innovation for socio-economic development and sustainability.
Key Conference Themes will include:
- Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture/ (including Food Security, Farmers' Innovation)
- Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems
- Sanitation and Waste Management
- Climate Change Adaption, Mitigation, and Resilience
- Gender, Technology and Innovation
- Innovation in the Informal Economy
- Indicators for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- R&D and Technology Transfer; University-Industry Linkages
- Innovations in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
- IPR, Standards & Regulations in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- Foresights and Futures for Technology
- Responsible Innovation
· Deadline for Extended Abstract: 20th April 2017
· Notification of Acceptance of Extended Abstracts: 20th June 2017
· Last Date for Submission of Full Papers: 20th September 2017 (for Selected Abstracts).
Format for Extended Abstract/Research Proposal (around 1200 words): Paper proposal should preferably include following subsections (a) Purpose (b) Design/Methodology/Approach (c) Findings (d) Implications (e) Originality/Value (f) Keywords (maximum 5). The extended abstract should not have been published earlier in any form. Authors of the accepted abstract will be invited to present their work at the conference. Papers by young scholars are particularly encouraged. The author(s) are expected to follow above format for submission. All submissions should be submitted online.
Form for Submission of Extended Abstract: http://bit.ly/2lmF9tO
This conference is being organized by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Convener of the Conference: Saradindu Bhaduri, Chairperson, CSSP.
Coordinators: Sujit Bhattacharya (CSIR-NISTADS) and Dinesh Abrol (ISID)
All communications regarding the INDIALICS2017 should be addressed to:
Dr Anup Kumar Das, CSSP, Room #228, SSS-I, JNU, New Delhi 110067. Tel. +91-11-26738906.
Hashtag for Social Media: #INDIALICS2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
CSSP Open Workshop - Indo-French Perspectives on Digital Studies | 15th March, at JNU Convention Centre
Indo-French Perspectives on Digital Studies
An IFRIS – JNU Initiative
Organised by the Digital Studies Group, New Delhi
Wednesday, 15th March, 2017
Committee Room No. 108, Convention Centre
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Introductory Session 9:00am – 9:30am
Introductory Remarks: Saradindu Bhaduri, Chairperson, CSSP, JNU.
Introduction to Indo-French Partnership: Madhav Govind, CSSP, JNU.
Marine Al Dahdah, Paris Descartes University, CEPED, Paris - CSH-Delhi.
Session 1: Open Access 9:30am – 11:00am
Chairperson/Discussant: Rajiv Mishra, CSSP (JNU)
Speaker 1: Marianne Noël, CNRS-LISIS, Paris
Speaker 2: Anubha Sinha, Centre for Internet & Society, New Delhi
Tea Break 11:00 am- 11:30 am
Session 2: Materiality of the Digital: People, Spaces, Infrastructures 11.30 am – 1:00pm
Chairperson/Discussant: Vidya Subramanian, HT, New Delhi.
Speaker 1: Ravi Sundaram, CSDS-Sarai, Delhi.
Speaker 2: Rajarshi Dasgupta, Centre for Political Studies, SSS, JNU
Speaker 3: Aurélie Varrel, French Institute of Pondicherry, CNRS-CEIAS.
Lunch Break 1:00 am to 2:00 pm
Session 3: Digital Governance and Databases 2:00pm-3.30 pm
Chairperson/Discussant: Khetrimayum Monish, CIS Delhi,.
Speaker 1: Eric Dagiral, Paris Descartes University , CERLIS, Paris.
Speaker 2: Ravi Shukla Head, India-SDC, Netvision Corporation Singapore
and Independent Researcher on IT and society.
Tea Break 3.30 pm to 4:00 pm
Concluding Session: Synthesis 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Speaker: Mathieu Quet, CSSP (JNU), IRD-Paris
Friday, March 10, 2017
CSSP Talk "Technological Roots of Structural Imbalance in the Indian Economy" by Prof Vinod Vyasulu | 15th March 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences, JNU
Invites you to
A Talk on
Technological Roots of Structural Imbalance in the Indian Economy
Professor Vinod Vyasulu
O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India
Venue: Room No. 227, 2nd Floor, SSS-1
Date: Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Abstract: Over the years, there has been a growing imbalance in the structure of the Indian economy. While the share of agriculture in the economy has dropped from around 66% fifty years ago, to about 15% today, the share of people dependent on this sector has still remained at around 60%. This is one indicator of poverty. I propose to look at the technological roots of this imbalance in this presentation.
About the Speaker: Professor Vinod Vyasulu earned a PhD from the School of Business Administration in the University of Florida. He has taught in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and XLRI, Jamshedpur. He was Director of the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, and held the RBI Chair in the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He also had a stint as Economic Adviser for Small Scale Industries in the National Small Industries Corporation, Delhi. He was Director of the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies in Bangalore. Currently he is Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal School of Government and Policy in Sonipat. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome to attend the lecture.
Coordinators, CSSP Lecture Series