Description - Engendering Governance Institutions by Smita Mishra Panda
The question of engendering has emerged as a dominant theme in the development theory and practice in the past few years, mainly due to partial achievement of the desired goals of development in terms of attaining gender equality and women's empowerment. Most studies in this regard focus largely on engendering the state institutions. But the context of development has changed in developing countries with the introduction of recent economic reforms. Taking note of the changed scenario, this book broadens the framework of analysis of engendering governance institutions by incorporating the institutions of market and civil society, besides the state, with a special focus on India. This book will prove valuable for university students, researchers, teachers, administrators and social activists engaged in women's empowerment and other advocacy issues.
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Author Biography - Smita Mishra Panda
Smita Mishra Panda is currently Professor of Development Studies with the Human Development Foundation, Bhubaneswar (Orissa). Prior to this, she has taught at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat for eight years. She is trained as a Social Anthropologist and Regional Planner in Delhi University and the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Thailand), with specialisation in gender and environment issues. She has worked as a researcher at the Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and also with United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Japan. Dr Mishra Panda has been a guest faculty with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Her current areas of interest are gender and governance, gender and integrated water resource management, and peri-urban natural resource and livelihood institutional concerns. She is also the India coordinator for CapNet (capacity building and networking in integrated water resource management), focusing primarily on gender and institutional concerns. Widely travelled, she has published in several national and international journals.