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V Ramaswamy

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Associate Professor, Centre for Study of Social Change and Development (CSSCD)


Area of Specialisation
  • Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management   

  • Displacement, Rehabilitation and Development

  • Rural Sociology and related studies.

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Mysore, Mysore. 

  • M.A. in Sociology,  Bangalore University,  Bangalore

Selected Publications

Articles / Papers

  • Researchers in Dialogue with Local Knowledge Systems – Reflections on Mutual Learning and Empowerment, in Flury, Manuel and Urs Geiser (Eds.) Local Environmental Management in a North-South Perspective: Issues of Participation and Knowledge Management. Zurich: v/d/f IOS Press. Pp. 225-274. [Co-authors: R. Baumgartner, G. S. Aurora and G. K. Karanth], 2002.

  • From 'Marey' to Market: Changing Faces of Rural Livelihood System. ETH-NADEL, Zurich and ISEC, Bangalore. (Co-author: G. K. Karanth), 2000.

  • Emerging Rural Leadership and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Evidence from two South Indian Villages. ISEC, Bangalore and ETH-NADEL, Zurich. (Co-author with G. K. Karanth, R. Baumgartner and R. Hogger), 2000.

  • The Threshing Floor Disappears: Rural Livelihood System in Transition. ETH-NADEL, Zurich and ISEC, Bangalore. (Co-author with G. K. Karanth and Ruedi Hogger), 2000.

  • Participatory Research on Rural Livelihood: Sharing Research Findings for Local Empowerment? ETH-NADEL, Zurich. (Co-author with Ruedi Baumgartner, G. S Aurora, and G. K. Karanth), 2000.

  • `DAMASI A Concept of Equity and Productivity in Irrigation', WAMANA, Vol. 5(3) July 1985.  P 1 & 15-22. (With P. Leela and K.Hema).

  • Existing Conditions and Rehabilitation Preferences of Displaced Slum Dwellers in Loyola Journal of Social Sciences.  Vol. IX No.1 Jan-July 1995,  (with R.N. Hadimani).

Monograph

  • At Loggerheads or Towards Sustainability? Changing rural Livelihood Systems and Natural Resource Management   (with G.K. Karanth),  ISEC Monograph,  April, 2005

Short Term Visiting Assignment

  • Visited  NADEL, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • Visited  Kenya and presented a paper in CONTICI Workshop on Leadership and Natural Resource Management

Conferences/Workshops Organized

  • Co-ordinated Research Feedback Exercise at Chinnaramanagarupalli, Andhra Pradesh and Kodipalli, Karnataka

  • Tracking Development Locally; December 15 2007 Jointly organised by ISEC, RORES Srinivasapur and JJV Chintamani

Recent Research Projects Completed

  • “Life After Land Acquisition”, sponsored by ISEC, Bangalore, 2005-06  

  • “At Loggerheads or Towards Sustainability? Changing Rural Livelihood Systems and Natural Resource Management”, sponsored by Swiss National Science Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, 1996 to 2005 (with G.K. Karanth).

  • "Socio-cultural Dimensions of Watershed Development", sponsored by ISEC, Bangalore, 2004    

  • Rural Livelihood Systems and Sustainable Natural Resource Management Phase-I, sponsored by Swiss National Science Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, 1993 to 1996 (with G.S. Aurora and G.K. Karanth).

  • Voluntary Organisations and Rural Development sponsored by ISEC, 1994 (with G.S. Aurora and V.S. Parthasarathy).

  • A Sociological Study of the Life-Styles and the Residential Pattern of the People of Bagalkot Town in Karnataka - sponsored by the Government of Karnataka, through Bagalkot Town Development Authority, Bagalkot; 1989 (with Dr. R.N.  Hadimani).

Professional Society Memberships

  • Indian Sociological Association.

  • Karnataka Sociological Association.

V Ramaswamy
Associate Professor,
Centre for Study of Social Change and Development
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Tel : Office  080-23215468, 23215519,
2321 0336(home),
Fax : 080-23217008
e-mail: vramaswamy@isec.ac.in

 

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