Institute for Social and Economic Change

Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

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    • Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in Indian AgricultureSage Publications Pvt. Limited, December 2020, Kumar, Parmod, A V Manjunatha and Suman K Sourav
    • The Middle Class in World SocietyRoutledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2020.Suter, Christian, S Madheswaran and B P Vani
    • Cooperatives and Social Innovation: Experiences from the Asia Pacific Region’, Singapore: Springer, 2020, Rajasekhar, D, R Manjula and T Paranjothi (eds)
    • Interest Subvention for Short term Crop Loan in Karnataka,  Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Publication, Rajeev, Meenakshi and B P Vani
    • The Rise of India and China: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts. Routledge Critical Perspectives on India and China, London: Routledge, 2021 (published October 2020), Sridhar, Kala Seetharam and Li Jingfeng (eds).
    • Decentralised Governance and Planning in India’. New Delhi: Studium Press, 2020. Gayithri, K, N Sivanna and M Devendra Babu
    • Change and Mobility in Contemporary India: Thinking MN Srinivas Today’. London and New York: Routledge. George, Sobin, Manohar Yadav and Anand Inbanathan
    • Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in India: Prospects and Challenges. New Delhi: Sage, 2020. Kumar, Parmod, A V Manjunatha and Suman K Saurav.
    • Socio-economic and Eco-biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation: Strategies for Sustainability. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, February 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-32462-9, 553pp+xi, Nautiyal, Sunil, Roy N, Roychoudhury S, Agarwal S K and Baksi S.
    • Decentralization, Cooperatives and Rural Development. Rawat Publications, 2020. Rajasekhar, D, M Devendra Babu and R Manjula 
    • Social Security for Unorganised Workers in India: Issues and Challenges. Lecture Series III, CSS@50 years (1969-2019). Surat: Centre for Social Studies, 2020. http://www.css.ac.in/download/english/CSS@50%20YEARS%20LECTURE%20SERIES%20No.%203.pdf, D Rajasekhar
    • Paving the Way for Better Governance in Urban Transport – The Transport Governance Initiative. Springer, January 2020, Sridhar, Kala Seetharam, Ranjit Gadgil and Chhavi Dhingra.
    • Change and Mobility in Contemporary India: Thinking M N Srinivas Today. Oxon, New York: Routledge, 2019 by George, Sobin, Manohar Yadav and Anand Inbanathan (eds)
    • Interest Subvention for Short Term Crop Loans in Karnataka. Reserve Bank of India, 2019. Available Online at: https://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs /Publications/PDFs/ by Rajeev, Meenakshi and B P Vani
    • Situating Education, Employment and Economy of Scheduled Tribes of North East India. Regency Publications, 2019 by Reimeingam, Marchang
    • Urban Environmental Governance in India – Browsing Bengaluru, Springer – The Urban Book Series, 2018 by Raju, K V, A Ravindra, S Manasi, K C Smitha and Ravindra Srinivas
    • India at Seventy: New Development Challenges, Conference Proceeding of the Development Convention,2018, Bengaluru: ISEC by Rajeev, Meenakshi.
    • Decentralised Governance, Development Programmes and Elite Capture Singapore: Springer, 2018 by Rajasekhar, D, Devendra Babu, M and Manjula, R
    • Glimpses of Indian Agriculture. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018 by Kumar, Parmod, Vijay Paul Sharma, Nilabja Ghosh, Grover, D K and Usha Tuteja.
    • Public Budgeting Principles and Practices. Springer, 2018 by Gayithri, K.
    • Sharada-Dashakam and Sanatana-Dharma-Tattva-Shatakam – With Meaning of Words, Translation and Notes in English. 2018. Melkote: Academy of Sanskrit Research (part of Karnataka Sanskrit University, Bengaluru by Nadkarni, M V.
    • Decentralized Democracy in India – Gandhi’s Vision and Reality. 2018. New Delhi: Routledge by Nadkarni, M V, N Sivanna and Lavanya Suresh.
    • Redefined Labour Spaces: Organising Workers in Post-Liberalised India. Routledge (London, New York, New Delhi), September 2017 by Sobin George and Shalini Sinha.
    • Water and Scriptures – Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development. US: Springer Publishers, 2017 by Raju, K V and Manasi, S.
    • Improving the Knowledge on the Functioning of Decentralized Governance: A Study of Grama Panchayat Past Presidents in Dharwad District. CMDR Monograph No. 86, 2017 (Abdul Nazir Sab Panchayati Raj Chair) by Rajasekhar, D, Narayan Billava and Nayanatara S Nayak.
    • Gandhi-Tattva-Shatakam – A Century of Verses in Sanskrit on Gandhi’s Philosophy, With Transliteration, Meaning of Words and Translation in English. 2017/2018. New Delhi: National Book Trust India by Nadkarni, M V.
    • Parisara Niti-Shatakam – A Century of Verses on Environmental Ethics With Transliteration, Translation and Explanatory Notes. 2017. Ernakulam: Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan by Nadkarni, M V.
    • Youth Development Index and Report 2017. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India by Madheswaran, S and B P Vani.
    • Caring for Our Elders: Early Responses — India Ageing Report-2017. New Delhi: UNFPA, 2017 by Giridhar, G, K S James, Sanjay Kumar, S Sivaraju, Muneer Alam, K R Gangadharan, T S Syamala, Supriya Verma and Nidhi Gupta.
    • The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader: History, Interpretations and Philosophy. New York: Abington and New Delhi: Routledge, January 2017, by M V Nadkarni.
    • Financial Access of the Urban Poor in India – A Story of Exclusion. New Delhi: Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd., March 2017, by Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani.
    • Federalism and Local Government in India. New Delhi: Studium Press India Ltd., March 2017 by Anil Kumar, V.
    • Palliative Care Programme for the Elderly in Kerala. New Delhi: United Nations Population Fund (India), December 2016, by Shylaja, L, Sajini B Nair, S Suresh Kumar, K R Anitha Kumar, Rajesh J Nari, K S James and T S Syamala.
    • Special Economic Zones, Socio-economic Conditions of Disturbed Families. Mangalore: Sai Printer, 2016, by Maruthi I.
    • Health System Strengthening: Experiences of Developing Countries. New Delhi: Academic Publishing, September 2016, by R K Mishra, K N Jehangir, P Geeta and Sobin George.
    • Urban Governance in Karnataka and Bengaluru: Global Changes and Local Impacts. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4433-0125-6, 240 pages, December 2016, by Anil Kumar Vaddiraju, Satyanarayana Sangita and Kala Seetharam Sridhar.
    • Special Economic Zones in India: Policy, Performance and Prospects. Cambridge University Press, 2016, by Tantri, Malini L.
    • Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social- Economic-Ecological Interface-Building. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, ISBN 978-3- 319-31013-8, 2016, by Nautiyal, Sunil, R Schaldach, K V Raju, H Kaechele, B Pritchard and K S Rao.
    • Challenges in Achieving Food Security in India. Bengaluru (Karnataka): Niruta Publications, 2016, by Lingaraju, M, S C Shivashankar, Mohan Das, Ananda K D and Ms Latha J.
    • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection. Delhi: Bookwell Publishers, 2016, by Lakshmana, C M.
    • State, Governance and Financing India’s Development. New Delhi: Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-93-84463- 99-1, 2016, by Gayithri, K and K V Raju (edited).
    • Indian Agriculture: Performance, Growth and Challenges: Essays in Honour of Ramesh Kumar Sharma (edited). London and New York: Routledge, 2016 – Parmod Kumar and S Mohanakumar.
    • MGNREGA: Employment, Wages and Migration in Rural India, London and New York: Routledge, 2016 – Parmod Kumar and Dipanwita Chakraborty.
    • Work and Health in Informal Economy: Linkages from Export Oriented Garment Sector in Delhi. Daanish Books, February 2016 – Sobin George.
    • People and Peepal: Cultural Attitudes to Sacred Trees and their Conservation in Urban Areas. USA: Patridge Publications, ISBN: 978- 1-4828-5876, 2015, by Raju K V, S Manasi, Sunil Nautiyal and K P Rashmi.
    • Biodiversity of Semi-Arid Landscape: Baseline Study for Understanding the Impact of Human Development on Ecosystems. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3- 319-15463-3, 2015, by Sunil Nautiyal, Bhaskar K and Imran Khan Y D.
    • The Paradox of India’s North-South Divide. New Delhi: Sage Publications, June 2015, by Samuel Paul and Kala S Sridhar.
    • Development Trends in Urban and Peri- Urban Agriculture (edited). New Delhi: Westville Publishing House, 2015, by Elumalai Kannan, R S Deshpande, Prem Nath, P G Chengappa, K R M Swamy and C P A Iyer.
    • Women Empowerment: Challenges in the 21st Century. Varanasi (UP): Nootan Publications, January 2015, by M Lingaraju, Mohan Das and Nagesh R.
    • Sabaleekaranada Haadiyalli Mahile. Varanasi (UP): Nootan Publications, January 2015, by M Lingaraju, Mohan Das and Sudhakara H. (Kannada).
    • Globalization and Sericulture in India. Mangalore: Mangalam Publications, January 2015, by Maruthi, I.
    • Socio-economic and Environmental Implications of Agricultural Residue Burning: A Case Study of Punjab, India. Springer, ISBN 978- 81-322-2146-3, 2015, by Parmod Kumar, Surender Kumar and Laxmi Joshi.
    • Economic Growth, Trade and Poverty: A Comparative Analysis of India and China’. Konark Publishers, ISBN: 9789322008413, 2015, by Elumalai Kannan, R S Deshpande, Guo Xiaoming and Yue Zhaomin.
    • Women’s Empowerment – A Strategy for Development. New Delhi: Bookwell Publishers, ISBN: 978-93-80574-75-2, 2015, by Binay Kumar Pattnaik, R Mutharayappa and K C Channamma.
    • Emerging Issues in Economic Development: A Contemporary Theoretical Perspective. Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0198099061, 9780198099062, June 2014, by Meenakshi Rajeev and Sugata Marjit.
    • Population Ageing in India’. Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 978-1107073326, July 2014 by James K S, G Giridhar, K M Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar and Moneer Alam.
    • Liberalization and Economic Performance of the Informal Sector: A Study of Indian Economy. London and New York: Routledge- Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN-10: 0415736277 | ISBN-13: 978-0415736275, October 2014, by Indrajit Bairagya.
    • Women Empowerment – Then and Now: A Social, Historical, Economic and Political Perspective (National Seminar Proceedings). Ramanagara: Ankanahalli Prakashana, October, 2014, by Mohan Das, M Lingaraju and R Nagesh.
    • GHG Emission and Economic Growth: A Computable General Equilibrium Model Based Analysis for India. New Delhi: Springer, India, ISBN-13: 978-81-322-1942-2, November 2014, by Barun Deb Pal, Vijay P Ojha, Sanjib Pohit and Joyashree Roy.
    • Reforming Cooperative Credit Structure in India for Financial Inclusion. Germany: University of Kassel, Germany in collaboration with Reiner Hampp Verlag, ISBN 978-3-86618-397-1, December 2014, by Veerashekharappa, Meenakshi Rajeev and Soumitra Pramanik.
    • Status of Elderly in Kerala. United Nations Population Fund, December 2013, James, K S, T S Syamala, Supriya Verma, Sajini B Nair, L Sylaja, S Sureshkumar and K R Anithakumari.
    • Demand and Supply of Agricultural Commodities in India. New Delhi: Macmillan India, 2013,  Kumar, Parmod.
    • Peasantry, Capitalism and State: The Political Economy of Agrarian Societies. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, November 2013,  Kumar, V Anil.
    • Sisyphean Efforts? State Policy and Child Labour in Karnataka. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, November 2013, Kumar, V Anil.
    • Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Engineering. Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013,  Nautiyal, Sunil, K S Rao, H Kaechele, K V Raju and R Schaldach.
    • Karnatakada Sarvatomukha Pragatiya Vividha Aayamagalu (Kannada). New Delhi: Global Research Publications, January 2013, Lingaraju, M,  Jayasheela.
    • Ethnicity, Resources and Institutions for Development of North Eastern States of India (Edited Book). New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House, January 2013, Singha, Komol, P C Dutta.
    • Vulnerability and Globalisation: Perspectives and Analyses from India. Jaipur: Rawat, 2012, D Rajasekhar, N Jayaram
    • Economic Reforms and Small Farmers: Implication for Production, Marketing and Employment. New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2012, Parmod Kumar, Sandip Sarkar
    • Assessing the Quality of District Data for Improved Planning and Monitoring of Development Programmes, United Nation Population Fund – India, 2011, K S James, K M Satyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, K Srinivasan, P M Kulkarni and Dhananjay W Bansod.
    • Social Science Research in India: Institutions and Structure, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011(Editors) Nadkarni M V and R S Deshpande.
    • Ethics for Our Times – Essays in Gandhian Perspective, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011, M V Nadkarni.
    • Development Windows: Essays in Honor of Professor V.M. Rao, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011. Deshpande R S, K V Raju, S M Jharwal and D Rajasekhar.
    • Decentralised Governance and Planning in Karnataka, India, Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, S N Sangita and V Anil Kumar.
    • Decentralised Governance and Service Delivery : Affordability of Drinking Water Supply by Gram Panchayats in Karnataka, D Rajasekhar, R Manjula.
    • Institutional Design for Tackling Child Labour Problem, New Delhi : Concept Publishers, 2011,  D Rajasekhar, K G Gayathri Devi and V Anil Kumar.
    • Decentralised Planning : Kerala’s Experiences (in Malayalam), Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad, Kerala, 2011, Rajesh K.
    • Emerging out of shadow: A study of Rural Indebtedness in India, Germany: VDM Verlag Publisher, 2011, Meenakshi Rajeev, B P Vani.
    • Development of rural and peri-urban landscapes : Socioeconomic and ecological perspectives of urbanization in India (2011), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, Sunil Nautiyal.
    • Population Change and Health Care, Rawat Publications (July 2011), C M Lakshmana.
    • Mate Selection and Age at Marriage among Rural Females : A study of the Vokkaliga Community in Karnataka, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, USA, UK (July 2011), K S Umamani.
    • NRHM at crossroads : An Appraisal from Karnataka, India, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, USA, UK (August 2011), K S Umamani.
    • Elderly and Coping Mechanisms: Health, Family and Social Adjustment of Elderly in Rural Maharashtra, India, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, March 2011, Dhananjay W Bansod.
    • Countering Domestic Violence: Family Limitation and Women’s Empowerment Illustration of a Rural Community in South India Family, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, May 2011, T N Bhat.
    • Biodiversity, Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and IPRs: Theoretical and Policy Perspective, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, February 2011, C Nanjundaiah.
    • Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development, New Delhi: Oxford Publications, 2010. (Editor)  Asian Development Bank (R S Deshpande).
    • Performance and Inefficiency of Public Distribution System in India, New Delhi, 2010: Academic Foundation, Parmod Kumar.
    • Agrarian Crisis and Farmer Suicide Land Reforms in India Volume 12, New Delhi: Sage Publication, 2010. (Editors) Deshpande R S and Saroj Arora
    • Population, Gender And Health In India – Methods, Processes and Policies, Academic Foundation, 2010, (Editors) K S James, Arvind Pandey, Dhananjay W Bansod, Lekha Subaiya.
    • Ecological Economics: An Approach towards Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability. Bangalore: ISEC, and National Institute of Ecology (NIE), 2010. Sunil Nautiyal, Bibhu Prasad Nayak.
    • Growing Rural-Urban Disparity in Karnataka. New Delhi, Serial Publications, 2010, D Rajasekhar, Gagan Bihari Sahu, K H Anantha.
    • Gender and Governance in Rural Services. The World Bank and IFPRI, 2010, K G Gayathridevi , Regina Birner, Madhushree Sekher, et al.
    • Agricultural Development, Rural Institutions, and Economic PolicyEssays for A. Vaidyanathan, Oxford University Press, 2009, (Editors) Gopal K Kadekodi & Brinda Viswanathan.
    • Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity – Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges. London and Sterling: Earthscan, March 2009, K N Ninan
    • Decentralised Governance and Developmental Politics in South India: A Study, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, (Germany) 2009, V Anil Kumar.
    • Forests, Environment and Local community: A Special Reference to Western Ghats of India, Manak Publication Private Ltd, New Delhi, 2008. C Nanjundaiah
    • Footprints of Development and Change – Essays in Memory of Professor VKRV Rao Commemorating His Birth Centenary, Academic Foundation, New Dheli, 2008, Jayaram, N. and Deshpande R S.
    • A Passionate Humanitarian: VKRV Rao, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 2008. (Editor) Institute for Social and Economic Change (Rao S L, N Jayaram, R S Deshpande, V M Rao and M V Nadkarni)
    • Contract Farming and Tenancy Reforms – Entangled Without Tether. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. 2008. (Editor) Deshpande R S
    • Irrigation Management Transfer: Strategies and Best Practices from International and National Experiences, Asian Development Bank, 2008 Raju K V.
    • Institutional Options for Improving Water Management in India: The Potential Role of River Basin Organisations, Asian Development Bank and Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2008 Raju K V.
    • The Expenditure Planning and Management Practitioners’ Guide: An Introduction to Program and Performance Budgeting at the Indian State (Sub-national) Level, USAID, New Delhi, 2008, Gayithri K
    • Development in Karnataka: Challenges of Governance, Equity and Empowerment, Academic Foundation, 2008, (Editors) Gopal K Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur and Vijayendra Rao
    • Glimpses of Indian Agriculture: Macro and Micro Aspects, Academic Foundation, 2007, R S Deshpande, V P Sharma, R P S Malik, Brajesh Jha and S A Ansari
    • Child Labour in Bidar and Chamarajanagar Districts: Status Report and Ways Forward, ILO, 2007, D Rajasekhar, R Manjula, Suchitra J Y and Sanjiv Kumar.
    • Effectiveness of Micro-Finance Programmes in Reducing Vulnerability to Debt Bondage in Andhra Pradesh, ILO, Geneva, 2006, D Rajasekhar, N L Narasimha Reddy and Suchitra J Y.
    • Design and Management of Social Security Benefits for Unorganised Workers in Karnataka, GTZ, New Delhi, 2006, D Rajasekhar, Suchitra J Y, Madheswaran and G K Karanth.
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