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China–IndiaPathways of Economic and Social Development$

Delia Davin and Barbara Harriss-White

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265673

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.001.0001

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(p.xi) Notes on the Contributors

(p.xi) Notes on the Contributors

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  • Peter J. Buckley OBE, Professor of International Business and founder Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, was President of the Academy of International Business 2002–04. He is currently Chair of the European International Business Academy and Cheung Kong Scholar Chair in the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing.

  • Stuart Corbridge is Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is currently also Pro- Director for Research and External Relations. Corbridge has conducted extensive field research, mainly in eastern India, over many years, and is the author, with John Harriss, of Reinventing India (Polity Press, 2000), and, with John Harriss and Craig Jeffrey, of India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Polity Press, 2012).

  • Delia Davin is Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds. She lived and worked in China for several years, and has published extensively on gender, migration, and population policy in China. Davin is the author of Internal Migration in Contemporary China (Macmillan, 1999) and A Very Short Introduction to Mao Zedong (Oxford University Press, 2013).

  • John Harriss, a social anthropologist, is Professor and Director, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and a former Director of the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics. Harriss has conducted extensive field research, mainly in south India, over many years, and is the author, with Stuart Corbridge, of Reinventing India (Polity Press, 2000), and, with Stuart Corbridge and Craig Jeffrey, of India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Polity Press, 2012).

  • Barbara Harriss-White is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies and Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, former Director of Queen Elizabeth House, and founder director of Oxford’s Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme. In 45 years of research, she has published widely on rural development and aspects of deprivation in India, notably India Working (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Rural Commercial Capital (Oxford University Press, 2008; Edgar Graham Prize), Trade Liberalization and India’s (p.xii) Informal Economy (Oxford University Press, 2007), and The Comparative Political Economy of Development: Africa and South Asia (Routledge, 2012; edited with Judith Heyer).

  • Patricia Jeffery is Professor of Sociology at University of Edinburgh. She has conducted long-term research in north India, and has published widely on gender issues, especially childbearing, social demography and health care, education, women’s empowerment and intra-household politics, and the links between gender politics and communal politics. In 2009–10 she held a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and Leverhulme Research Fellowship. She is co-investigator on ‘Rural change and anthropological knowledge in post-colonial India: a comparative “restudy” of F. G. Bailey, Adrian C. Mayer and David F. Pocock’ (funded by ESRC, 2011–14) and is on the Council of the British Association for South Asian Studies.

  • Craig Jeffrey is Professor of Development Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, and a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. Professor Jeffrey’s work focuses on youth, politics, and globalization, and he has conducted extensive fieldwork on these issues in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, north India. His recent publications include Timepass: Youth, Class and Politics in India (Stanford University Press, 2010) and India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Polity Press, 2012; with Stuart Corbridge and John Harriss).

  • Vijay Joshi is an Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His main areas of interest are macroeconomics, international economics and development economics, and he has published widely in these fields in scholarly journals and elsewhere. He has written (jointly with I. M. D. Little) two major books on India: India’s Economic Reforms 1991–2001 (Oxford University Press, 1996); and India—Macroeconomics and Political Economy 1964–1991, (World Bank and Oxford University Press, 1994). He is currently writing a book with T. N. Ninan on India in the coming decades. During his varied career, he has served as Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and Special Adviser to the Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

  • Devesh Kapur is Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Director, Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-author of The World Bank: Its First Half Century (Brookings Institutions, 1997); Give us your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and its Impact on the Developing World (Center for Global Development, 2005); Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design (Oxford University Press, 2006); and, most recently, Diaspora, (p.xiii) Democracy and Development: The Impact of International Migration from India on India (Princeton University Press, 2010). He has a BTech and MS in chemical engineering and a PhD in Public Policy from Princeton University.

  • Minqi Li received his PhD in economics from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002 and taught political science at York University, Canada, from 2003 to 2006. He is currently Associate Professor of Economics at University of Utah. He has published many articles on the Chinese and the global economy, and his book The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy was published by Pluto Press in 2009.

  • S. Ravi Rajan is Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, on sabbatical from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, and Visiting Professor at TERI University. He is the author of Modernizing Nature: Forestry and Imperial Eco-Development 1800–1950 (Oxford, 2006; Orient Blackswan, 2007); editor of five other books or journal special issues, and author of several scholarly papers in environmental history and related fields. Rajan made significant contributions to higher education administration as Provost of College Eight at UC Santa Cruz from 2006 to 2012, where he built a novel ‘green’ curriculum aimed at nurturing environmental entrepreneurs. He has also served in leadership positions in several national and international academic institutions and non-profit boards.

  • Carl Riskin is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Queens College, City University of New York, and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. He is the author of China’s Political Economy: The Quest for Development since 1949 (Oxford University Press, 1987, 1991); Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalisation (with A. R. Khan) (Oxford University Press, 2001); and editor of China’s Retreat from Equality (M. E. Sharpe, 2001). He produced the first two China Human Development Reports for the United Nations Development Programme in 1999–2000. His recent research has focused upon the human development dimensions of China’s modernization.

  • Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics in the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM), and an Associate Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester, UK. His current research examines the determinants of female labour force participation, the informal sector in developing economies, the political economy determinants of inclusive growth, and the dynamics of poverty and (p.xiv) social exclusion. He was awarded the Sanjaya Lall Prize in 2006 and Dudley Seers Prize in 2003 for his publications.

  • Dorothy J. Solinger, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, has published, edited, and co-edited numerous books; the most recent are Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State and the Logic of the Market (California, 1999) (winner of the 2001 Joseph R. Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies for best book on post-1900 China published in 1999); States’ Gains, Labor’s Losses: China, France and Mexico Choose Global Liaisons (Cornell, 2009); and the coedited Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989–2009 (Oxford, 2012). She has also written nearly 100 articles and book chapters. Her current work is on China’s urban poor.