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Alumni by regional focus: South Asia


Sanjay Barbora, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Land, Class, Ethnicity: Permutations of Environmental Conflicts in Two Districts of Assam (completed in 2006)

Frank Eyhorn, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Assessing the potential of organic farming for sustainable livelihoods in developing countries: The case of cotton in India (completed in 2006)

Ghana Gurung, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation Priorities with Livelihood Needs in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal (completed in 2006)

Purna Bahadur Nepali, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Landlessness, Livelihood Insecurity and Social Conflict in Far Western Region of Nepal with a special focus on Dalits (completed in 2011)

Smita Premchander, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Exploring the meaning of money: a study of the impact of microfinance in the Koppal District of India (completed in 2004)

Juan Pedro Schmid, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in India: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Social and Economic Policies of the Centre and the States (completed in 2006)

Babar Shahbaz, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Analysis of Institutional Changes in Forest Management and Their Impact on Rural Livelihood Strategies in NWFP, Pakistan (completed in 2006)

Balz Strasser, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: "We are Flexible as Rubber!" Livelihood Strategies, Diversity and the Local Institutional Setting of Rubber Small Holders in Kerala, South India (completed in 2007)

Susan Thieme, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Social Networks and Migration: Far West Nepalese labour Migrants in Dehli (completed in 2005)

Sandra Walter, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Gender, participatory governance and politics. A case study in a lower class urban settlement in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India (completed in 2008)

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