QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE DEVELOPING AREAS
ISDA - Institute for the Study of Developing Areas
The Institute for the Study of Developing Areas (ISDA) is a public institution registered under the societies registration act as a non-profit making autonomous body. The purpose of the society is to undertake action projects and promote interdisciplinary research with special emphasis on the problems of socially underprivileged groups and under-developed regions. Its objectives include empowerment of weaker sections, undertake programmes for sustainable rural and urban development, provide vocational training and skill development programmes for the poor especially the rural women, promote social harmony and national integration, popularization of science, environmental protection, research and publication in the areas of development and administration. etc
The ISDA Journal is an interdisciplinary journal published from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas (ISDA). The journal gives emphasis on publication of empirical research articles and theoretical studies having special emphasis on development and Public Policy. It is registered with Registrar of Newspapers for India (R.N.64437/91) and obtained ISSN0971-2550 in the year 1991. It has a national level circulation and is subscribed by libraries of numerous universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning all over the country. It has also more than thousand individual subscribers nation-wide.
‘ISDA Publications’ is subsidiary wing of the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas. Its objective is to publish empirical studies in Development and Public Policy. It also encourages publications of interdisciplinary studies, scientific enquiries, creative arts and literature. So far we published a dozen books having ISBN.
Institute for the study of Developing Areas (ISDA) is a public institute registered under
the Societies Registration Act as a non-profit making autonomous body. The society came into being in 1991. The first issue of the journal was released on April 1991. Since then, the institute is engaged in various activities with the objective of empowerment of weaker sections, undertake programmes for rural and urban development, provide vocational training and skill development programmes for the poor especially the rural women, promote social harmony and national integration, popularization of science, environmental protection, research and publication in the areas of development and administration etc.
The Director Board is the governing body of the institute. Its members are elected by the Annual General Body meeting for a period of three years. Currently (April 2018 to March 2021) the Director Board members are
HOD, Department of Political Science and International Studies,
Central University, Pondicherry
Kalapet, Venkitaraman Nagar, Puducherry (UT)
(Hon. Director and Member Secretary)
Associate Professor (Rtd.)
Department of Political Science
Mahatma Gandhi College
Res: Ashwini, TC28/1161-1
Sreekanteswaram, Fort P.O. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023
The Journal is academically assisted by an Editorial Board; its membership is determined by the annual general body meeting of the ISDA. The current Board includes the following members:
Prof. (Dr.) Mohanan B. Pillai (Chairman,ISDA)
Dr. V. Rajendran Nair.(Hon. Director, ISDA)
Prof. (Dr.) Pavithran KS.
Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai
HOD, Department of Commerce and Management
University of Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala
Dr. Manju S. Nair HOD, Department of Economics
University of Kerala, Kariavattom Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. V. Bijukumar
Associate Professor, Center for Political Studies,
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Balu. S. Kurup
Research Fellow in Political Science, University of Kerala
Gayatri Devi Pillai
Assistant Professor, Dept. of English
NSS College, Nilamel, Kollam, Kerala
Abhijith Rajendran BTech. MBA
Editorial Advisory Board
We have an editorial advisory board having senior professors, researchers and persons of outstanding performance in the field of research and publication. The members are decided and periodically rationalized by the editorial board. Currently the Advisory Board include:
Prof.(Dr.) K. Raman Pillai
Former HOD, Dept. of Political Science University of Kerala
Prof .(Dr.) Rajan Gurukal
Former Vice Chancellor Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala and Presently Vice Chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council.
Prof.(Dr.) Venkitesh Athreya
Former Professor, Bharathidasan University and Advisor (Food Security) M.S. Swaminathan Foundation.
Prof. (Dr.) J. Prabhash
Former HOD of Political Science University of Kerala and Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala.
Prof.V. Karthikeyan Nair
Director, Kerala Language Institute.
Prof.(Dr.) Jose George
Former Professor, Dept. of Civics and Politics,University of Mumbai.
Prof. (Dr.) D. Gopal
Dept.of Political Science IGNOU, New Delhi
Prof.(Dr. ) Muzaffar Assadi
Chairman, Dept. of Political Science Mysore University
ISDA and ISDA Journal represent the organized initiative of a group of professors, researchers and academicians belonging to an interdisciplinary domain. We have about 25 well experienced academicians voluntarily associate with us in our academic activities.
From the beginning onwards our journal is a peer reviewed/refereed Journal. We have experienced and excellent faculties who help us voluntarily to refer/review articles and provide with valuable comments for the refinement of the research papers submitted to us for publication. The articles received to us undertake rigorous review of two or three of the faculties in the panel based on the nature and subject matter of the article. The articles will undergo Strict plagiarism test based on similarity indexing software so that the authors may modify their articles based on the reports and make their piece of research refined and significant .
Our faculty members include:
Dr. Mohanan B. Pillai
Editor-in- Chief of the Journal
Prof. Manju S Nair
Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Kerala
Prof. V. Karthikeyan Nair
Associate Professor in History( Rtd) University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. V. Bijukumar
Associate Professor, School of Political Theory, JNU
Dr. Saji Jacob
Principal, Layola College of Sociology and Social Work, Thiruvananthapuram
Head, Department of Islamic History, University of Kerala
Head, Department of Demography, University of Kerala
Former Head, Dept. of Political Science, University of Kerala
Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Calicut University
Associate Professor,Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Jayachandran Nair
Associate Professor in Statistics, Sree Keralavarma College, Thrissur, Kerala
Dr. Vijayachandran Pillai,
Professor of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Calicut,Kerala
Dr. Abraham Vijayan
Associate Professor of Sociology, Government College, Kanjiramkulam, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Jose George
Professor Political Science (Rtd) Bombay University, Mumbai.
Professor of Political Science (Rtd.),Banglore University, Teachers’ Layout NagarBhavi Phase I , Banglore 560072
Dr. S.S Sreekumar
Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Government College, Port Blare Andaman 744104
Dr. S.R Sheeja
Associate Professor in Economics, IDE, Kerala University, Trivandrum.
Dr. Biju BL
Assistant Professor in Political Science, Central University,Hyderabad
Dr. S.H Patil
Professor (Rtd.) Lingaraja Nilaya,KelAGIRI Road, Sai Nagar, Dharwad 580001, Karnataka
Dr. D. Gopal
Professor, IGNOW, NewDelhi
Dr. Rajan Varghese
Professor of Economics (Rtd.) UC College Aluva
Dr. K. Raman Pillai
Professor of Political Science (Rtd.) University of Kerala
ISDA Journal, the multi-disciplinary and refereed Quarterly primarily focuses on development and public policy. The Journal has a track record of three decades of uninterrupted publication. We invite empirical studies, conceptual papers and review articles that fall within the scope of the journal for publication. Research papers and articles submitted to the journal go through a double blind review process to ensure quality. Also, strict plagiarism check through similarity detection software is an integral part of the review process and quality control. Our editorial policy is that we will not consider article/ research paper for publication, if it is currently being reviewed by any other Journal or if it has already been published or will be published elsewhere. The Journal or any part thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Editorial Board. All data, views, opinions, etc., are the sole responsibility of the authors. Neither publisher nor Editorial Board is in any way responsible for them. The journal provides open access and downloads for researchers, faculties, students and all academic community who see it valuable.
Through the past three decades of existence, the journal has earned a reputation as a serious journal in the area of development and public policy and its reach is far and wide due to the continued patronage of the Scholars. We profusely thank our patrons for their continued support and encouragement. Needless to say your valuable suggestions and feedback are important for us to serve you better.
The core source of income of the journal to meet its cost of publication is subscription from the academic community and institutions of higher learning. The journal has a reach at about 150 educational institutions and over 1500 individual subscribers nation-wide. The present rate of subscription (April-2018 on wards) is:
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