Arjan de Haan
developing countries, South Asia
|1982-1988||studied sociology, Leiden University|
|1989-1993||PhD research in social history, Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|1994||PhD under the supervision of H.W. van Schendel and J.C. Breman, Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|1996-1998||director of the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex|
|1998-2009||social development adviser at the Department for International Development (London, India, and China)|
|2009-2011||senoir lecturer social policy at the Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University Rotterdam) in The Hague|
|2011-present||IDRC (International Development Research Centre) program in Ottawa, Canada|
|co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (see De Haan’s blog)|
Selected publications up to 2011
Publications on regions other than South Asia (e.g. Latin America) are not included.
1993 “Migrant labour in Calcutta jute mills: class, instability and control.” In: Peter Robb (ed.), Dalit movements and the meanings of labour in India, Delhi: Oxford University Press (SOAS Studies on South Asia), pp. 186-224.
1994 Unsettled settlers: migrant workers and industrial capitalism in Calcutta, Hilversum: Verloren. – PhD thesis Rotterdam University; also published as Publikaties van de Faculteit der Historische en Kunstwetenschappen 17.
– “The jute industry and its workers: changes in stratification in eastern India.” In: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit Dasgupta and Willem van Schendel (eds), Bengal: communities, development and states, New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 255-295.
– “Towards a single male earner: the decline of child and female employment in an Indian industry.” Economic and social history in the Netherlands 6: 145-167.
– & Ben Rogaly, “Eastward ho! Leapfrogging and seasonal migration in eastern India.” South Asia Research 14,1: 36-61.
1995 Social exclusion and South Asia: bibliographical review on social exclusion in South Asia, Geneva: International Institute for Labour Studies (Discussion papers 77). – Contains also Pulin Nayak, Economic development and social exclusion in India.
– “Migration in eastern India: a segmented labour market.” The Indian economic and social history review: a quarterly journal 32,1: 51-94.
1997 “Migration on the border of free and unfree labour: workers in Calcutta’s jute industry, 1900-1990.” In: Jan Lucassen and Leo Lucassen (eds), Migration, migration history, history: old paradigms and new perspectives, Bern-New York: Peter Lang (International and comparative social history 4), pp. 197-222.
– “Unsettled settlers: migrant workers and industrial capitalism in Calcutta.” Modern Asian Studies 31,4: 919-949.
– “Rural-urban migration and poverty: the case of India.” IDS bulletin 28,2: 35-47.
1998 & Michael Lipton, “Poverty in emerging Asia: progress, setbacks, and log-jams.” Asian Development Review 16,2: 135-176.
– & Suranjan Das and Sekhar Bandopadhyay, “Caste and communal politics in South Asia.” BSOAS 61,2: 373.
1999 & Samita Sen (eds), A case for labour history: the jute industry in Eastern India, Calcutta: Bagchi (Monograph / Department of History, University of Calcutta 17). – Outcome of a workshop held at the Dept. of History, University of Calcutta, in January 1996.
– “The badli system in industrial labour recruitment: managers’ and workers’ strategies in Calcutta’s jute industry [substitute labor].” Contributions to Indian Sociology NS 33,1-2: 271-301.
2000 Et al., Migration and livelihoods: case studie in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mali, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies (IDS research reports 46).
2001 “Towards a ‘total history’ of Bengal labour.” In: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (ed.), Bengal: rethinking history: essays in historiography, New Delhi: Manohar (ICBS publication 29), pp. 119-134.
2002 “Migration and livelihoods in historical perspective: a case study of Bihar, India.” Journal of Development Studies 38,5: 115-142.
2003 “Calcutta’s labour migrants: encounters with modernity.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 37,1-2: 189-216.
– & Sakti Padhi, “Monitoring of poverty in Orissa: report from a workshop.” EPW 38,50: 5243-5245.
2004 “Calcutta’s labour migrants: encounters with modernity.” In: Filippo Osella and Katy Gardner (eds), Migration, modernity and social transformation in South Asia. New Delhi: Sage (Contributions to Indian sociology. Occasional studies 11), pp. 189-216.
2005 & Amaresh Dubey, “Poverty, disparities, or the development of underdevelopment in Orissa.” EPW 40,22-23: 2321-2329.
2006 Review of: Tribal Demography, EPW 41,4: 327.
2007 “Diversity in patterns of urbanisation: the long-duree of an industrial area in Calcutta.” In: Annapurna Shaw (ed.), Indian cities in transition, Chennai: Orient Longman, pp. 390-411.
– & Samita Sen, “Working class struggles, labour elites, and closed shops: the lessons from India’s trade unions and experiences of organisation.” In: Martha Chen et al. (eds), Membership-based organizations of the poor, London-New York: Routledge (Routledge studies in development economics 58), pp. 65-82.
2008 & Sabharwal Gita, “South and East Asian social policy experience: politics and institutions in the extension of social security.” Indian Journal of Human Development 2,1: 63-78.
2011 Rescuing exclusion from the poverty debate: group disparities and social transformation in India, The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam: Erasmus University [Host] (Working Papers / Institute of Social Studies). online
– Inclusive growth?: Labour migration and poverty in India, The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University; Rotterdam: Erasmus University (Working Papers / Institute of Social Studies. General Series 513). online