Amar Patnaik

INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND POWER ASYMMETRY
IN THE CONTEXT OF RURAL INDIA

Amar Patnaik

INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND POWER ASYMMETRY IN THE CONTEXT OF RURAL INDIA

L to R: C P Gurnani, Managing Director & CEO, Tech Mahindra; Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group & Amar Patnaik, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
L to R: C P Gurnani, Managing Director & CEO, Tech Mahindra; Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group & Amar Patnaik, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

The narrative and the case studies in the book bring the need for institutional change and foster new institutional structures – institution building – by resolving power inequities in a rural ecosystem in India, and advocates the identification of an appropriate institutional champion to make this happen. The book develops a power-asymmetry-based framework and argues that a champion with the right attributes and the ‘ability’ to ‘convene’ people over a social issue can only succeed if he/she can resolve or reduce the deep-rooted societal power asymmetries within that community. Amar Patnaik has extensively drawn on the ground level research inputs to examine informal institutions in relation to power relations in a rural ecosystem and uses institutional change theories to change these power equations in the community.


Institutional Change and Power Asymmetry in the Context of Rural India

Amar Patnaik

This book explains how to bring about institutional change and foster new institutional structures (institution building) by resolving power inequities in a rural ecosystem in India, and advocates the identification of an appropriate institutional champion to make this happen. The book develops a power-asymmetry-based framework and argues that a champion with the right attributes and the ‘ability’ to ‘convene’ people over a social issue can only succeed if he/she can resolve or reduce the deep-rooted societal power asymmetries within that community. It also presents four case studies that indicate how such social change is typically spread over a long period of time.


Amar Patnaik
Member of Parliament
Rajya Sabha

Dr Amar Patnaik is Rajya Sabha Member from Odisha representing the Biju Janata Dal. He is also the party’s national spokesperson and head of the party’s IT wing.

Dr Patnaik completed his PhD, which is published as a scholarly work on public policy titled “Institutional Change and Power Asymmetry in the context of Rural India”


Institutional Change and Power Asymmetry in the Context of Rural India

Amar Patnaik

This book explains how to bring about institutional change and foster new institutional structures (institution building) by resolving power inequities in a rural ecosystem in India, and advocates the identification of an appropriate institutional champion to make this happen. The book develops a power-asymmetry-based framework and argues that a champion with the right attributes and the ‘ability’ to ‘convene’ people over a social issue can only succeed if he/she can resolve or reduce the deep-rooted societal power asymmetries within that community. It also presents four case studies that indicate how such social change is typically spread over a long period of time.


Dr Amar Patnaik is Rajya Sabha Member from Odisha representing the Biju Janata Dal. He is also the party’s national spokesperson and head of the party’s IT wing.

Dr Patnaik completed his PhD, which is published as a scholarly work on public policy titled “Institutional Change and Power Asymmetry in the context of Rural India”

Amar Patnaik
Member of Parliament
Rajya Sabha

Amar Patnaik at SKOCH Literature Award 2021

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