Nikku Bala Raju

Nepal School of Social Work
Social Work and Social Policy

Nepal School of Social Work
Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone
Nepal
00977
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I was born in 1970 in an Indian village. At the age of 15, I left my village to go to Vijayawada, an urban centre located at the distance of 500 KMs from my village to continue my studies; that move gave me an opportunity to access higher education. I completed a Masters in social work in 1994 from Andhra Pradesh, Southern India and another Masters in Regional Planning in 1999 from Gujarat, in western India. I received the Matching Institutions and Technology Scholarship in the year 2000 from Found Foundation, which enabled me to graduate with my doctoral studies at the Wageningen University, the Netherlands, in 2006. This was my first exposure to western cultures and values. I met my present wife at the university, who studies Natural Sciences and is from Nepal. She brought me to Nepal in the year 2002 and since then, I have been working in Nepal and had the opportunity to found the Nepal School of Social Work in 2005 with others. I also worked as a visiting faculty at the School of Social Administration at Thammasat University, Thailand in 2009 and am currently with the School of Social Sciences at the University Sains, Malaysia.

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Nikku, B.R and P.B.Udas. (2003) "Struggle for Land Rights." LEISA India, 5:3.
URL: http://www.leisa.info/FritZ/source/getblob.php?o_id=67695&a_id=211&a_seq=0
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Nikku, B.R and Irna van der Molen. (2008). "Conflict, Resistance and Alliances in a Multi–Governance Setting: Reshaping Realities in the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Reforms." Energy & Environment, 19(6): 861-875.
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Nikku, B.R. (2012). "Building Social Work Education and the Profession in a Transition Country: Case of Nepal." Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 6(3): 252–264.
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Nikku, B.R. (2013). "Children Rights in Disasters: Concerns for Social Work – Insights from South Asia and Possible Lessons for Africa." International Social Work, 56(1): 51-66, Sage.
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Nikku, B.R. (2013). "Nepal’s Higher Education: Public vs. Private?" International Higher Education, 70: 16­18.
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Nikku, B. R. and Pokhrel, R. (2013). "Crafting Child-Friendly Cities: Evidence from Biratnagar Sub-Metropolitan City, Eastern Nepal." Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 7(2) : 135–150.
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Nikku, B.R. (2006). The Politics of Policy: Participatory Irrigation Management in Andhra Pradesh, un published Ph.D. Dissertation, the Netherlands: Wageningen University.
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Nikku, B.R. and Khadkha, G. (2009). Adoption in Nepal: Mythologized, Misunderstood and Mobilised- A Retrospective Study of Kathmandu Valley, Research supported by Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH): Nepal.
URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1736064
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Nikku, B.R. (2010). "A Triangle of Peace, Politics, and People’s Voice: Nepal." Power to the People? (Con-)Tested Civil Society in Search of Democracy (ed) Moksnes, Heidi and Mia Melin, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala Universitet: Sweden.
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Nikku, B.R. (2013). "The Local Politics of Policy in the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Reforms, India." Controlling Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal. pp. 87-111.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy
Environmental Policy
Governance
Social Policy PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY
Urban Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY

Keywords

POLITICS OF POLICY INSTITUTIONS COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY SOUTH ASIA NEPAL INDIA WELFARE STATE