Measuring Empowerment: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

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Robert Biswas-Diener is an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University in Oregon. His research interests include culture, income and subjective well-being, and empathy. He has worked with various groups around the world, including sex workers in Calcutta, seal hunters in Greenland, homeless people in California, Israeli peace protesters, Maasai in Kenya, and Amish in the United States.

Steven R. Brown is professor of political science at Kent State University. His research has revolved around a central interest in subjectivity, as described in his book Political Subjectivity (Yale University Press, 1980). He was a founder of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, the International Society of Political Psychology, and the Society for the Policy Sciences, and has served as editor of two scholarly journals as well as editorial board member of several others. He is currently at work on projects on value clarification, quantum foundations of subjectivity, and decision making, among other topics.

Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive is senior fellow at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, an independent research institute in New Delhi supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research. She has focused her research on the concept of power, particularly intra-household power dynamics. Her other areas of interest include economic, social, and cultural human rights; structural adjustment; globalization; and the impact of microcredit and self-help groups on women’s empowerment in India. She is the author of Space for Power: Women’s Work and Family Strategies in South and South-East Asia (Rainbow Publishers, 2002).

Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy. He is also co-director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment

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