Research Questions

We address the following main research questions: 

  • How do different types of CSOs seeking to represent vulnerable and marginalized sections of Indian society construct their roles as representatives?

  • How do different types of CSOs seeking to represent vulnerable and marginalized sections of Indian society construct their roles in collaborations with other CSOs?

  • How do interactions with the state shape the roles of CSOs seeking to represent vulnerable and marginalized sections of Indian society?

From the angles of representation, collaboration, and state–CSO interactions, we also explore how questions of autonomy emerge in the construction of CSOs’ roles and how can these be addressed.

With civic space emerging as an important contextual dimension, we relate to that theme as well. As our findings and recommendations have implications for aid chains, we relate to that theme as well.

We are the Civil Society Research Collective (CSRC), a group of academic researchers from the USA, India and the Netherlands.

 

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