Social Science Baha

Our Team

Jeevan Baniya

Assistant Director

Jeevan Baniya has an MA from GSIS Ajou University, South Korea, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been serving as a faculty member at Tribhuvan University where he teaches master’s and PhD degree courses and supervises students in dissertation work. 

He has provided advisory and technical support to the Ministry for Labour, Employment and Social Security, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Government of Nepal; the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Nepal; the ILO; Centre for Policy Research, the United Nations University. His academic interests include public policy, democracy and development, state-society relations, governance, labour and migration, disaster, and gender and social inclusion (GESI), among others.

Publications

Journal

  • Sara B. Shneiderman, Bina K. Limbu, Jeevan Baniya, Manoj Suji, Nabin Rawal, Prakash C. Subedi, Cameron David Warner (Accepted). House, Household, and Home: Revisiting Social Science and Policy Frameworks through Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Experiences in Nepal, Current Anthropology.
  • Philippe Le Billon, Manoj Suji, Jeevan Baniya, Bina Limbu, Dinesh Paudel, Katherine Rankin, Nabin Rawal, Sara Shneiderman 2020. Disaster Financialization: Earthquakes, Cashflows and Shifting Household Economies in Nepal. Development and Change. Pages: 939-969. 
  • Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhatarai, Vibhav Pradhan, Binaya Jung Thapa, 2020. Visibility of Invisible: Covid-19 and Nepal-India Migration, Tribhuvan University Journal, COVID-19 Special Issue, Vol. 34, pg. 101-114.
  • Binay Jung Thapa, Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai and Vibhav Pradhan, 2020. Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Nepali Migrant Returnees amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. Special Edition: COVID-19 Life Beyond, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pg. 19-36. September 2020. 
  • Gaurav Bhattarai and Jeevan Baniya, 2020. Nepali Migrant Workers amid Covid-19 in Major Destination Countries: A Human Security Approach, Tribhuvan University Journal, COVID-19 Special Issue, Vol. 34, pg. 123-146.
  • Jeevan Baniya, 2009. Liberal Democracy, Governance and Civil Society in Nepal, PEAR, Yonsei Journal of International StudiesYonsei University, South Korea, Spring, 2009.

Peer Reviewed Book/Book Chapter

  • Jeevan Baniya, Disaster, Deceptions, Dislocations: Reflections from an Integrated Settlement Project in Nepal in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Epicentre To Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, 2021 Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781108991636 (e-book), 9781108834056 (hardback), P. 110-134.
  • Amrita Gurung and Jeevan Baniya, Humanitarian Responses of I/NGOs in Nepal’s Post 2015 Gorkha Earthquake: Empirical Evidence from Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Southern Lalitpur in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Epicentre To Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, 2021), Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781108991636 (e-book), 9781108834056 (hardback) P. 135-150.
  • Sara Shneiderman, Dan Hirslund, Jeevan Baniya, Philippe Le Billon, Bina Limbu, Bishnu Pandey, Katharine Rankin, Nabin Rawal, Prakash Chandra Subedi, Manoj Suji, Deepak Thapa, and Cameron Warner, Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Law, Construction and Finance as Domains of Social Transformation, in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Epicentre To Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, 2021, Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781108991636 (e-book), 9781108834056 (hardback), P. 49-86.
  • Ritika Singh, Shambhawi Paudel, Sudeshna Thapa & Jeevan Baniya, Civic Space in Nepal (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report: Minorities and Shrinking Civic Space 2020. The South Asia Collective. 126-163.
  • Vibhav Pradhan, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Binay J. Thapa and Jeevan Baniya, International Migration, Foreign Employment, Migration and Remittance: Reflections on Nepali Migrants’ Rights in COVID19, in Rajesh Shrestha, Rupak Sapkota, Madhavji Shrestha (eds.), Multidisciplinary Narratives: Contribution to Nepal’s Foreign Affairs, 2020, The Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), ISBN: 978-9937-9274-3-7. P, 84-100.
  • Sudeshna Thapa, Yangchen Dolker Gurung & Jeevan Baniya, Living in Limbo: Tibetan and Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal, in South Asia State of Minorities Report: Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless 2019. The South Asia Collective. ISBN: 978 9937 072489. P. 65-90. 
  • Sambriddhi Kharel, Deepak Thapa, Bandita Sijapati with Kalpana Jha, Manoj Suji, Tashi Tshering Ghale, Mohammad Ayub and Jeevan Baniya, A Country of Minorities (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016: Mapping the Terrain, South Asia Collective, BFC: An Imprint of Action Enterprise, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-926907-3-5. P. 229-270.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Civil society, social movements and democratization: A case study of Nepal, Faculty of Social Science University of Oslo Norway, 2014, ISSN 1504-3991, PhD Thesis
  • Jeevan Baniya, The Journey of Civil Society on the Road of Social Movements in Nepal, in Cho Hee-Yeon, Andrew Aeria and Song-Woo Hur (eds.), From Unity to Multiplicities: social movement transformation and democratization in Asia. SIRD Malaysia, 2012.

Working Paper

  • Uma Pradhan, Deepak Thapa, Jeevan Baniya, Yangchen Gurung, Sanjaya Mahato and Indrajit Roy. The politics of social protection in Nepal: State infrastructural power and implementation of the Scholarship Programme. ESID Working paper 167. 05 February 2021. ISBN: 978-1-912593-86-6.
  • Reconstructing Nepal: Bhaktapur – Heritage and Urban Reconstruction (Co-author, Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. 2020.
  • Reconstructing Nepal: Post Earthquake Experiences from Bhaktapur, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk (Co-author, Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. ISBN: 9789937891592.
  • Reconstructing Nepal: Dhading – Patchwork Policies and Multiple Structures (Co-author, Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. 2021.
  • Baniya, J., Meserve, S., Pemstein, D., & Seim, B. (forthcoming). Clientelism and Public Goods Provision in Nepal: Substitutes or Complements?
  • Baniya, J., Meserve, S., Pemstein, D., & Seim, B. (forthcoming). Measuring Vote Buying in Nepali Elections. 

 Selected Research Paper

  • COVID-19 and Nepali Labour Migrants: Impact and Responses, (Co-Author, Research Paper. Kathmandu: Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, 2020). 
  • Rights of Migrant Workers in the Clutches of COVID-19 Pandemic Study Report (Co-author, Research Report). National Human Rights Commission, Nepal 2020). 
  • Children in Emergencies: Situation Analysis and Policy Review (Co-Author, Research Paper). Social Science Baha and Save the Children, Kathmandu. 2020.
  • Nepal Labour Migration Report 2020 (Contributing Member). Government of Nepal, MoLESS.
  • Advancing Workers’ Rights under SDGs: Policy and Situational Analysis of Decent Work in Nepal (Co-Author, Research Paper IX). Solidarity Centre and CESLAM. ISBN: 978993793491 6. 2019.
  • Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction Research: A Scoping Study (co-author). IMC Worldwide/DAI. 2019.
  • Returning Home: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Migrant Workers in the Nepali Labour Market (co-author, 2018). UN Women.
  • Gender and Nepal’s Transition from War (co-author). Conciliation Resources, London, 2017. 
  • Labour Migration and Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact. Socio-Political Impact (co-author). CESLAM/The Asia Foundation, 2017.
  • Impact of the Earthquake: Access of Dalits to Recovery and the Reconstruction (co-author). FEDO/SDC, 2017.
  • Migration of Health Workers from Nepal (co-author). ILO, 2017. 
  • Torture and Ill-Treatment: Perceptions, Experience and Justice-seeking in Kathmandu’s Squatter Communities (co-author). Dignity, the Danish Institute Against Torture, Social Science Baha and University of Edinburgh, 2016. 
  • Disaster, Disabilities & Differences: A Study of Challenges Faced by the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Post-earthquake Nepal (co-author). Social Science Baha/UNDP, 2016. 
  • Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal’s Earthquake (co-author). CESLAM, 2015.

Policy Briefs and Policy Guide

  • Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction Construction, Finance, and Law as Domains of Social Transformation (Co-authored). Policy Brief 1#: Law. April 2021.
  • Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction Construction, Finance, and Law as Domains of Social Transformation (Co-authored). Policy Brief 2#: Finance. April 2021.
  • Delta 8.7 Policy Guides (2021). United Nations University.