Assoc. Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty -  School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)



Assoc. Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty


Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies in Development Studies Programme & Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) at FBE

Director of Development Studies

Office: 014-1048

Tel (679) 323 2537
Email: mohanty_m(at)usp.ac.fj


Mohanty joined Development Studies Program in 1999. Previously, he was engaged in research and postgraduate teaching at Political Geography Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has obtained a first class throughout his educational/academic career. Having both social science and natural science background, Mohanty has a wide range of specialism and areas of interest. He has extensive experience in research, postgraduate teaching and consultancy. Mohanty received the 2015 Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching at USP. He has participated in many international conferences, workshops and symposia. He maintains a sound publication profile and he has seven books/monographs and many research papers to his credit.

Mohanty has a keen interest towards development theories and policies. In his research and teaching, he focuses on the processes, linkages and patterns of change and development covering many aspects - social, economic, political and environmental from an interdisciplinary perspective and at local, national, regional and international levels. His research interests focus primarily on the developing world and in particular, the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, his research covers the Pacific Island countries especially Fiji, and Oceania as a whole. 

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Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) (Geography) - Utkal University
  • MA (Geography) - Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MPhil (Human/Development Geography) - Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • PhD (Human/Development Geography) - Jawaharlal Nehru University

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching and Coordination
  • DG 415: Urbanisation, Development & Urban Planning  
  • DG 417: NGOs, Civil Society & Development
  • DG 422: Environment Change & Green Development

Other Postgraduate Teaching

DG 420: Regionalism & Policy Development (2 weeks Lecture)

Supervisions

Supervisions

Mohanty has been supervising  Masters and PhD thesis students. Twenty five students have successfully completed their theses and been awarded degrees under his supervision at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

Research

Research

Urbanisation and development

NGOs, civil society and development

Migration and diaspora

Aid and development

Poverty and social development

Sustainable development

Green development

Environment and climate change

Small Island Developing States

Publications

Publications

 

Books/ Monographs

Kaitani, M., Mohanty, M., Muliana, T., Kumar, R., Kumar, S. and Naidu, V. (2011). Development on the Move: Measuring and Optimizing Migration’s Economic and Social Impacts in Fiji,  Oceania Development Network, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.   

Mohanty, M. (2008).  A Handbook of Non-state Actors (NGOs and CSOs) in Fiji, Development Studies Program, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. 

Mohanty, M. and A. Singh (2001). Voluntarism and Government: Policy, Programme and Assistance.  VANI, New Delhi. 

Mohanty, M. (1997). Political Geography and Geopolitics: A Bibliography. Jawahar Publisher, New Delhi. 

Mohanty, M.  (1996). Foreign Aid and NGOs. VANI, New Delhi. 

Book Chapters

Mohanty, M. (2015). “Green growth as a pathway to sustainable development: Implications to Pacific Island countries”, In S. Blaise, C. David and V. David (eds), Le Développement durable en Océanie : vers une éthique nouvelle ?", collection "Espace et développement durable, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence and Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, pp 97-114.

 Naidu, V., Mohanty, M. and Sudhakar, A. (2014). “Higher Education and Development: the disconnect between ‘community’ aspirations and national development”, In: M. Dakuidreketi and G. I.  Lingam, (eds.), Higher Education and Community Engagement in the Pacific: Development and Policy Issues, Suva, Fiji, USP Press, pp.129-146.

 McDonald, L., Naidu, V. and Mohanty,   M. (2014). “Vulnerability, resilience and dynamism of the custom economy in Melanesia”, In F. Simon (ed), Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Economic Shocks: Findings from Melanesia, Ashgate, Surrey, England, pp.107-128.

 Prasad, B.C. and Mohanty, M. (2013). “Fiji: Suva”, In : Shirley, I. and Neill, C. (eds), Development Patterns: Asian and Pacific Cities, Chapter 14, Routledge, London, pp. 200-213.

Mohanty, M. (2012). ‘Minimizing the environmental damage from climate change via green development’ in K. Roy and S. Kar (eds), Development Management in the Twenty First Century, Chapter 13, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA, pp. 171-188.     

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Urbanisation, climate change and environmental sustainability in SAARC: future challenges” in S. Soz and R. N. Srivastava (eds), SAARC: Emerging Challenges, Foundation for Peace and Sustainable Development,  New Delhi. pp. 307-324. 

Mohanty, M. (2008).  “Community development approaches to urban disaster management in small island developing states: Role of NGOs in Fiji islands”, in M. Clarke, P. Conors et al (eds), ‘Community Development and Ecology: Engaging ecological sustainability through community development’, Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights, Deakin University, Melbourne. pp. 291-312.

Mohanty, M. (2008). Globalisation, new labour migration and development in Fiji Islands. In A. K. Pradhan (ed), Globalisation, Economic Development and Brain Drain, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India. pp. 206- 222.

 Mohanty, M. (2008). “UN Millennium Development Goals and Poverty Alleviation in South Asia”, in I. A, Saradgi, S.K Sahni and R. N. and Srivastava (eds), SAARC: Socio-Economic Transformation, Foundation for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi. 105-124.

Mohanty, M.  (2007). “The Third sector and Social Development in Small Pacific Island Countries: Constraints and Opportunities in Fiji Islands” in B. Prasad and K.C. Roy (eds).  Development Problems and Prospects in Pacific Islands States, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA. pp 229 -244.

Mohanty, M. (2006). “Globalisation, New Labour Migration and Development in Fiji Islands”, S. Firth (ed.),  Globalisation, Governance in the Pacific Islands, , State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program Studies in State and Society in the Pacific, No. 1, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, pp 107-120.

Mohanty, M. (2006). “Urbanisation, solid waste management and environmental sustainability in South Pacific cities”, in J. Singh (ed.), Society, Sustainability and Environment, Shivalik Publication, New Delhi, 1-27.

Mohanty, M., M. Reddy and V. Naidu (2006). ‘International migration, human capital loss and development in the South Pacific: The case of Fiji’ in K. Ferro and M. Wallner (eds.), Migration Happens: Reasons, Effects and Opportunities of Migration in the South Pacific, LIT–Verlag, Muenster (Germany), Vienna, 151-166.

Mohanty, M. (2005). 'Poverty, environmental hazards and vulnerability of urban poor in small island states: a case of squatter communities in Suva city, Fiji Islands', in F. H. Feng, L.Yu, and W. Solecki (eds), Urban Dimensions of Environmental Change: Science, Exposures, Policies and Technologies, Science Press, New Jersey, USA. pp. 231-236.

 Mohanty, M. (2005). ‘Urban poverty, energy use and environment/health implications in Small Islands Developing States: a case of Suva City, Fiji Islands’, in J. Singh (ed.), Environment and Development: Challenges and Opportunities, I. K. International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, pp. 605-619.

Journal articles/Magazines/Encyclopedia

Mohanty, M. (2015). “Climate-induced Disaster, Urban flooding and Human Security in Pacific Towns and Cities”, The Journal of Pacific Studies, 35 (3): 5-27. 

Mohanty, M. (2015). “Air Pollution”,   in G. A. Colditz. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Sage Publication, USA, pp. 945-947. 

Mohanty, M. (2015). “Water Pollution”, in G.A. Colditz. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Sage Publication, USA, pp. 948-950. 

Mohanty,  M. (2014).  “Mobility–Impaired Individuals”, In Linwood H. Cousins, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, Sage Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, USA, pp 877-878. 

Mohanty, M. (2013). ‘Global warming’, In: K. B. Penuel, M. Statler, and R. Hagen (eds), Encyclopedia of Crisis Management, Sage, London, Volume 2, pp.435-438.    

Mohanty, M.  (2013). “Bonded Labour and Migration, India”, In: Immanuel Ness (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Wiley- Blackwell, USA, Volume 2, pp. 721-725. 

Mohanty, M. (2012). “New renewable energy sources, green energy development and climate change: Implications to Pacific Island countries”, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 23 (3): 264-274.

Mohanty, M. (2012).  “Human Dimensions, Creativity and Environmental (Climate) Change: Implications to Pacific”, Dreadlocks: Oceans, Islands and Skies , Volume 6/7: 193-218.

Mohanty, M. (2011). “Informal social protection and social development in Pacific Island Countries: Role of NGOs and Civil Society”, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, December, 18(2): 25-56.

Mohanty, M. (2011).  ‘Urban Service Delivery and Regional Cooperation in the Pacific Island Countries: Challenges and Opportunities’, The Journal of Pacific Studies, 31(1): 59-78. 

Mohanty, M. (2011). ‘Local Hazards’, in Penuel, K. B. and Statler, M. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief, Volume 1, Sage Publication, USA, pp. 389-390.

Mohanty, M. (2009). ‘Rural-Urban Migration: An overview of current patterns and debates’, Just Change: Critical Thinking on Global Issues, Wellington, New Zealand, 4-5.  

Mohanty, M. (2009).  ‘Falling Short: Millennium Development Goals in the Pacific’, in Just Change: Critical Thinking on Global Issues, Wellington, New Zealand, February-May, 14:12.

Mohanty, M. (2006). 'Urban squatters, the informal sector and livelihood strategies of the poor in Fiji Islands'. Development Bulletin, No. 70, pp. 65-68.

Reddy, M., Mohanty, M.  and Naidu, V.  (2004). ‘Economic cost of human capital loss from Fiji: implications for sustainable development’. International Migration Review, 38 (4): 1447-62.

Reddy, M., Naidu, V.  and Mohanty, M.  (2003). ‘The urban informal sector in Fiji: results from a survey’. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 1 (1): 127-54.

Conference Proceedings

Mohanty, M. (2015).  “Climate-induced natural disaster, urban vulnerability and human security in the Pacific cities: Implications to flooding”,  In science for Human security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and Rim, 12th Pacific Science Inter- Congress Conference Proceedings, 8-11 July 2013, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. pp. 52-58. ISBN: 978-982-01 -0938-4.

Mohanty, M. (2015). “Green growth as a pathway to sustainable development: Implications top Pacific Island countries”, In S. Blaise, C. David and V. David (eds), Le Développement durable en Océanie : vers une éthique nouvelle ?", collection "Espace et développement durable, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence and Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, pp 97-114.

Mohanty, M. (2012). ‘Minimizing the environmental damage from climate change via green development’ in K. Roy and S. Kar (eds), Development Management in the Twenty First Century, Chapter 13, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA, pp. 171-188. 

Mohanty, M. (2008).  “Community development approaches to urban disaster management in small island developing states: Role of NGOs in Fiji islands”, in M. Clarke, P. Conors et al (eds), ‘Community Development and Ecology: Engaging ecological sustainability through community development’, Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights, Deakin University, Melbourne. pp. 291-312.

Mohanty, M. (2006). “Globalisation, New Labour Migration and Development in Fiji Islands”, S. Firth (ed.),  Globalisation, Governance in the Pacific Islands, , State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program Studies in State and Society in the Pacific, No. 1, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, pp 107-120.

Mohanty, M. (2002). “Human capital resource outflow and development in Fiiji Islands”. In: Lee, S.M. and Chongsithiphol, S. (eds.), E-Globalisation and the Pacific Age, Proceedings of Pan-Pacific Conference XIX, Pan-Pacific Business Association, Lincoln, USA. pp. 363-365.

Conference/Workshop Papers

Mohanty, M. (2017).  “The Diaspora Engagement: Role of Indian Diaspora in Development of Fiji” Paper presented at International Conference on India & its Diaspora Engagement: Comparative Global Practices, held on 10-11 January 2017, Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, Bangaluru, India. 

Mohanty, M. (2015).  ‘Environmental change-induced migration and urbanization in the Pacific Island Countries: Future challenges’, Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Population Geographies, 30 June-3July 2015,  The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Abstract in Conference Handbook, p 83.

Mohanty, M. (2014).   “Renewable & Green energy development and Sustainability in Pacific Island Countries: The context of Fiji”, Paper presented at International Conference on the theme: on Renewable Energy and Climate Change 2014 (ICRECC 2014), 14-18  July, USP Lower Campus, Suva, Fiji.

Mohanty, M. (2013). ‘Green Growth as a Pathway to Sustainable Development: Implications to Pacific Island Countries’, Paper presented at International Conference on Sustainable Development in Oceania: Towards a new ethics?   23-26 April, 2013, held at Koohne, Northern Province, New Caledonia.

Mohanty, M. (2013). ‘Climate-induced natural disaster, urban vulnerability and human security in the Pacific cities: Implications to flooding’. Paper presented at International Conference at12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, “Science for Human Security & Sustainable Development in the Pacific Region”, held on 8-12 July, 2013, The University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay Campus, Suva, Fiji. 

Mohanty, M. (2013). ‘Urbanisation, Development and Environmental Sustainability in Asia-Pacific Small Island States: Issues and Challenges’, Paper presented at International Conference at 12th International Asian Urbanization Conference on the theme “Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health: Challenges for the 21st Century”, held on 28-30 December, 2013, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) , Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Mohanty, M. (2012). ‘Neoliberal Urbanization-Development Nexus and Environmental Sustainability in South Asia: A Case of India’, Abstract of Paper presented at the The 8th IIDS Australia-IIMS International Conference on Development, December 16-20, 2012,  Bangkok, Thailand.p.26.  

Mohanty, M. (2011). “Urbanization, Climate change and Urban Environmental Sustainability in Small States in the Asia-Pacific Region: Future challenges and opportunities”, Abstract of Paper presented at the Eleventh Asian Urbanization Conference, 10-13 December, 2011, Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. p. 162.  

Mohanty, M. (2011). “ Neoliberal Urbanization, Green and Affordable Housing Strategy in Asia and the Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities in India”, Abstract of Paper presented at 2011 APNHR Conference Neoliberalism &  Urbanization  in Asia Pacific: Challenges & Opportunities for Housing, 8 – 10  December 2011, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, p. 55 .

Mohanty, M. and Prasad, B. C. (2011). “Suva Urban & Environmental Planning, Management and Economic & Social Development: Coping with uncertainty”, Abstract of Paper presented at 2nd Asia-Pacific Metropolitan Development Forum on  Local Economic & Social Development in Cities of the Asia Pacific Region, 21-23 November 2011, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, p. 14.

Mohanty, M. (2011). “Urban Organic Wastes, Climate Change and Green Energy Strategies: Implications to Pacific Island Countries”, Abstract of Paper presented at International Conference on Chemistry, Environment and Climate Change (ICCECC) - Focus on the Pacific, 14-16 September, 2011, USP, Suva, Fiji. p. 20

Mohanty, M. (2011). “Climate change and green tourism development in Small Pacific Island Developing States: Challenges and Opportunities”.  Abstract of Paper presented at Islands and  Small States Tourism International Conference, 12-14 September, 2011, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. P. 65.

Mohanty, M. (2010). ‘Green Development in Environmental and Climate Change Crisis: A Strategy on Minimizing the Impact in Developing Countries’,  Paper presented at International Conference on Development , Organized by International Institute of Development Studies (IIDS), Australia  & IIMS, Calcutta from 13- 18 December 2010 , Kolkata, India.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “New Renewable Energy Sources, Green Energy Development and Climate Change”, Paper presented at International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change - Focus on the Pacific (ICRECC2010), held on 6-8, December, USP, Suva, Fiji.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Rural-urban migration and its socio-economic implications to Fiji Islands”, Paper presented at International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What we can learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific, Session D: Island Peoples on the Move,   held on 29th November-3rd December 2010, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Urban Growth and Environmental Change in Pacific Cities:  Can they be Sustainable?”, Paper presented at International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What we can learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific, Session B: Sustainable Development: Illusion or Achievable Goal? held on 29th November-3rd December 2010, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Informal social protection and social development in the Pacific Island Countries: Role of NGOs and civil society”, Abstract of Paper presented at Social Policy, Social Welfare Systems and Human Security in the Pacific Conference held on 5- 7 October, 2010, Laucala Campus, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, p. 25.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Human dimensions, creativity and environmental/climate change: Implications to Pacific”, Abstract of paper presented at Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change -Oceans, Islands and Skies (OCCCC-OIS), held on 13-17, September, 2010, Laucala Campus,  The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, pp12-13.

Mohanty, M., Naidu V. and Storey, D. (2010). “Excluded Groups, Social Protection Failures and the MDGs in the Pacific Islands”, Paper presented at Islands of the World Conference XI: Celebrating Island Connectivities, held on 23-26 August, 2010, Bornholm, Denmark.

Pende, L. and Mohanty, M. (2010). “Migration to Honiara City, the Solomon Islands: Issues and challenges”, Paper presented at International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What we can learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific, Session D: Island Peoples on the Move,  held on 29th November-3rd December 2010, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Urbanisation, Global Environmental Change and impacts on Coastal Urban Areas in Pacific Island Countries: Challenges and Opportunities”, Paper presented at International Conference on Urbanisation and Global environmental Change, held on 15-17 October 2010, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

Mohanty, M. (2010). “Urban Service Delivery and Regional Cooperation in the Pacific Island Countries: Challenges and Opportunities”, Paper presented at 3rd biennial Oceania Development Network (ODN) Conference  on Regionalism and Service Delivery : Meeting the Needs of Pacific Island People, held on 14-15 April 2010, Naviti Resort, Coral Coast,  Fiji Islands.

Naidu, V. and Mohanty, M. (2009). ‘Situation Analysis of Social protection Policies, Services and Delivery Mechanisms in the Pacific’ presented at UNRISD/USP/UNICEF/Commonwealth Secretariat and UNESCAP Conference on Social Policies in Pacific Island Countries: Policy Recommendations and Impact of Current Crises, 22-23 July, Suva, Fiji.

Mohanty, M. (2009).  ‘Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Pacific Cities: Floods in Urban Fiji’, Paper presented at UNESCO/APMRN/ School of Governance and Development Studies/FBE, USP Workshop on Climate Change Related Migration, 14-15 May, 2009,  Graduate School of Business Conference Room, Statham Campus, Suva, Fiji.

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