'Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development: Negotiating Tradition, Power and Fragility in Afghanistan'
New book by ISS PhD graduate Holly Ritchie
Published by Routledge, Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development: Negotiating Tradition, Power and Fragility in Afghanistan takes a unique look at nuanced institutional phenomena through the lens of social institutions, with a subtle appreciation of the interaction of structure and agency.
Drawing on in-depth qualitative research in Afghanistan, the case studies specifically investigate the transformation of the women’s norm of purdah, and the subsequent development of new market institutions in three women’s enterprises.
About the author
Holly Ritchie defended her PhD thesis in 2013 with distinction. She is currently a research fellow at ISS and part-time lecturer with a strong interest in gender, institutions and economic development in fragile environments.