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DR. ISTVAN RADO

DR. ISTVAN RADO

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GSSE PROGRAM

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION & CONCENTRATION

Istvan Rado is a lecturer at the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand, and member of the Community Economies Institute,
a non-profit organization that fosters thought and practice to help communities survive well together. His research interests revolve around topics in development and social innovation, with a focus on grassroots social innovation strategies. He is moreover interested in action research using appreciative inquiry and social impact assessment methods.

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate:
GS215: Case Study. People & Communities

GS230: Introduction to Global Studies
GS240: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
GS440: Community-Based Learning Initiative 1

Graduate:
GS603: Approaches to Social Innovation (co-lecturer)
GS731: Project Management and Impact Assessment (coordinator)

PUBLICATIONS

Publication :
  1. Istvan Rado (under review): “Municipal solid waste management in a Thai semi-urban context: Identifying the gaps”. Submitted to: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
  2. Istvan Rado & Seri Thongmak (forthcoming): “A Quiet Resistance: Karen Woman Entrepreneurs Lead Saving Groups in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand” . In: Hossein, Caroline Shenaz & Christabell P.J. (eds): Community Economies in The Global South: Case Studies About Rotating Savings and Credit Associations and Economic Cooperatives. Oxford University Press
  3. Istvan Rado, Mei-Fei Lu, I-Chen Lin and Ken Aoo (2021): “Societal Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Asian Rural Societies: A Multi-Sectoral Social Capital Approach in Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan”. Sustainability, 13(5), 2747
  4. Istvan Rado and Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman (2020): “Exploring the Variety of Social Innovation Strategies: Case Studies from Thailand and Taiwan”. Asian Review 33, (1) 2020, pp. 56–78.
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    PROJECTS & AWARDS

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      PH.D. (POLITICAL SCIENCE)UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA2015
      MAG.RER. SOC.OEC. (SOCIO–POLITICS)UNIVERSITY OF LINZ, AUSTRIA2006

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