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Financializing Poverty

Author : Sohini Kar
ISBN : 1503604845
Genre : Business & Economics
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Introduction : enfolding the poor -- Entrepreneurship and work at the "bottom of the pyramid" -- From social banking to financial inclusion -- The reluctant moneylender -- The domestication of microfinance -- Financial risk and the moral economy of credit -- Insured death, precarious life
Category: Business & Economics

The Political Economy Of Microfinance

Author : Philip Mader
ISBN : 9781137364210
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 75.72 MB
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According to the author, rather than alleviating poverty, microfinance financialises poverty. By indebting poor people in the Global South, it drives financial expansion and opens new lands of opportunity for the crisis-ridden global capital markets. This book raises fundamental concerns about this widely-celebrated tool for social development.
Category: Political Science

Tasting Qualities

Author : Sarah Besky
ISBN : 9780520303256
Genre : Business & Economics
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What is the role of quality in contemporary capitalism? How is a product as ordinary as a bag of tea judged for its quality? In her innovative study, Sarah Besky addresses these questions by going inside an Indian auction house where experts taste and appraise mass-market black tea, one of the world's most recognized commodities. Pairing rich historical data with ethnographic research among agronomists, professional tea tasters and traders, and tea plantation workers, Besky shows how the meaning of quality has been subjected to nearly constant experimentation and debate throughout the history of the tea industry. Working across fields of political economy, science and technology studies, and sensory ethnography, Tasting Qualities argues for an approach to quality that sees it not as a final destination for economic, imperial, or post-imperial projects but as an opening for those projects.
Category: Business & Economics

The Routledge International Handbook Of Financialization

Author : Philip Mader
ISBN : 9781351390361
Genre : Business & Economics
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Financialization has become the go-to term for scholars grappling with the growth of finance. This Handbook offers the first comprehensive survey of the scholarship on financialization, connecting finance with changes in politics, technology, culture, society and the economy. It takes stock of the diverse avenues of research that comprise financialization studies and the contributions they have made to understanding the changes in contemporary societies driven by the rise of finance. The chapters chart the field’s evolution from research describing and critiquing the manifestations of financialization towards scholarship that pinpoints the driving forces, mechanisms and boundaries of financialization. Written for researchers and students not only in economics but from across the social sciences and the humanities, this book offers a decidedly global and pluri-disciplinary view on financialization for those who are looking to understand the changing face of finance and its consequences.
Category: Business & Economics

Structural Adjustment Policies And Poverty Eradication

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ISBN : UOM:39015061563659
Genre : Economic indicators
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On the poverty eradication process through government initiatives, structural adjustment in economy, and various economic indicators in post 1980 Nepal; a study.
Category: Economic indicators

Poverty Progress And Development

Author : Paul-Marc Henry
ISBN : 0710304021
Genre : Business & Economics
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Business & Economics

Greece Financialization And The Eu

Author : V. Fouskas
ISBN : 9781137273451
Genre : Social Science
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The debt crisis in Greece has sparked lively debates about the origins of the crisis and policy measures to be adopted in order to fix it. The authors offer the first original and comprehensive narrative on Greece.
Category: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook Of Poverty In The United States

Author : Stephen Haymes
ISBN : 9781317627395
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70.30 MB
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In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the context of globalization. Reorienting its national economy towards a global logic, US domestic policies have promoted a market-based strategy of economic development and growth as the obvious solution to alleviating poverty, affecting approaches to the problem discursively, politically, economically, culturally and experientially. However, the handbook explores how rather than alleviating poverty, it has instead exacerbated poverty and pre-existing inequalities – privatizing the services of social welfare and educational institutions, transforming the state from a benevolent to a punitive state, and criminalizing poor women, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants. Key issues examined by the international selection of leading scholars in this volume include: income distribution, employment, health, hunger, housing and urbanization. With parts focusing on the lived experience of the poor, social justice and human rights frameworks – as opposed to welfare rights models – and the role of helping professions such as social work, health and education, this comprehensive handbook is a vital reference for anyone working with those in poverty, whether directly or at a macro level.
Category: Social Science

Neoliberalism Globalization And Inequalities

Author : Vicente Navarro
ISBN : CORNELL:31924107164703
Genre : Medical
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The objective of this collection is to critically analyze and stimulate debate on the impact of economic, social, and political determinants, focusing on how two major developments-neoliberalism and globalization-are adversely affecting people's health and quality of life.
Category: Medical

Poverty Capital

Author : Ananya Roy
ISBN : 9781136992490
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the 2011 Paul Davidoff award! This is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless; instead it studies those who manage poverty. It sheds light on how powerful institutions control "capital," or circuits of profit and investment, as well as "truth," or authoritative knowledge about poverty. Such dominant practices are challenged by alternative paradigms of development, and the book details these as well. Using the case of microfinance, the book participates in a set of fierce debates about development – from the role of markets to the secrets of successful pro-poor institutions. Based on many years of research in Washington D.C., Bangladesh, and the Middle East, Poverty Capital also grows out of the author's undergraduate teaching to thousands of students on the subject of global poverty and inequality.
Category: Social Science

New Labor Forum

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924112301993
Genre : Labor
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Category: Labor

Financialization And Strategy

Author : Julie Froud
ISBN : 9781134314546
Genre : Business & Economics
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Considering the recent impact of the capital market on corporate strategy, this text analyzes, through argument and supportive case studies, how pressures from the capital bull market of the 1990s and bear market of the early 2000s, have reshaped management action and calculation in large, publicly quoted US and UK corporations. Beginning with the dissatisfaction with classical strategy and its limited engagement with the processes of financialization, the book moves on to cover three detailed company case studies (General Electric, Ford and GlaxoSmithKline) which use long run financial data and analysis of company and industry narratives to illustrate and explore key themes. The book emphasizes the importance of company and industry narrative, while also analyzing long term financial results, and helps to explain the limits of management action and the burden of expectations placed on corporate governance. Presenting financial and market information on trajectory in an accessible way, this book provides a distinctive, critical social science account of management in large UK and US corporations, and it is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers of business, management, political economy and non-mainstream economics. short listed for the 2007 IPEG Book Prize
Category: Business & Economics

Reducing Global Poverty

Author : Caroline O. N. Moser
ISBN : UCSC:32106018862893
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Provides a set of case studies of asset-building projects around the globe aimed at designing and implementing public policies that will increase the capital assets of the poor. Highlights the ways in which poor households and communities can move out of poverty through longer-term accumulation of capital assets"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Business & Economics

Political Economy Of Brazil

Author : Philip Arestis
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173031150137
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines a range of policy areas, such as inflation targeting, growth, public debt and fiscal policy. It contributes to the rich and ongoing debate on the economic policy reforms of the past decade in Brazil.
Category: Business & Economics

The Politics Of The New International Financial Architecture

Author : Susanne Soederberg
ISBN : UCSD:31822034452862
Genre : Business & Economics
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Recent years have witnessed a veritable epidemic of financial crises - from Mexico, through South East Asia, Russia, Brazil and now Argentina. The rich industrial countries, led by the United States, have had to respond. This book examines the G7's attempts over the past decade to re-establish rules and a degree of order in the world financial system through the creation of the Financial Stability Forum and the G20, which they are calling the New International Financial Architecture. Susanne Soederberg asks: · Why has the New International Financial Architecture emerged? · At whose initiative? · What does it involve? · What are the underlying power relations? · Who is benefiting? · Will it really work? The author argues, however, that this tinkering with the capitalist system will not achieve either sustained economic growth or stability in financial markets, let alone enhance the capability of developing countries to tackle the problems of mass poverty and social injustice.
Category: Business & Economics

Transmitting Inequality

Author : Yuval Elmelech
ISBN : UOM:39015076115099
Genre : Social Science
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In this authoritative study, Elmelech investigates the role that generational heritage plays in social stratification. Transmitting Inequality provides the essential theoretical framework for examining the institutional inequalities that shape the distribution of property and wealth in the United States.
Category: Social Science

Environment Planning

Author :
ISBN : UCLA:L0104472725
Genre : City planning
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Category: City planning

Combating Poverty And Inequality

Author : United Nations
ISBN : UCBK:C105132383
Genre : Political Science
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Poverty reduction is a central feature of the international development agenda and contemporary poverty reduction strategies increasingly focus on "targeting the poor", yet poverty and inequality remain intractable foes. The report seeks to explain why people are poor and why inequalities exist, As well as what can be done to rectify these injustices. it explores the causes, dynamics and persistence of poverty; examines what works and what has gone wrong in international policy thinking and practice; and lays out a range of policies and institutional measures that countries can adopt to alleviate poverty.
Category: Political Science