An Embarrassment of Riches and a Surplus of Shame: Can the Rich be Poor?

By Mark Peacock, This theoretical contribution to poverty studies investigates Amartya Sen’s work as a basis for examining poverty. Sen discusses two social capabilities, each essential to the avoidance of poverty; one is the ability to appear in public without feeling shame, the other the ability to participate in the life of the community. This … More An Embarrassment of Riches and a Surplus of Shame: Can the Rich be Poor?

New Book: Transition Economies – Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe & Former Soviet Union

By Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan. From Routledge: This interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, this book explores the continuous economic and social transformation of the post-socialist world. While the future … More New Book: Transition Economies – Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe & Former Soviet Union

Call For Papers: How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies?

How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies? Manifestations, Drivers and Implications 13-14 December 2018 Girton College, University of Cambridge Workshop Overview & Programme The discussions of the processes behind the growing importance of finance, financial transactions and financial motives, as well as the sustainability of the financial systems, have been located in the … More Call For Papers: How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies?

Call for Submissions: Special Issue On Mexico & Labor Movement

The editors of Journal of Labor and Society (LANDS) invite submissions for a special issue on the Mexican workers and labor movement in the contemporary era. The Mexican working class has undergone a tumultuous and uncertain period of change and reconstitution that has had significant consequences for the Mexican labor movement over the past three … More Call for Submissions: Special Issue On Mexico & Labor Movement

New book: When Things Don’t Fall Apart – Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence

By Ilene Grabel. From MIT Press: In When Things Don’t Fall Apart, Ilene Grabel challenges the dominant view that the global financial crisis had little effect on global financial governance and developmental finance. Most observers discount all but grand, systemic ruptures in institutions and policy. Grabel argues instead that the global crisis induced inconsistent and ad … More New book: When Things Don’t Fall Apart – Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence