New Book: The Class Struggle in Latin America – Making History Today

By James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer. From Routledge: The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts and changing dynamics of … More New Book: The Class Struggle in Latin America – Making History Today

New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis. From Routledge: Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, … More New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development: A Better Set of Approaches for the 21st Century

By Dean Baker, Arjun Jayadev and Joseph Stiglitz. From the abstract: This paper aims to provide an intellectual basis to think about the relationship between development, intellectual property and innovation; where we currently are and what alternatives are available. For the most part, we are concerned less with the implications of current IP laws for … More Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development: A Better Set of Approaches for the 21st Century

Caveat emptor: the Graduation Approach, electronic payments and the potential pitfalls of financial inclusion

Originally posted on Developing Economics:
By Paulo L dos Santos and Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven The Graduation Approach to poverty reduction is inextricably bound up with programmes promoting financial inclusion. Proponents for the approach see it guiding a series of interventions that encourage poor households to ‘graduate’ into ‘mainstream development programmes’ which are centred on the…

New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

By Deborah M. Figart. From Palgrave: This book presents a series of political economy short stories of collective agency, weaving together the history of a progressive change with a discussion of the role of institutions to effect change. These stories highlight sustained activism around valuing caring, ending discrimination, protecting the environment, improving worker well-being, and … More New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

New Book: Playing with Fire – Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South

By Yilmaz Akyüz. From Oxford University Press: Starting in the early 1990s many emerging and developing economies (EDEs) liberalized their capital accounts, allowing greater freedom for international lenders and investors to enter their markets as well as for their residents to borrow and invest in international financial markets. Despite recurrent crises, liberalization has continued and … More New Book: Playing with Fire – Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South