Taking as its point of departure this documentary, itself a feature of 50 books by Samir Amin, depicts the audacious struggles of, as well as interviews with, this most outstanding intellectual of the South. In the film, Samir Amin discusses the political economy of development, capitalism and imperialism, as well as the resistance of workers … More Samir Amin: The Organic Intellectual
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?
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
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?
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
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
by Lee Wengraf. From Haymarket Books: A piercing historical explanation of poverty and inequality in African societies today and the social impact of resource-driven growth, Extracting Profit explains why Africa, in the first decade and a half of the twenty-first century, has undergone an economic boom. Rising global prices in oil and minerals have produced a scramble … More New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa
27-29th June 2018 Academics from the Global Development Institute are helping to convene a number of panels at the annual Development Studies Association conference taking place 27-29th June at The University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies of development, and demand investigation of the power relations that generate … More Call for papers: Development Studies Association Conference 2018
The YSI Economic Development Working Group is pleased to announce a Call for Papers on the theme of Productive Structures, Institutions and Distribution; as part of the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, 5-7th July 2018, De Montfort, University, Leicester, UK. CONTEXT Early development theorists, from Antonio Serra to Arthur Lewis, George … More Call for papers: Productive Structures, Institutions and Distribution