This widely adopted text starts with the fundamentals--what is economic growth, what is development, and what is the relationship between these two concepts? The authors examine orthodox theories of growth grounded in different schools of economics (classical, neoclassical, Keynesian, neoliberal) before considering critical alternatives (Marxist, ......
Attempting to look squarely at several critical areas of world poverty, this reference clarifies the issues that are still being addressed as well as those that are being avoided altogether. Acknowledging that the forces stacked against the most impoverished countries are far more formidable than many are prepared to admit, this discussion ......
The Implementation of Obama's Economic Stimulus Program
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was an intervention of historic proportions in the US economy during the Great Recession. What lessons for the future can we learn from this massive federal program? In this book, scholars from public administration and public policy analyze the fraught politics and complex implementation of ARRA.
The Post-Conflict State and Its Multidimensional Crises
Peacebuilding in Africa: The Post-Conflict State and Its Multidimensional Crises argues that building enduring peace in post-conflict states in Africa requires comprehensive, state-specific approaches that address the multidimensional crises that generated civil conflict and instabilities in these countries. Contributors examine states such as ......
Managing Cooperatives in the Global Economy offers both theoretical arguments and practical insights into how the value-based cooperative model of business provides an effective institutional mechanism for addressing the development challenges in today's competitive economy in different countries across the globe.
Based on participant observation approach and first-hand interviews with key actors, this book examines how Bersih became a movement that aggregated the collective grievance of Malaysians and brought Malaysian sociopolitical activism to a new level.
Bridging Theoretical Reasoning with Economic Practice
It is an inspiring, interdisciplinary study in the field of social sciences that analyses the most important challenges facing the world economy and modern civilization. Grzegorz W. Kolodko explains in a comprehensible way the contradictions of ideas and interests and practical ways of solving them and its implications for our future.
This book uses critical qualitative and narrative inquiry methods to discuss intercommunal conflicts in Kaduna, Nigeria. More broadly, the author examines these conflicts within the context of postcolonial African crises and local peacebuilding.
Dependency, Resource Nationalism, and Resistance in Broad Perspective
This cutting-edge book presents a broad picture of global capitalism and extractivism in contemporary Latin America. Leading scholars examine the cultural patterns involving gender, ethnicity, and class that lie behind protests in opposition to extractivist projects and the contrast in responses from state actors to those movements.