Handbook Of Alternative Theories Of Economic Development Edited By : Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh And Rainer Kattel

Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development Edited by : Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel

The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development explores the theories and approaches which, over a prolonged period of time, have existed as viable alternatives to today’s mainstream and neo-classical tenets. With a total of 40 specially commissioned chapters, written by the foremost authorities in their respective fields, this volume represents a landmark in the field of economic development. It elucidates the richness of the alternative and sometimes misunderstood ideas which, in different historical contexts, have proved to be vital to the improvement of the human condition.   For more click >> Handbook (Download the full text in PDF format)

Moment Of Truth : Tackling Israel-Palestine’s Toughest Questions Edited By: Jamie Stern-Weiner

Moment of Truth : Tackling Israel-Palestine’s Toughest Questions Edited by: Jamie Stern-Weiner

Publisher :  OR Books Paperback ISBN :  978-1-682191-14-9 E-book : 978-1-682191-15-6 About the Book More than a century on from the Balfour Declaration, more than 50 years since the fateful war of 1967, and a full decade into the inhuman siege of Gaza painfully, absurdly, almost unbelievably the Israel-Palestine conflict rolls on. Amidst a growing sense that the Palestinians’ long struggle for self-determination has reached a crossroads, if not an impasse, this volume takes stock, draw lessons from experience, and weigh paths forward. Moment of Truth seeks to clarify what it would take to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict, to assess the…

Labour Law Reforms In India: All In The Name Of Jobs Anamitra Roychowdhury

Labour Law Reforms in India: All in the Name of Jobs Anamitra Roychowdhury

About the Book Labour market flexibility is one of the most closely debated public policy issues in India. This book provides a theoretical framework to understand the subject, and empirically examines to what extent India’s ‘jobless growth’ may be attributed to labour laws. There is a pervasive view that the country’s low manufacturing base and inability to generate jobs is primarily due to rigid labour laws. Therefore, job creation is sought to be boosted by reforming labour laws. However, the book argues that if labour laws are made flexible, then there are adverse consequences for workers: dismantled job security weakens…

When Things Don’t Fall Apart Global Financial Governance And Developmental Finance In An Age Of Productive Incoherence

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

Author: Ilene Grabel Foreword by Dani Rodrik Publisher: The MIT Press ISBN: 9780262037259 About the Book 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 hoc discontinuities in global financial governance and developmental finance that are now having profound effects on emerging market and developing economies. Grabel’s chief normative claim is that the resulting incoherence in global financial governance…

Playing With Fire : Deepened Financial Integration And Changing Vulnerabilities Of The Global South Author: Yilmaz Akyuz  (Book Review By Andrew Cornford)

Playing with Fire : Deepened financial integration and changing vulnerabilities of the global south Author: Yilmaz Akyuz (Book Review by Andrew Cornford)

Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780198797173 About the Book 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 in fact accelerated in the new millennium. Integration has been greatly facilitated by progressively looser monetary policy in the United States, notably the policies that culminated in debt crises in the United States and Europe and the ultra-easy monetary policy adopted in response.…

Indian Banking: Current Challenges & Alternatives For The Future C.P. Chandrasekhar And Jayati Ghosh

Indian Banking: Current challenges & alternatives for the future C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh

Published by : AIBOC About the Book Indian banking today is at a tipping point. Banks are burdened with non-performing assets, incurring significant losses due to provisioning and unable to sustain credit growth, and therefore changes are both necessary and inevitable. There are possible strategies with very different implications: many leading banks could be restructured with state support and encouraged to regain the status they had as major instruments of development policy in the two decades after nationalization; or they could be allowed to weaken further, only to be swallowed up by large domestic and private players at bargain prices.…

Karl Marx’s ‘Capital’ And The Present: Four Essays Author: C.P. Chandrasekhar

Karl Marx’s ‘Capital’ and the Present: Four Essays Author: C.P. Chandrasekhar

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Foreword: Prabhat Patnaik Publisher: Tulika Books ISBN: 9788193401569 About the Book Capitalism has been hugely transformed in the 150 years since the publication of the first German edition of Capital, especially with the rise to dominance of finance and the overwhelming presence of financial wealth. The essays in this book, originally delivered as four public lectures, revisit Karl Marx's Capital today, to use his characterization of the essential features of capitalism and his analysis of its laws of motion as a point of departure to understand the nature of contemporary capitalism and its dynamic. They also examine the factors determining…

Why Latin American Nations Fail Edited By: Esteban Perez Caldentey And Matias Vernengo

Why Latin American Nations Fail Edited by: Esteban Perez Caldentey and Matias Vernengo

Publishers: University of California Press ISBN: 9780520290303 About the Book The question of development is a major topic in courses across the social sciences and history, particularly those focused on Latin America. Many scholars and instructors have tried to pinpoint, explain, and define the problem of underdevelopment in the region. With new ideas have come new strategies that by and large have failed to explain or reduce income disparity and relieve poverty in the region. Why Latin American Nations Fail brings together leading Latin Americanists from several disciplines to address the topic of how and why contemporary development strategies have failed to…

Sovereign Debt Crises : What Have We Learned? Edited By : Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky And Kunibert Raffer

Sovereign Debt Crises : What Have We Learned? Edited by : Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Kunibert Raffer

Publishers: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781316510445. ISBN - 10: 1316510441 About the Book There is an obvious need to learn more about why some countries succeed and others fail when dealing with debt crises. Why do some sovereign debtors overcome economic problems very quickly and at minor human rights costs for their people, while others remain trapped by debts for years struggling with overwhelming debt burdens and exacerbating economic problems and human suffering? This book analyzes fourteen unique or singular country cases of sovereign debt problems that differ characteristically from the ‘ordinary’ debtor countries, and have not yet received enough…

Advice And Dissent Author: Y.V. Reddy    (Book Review By : Andrew Cornford)

Advice and Dissent Author: Y.V. Reddy (Book Review by : Andrew Cornford)

Publisher: Harper Collins Language: English P-ISBN: 978-935-264-300-4;  E-ISBN: 978-93-5264-305-9 Book Review by : Andrew Cornford Introduction Of my encounters with Yaga Venugopal Reddy (YVR) after he stepped down from his position as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India one stands out strongly in my memory[1]. This was at the inaugural conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in Cambridge in the spring of 2010.In a session on the agenda for financial reform in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) Charles Dallara, then Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance, an industry body with a membership…