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

  • December 30, 2017
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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…

Trade And Development Report 2017 Beyond Austerity: Towards A Global New Deal

Trade and Development Report 2017 Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal

  • September 18, 2017
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In sharp contrast to the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world economy remains unbalanced in ways that are not only exclusionary, but also destabilizing and dangerous for the political, social and environmental health of the planet. Even when economic growth has been possible, whether through a domestic consumption binge, a housing boom or exports, the gains have disproportionately accrued to the privileged few. At the same time, a combination of too much debt and too little demand at the global level has hampered sustained expansion of the world economy. Austerity measures adopted in the wake of…

The Cordon Sanitaire : A Single Law Governing Development In East Asia And The Arab World Ali Kadri

The Cordon Sanitaire : A Single Law Governing Development in East Asia and the Arab World Ali Kadri

This work compares the development experiences of East Asia and the Arab world. It posits that in view of the collapse in socialism and its ideological retreat, their development performances are intensely over determined by their modes of integration with world capital. For East Asia, it's through manufacturing of civilian-end use commodities and for the Arab World, through militarism. The book is a unique attempt approaching the topic from the theoretical angle using an analytical comparative perspective. Book Details Hardcover: 170 pages Book Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.3 x 21 cm Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Language: English ISBN-10: 9811048215       ISBN-13: 978-9811048210 Click…

World Economic And Social Survey 2017: Reflecting On 70 Years Of Development Policy Analysis

World Economic And Social Survey 2017: Reflecting On 70 Years Of Development Policy Analysis

Since 1947 the World Economic and Social Survey has promoted a broader understanding of development, emphasizing the importance of advancing the structural transformation of the economy, progress in social development and environmental sustainability. This year’s edition, reflecting on 70 years of development policy analysis, shows that many parallels can be drawn between the challenges currently facing the international community and those that confronted the world in the past. These lessons from the past are relevant to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In particular, the Survey highlights the importance of a stable global economy supported by coordinated…

History Of Ayutthaya Chris Baker & Pasuk Phongpaichit

History of Ayutthaya Chris Baker & Pasuk Phongpaichit

About the Book The first full history of a great commercial and political center that rose in Asia over almost five centuries. Early European visitors placed Ayutthaya alongside China and India as the great powers of Asia. Yet in 1767 the city was destroyed and its history has been neglected. This book is the first study of Ayutthaya from its emergence in the thirteenth century until its fall. It offers a wide-ranging view of social, political, and cultural history with focus on commerce, kingship, Buddhism, and war. By drawing on a wide range of sources including chronicles, accounts by Europeans,…

Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique Of India’s Currency Experiment Jayati Ghosh, C. P. Chandrasekhar And Prabhat Patnaik

Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique of India’s Currency Experiment Jayati Ghosh, C. P. Chandrasekhar and Prabhat Patnaik

About the Book On the night of 8 November 2016, at 8:15 pm, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced in a televised broadcast to the nation that with effect from midnight, currency notes of denominations Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would no longer be legal tender. In one stroke, this involved the de-recognition of over 86 per cent of the value of Indian currency in circulation with only four hours’ notice. This important book provides a quick and concise explanation of the goals, implications, initial effects and the political economy of this major demonetisation move by the Government of India.…

Interpreting The World To Change It Essays For Prabhat Patnaik; Edited By  C.P. Chandrasekhar And Jayati Ghosh

Interpreting the World to Change it Essays for Prabhat Patnaik; edited by C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh

February 2017 • 6.25 x 9.5 inches • (xvi+284) 300 pages • Hardback •  ISBN: 978-93-82381-93-8 •  Rs 850 Prabhat Patnaik’s academic insights and strong political commitment have stimulated intellectual activity and inspired personal regard across a multitude of people from all walks of life. This volume brings together contributions from some who have benefited from interaction with him over decades, in a tribute and continuing conversation. Prabhat Patnaik, born 19 September 1945 in Odisha, India, is one of the outstanding economists of his generation and a leading Marxist theoretician in the world today. Versatile in his knowledge and mastery…