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• Author :_Jude L. Fernando, American Academy of Political and Social Science
• Pages :_248 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_UVA:X004536858

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Sage Publications, Inc'

• Author :_Jude L. Fernando
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1134333307
• ISBN-13 :_9781134333301

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• Description : Microfinance is defined as the financial services offered to the poor for the purpose of promoting small-scale enterprises, and as such it is one of the most important topics in development studies and a burgeoning area in economics. This volume provides a much-needed historical, political and economic dimension to the current knowledge on microfinance. Collectively, the contributors chart the relationship between the prevailing popularity of microfinance and the consolidation of neoliberal economic ideology worldwide. They demonstrate how microfinance, as a market-friendly approach to development, coincides with the global trend towards diminishing the role of the state in economic development, basic healthcare, education and welfare. The articles in the volume focus on the empirical analyses of the experience of microfinance in women’s everyday lives, but rejects the connection between microfinance and women’s empowerment so often imputed in literature. This book offers regional, cultural and other explanations for variable assessments of microfinance and empowerment. It fills a huge gap in published microfinance literature and will be of great interest to postgraduates and professionals in the fields of economics, international finance and banking. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'

• Author :_Jude L. Fernando
• Pages :_352 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780745321714
• ISBN-13 :_0745321712

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• Description : Jude L. Fernando explores the paradoxical relationship between NGOs and capitalism, showing that supposedly progressive organizations often promote essentially the same policies and ideas as existing governments. The book examines how a diverse group of NGOs have shaped state formation in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It argues that, rather than influencing state formation for the better, NGOs have been integrated into the capitalist system and their language adopted to give traditional exploitative social relations a transformative appearance. This enlightening study will give pause to those who see NGOs as drivers of true social change and will encourage students of development studies to make a deeper analysis of state formation. [...] by Publisher : 'Pluto Press'

• Author :_Jude L. Fernando, Alan W. Heston, American Academy of Political and Social Science
• Pages :_241 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_UVA:X004150681

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Amer Academy of Political &'

• Author :_Philip Mader
• Pages :_284 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1137364211
• ISBN-13 :_9781137364210

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• Description : According to the author, rather than alleviating poverty, microfinance financialises poverty. By indebting poor people in the Global South, it drives financial expansion and opens new lands of opportunity for the crisis-ridden global capital markets. This book raises fundamental concerns about this widely-celebrated tool for social development. [...] by Publisher : 'Springer'

• Author :_Dr Esayas Bekele Geleta
• Pages :_134 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1472429206
• ISBN-13 :_9781472429209

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• Description : Making a unique contribution to our further understanding of the microfinance industry this book shows that, in some cases, microfinance can result in the disintegration of pre-existing relationships and in the disruption and destruction of the livelihoods of the poor. Exploring the impact of microfinance in one of the poorest regions of sub-Saharan Africa this book demonstrates its potential and problems and shows the complex and contradictory social and cultural environments in which projects are often located. [...] by Publisher : 'Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.'

• Author :_Judy L. Fernando
• Pages :_256 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105112979161

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• Description : Throughout the past decade, the meaning of "sustainable development" - which rose to prominence following after the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - has evolved toward a broad and integrative concept that focuses on environmental protection as well as intergenerational social equity, human rights, and social justice. As the definition of sustainable development has expanded its meaning has become even more ambiguous, and the gulf between theory and practice continue to widen. Often obscured by jargon-laden debate and embedded in capitalism, the possibilities of realizing goals of sustainable development have begun to fade while the reproduction of the socioeconomic forces that lead to unsustainable development continues to thrive. Yet to dismiss the notion of sustainable development would be a tacit acceptance of the conditions of unsustainable development. The rapidly maturing capitalism worldwide appears have brought sustainable development to an impasse both in terms of theory and in practice. Capitalism has shown remarkable creativity and power to undermine the goals of sustainable development by appropriating and exploiting the language and practices of sustainable development. To effectively engage with the interplay between capitalism and sustainable development it is urgent that the debate takes on a greater conceptual and analytical clarity and be centered on the consideration of a just world order. A specific institutional environment is needed to achieve sustainable social justice must be clearly identified and articulated in ways that could be translated into effective practice. This special issue of The ANNALS takes a radical departure from current reformist approaches to sustainable development and makes the argument for the necessity of an alternative vision of global political economy linked to strong commitment to a equity and social justice. With the help of case studies from different parts of the world, this volume examines and provides a foundation for thinking about alternative framework of analyses. Especially, it calls to reexamine the currently dominant formulations concerning the 'desirable' role of the state and no-governmental organization (NGOs) in sustainable development. Providing an in-depth look at the conditions and processes that perpetuate unsustainable development, these articles examine a myriad of pivotal topics: poverty, prosperity, insecurity, diversity, and (NGOs), overproduction and scarcity, the role of the state, cultures of instability and violence, and social justice. Social and environmental theorists, practitioners, and activists will find an innovative and ardent perspective that strives radical changes in the current discourse of sustainable development. [...] by Publisher : 'SAGE Publications, Incorporated'

• Author :_Junji Nakagawa
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1134225571
• ISBN-13 :_9781134225576

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• Description : Globalization in the 1990s provided both opportunities and challenges for developing and transition economies. Though for some, it offered the chance to achieve economic growth through active involvement in the integrated and liberalized world economy, it also increased their vulnerability to external shocks and volatility. As a consequence, stakeholders at every level of the development and transition process – international organizations, national governments and the private sector – had to review their strategies in order to adjust to the new world economic environment. As the Mexican peso crisis of 1994-1995 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 showed dramatically, the cost of maladjustment was not only very high but it also affected many more stakeholders than before, due to the contagious effects of crises. This revealing book analyzes the different methods employed to manage globalization and development. Bringing together an international team of contributors, including Barbara Stallings, Alicia Giron and J. C. Ferraz, it will prove to be a valuable resource for those involved in the fields of development economics and political economy. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'

• Author :_Elena Blanco, Jona Razzaque
• Pages :_275 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9004227067
• ISBN-13 :_9789004227064

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• Description : Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. [...] by Publisher : 'Martinus Nijhoff Publishers'

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