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Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the ability of citizens to dissent in a democratic way. In Undervalued Dissent, Manjusha Nair argues that this democratic space has been vanishing slowly. Based on ext...(Read More)
 
 
A Great Undertaking
A Great Undertaking (July 2015)
Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial Chinese Coalmining Community
Jeff Hornibrook - Author

Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.

Jeff Hornibrook provides a unique, microcosmic look at the process of industrialization in one Chinese community at the turn of the twentieth century. Industrialization came late to China, but was ultimately embraced and hastened to aid the state’s strategic and military i...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition (December 2013)
Continuity and Change in Two Small Southern Towns
Meredith Ramsay - Author
Kirkland J. Hall Sr. - Foreword by

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Community economic development is conventionally explained using one of two models: a market model that assumes individuals always attempt to maximize their wealth, or a growth model that assumes land use is controlled by real estate developers ...(Read More)
 
 
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition (September 2010)
Factory Women in Malaysia
Aihwa Ong - Author
Carla Freeman - Introduction

New edition of the classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped laun...(Read More)
 
 
Implementation of Environmental Policies in Developing Countries
Implementation of Environmental Policies in Developing Countries (February 2008)
A Case of Protected Areas and Tourism in Brazil
José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira - Author

Uses Brazil as a case study of how governments implement environmental policies despite urgent needs for economic development.

Environmental policy implementation in developing countries faces a number of institutional obstacles. Using the case of protected areas and tourism development in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil, Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira explores how economic development interests tend t...(Read More)
 
 
Technology, Development, and Democracy
Technology, Development, and Democracy (February 2002)
International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age
Juliann Emmons Allison - Editor

The impact of internet technologies on international politics.

Technology, Development, and Democracy
examines the growing role of the Internet in international affairs, from a source of mostly officially sanctioned information, to a venue where knowledge is often merged with political propaganda, rhetoric and innuendo. The Internet not only provides surfers with up-to-the-minute stories, including sound and visual i...(Read More)
 
 
Constructing Sustainable Development
Constructing Sustainable Development (September 2000)
Neil E. Harrison - Author

Defines, analyzes, critiques, and proposes new policy solutions for achieving sustainable development.

Through a critique of the economic, technological, political, and ethical theories that are the basis for current policy, this book shows that sustainable development proposals are at least incomplete or impractical and at worst dangerously misleading.
The concept of sustainable development presents a problem for theorists and poli...(Read More)
 
 
Restructuring Development Theories and Policies
Restructuring Development Theories and Policies (September 1999)
A Critical Study
M. Shamsul Haque - Author

Explains and critiques current theories of political development.

In the contemporary global context replete with various forms of development crises, there is a growing demand for an alternative perspective. Haque explains the nature and forms of these current development crises, critiques the inadequacies of existing development theories to address such crises, restructures these theories into an alternative theoretic...(Read More)
 
 
Leapfrogging Development?
Leapfrogging Development? (August 1999)
The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring
J. P. Singh - Author

Examines how developing countries have restructured their telecommunications in order to "leapfrog" or accelerate development.

Telecommunications restructurings are now seen as important barometers in the shift among developing countries toward market-based economies. They are often posited as helping developing countries "leapfrog," or accelerate their pace of development, and "connect" with the world economy. This book shows t...(Read More)
 
 
Big Business, Strong State
Big Business, Strong State (February 1997)
Collusion and Conflict in South Korean Development, 1960-1990
Eun Mee Kim - Author

Focuses on the paradox of development in the newly industrializing country of South Korea.

This book debunks the rosy success story about South Korean economic development by analyzing how the state and businesses formed an alliance, while excluding labor, in order to attain economic development, and how these three entities were transformed in the process. The author analyzes the paradox of South Korean development from...(Read More)
 
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