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Cooperatives, the State, and Corporate Power in African Export Agriculture The Case of Uganda’s Coffee Sector

Cooperatives, the State, and Corporate Power in African Export Agriculture The Case of Uganda’s Coffee Sector

1st Edition

Karin Wedig
March 18, 2019

Agriculture is a major contributor to Africa’s GDP, the region’s biggest source of employment and its largest food producer. However, agricultural productivity remains low and buyer-driven global value chains offer few opportunities for small producers to upgrade into higher value-added activities....

From Economics to Political Economy The problems, promises and solutions of pluralist economics

From Economics to Political Economy The problems, promises and solutions of pluralist economics

1st Edition

Tim B. Thornton
April 27, 2018

The discipline of economics has been increasingly criticized for its inability to illuminate the workings of the real world and to provide reliable policy guidance for the major economic and social challenges of our time.   A central problem in contemporary economics, and a problem from which many ...

Late Neoclassical Economics The restoration of theoretical humanism in contemporary economic theory

Late Neoclassical Economics The restoration of theoretical humanism in contemporary economic theory

1st Edition

Yahya M. Madra
April 27, 2018

Several contemporary economic theories revolve around different concepts: market failures, institutions, transaction costs, information asymmetries, motivational diversity, cognitive limitations, strategic behaviors and evolutionary stability. In recent years, many economists have argued that the ...

Political Economy from Below Economic Thought in Communitarian Anarchism, 1840-1914

Political Economy from Below Economic Thought in Communitarian Anarchism, 1840-1914

1st Edition

Rob Knowles
January 13, 2017

Communitarian anarchism is a generic form of socialism that denies the need for a state or any other authority over the individual from above, and which requires absolute belief that the individual cannot exist outside of a community of others. This book suggests that the communitarian anarchists ...

Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

1st Edition

Elizabeth A. Ramey
February 11, 2016

Integrating a focus on gender with Marx’s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of...

Everyday Economic Practices The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices

Everyday Economic Practices The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices

1st Edition

Savinna Chowdhury
July 20, 2015

This book brings to the forefront the significance of local everyday economic practices to development policymaking. Chowdhury's objective in unearthing these diverse activities is two-fold. She demonstrates why it is a misrepresentation to characterize all that is economic as "capitalism...

Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development Women's empowerment in the Indian informal economy

Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development Women's empowerment in the Indian informal economy

1st Edition

Elizabeth Hill
June 23, 2014

More than nine out of every ten working women in India are employed in the informal economy, unprotected by labour laws and excluded from basic forms of social security. They work as daily labourers in the fields, small producers and industrial outworkers in their own homes and as vendors on the ...

Seeking Sustainability On the prospect of an ecological liberalism

Seeking Sustainability On the prospect of an ecological liberalism

1st Edition

G. J Paton
November 11, 2013

The ideas of neoliberalism perpetuate a disembedded and dichotomised view of economy-ecology relations. The renewed interest in climate change and sustainability attests to the lack of progress achieved by the ‘sustainable development’ regime and to the need for more appropriate frameworks for ...

Political Economy from Below Economic Thought in Communitarian Anarchism, 1840-1914

Political Economy from Below Economic Thought in Communitarian Anarchism, 1840-1914

1st Edition

Rob Knowles
June 26, 2013

Communitarian anarchism is a generic form of socialism that denies the need for a state or any other authority over the individual from above, and which requires absolute belief that the individual cannot exist outside of a community of others. This book suggests that the communitarian anarchists ...

Encoding Capital The Political Economy of the Human Genome Project

Encoding Capital The Political Economy of the Human Genome Project

1st Edition

Rodney Loeppky
October 29, 2012

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Market Sense Toward a New Economics of Markets and Society

Market Sense Toward a New Economics of Markets and Society

1st Edition

Philip Kozel
June 18, 2010

This book concentrates upon the historic associations of the marketplace in the work of Aristotle, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and demonstrates how what markets were imagined to entail for society was critical to each author's understanding of the central social problems of their time....

Structuralism and Individualism in Economic Analysis The

Structuralism and Individualism in Economic Analysis The "Contractionary Devaluation Debate" in Development Economics

1st Edition

S. Charusheela
September 10, 2012

This book argues that the debates about the appropriate economic policies to follow in the developing world within the field of development economics are at heart debates about the appropriate ontology to ascribe to agents within the developing world....

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