The Political Economy Of Microfinance

✏Book Title : The Political Economy of Microfinance
✏Author : Philip Mader
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2016-01-12
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : 9781137364210
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Political Economy of Microfinance Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : The Political Economy of Financial Regulation
✏Author : Emilios Avgouleas
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2019-01-31
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9781108470360
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Political Economy of Financial Regulation Book Summary : Examines the law and policy of financial regulation using a combination of conceptual analysis and strong empirical research.

✏Book Title : The Political Economy of Low Carbon Resilient Development
✏Author : Susannah Fisher
✏Publisher : Taylor & Francis
✏Release Date : 2016-10-04
✏Pages : 172
✏ISBN : 9781317393726
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Political Economy of Low Carbon Resilient Development Book Summary : Over the last decade, policies and financing decisions aiming to support low carbon resilient development within the least developed countries have been implemented across several regions. Some governments are steered by international frameworks, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while others take their own approach to planning and implementing climate resilient actions. Within these diverse approaches however, there are unspoken assumptions and normative assessments of what the solutions to climate change are, who the most appropriate actors are and who should benefit from these actions. This book examines the political economy dynamics or the underlying values, knowledge, discourses, resources and power relationships behind decisions that support low carbon resilient development in the least developed countries. While much has been written on the politics of climate change, this book will focus on the political economy of national planning and the ways in which the least developed countries are moving from climate resilient planning to implementation. The book will use empirical evidence of low carbon resilient development planning in four countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nepal. Different approaches to low carbon resilience are critically analysed based on detailed analysis of key policy areas. This book will be of great interest to policy makers, practitioners’ students and scholars of climate change and sustainable development.

✏Book Title : Law and the Political Economy of Hunger
✏Author : Anna Chadwick
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2019-01-31
✏Pages : 220
✏ISBN : 9780192557216
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Law and the Political Economy of Hunger Book Summary : This book is an inquiry into the role of law in the contemporary political economy of hunger. In the work of many international institutions, governments, and NGOs, law is represented as a solution to the persistence of hunger. This presentation is evident in the efforts to realize a human right to adequate food, as well as in the positioning of law, in the form of regulation, as a tool to protect society from 'unruly' markets. In this monograph, Anna Chadwick draws on theoretical work from a range of disciplines to challenge accounts that portray law's role in the context of hunger as exclusively remedial. The book takes as its starting point claims that financial traders 'caused' the 2007-8 global food crisis by speculating in financial instruments linked to the prices of staple grains. The introduction of new regulations to curb the 'excesses' of the financial sector in order to protect the food insecure reinforces the dominant perception that law can solve the problem. Chadwick investigates a number of different legal regimes spanning public international law, international economic law, transnational governance, private law, and human rights law to gather evidence for a counterclaim: law is part of the problem. The character of the contemporary global food system-a food system that is being progressively 'financialized'-owes everything to law. If world hunger is to be eradicated, Chadwick argues, then greater attention needs to be paid to how different legal regimes operate to consistently privilege the interests of the wealthy few over the needs of poor and the hungry.

📒Politicized Microfinance ✍ Caroline Shenaz Hossein

✏Book Title : Politicized Microfinance
✏Author : Caroline Shenaz Hossein
✏Publisher : University of Toronto Press
✏Release Date : 2016-08-04
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781442616608
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Politicized Microfinance Book Summary : When Grameen Bank was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, microfinance was lauded as an important contributor to the economic development of the Global South. However, political scandals, mission-drift, and excessive commercialization have tarnished this example of responsible or inclusive financial development. Politicized Microfinance insightfully discusses exclusion while providing a path towards redemption. In this work, Caroline Shenaz Hossein explores the politics, histories and social prejudices that have shaped the legacy of microbanking in Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad. Writing from a feminist perspective, Hossein’s analysis is rooted in original qualitative data and offers multiple solutions that prioritize the needs of marginalized and historically oppressed people of African descent. A must read for scholars of political economy, diaspora studies, social economy, women’s studies, as well as development practitioners, Politicized Microfinance convincingly deftly argues for microfinance to return to its origins as a political tool, fighting for those living in the margins.

📒Microfinance ✍ Jude L. Fernando

✏Book Title : Microfinance
✏Author : Jude L. Fernando
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2004-08-02
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781134333318
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Microfinance Book Summary : 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.

📒Defying The Odds ✍ Eugene Versluysen

✏Book Title : Defying the odds
✏Author : Eugene Versluysen
✏Publisher : Kumarian Pr Inc
✏Release Date : 1999-05
✏Pages : 255
✏ISBN : 1565490940
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Defying the odds Book Summary : This study focuses on the growth of microfinance in the context of social and economic change--and upheavals--in developing countries. Rather than relying on one-dimensional technical analyses, Eugene Versluysen presents the experiences and achievements of microfinance institutions and their clients in the form of country-based case studies. He emphasizes how important it is for people, who have never had access to credit, to be given the opportunity to use credit to become self-sufficient and support themselves and their families. The significance of grass-roots developmental entrepreneurship and alternative poverty-reduction strategies will interest policy makers and analysts alike. Students of finance and developmental economics will see how microfinance has grown into a worldwide movement and has become one the central tenets of a new paradigm of socially-oriented--and sustainable--development. Book jacket.

📒The Microfinance Mirage ✍ Esayas Bekele Geleta

✏Book Title : The Microfinance Mirage
✏Author : Esayas Bekele Geleta
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-03-09
✏Pages : 146
✏ISBN : 9781317024095
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Microfinance Mirage Book Summary : Microfinance has long been considered a development strategy that can correct the failure of the global credit market and address the financial needs of the poor enabling them to create and run profitable business enterprises. The Microfinance Mirage argues that this neo-liberal oriented analysis overemphasises the economic argument whilst ignoring the cultural roots of inequality and subordination. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted among rural credit clients in the Northern region of Ethiopia, Esayas Bekele Geleta provides a nuanced critical analysis of microfinance challenging the common assumption that it facilitates the building of social capital, poverty reduction and the empowerment of women. Making a unique contribution to our further understanding of the microfinance industry the research 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.

✏Book Title : Politics Poverty and Microfinance
✏Author : Brian Warby
✏Publisher : Lexington Books
✏Release Date : 2015-12-29
✏Pages : 178
✏ISBN : 9781498517539
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Politics Poverty and Microfinance Book Summary : This book analyzes the effect that government institutions have on whether or not microfinance contributes to poverty alleviation in the context of Latin America. It concludes that political and economic stability, as well as law and order, have a statistically significant impact on microfinance effectiveness.

📒Seduced And Betrayed ✍ Milford Bateman

✏Book Title : Seduced and Betrayed
✏Author : Milford Bateman
✏Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
✏Release Date : 2017-05
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 9780826357977
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Seduced and Betrayed Book Summary : The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development.