Economists have moved in recent years beyond analyzing the manner in which the macroeconomies of different countries function and prescribing appropriate policies for dealing with domestic and external imbalances. Increasingly, they have sought to understand the complex interaction between...
Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge
Destitution, Plunder and Earthquake in Haiti
Haiti, one of the least developed and most vulnerable nations in the Western Hemisphere, made the international headlines in January 2010 when an earthquake destroyed the capital, Port-au-Prince. More than a year later, little reconstruction has taken place, in spite of a strong international...
Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge
Knut Wicksell is arguably the greatest Swedish social scientist of all time, and poverty was a theme that occupied him all his life. Indeed, it was probably Wicksell's interest in poverty that was the critical factor in drawing him away from his purely mathematical background towards a greater...
Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge
This book is concerned with the problem of achieving sustained economic growth in thirteen African countries. These are divided into three groups: the war stricken economics (Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia and Eritrea), the reform strugglers (Kenya, Cape Verde, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and...
Published August 22nd 2001 by Routledge
A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Religion in the Dominican Republic
This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case...
Published November 17th 1999 by Routledge
Growth, Environmental Concerns and Government in the 1990s
New Directions in Development Economics is divided into two parts. The first half considers the dilemna of growth with special reference to its environmental cost. The second half focuses on the role of the state in the context of the growing dominance of the free market argument. The contributors...
Published September 18th 1996 by Routledge
Perspectives on Policy Responses
While the pitiful images of famine victims generally emanate from the very poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the entire region faces an intense economic crisis. Why is this area in a state of near-permanent crisis and perhaps more importantly, what can be done about it? In Economic Crisis in...
Published July 21st 1993 by Routledge
Essays in Honour of Magnus Morner
In celebration of the life's work of modern historian Magnus M^D^D>"Orner of Gothenburg University, this collection of essays reviews the life of the rural peasant from all sides, with contributions from historians, anthropologists, economists and political scientists. Considering the changing...
Published July 11th 1990 by Routledge