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Neo-liberalism has been a disaster for Nepal
20 November, 2017,
Why is neoliberalism bad for India and Nepal? What are its major flaws? Mahabir Paudyal and Prashant Lamichhane from myRepublica caught up with Professor C.P. Chandrasekhar when he was in Kathmandu last week to discuss the impact of neo-liberal economic order in the two countries, and the prospects of a socialist-oriented economy in Nepal.
Monitoring the Evolution of Latin American Economies using a Flow-of-funds Framework
09 November, 2017, Esteban Peez Caldentey and Manuel Cruz Luzuriaga
Flow-of-funds accounting permits to monitor the financial sector in terms of flows and stocks and to analyze its relationship with the real sector. Traditionally practised in developed nations, this accounting has not experienced a parallel development in developing countries. In order to fill this gap, the paper undertakes the construction of a data base of flow-of-funds account matrices for various Latin American and Asian countries, exemplifying their use for the study of financial crisis in these regions.
The Current Upsurge of Fascism
18 October, 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
To describe the present upsurge of fascism as nationalist or populist would be misleading. Neither is it a replication of the fascism of the 1930s. However, it is marked by four features, which have been common to all fascist upsurges in the past, namely: rise of supremacism, apotheosis of unreason, proliferation of fascism as a movement, and intertwining of fascist movement and corporate capital.
The Rights of the Child and the G20 Summit
03 July, 2017, Sir Richard Jolly & Gabriele Kohler
Fresh research from UNICEF shows that the number of children in poverty, in rich countries has increased as a result of austerity policies. An average of one in five children in 41 high income countries lives in poverty. Children and their rights do not even seem to feature in the G20 manifesto, even as it stresses the ending of austerity policies and encouraging public budgets that promote development and poverty eradication.
Call for Papers for Summer School 2018
12 June, 2017,
The main theme of the forthcoming Summer School 2018 extends the primary concerns of the Summer School 2017, which explored the diversity of labour questions in the Global South, to focus primarily on the countryside and, in particular, the functioning of corporate and contract farming, and the associated global agricultural value networks (GAVNs).
Money and the Social Contract in India
13 December, 2016, Jayati Ghosh
We are now in relatively uncharted economic territory in India. But this also means that we may be entering an entirely new phase of our social contract as well.
Focus on Inequality
18 October, 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
While in its publication tracking progress towards poverty removal and curtailment of inequality, the World Bank expresses optimism over the fact that two-thirds of the countries it examined showed a positive shared prosperity premium, the author here explains why this optimism is misplaced.
Call for Applications for the Latin America/Africa/Asia/ Scholarly Collaborative Programme, Research Grants 2015
11 February, 2015,
CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs announce the launch of the South-South Scholarships 2015 for research on the theme "Education, public policy and rights: Challenges for the South" aimed at social scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The goal of this award is to encourage original research on the subject and to promote the final work through presentation at an international seminar. Nine (9) scholarships will be awarded, three (3) for each region.
South-South Tricontinental Collaborative Programme - Seventh South-South Institute "Inequality, Democracy and Development under Neoliberalism and Beyond", 3- 8 November, Bangkok, Thailand- Result
22 July, 2014,
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), executant institutions of the Latin America, Africa and Asia Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Seventh South-South Institute ''Inequality, Democracy and Development Under Neoliberalism and Beyond''.
Result: South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal
17 July, 2014,
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and theLatin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), executant institutions of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Comparative Research Workshop on the theme "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South".
Call for papers for South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal.
25 February, 2014,
Within the framework of the third phase of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), are pleased to announce the next Comparative Research Workshop on Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South. The Workshop will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 24th and 25th of July 2014.
Inequality in South Asia
25 July, 2012, Jayati Ghosh
The increase in income and consumption inequalities in the South Asian countries during their period of globalisation compared with other highly globally integrated countries such as those in Latin America suggest that South Asian governments have much to learn from the proactive policies for equity elsewhere in the world.
The Emerging Left in the Emerging World
12 June, 2012, Jayati Ghosh
In this article, the author reviews several features of emerging left movements in Latin America, Africa and developing Asia that suggest a move away from some traditional ideas associated with socialist theory and practice even as there are two important areas of continuity with the leftist thinking of the past.
Higher Education: Dealing with higher expectations
07 September, 2011, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
There has been a significant increase in enrolment in higher education in developing countries (especially Asia) in the past decade. However, this positive change also brings forth certain challenges, the most obvious of which is the challenge of generating enough employment to meet expectations of growing numbers of new graduates.
International Banks in Emerging Markets
02 June, 2011, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Early in May this year, India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, issued an unusual set of guidelines for foreign banks operating in the country. The notification stated: ''It has been decided that for all foreign banks operating in India, the CEO (chief executive officer) will be responsible for effective oversight of regulatory and statutory compliance as also the audit process and the compliance thereof in respect of all operations in India.''
The Crisis and Employment in Asia
15 February, 2010, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Ever since the global financial and economic crisis broke, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has been regularly tracking its impact on the level and quality of employment. In January 2009, the ILO (International Labour Office 2009) indicated that, under alternate scenarios, global unemployment could increase by between 18 million or 51 million people worldwide from 2007 to 2009.
Sovereign Default in the Core?
22 December, 2009, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The possibility of sovereign default flagged in by Dubai World together with the changed distribution of sovereign debt globally has created a new context: it is not governments of poor developing countries that are now the principal source of danger, but the metropolitan centres of capitalism.
G20 and the Global Power Balance
06 October, 2009, C.P. Chandrasekhar
When the 19 heads of state and a representative of the European Union declared that from now on it would be the G20 and not the G8 that would be responsible for managing global capitalism they were merely recognising the unavoidable. However, if expansion of the club responsible for managing global capitalism was unavoidable, the G20 reflects the combination which would be preferred by the leading powers.
The Financial Crisis and the Developing World
25 October, 2008, Jayati Ghosh
Violent fluctuations in stock prices along with other factors witnessed in emerging markets in the past two weeks have made it clear that the developing world is not insulated from the financial turmoil raging in industrial countries. The crisis will have different impacts in different places, depending on, in particular, the extent of integration of the capital market of the concerned developing country. An important positive fall-out of this financial crisis is that it has created an opportunity for replacing the economic model of neoliberalism with more progressive and democratic alternatives.
Appreciating Argentina
06 March, 2006, Jayati Ghosh
It used to be called the ''Paris of the South'' - and there is no doubt that Buenos Aires is a beautiful city with a very European feel. To the outside observer, it does not even appear to be in a developing country, not least because the resident population is almost completely dominated by relatively recent European migrants of the past century and a half.

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