Human Development In The Era Of Globalization
Essays in Honor of Keith B. Griffin
James K. Boyce
, Stephen Cullenberg
, Prasanta K. Pattanaik
, Robert Pollin
Edited by James K. Boyce, Professor of Economics and Program Director for Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US, Stephen Cullenberg, Professor of Economics, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Professor of Economics, University of California, Riverside, US and Robert Pollin, Professor and founding Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, US
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‘This volume provides a very high quality set of papers on the relationship between globalization and human development. . . any one with interest in this wide ranging subject matter would find the volume an interesting and engaging read.’
– Global Business Review
Contributors: A. Berry, J.K. Boyce, M.D. Brenner, A. Chakrabarti, S. Cullenberg, D. Elson, M. wa Gîthînji, K.B. Griffin, S.M. Helfand, A.R. Khan, J. Knight, E.S. Levine, V.D. Lippit, T. McKinley, P.K. Pattanaik, C. Perrings, R. Pollin, C. Riskin, B. Sen, L. Shi, R. Sobhan, L. Song, B. Sutcliffe
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Honoring Keith Griffin’s more than 40 years of fundamental contributions to the discipline of economics, the papers in this volume reflect his deep commitment to advancing the well-being of the world’s poor majority and his unflinching willingness to question conventional wisdom as to how this should be done.
Four overarching themes recur in Keith Griffin’s work and this book: the need to both eradicate poverty and redress inequalities in the distribution of wealth within and among nations; the impact of growth on inequality, and conversely inequality’s impact on growth; the political economy of policy-making; and the need for openness to heterogeneity in both analytic tools and in policy recommendations. The volume begins with an introduction by the editors followed by a paper by Keith Griffin. In succeeding chapters the contributors explore strategies for reducing poverty and inequality, and provide perspectives on issues such as human development, the rural/urban divide in China, and biodiversity and sustainability.
Students, researchers, policymakers and NGO analysts exploring issues in development economics, development studies, alternative economic systems, globalization, environmental sustainability, inequality and well-being will find this book of great interest.
James K. Boyce, Stephen Cullenberg, Prasanta K. Pattanaik and Robert Pollin
A Witness of Two Revolutions
Keith B. Griffin
PART I: PERSPECTIVES ON CHINESE DEVELOPMENT
1. The Fall in Chinese Poverty: Issues of Measurement, Incidence and Cause
2. The Rural–Urban Divide and the Evaluation of Political Economy in China
John Knight, Li Shi and Lina Song
3. Socialist Fetters? Land Tenure and Economic Growth in Post-Mao Rural China
Mark D. Brenner
PART II: AGRICULTURE AND RURAL POVERTY
4. A Future for Small Farms? Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture
James K. Boyce
5. The Impact of Policy Reforms on Rural Poverty in Brazil: Evidence from Three States in the 1990s
Steven M. Helfand and Edward S. Levine
6. Has Columbia Finally Found an Agrarian Reform that Works?
PART III: DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
7. Death and Development
8. On Comparing Functioning Bundles and Capability Sets
Prasanta K. Pattanaik
9. Environment, Poverty and Development
PART IV: GLOBALIZATION AND INEQUALITY
10. Globalization and the Transition to Egalitarian Development
11. Gender Equality, Public Finance and Globalization
12. Class Transition in the Age of Globalization: Examples from the Rural Sectors in India and Kenya
Anjan Chakrabarti, Stephen Cullenberg and Mwangi wa Gîthînji
13. What Will Become of the Welfare State?
Victor D. Lippit
PART V: STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
14. The Structure and Distribution of Personal Income and Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Bangladesh During the 1990s
Azizur Rahman Khan and Binayak Sen
15. Poverty as Injustice: Refocusing the Policy Agenda
16. Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Neoliberalism
Appendix: Curriculum Vitae for Professor Keith B. Griffin