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Working PaperVarieties of clean energy transitions in Europe: Political-economic foundations of onshore and offshore wind development
The paper introduces a novel framework for classifying different types of national political economies...Capitalism Industrial productivity Renewable energy sources
Book ChapterCapitalism and African Business Cultures
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2015)
I’m writing this editorial from Dar es Salaam, while at the 20 th anniversary workshop for Tanzania’s REPOA , one of our research partners...Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
BlogEconomic Elites, Crises, and Austerity in 21st Century Capitalism
24 September 2014 Andrés Solimano The era of neoliberal capitalism starting by the late 1970s and early 1980s promotes free trade, capital mobility, fragmented migration, privatization, deregulation and marketization...Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
BlogVarying Growth Trajectories of the West and the South: The Role of Inequality and Institutions
27 August 2014 Vladimir Popov Modern economic growth started in the West, not because of the efficiency of various capitalist institutions (elimination of serfdom, free cities, universities)...Capitalism Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Working PaperCapitalism and African Business Cultures
Scholars and practitioners once commonly linked ‘African culture’ to a distinctive ‘African capitalism’, at odds with genuine capitalism and the demands of modern business...Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
BlogWhat’s in a Name?: Human Rights, Human Development, and Human Dignity
David L. Richards Over the past decades, the terms ‘human rights’ and ‘human development’ have been characterized as being: complementary to one another, purposefully distinct from one another, or synonymous for one another...Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
BlogAfter the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Some Lessons on Transition
Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London was the setting on 19 June 2012 for the launch of the recent UNU-WIDER book Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View , edited by Gerárd Roland, a...Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
BlogThe Chilean Development Model and the Limits of Neoliberal Economics
Andrés Solimano Chile underwent a free market revolution initiated by the Pinochet regime in the 1970s and 1980s...Capitalism Democracy Economic development
BlogMaking Finance the Servant not the Master
Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good...Banks and banking Capitalism Debts, Public
Book ChapterInnovation and Dynamism: Interaction between Systems and Technical Progress
From the book: Economies in TransitionCapitalism Communist state Comparative economics
BlogReflections on Transition: Twenty Years after the Fall of The Berlin Wall
Gérard Roland The above titled book, published by Palgrave Macmillan 2012, brings together contributions from a conference that took place in Helsinki in September 2009...Capitalism Democracy Democratization
Working PaperInnovation and Dynamism: Interaction between Systems and Technical Progress
Literature on post-socialist transformation usually deals with the political, economic and social sides of it, although there have also been important changes in the field of technical advance in the last 20 years...Capitalism Communist state Comparative economics
Book ChapterThe Human Dimensions of the Global Development Process in the Early Part of the 21st Century: Critical Trends and New Challenges
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentCapitalism Economic development Globalization
Working PaperThe Human Dimensions of the Global Development Process in the Early Part of the 21st Century: Critical Trends and New Challenges
At the beginning of the twenty-first century there is a rare coincidence of profound transformations in a number of areas, in population dynamics, in human settlements, in science and technology, economics, social stratification, in the role and func...Capitalism Economic development Globalization