Category Archives: Economics & Development

On SAGE Insight: Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in South Asia

From South Asia Economic Journal The importance of relationship between energy consumption and economic growth can be seen in the literature in which it has widely been discussed. Energy consumption is directly affected by individual consumption as well as industrial … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why Asia’s Oldest Democracy is Bound to Fail

From Journal of Developing Societies It is argued that the Philippine “procedural–electoral democracy” is still far from being “consolidated” as in the levels similar to advanced liberal democracies in Northern Europe or North America. This article provides a general overview … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Education for Sustainable Development: Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation Expertise in Developing Countries

From Journal of Education for Sustainable Development Sustainable development goals can be advanced through education. Science education that prepares the coming generations for a future that includes sustainable, stable and thriving social and economic development will require multidisciplinary skills. The … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Modernizing Agriculture in Central Asia

From Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies By 2050, Central Asia will have a productive, sustainable agricultural sector based on comparative advantage. Action will have been taken to significantly reduce the high trade costs in terms of money, time, and … Continue reading

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Nico Calavita’s Incremental Advance to Scholarly Activism

Originally published on Social Science Space April 2016 Nico Calavita is, by his own admission, a sort of accidental activist scholar. During a 30-year career at the San Diego State University’s Graduate Program in City Planning, Calavita was repeatedly asked by … Continue reading

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Rural Households’ Access to Basic Amenities in India: Deprivation and Socio-economic Exclusions

From Social Change Basic amenities such as water, sanitation, electricity and drainage are essential for a secure, dignified and healthy human life. Delivery of such amenities in India has been inadequate, which is reflected in the pitiable standard of living … Continue reading

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Emerging Nations: Perspectives on past success and future challenges

From Emerging Economy Studies This article attempts to understand the forces that led to the golden decade (2001–2011) of BRIC, the four large emerging economies, Brazil, Russia, India, and China and the subsequent slowdown. Then it discusses some of the troubling … Continue reading

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Cascading Globalization and Local Response

Article title: Cascading Globalization and Local Response Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization From The Journal of Environment & Development Fishing communities around the world confront crucial dilemmas in the face of globalization. Trade liberalization may provide new opportunities for … Continue reading

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Access to modern agricultural technologies and farmer household welfare

From Millennial Asia Despite massive investments and much vaunted technological progress, growth in agricultural sector has remained more or less stagnant since 1991. It is argued that a lasting solution to the problems of rural poverty and unemployment lies in … Continue reading

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How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture?

How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture? Challenges and alternatives From Agrarian South Chemical fertilizer is one of the main inputs in Indian agriculture. The objective of this article is to study the efficiency of chemical fertilizer use … Continue reading

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Urbanization: A Solution to Poverty?

From Social Change For too long, Indian policy makers have argued that India lives in its 600,000 villages and hamlets and development policies were and are, to a substantial extent, geared to discourage rural–urban migration by (a) providing in-situ employment … Continue reading

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Special Issue on India: Globalization and People at the Margins: Experiences from the Global South

From Journal of Developing Societies This research focuses on the dispossessed, the marginal, the excluded and the empowerment of the voiceless. In this special issue, authors have tried to use the concept of marginalization in a more nuanced manner to … Continue reading

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The economic record of the UK coalition government

From National Institute Economic Review As we approach the 2015 UK General Election, this Review assesses the economic record of the 2010–15 Coalition government. The papers included in this issue cover not just an overview of developments in macroeconomic policy, … Continue reading

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The 2008 economic crisis and its outcomes for the Baltic states

Austerity as a global prescription and lessons from the neoliberal Baltic experiment From The Economic and Labour Relations Review This article analyses the 2008 economic crisis and its outcomes for the Baltic states. It then gives a genealogy of European … Continue reading

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Environment & Urbanization: Special issue on climate change

Special issue From Environment & Urbanization There are two new urgent challenges facing city and municipal governments: they now have to add climate change adaptation and contributions to mitigation to their policies, plans, regulatory frameworks and budgets. This is one … Continue reading

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