Category Archives: Economics & Development

On SAGE Insight: Strengthening Manufacturing—How Research Can Inform Public Policy

Article title:  Strengthening Manufacturing—How Research Can Inform Public Policy: An Introduction to the Special Issue From: Economic Development Quarterly The narrative about manufacturing has changed dramatically during the past decade. Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, American manufacturing … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Insufficient Economic Convergence in the World Economy: How Do Economists Explain Why Too Many Countries Do Not Catch-up?

From Agrarian South Development is disappointing in most developing countries, at least when it is measured in terms of converging productivity and living standards with those common in developed countries. This is in sharp contrast to the optimistic prediction of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Long Working Hours and the Risk of Chronic Disease

From Social Change A discernible change in trends and nature of occupation and working hours over time has changed the prevalence of disease among people. One’s work environment, especially work stress and characteristics of the job play an important role … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: New minimum healthy living budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians

From The Economic and Labour Relations Review A budget standard indicates how much a particular family living in a particular place at a particular time needs in order to achieve a particular standard of living. A living wage must be … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on Reconsidering the Region in India: Mobilities, Actors and Development Politics

From Journal of South Asian Development               The special issue ‘Reconsidering the Region in India’, aims to develop a synthetic and theoretically nuanced account of the multifarious ways in which the idea of region has been imbricated in diverse spatial, political, cultural … Continue reading

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Addressing social issues with social science: An interview between Professor William Julius Wilson and Sara Miller McCune

How should scholars address the “wicked problem” of inequality in American society? William Julius Wilson, an expert on race relations and inequality and the 2017 SAGE-CASBS award winner, recommends an interdisciplinary approach. “I developed an overarching theory that incorporated the works … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on Understanding Migration Patterns and Migrant Experiences in Asia

From Environment and Urbanization ASIA In today’s globalized world, understanding the patterns of human mobility is key for development experts to create relevant strategies for human survival and development. Complex economic and political reasons fuel migration patterns within Asia and … Continue reading

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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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