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The Quality of life by Martha Craven Nussbaum( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable. In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide-ranging investigation." "The essays include examination of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability-based assessment of the quality of life. Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage. Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender-based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards. The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life."--Jacket
Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities by Martha Craven Nussbaum( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of women's quality of life thus addresses questions which have a particular urgency. It aims to describe the basic situation of all women and so develops a universal account that can answer the charges of 'Western imperialism' frequently made against such accounts. The contributors confront the issue of cultural relativism, criticizing the relativist approach which, in its desire to respect different cultural traditions, can result in indifference to injustice. An account of gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in various areas in which quality of life is measured. These issues are related throughout to the specific contexts of India, Bangladesh, China, Mexico, and Nigeria through a series of case studies. Disciplines represented include philosophy, economics, political science, anthropology, law, and sociology
The evolving new global environment for the development process by United Nations University( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inflation stabilization : the experience of Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Mexico by World Institute for Development Economics Research( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource abundance and economic development by R. M Auty( )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explains the disappointing performance of resource-abundant countries by extending the growth accounting framework to include natural and social capital
Democracy and efficiency in the economic enterprise by Ugo Pagano( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book provide a thorough and empirical critique of the orthodox belief amongst economists that any shift away from central planning to more democratic forms of enterprise control would be unworkable
The Political economy of hunger by Jean Drèze( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a major report on world hunger instigated by the World Institute for Development Economics Research, this volume deals with possible solutions to the problem of regular outbreaks of famine in various parts of the world
New sources of development finance by A. B Atkinson( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different funding sources. It examines a series of new and controversial proposals, including global taxes such as a carbon tax, a global lottery, pre-commitment of aid, increased private donations, and increased remittances by emigrants"--Provided by publisher
Made in Africa : learning to compete in industry by Carol Newman( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines an industrialization strategy to help Africa compete in global markets. It draws on case studies and qualitative research from Africa to understand what drives firm-level productivity in low-income countries. The results show that while traditional concerns such as infrastructure, skills, and the regulatory environment are important, they alone will not be sufficient for Africa to industrialize. The book also addresses how industrialization strategies will need to adapt to the region's growing resource abundance
Global insecurity : restructuring the global military sector by Mary Kaldor( )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half of the 1990s was a period of great optimism about humanitarian intervention. In the aftermath of the Cold War, it was hoped that the international community could begin to act cohesively in defence of fundamental international principles and that a global security policy aimed at the prevention of conflict and upholding human rights could be established. The actual experience of this period, however, has been sobering. Agreements engineered from above, like the Dayton Agreement or the Oslo Agreement, have mixed consequences. Efforts at humanitarian relief have often ended up f
Advancing development : core themes in global economics by Amartya Sen( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from the world's leading scholars and policy-makers, this text presents the key issues in developing economics in a non-technical and engaging style
Wider angle by World Institute for Development Economics Research( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality, growth, and poverty in an era of liberalization and globalization by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume suggests that the recent rise in income inequality was caused to a considerable extent by a policy-driven worsening in factorial income distribution, wage spread, and spatial inequality. In this regard, the volume discusses the distributive impact of reforms in trade and financial liberalization, taxation, public expenditure, safety nets, and labour markets. The volume thus represents one of the first attempts to analyse systematically the relation between policy changes inspired by liberalization and globalization and income inequality. It suggests that capital account liberalization appears to have had on average the strongest disequalizing effect, followed by domestic financial liberalization, labour market deregulation, and tax reform. Trade liberalization had unclear effects, while public expenditure reform often had positive effects
Varieties of stabilization experience : towards sensible macroeconomics in the Third World by Lance Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will save the forests? : knowledge, power, and environmental destruction( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines conflicts of the management of forest resources in various parts of the world
Human well-being : concept and measurement by Mark McGillivray( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human well-being is a core global issue. Achieving and sustaining higher levels of well-being is challenge for individual citizens, governments and international organisations world-wide. Measures of human well-being levels are an integral part of this process, being used increasingly to monitor and evaluate conditions within and among countries. Not only has the number of indicators of human well-being increased appreciably in recent years, but demands that they capture more fully progress in the various dimensions of human well-being have also increased. A key demand is that these indicators need to more fully capture the non-economic dimensions of well-being. This book provides insights into how human well-being might be better measured, by undertaking conceptual and empirical research into the assessment of achieved human well-being. It does this by taking stock of and reviewing various concepts and measures and providing recommendations for future practice and research
Spatial inequality and development by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an introduction to spatial and regional inequality. Drawing on data from 25 countries from around the world, it examines the questions: What exactly is spatial inequality? Why does it matter? And what should be the policy response to it?"--Provided by publisher
Growth, inequality, and poverty : prospects for pro-poor economic development by Anthony F Shorrocks( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of papers examining the pressing issue of increasing inequality in the distribution of income in developing countries
Development success : historical accounts from more advanced countries by Augustin Kwasi Fosu( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What lessons can be learned from "developed" countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-term growth and development, this book provides historical accounts of the development strategies of a select set of advanced countries. Each case study typically presents the country's "successes" and the root causes of those successes. Organized into three parts, it covers The Nordics (Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark), Other Industrially Advanced Countries (Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland), and Transition Economies (Czech, Hungary, and Poland). Although the book stresses that development strategies are, by and large, country and context-specific, the historical accounts are full of recurrent themes, which should provide useful lessons for developing countries and emerging economies."--Publisher's website
Personal wealth from a global perspective by World Institute for Development Economics Research( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is great media fascination in the activities and lifestyles of the super-rich. But personal wealth is also important for those of more modest means - as a store of potential consumption, as a cushion against emergencies, and as collateral for business and investment loans. This book is the first global study of household assets and debts. It documents not only the level, distribution, and trend of wealth holdings in rich nations, but also addresses developing countries like China and India. The situation in Latin America and Africa is given attention along with the experiences of Russia and other transition countries. Components of household wealth like financial assets, land, and property are examined, as well as the gender division. Worldwide, it is estimated that the richest 2% own more than half of total global wealth, and that this group resides almost exclusively in North America, Western Europe, and rich Asia-Pacific countries."--Jacket
 
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Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities
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Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilitiesInflation stabilization : the experience of Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and MexicoResource abundance and economic developmentDemocracy and efficiency in the economic enterpriseThe Political economy of hungerNew sources of development financeGlobal insecurity : restructuring the global military sectorAdvancing development : core themes in global economics
Alternative Names
Institut mondial de recherche sur l'économie du développement

Institut mondial pour le développement des recherches économiques

Instituto mundial de investigaciones de economica del desarrollo

Queen Elizabeth House

U.N.U./w.I.D.E.R.

UN/WIDER

United Nations Institut Mondial de Recherche sur l'Economie du Développement

United Nations University Institut Mondial de Recherche sur l'Economie du Développement

United Nations University. WIDER

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Resarch

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research

Universidad de las Naciones Unidas Instituto Mundial de Investigaciones de Economía del Desarrollo

Université des Nations Unies, Institut mondial pour le développement des recherches économiques

Université des Nations Unies (Tokyo) World Institute for Development Economics Research

Univerzita OSN. World Institute for Development Economics Research

UNU/WIDER.

UNU. World Insititute for Development Economics Research

UNU World Institute for Development Economics

UNU. World Institute for Development Economics Research

UNU World Institute of Development Economics Research

W.I.D.E.R.

W.I.D.E.R. (World Institute for Development Economics Research)

WIDER

WIDER Foundation.

WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research)

World Institute for Development Economic Research

World institute for development economics research

World Institute for Development Economics Research (Helsinki)

World Institute of Development Economic Research.

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