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Capital In The Twenty First Century

Author : Thomas Piketty
ISBN : 9780674369542
Genre : Business & Economics
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The main driver of inequality--returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth--is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Southern Exposure

Author : Barbara P. Thomas-Slayter
ISBN : 9781565491748
Genre : Political Science
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* An issues-based approach to global change from a Southern perspective * A popular introductory text on contemporary development issues * A great companion to John Isbister’s Promises Not Kept * Replete with illustrative case studies In this era of rapid globalization, increasing poverty and inequality are creating fertile fields for anger, despair, and violence. This introductory text addresses key political and economic challenges facing Southern countries as they engage with the global system. Through the eyes of ordinary people in the Global South, such as small farmers in Kenya and garment workers in Bangladesh, Thomas-Slayter identifies critical issues that will shape twenty-first century development.

Cocaine Death Squads And The War On Terror

Author : Oliver Villar
ISBN : 9781583673072
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Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombian society. This book asks an obvious question: are the official reasons given for the wars on drugs and terror in Colombia plausible, or are there other, deeper factors at work? Scholars Villar and Cottle suggest that the answers lie in a close examination of the cocaine trade, particularly its class dimensions. Their analysis reveals that this trade has fueled extensive economic growth and led to the development of a "narco-state" under the control of a "narco-bourgeoisie" which is not interested in eradicating cocaine but in gaining a monopoly over its production. The principal target of this effort is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who challenge that monopoly as well as the very existence of the Colombian state. Meanwhile, U.S. business interests likewise gain from the cocaine trade and seek to maintain a dominant, imperialist relationship with their most important client state in Latin America. Suffering the brutal consequences, as always, are the peasants and workers of Colombia. This revelatory book punctures the official propaganda and shows the class war underpinning the politics of the Colombian cocaine trade.

Scaling Up And Out Achieving Widespread Impact Through Agricultural Research

Author : Douglas Pachico
ISBN : 9789586940641
Genre : Agriculture
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Guns Drugs And Development In Colombia

Author : Jennifer S. Holmes
ISBN : 9780292779587
Genre : History
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For decades, Colombia has contended with a variety of highly publicized conflicts, including the rise of paramilitary groups in response to rebel insurgencies of the 1960s, the expansion of an illegal drug industry that has permeated politics and society since the 1970s, and a faltering economy in the 1990s. An unprecedented analysis of these struggles, Guns, Drugs, and Development in Colombia brings together leading scholars from a variety of fields, blending previously unseen quantitative data with historical analysis for an impressively comprehensive assessment. Culminating in an inspiring plan for peace, based on Four Cornerstones of Pacification, this landmark work is sure to spur new calls for change in this corner of Latin America and beyond.

Institutional Challenges And Opportunities In Environmentally Sound Trade Expansion

Author : Aaron Joseph Cosbey
ISBN : WISC:89072838964
Genre : Argentina
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In this paper Professor Conaghan reconstructs the last five years of Alberto Fujimori, drawing on Vladi-videos coming out on a weekly basis. It examines how the plan to re-elect President Fujimori deepened authoritarianism in Peru and how the opposition's struggle against re-election reshaped the political landscape and laid the groundwork for a surprising opening to regime transition.

The South America Handbook

Author : Patrick Heenan
ISBN : 1579583334
Genre : Business & Economics
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