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Analyzing Legal Formality and Informality: Lessons from Land Titling and Microfinance Programs 1

Antara Haldar and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This paper critically examines the validity of the prescriptions of conventional law and economics theory using evidence from two programs aimed at poverty alleviation through improving ... More


The Turn

Stuart Rutherford

in The Pledge: ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380651
eISBN:
9780199869312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380651.003.10006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In 1991 Choudhury's resistance to microcredit collapsed. Indeed, he saw opportunities in microcredit that had not been seized by early pioneers such as Grameen Bank and BRAC. He saw ways to make ... More


Power/Knowledge in Microfinance

Lamia Karim

in Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the powers inherent in discursive knowledge production, in order to explain why Bangladesh, a nation with a rich culture and a remarkable resilience in the face of adversity, ... More


Rural Credit and Mobility in India

Susan Wolcott

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the operation of rural credit markets in the postbellum South in the mirror of colonial India. Using the records of the 1929–1930 Provincial Bank Enquiry Committees (PBECs) and ... More


The Research Terrain

Lamia Karim

in Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the means by which the Grameen Bank and associated NGOs have obtained informal sovereignty—a phenomenon the author terms, “NGO governmentality.” Under the microfinance ... More


Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Lamia Karim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks ... More


The Logical Ethics of a ‘Neoliberal Bricolage’: The World Bank, the UN, and the Rock Stars

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 outlines parts of the neoliberal values and visions to which the activists in the GJM are opposed. Activists protest against neoliberal ideas and international financial institutions like ... More


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