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Development NGOs, Colonialism, Gender and Poverty in Tanzania: A Critical Case Study of Microcredit as a Neoliberal Poverty Alleviation InitiativeDownload
The deployment of microfinance as a neoliberal, market-based, development intervention in the name of poverty-alleviation and empowerment has continued to persist in international development programs, policy and discourses, despite growing critiques which illustrate that it has not significantly...
The Ethnography of Violent Economies: Neoliberalism, Microcredit NGOs, Power Inequalities, and Capability Deprivations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, BangladeshDownload
During the 1990s, microcredit, also known as “microfinance,” received global recognition as an effective social and economic development tool from major international development institutions and donor agencies, including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. The incorporation of microcredit...
The Implications of Globalization and Environmental Changes for Smallholder Peasants: The Bangladesh CaseDownload
The objective of this dissertation is to examine the socio-ecological implications of environmental changes and globalization for smallholder agrarian communities in Bangladesh. Drawing on concepts from agrarian political economy, Marxist geography and environmental sociology, this dissertation...