Global Finance and Development David Hudson

ISBN: 9780415436342

Published: November 1st 2014

Hardcover

382 pages


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Global Finance and Development  by  David Hudson

Global Finance and Development by David Hudson
November 1st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 382 pages | ISBN: 9780415436342 | 8.58 Mb

The question of money, how to provide it, and how to acquire it where needed is axiomatic to development. The realities of global poverty and the inequalities between the haves and the have-nots are clear and well documented, and the gaps betweenMoreThe question of money, how to provide it, and how to acquire it where needed is axiomatic to development. The realities of global poverty and the inequalities between the haves and the have-nots are clear and well documented, and the gaps between worlds richest and the worlds poorest are ever-increasing.

But, even though funding development is assumed to be key, the relationship between finance and development is contested and complex.This book explores the variety of relationships between finance and development, offering a broad and critical understanding of these connections and perspectives.

It breaks finance down into its various aspects, with separate chapters on aid, debt, equity, microfinance and remittances. Throughout the text, finance is presented as a double-edged sword: while it is a vital tool towards poverty reduction, helping to fund development, more critical approaches remind us of the ways in which finance can hinder development. It contains a range of case studies throughout to illustrate finance in practice, including, UK aid to India, debt in Zambia, Apples investment in China, microfinance in Mexico, government bond issues in Chile, and financial crisis in East Asia.

The text develops and explores a number of themes throughout, such as the relationship between public and private sources of finance and debates about direct funding versus the allocation of credit through commercial financial markets. The book also explores finance and development interactions at various levels, from the global structure of finance through to local and everyday practices.Global Finance and Development offers a critical understanding of the nature of finance and development.

This book encourages the reader to see financial processes as embedded within the broader structure of social relationships. Finance is defined and demonstrated to be money and credit, but also, crucially, the social relationships and institutions that enable the creation and distribution of credit and the consequences thereof. This valuable text is essential reading for all those concerned with poverty, inequality and development.



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