Development served as a guiding principle in making of a new global order at the end of the colonial era half a century ago. The idea of development came under the hegemony of neoliberal economics just as the cold war ended allowing for a multi-polar global order, as seen in solipsistic terms such as “poverty,” “growth,” and “competitiveness” hijacking a universal desire for improved human civilization.This panel questions the neoliberal assumption that development is merely about material…See More
"One problem about comparing developmental context with national constitution making is that the latter is done by elected representatives through a clear(er) mandate whereas the former has to negotiate murkier power equations. I would reconsider the…"
"Keith, Thank you for opening this thread. I enjoyed reading about your 'fitful research' on the Lancashire workers and your insights on how this foregrounds the works of Marxist historians.I agree with you that informality, and the way…"
"Quite an interesting thread developing. On Alexander's question about HE's relevance for formal enterprise like investment banking, I would recommend applying Bourdieu's 'cultural capital' lens to it, which comes up quite a…"
I must really start by thanking you for feedback, and a great one. May I please respond you with a counter question perhaps for broader discussion that I’ve been asking myself for some time? First, well, to…"
You are right, trading across borders changes class dimension substantially. In most exporting industries, labour's threat to go on strike is preempted by exhaustive frameworks on the legalities, charities and branding based on labour…"
"I am learning a lot from OAC and would love to hear more about your Gandhi project!
You asked about Nepal. May I start by sharing with the group an encouraging development that the Constituent Assembly finally elected a…"
I found it interesting that both in the podcast and the book you pointed out that State was the reference point for the informalism debate of the 1970s whereas today it is a concept that is most often discussed in the context of diminishing…"
"Hello Keith, I've just recently learned about OAC and it seems to have several interesting themes running -- hope to learn and engage more soon. In the meantime, looking forward to hearing more about the Human Economy project!"