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Working PaperConnections and the Allocation of Public Benefits
We explore the relationship between connections and public transfers in decentralized poverty-targeting programmes...Sociology of economics Households Microeconomics
Working PaperCan Climate Finance Achieve Gender Equity in Developing Countries?
We develop the climate finance-gender equity framework in this paper and use the ‘contextual-procedural-distributive’ equity as a lens of analysis to examine how climate finance helps challenge, and reinforce, gender inequities in the mit...Sociology of economics Environmental economics Equity
Book ChapterPoverty in the Eyes of Brazilian Elites
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentSociology of economics Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Book ChapterPlace and Identity on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case Study
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaSociology of economics Land use Internal migration
Journal Article"Wetin We for Do?" Women Entrepreneurs and the Niger Delta Conflict
Part of Journal Special Issue Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing CountriesSociology of economics Entrepreneurship Informal sector
Working PaperPoverty in the Eyes of Brazilian Elites
This paper discusses data from a survey and in-depth interviews on elite perceptions of poverty in Brazil. De Swaan tried to identify the circumstances under which elites are willing to mobilize resources in order to promote poverty reduction...Sociology of economics Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working PaperIdentity and Space on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: a Case Study
China's urban geography has been dramatically altered over the past three decades...Sociology of economics Land use Internal migration
Book ChapterIs Social Capital Part of the Institutions Continuum and is it a Deep Determinant of Development?
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentSociology of economics Institutional economics
Book ChapterInternational Migration in an Era of Globalisation
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentEconomic development Sociology of economics Emigration and immigration
Book ChapterModern Bureaucracy
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentBureaucracy Sociology of economics Institutional economics
Working PaperModern Bureaucracy
Max Weber believed that bureaucracy could be understood by analysing its ideal-typical characteristics, and that these characteristics would become more pervasive as the modern age advanced...Bureaucracy Sociology of economics Institutional economics
Working PaperIs Social Capital Part of the Institutions Continuum and is it a Deep Determinant of Development?
There is a growing literature which analyses, using cross-country data, whether institutions or geography is the most important deep determinant of economic development...Economic development Sociology of economics Institutional economics
Working PaperMigration in the Development Studies Literature: Has It Come Out of Its Marginality?
This paper explores the role migration has played in development studies, and in debates on economic growth and poverty...Economic development Sociology of economics Emigration and immigration
Book ChapterSocial Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement
From the book: Inequality, Poverty and Well-beingSociology of economics Equality and inequality Poverty
Book ChapterWell-being and the Complexity of Poverty: A Subjective Well-being Approach
From the book: Understanding Human Well-beingSociology of economics Poverty measurement Methodology (Poverty)
Working PaperSocial Groups and Economic Poverty: A Problem in Measurement
This paper points to some elementary conflicts between the claims of interpersonal and intergroup justice as they manifest themselves in the process of seeking a real-valued index of poverty which is required to satisfy certain seemingly desirable pr...Sociology of economics Equality and inequality Poverty