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Capital without borders [electronic resource] : challenges to development / edited by Ashwini Deshpande.

Conference on Development and Change (2nd : 2006 : Campos do Jordao, Brazil) [Browse]
London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2010.
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations
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"Capital Without Borders: Challenges to Development contains selected papers from the Annual Conference on Development and Change (ACDC) held at Sao Paulo in November 2006. Second in a series of three conferences, the 2006 ACDC showcased research by relatively younger scholars. While precise and rigorous alternatives to the neoliberal agenda are often overlooked in the huge volume of literature that addresses the larger issues, both aspects - the larger picture and the smaller nuts-and-bolts details - are very important, and this volume fills the gaps in the latter category. These papers were written before the global recession, and events subsequent to the conference and the writing of these papers have validated several of the concerns raised by their authors. This volume focuses on a plethora of issues from the point of view of the South. It demonstrates, for example, that if capital inflows exceed a certain volume - no matter how they are absorbed - such openness will inevitably result in a crisis in the receiving country. The popular understanding of foreign portfolio investment as more benign than foreign direct investment (FDI) is also challenged. By contrasting contemporary capital flows as well as the international capital flows of the nineteenth century, this collection highlights the role of regulation and the role of the state, and ultimately emphasizes the need for recipient country governments to exercise policy options to control the volume of foreign capital inflows."--Publisher's description.
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Conference papers and proceedings.
  • 9780857289575 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0857289578 ((electronic bk.))
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