Arguing about the World: The Work and Legacy of Meghnad Desai

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Mary Kaldor, Polly Vizard
A&C Black, Dec 6, 2011 - History - 208 pages
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Meghnad Desai is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the LSE. He
is founder of LSE Global Governance. From 1990-1995 he was Director of
LSE's Development Studies Institute and has been at the LSE for over 30
years. In 1991, Meghnad Desai was created Lord Desai of St Clement
Danes. His latest book is Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of
Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism
.

By enabling leading scholars and other public figures
to explore the subjects that inspired them and Lord Desai, the
publication will offer a fascinating exploration of progress on
economics, human rights and development issues. The initiative
identifies the continuing contribution made by Lord Desai, and the
development of the themes highlighted by his work.

Topics covered include: Econometric modelling, Macro economics
and monetary theory, Development, Inequality, poverty and famines, Marx
and political economy, Globalisation and global governance, History of
economic ideas, and Nationalism in South Asia.

Contributors
include: Robert Skidelsky, Charles Goodhart, David Hendry, John Harriss,
Purna Sen and others.

 

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Contents

1 Marxs Tragedy
1
2 MacroPrudential Supervision
12
Model Selection in Over Exact and Underspecified Equations
31
4 Indian Reforms
56
Some Observations on Recent Events in India and Nepal
63
6 Agrarian Power and Agricultural Productivity in South Asia Revisited
82
7 Disability and Human Development
99
A New Experiment in Global Governance
119
9 The Hydraheaded Crisis
145
Selected Writings
158
Index
168
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Mary Kaldor is Co-director for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE.


Polly Vizard is a Research Fellow at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Development, LSE.

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