Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon
Milford Bateman, Kate Maclean, James K. Galbraith
School for Advanced Research Press, 2017 - Microfinance - 368 pages
Foreword / James K. Galbraith -- Introduction: setting the scene / Milford Bateman and Kate Maclean -- Background -- The political economy of microfinance / Milford Bateman -- Poverty reduction or the financialization of poverty? / Maren Duvendack and Philip Mader -- Seduction -- Pop development and the uses of feminism / Meena Khandelwal and Carla Freeman -- Petit bourgeois fantasies : microcredit, small-is-beautiful solutions, and development's new anti-politics / Elliott Prasse-Freeman -- Kiva's staging of "peer-to-peer" charitable lending : innovating marketing or egregious deception? / Domen Bajde -- Muhammad Yunus's model of social business : a new, more humane form of capitalism or a failed "next big idea" / Milford Bateman and Sonja Novkovic -- Betrayal -- Bosnia's post-conflict microfinance experiment : a new Balkan tragedy / Milford Bateman and Dean Sinkovic -- From tigers to cats? : the rise and crisis of microfinance in rural India / Marcus Taylor -- The destructive role of microcredit in post-apartheid South Africa / Milford Bateman and Khadija Sharife -- Public goods provision aided by microfinance : an innovative or a flawed idea? / Philip Mader -- The "scandal" of Grameen : the Nobel prize, the bank, and the state in Bangladesh / Lamia Karim -- Agricultural microfinance and risk saturation / Charlotte Heales -- Alternatives -- Banking on the difference : credit unions as superior local financial institutions for the poor / Jessica Gordon-Nembhard -- Microfinance and the "woman" question / Kate Maclean -- Moral and other economies : Nijera Kori and its alternatives to microcredit / Kasia Paprocki -- The "solidarity economy" model and local finance : lessons from new left experiments in Latin America? / Milford Bateman and Kate Maclean -- Conclusion: it's the politics, stupid / Milford Bateman and Kate Maclean -- References -- Contributors -- Index
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