Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon

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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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About the author (2017)

Milford Bateman is a visiting professor of economics in the Faculty of Economics and Tourism at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia, and an adjunct professor in International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada.

Kate Maclean is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

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