Found 6 article(s) for author 'Culture'

Beyond the Culture of Poverty

Beyond the Culture of Poverty. Michèle Lamont, December 31, 2015, Paper. “Understanding social life requires attending to the cultural dimension of reality. Yet, when it comes to the study of low-income populations, factoring in culture has often been a contentious project. This is because explaining poverty through culture has been equated with blaming the poor for their predicaments. Scholars have moved the debate forward by making a case for integrating culture in explanations of poverty. This requires drawing on analytical devices such as frames, narratives, institutions, repertoires, and boundaries that capture intersubjective definitions of reality …Link

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New Directions in the Sociology of Development

New Directions in the Sociology of Development. Jocelyn Viterna, 2014, Paper. “At the close of World War II, “development” evolved along two distinct paths. On the first, scholars aimed to generate theoretical understandings of social change, especially at the national level (development studies). On the second, policy makers in governments and other development-focused organizations initiated actions to promote positive social change (development practice). In this article, we review the recent trajectory of development scholarship in sociology, paying close attention to the intersections between development studies and development practice.Link

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Barclays and the LIBOR Scandal

Barclays and the LIBOR Scandal. Clayton Rose, May 2013, Case. “In June of 2012, Barclays plc admitted that it had manipulated LIBOR—a benchmark interest rate that was fundamental to the operation of international financial markets and that was the basis for trillions of dollars of financial transactions. Between 2005 and 2009 Barclays, one of the world’s largest and most important banks, manipulated LIBOR to gain profits and/or limit losses from derivative trades. In addition, between 2007 and 2009 the firm had made dishonestly low LIBOR submission rates to dampen market speculation and negative media comments about the firm’s viability during the …”  May require purchase or user account. Link verified March 28, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Firms and Global Wealth since 1850

Entrepreneurs, Firms and Global Wealth since 1850. Geoffery G. Jones, March 12, 2013, Paper. “We live today in a world where most people are poor and some are very rich, and the category in which you find yourself is largely determined not by your job, your age or your gender but by your location. Despite the fast economic growth of China and India over the past two decades, most people in the world today are very poor. Nearly 3 billion people live on less than $2 a day; almost 1 billion are illiterate…” Link Verified October 11, 2014

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Spanning the Institutional Abyss: The Intergovernmental Network and the Governance of Foreign Direct Investment

Spanning the Institutional Abyss: The Intergovernmental Network and the Governance of Foreign Direct Investment. Juan Alcacer, January 2013, Paper. “Global economic transactions such as foreign direct investment must extend over an institutional abyss between the jurisdiction, and therefore protection, of the states involved. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), whose members are states, represent an important attempt to span this abyss. IGOs are mandated variously to smooth economic transactions, facilitate global cooperation, and…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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The Power of the Family

The Power of the Family. Alberto Alesina and Paola Giuliano, April 2007, Paper. “The structure of family relationships influences economic behavior and attitudes. We define our measure of family ties using individual responses from the World Value Survey regarding the role of the family and the love and respect that children need to have for their parents for over 70 countries. We show that strong family ties imply more reliance on the family as an economic unit which provides goods and services and less on the market and on the government for social insurance…” Link

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