Publications

CES 9 Commentaries, pp. 77-97

Jul 07, 2011
High Tech's Toxic Legacy in China By Jamie Choi Spotlight on NGO Activism: Promoting Pesticide Eco-Alternatives By Sun Jing Feature Box: Highlights of International Energy Agency-China Initiatives By Jonathan Sinton Complex Tradeoffs: Urban Transport, Land Use, Air Quality, and Health in Chengdu By Chris Nielsen A Case Study in Indoor Air Pollution and Lung Cancer in Xuan Wei, China By H. Dean Hosgood Feature Box: Energy Futures and Urban Air Pollution By Derreck Vollmer Feature Box: Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Guizhou Province By Jennifer L. Turner more

Corbalan, Maria Alejandra. Banco Mundial. Intervención y disciplinamiento. El caso Argentino, enseñanzas para América Latina. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Jul 07, 2011
Este libro analiza el papel del Banco Mundial en el proceso de reordenamiento del sistema capitalista a través de la actuación de ese organismo en el período 1990-1996 en la Argentina, años durante los cuales se llevó a cabo la reforma del Estado. Intenta desconstruir el "mito" erigido en torno del Banco Mundial, así como de otros organismos multilaterales de crédito. Como sabemos, un proceso de mitificación, en tanto experiencia de objetivación social, construye creencias, imágenes y realidades simbólicas para que sean vividas como reales y colaboren en la ratificación de un poder. El análisis de las estrategias desplegadas para ello por el Banco Mundial revela la importancia de su injerencia en procesos económicos y sociales nacionales, que sin duda puede ser considerada como una enseñanza para los países latinoamericanos. more

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Jul 07, 2011
Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan. More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.