Recent Submissions

  • TOWARDS A POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF MARKETS 

    White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary The author agues that conventional economics ignores or marginalizes the role of power and politics which are crucial factors in conditioning the variable structure and performance of markets. Using a power?based ...
  • ARE ECONOMISTS CONCERNED WITH POWER? 

    Baland, Jean?Marie; Platteau , Jean?Philippe (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary While till recently economists were essentially concerned with analysing the (free) play of market forces and their consequences, thus leaving power outside their field of investigation, the same cannot be said ...
  • POWER AS CENTRAL IN EXPLAINING ECONOMIC CHANGE: CAN KEYNES HELP? 

    Cameron, Jock (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary Economics as a subject rests upon assumptions which are not ‘economic’ but invariably, implicitly or explicitly, impute the exercise of power. Neo?classical economics pushes power into an ill?defined decision ...
  • ‘CONTRACTED?OUT’: SOME REFLECTIONS ON GENDER, POWER AND AGRARIAN INSTITUTIONS 

    Evans, Alison (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary In recent years that has been a revival of interest in the economic analysis of social institutions and market behaviour in developing economies. Whilst customary arrangements surrounding economic exchange were ...
  • THE REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARKETS: THE UNRESOLVED TENSION BETWEEN NATIONAL STATES AND TRANSNATIONAL ACCUMULATION 

    Friedmann, Harriet (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary This article depicts the rules and institutions which have attempted to regulate world commerce and investments since World War II. So far the national state has been the political arena for playing out the tension ...
  • DOMINATION AND EXPLOITATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY IN THE 1990s 

    Evans, David (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary This speculative article explores the economic and ethical aspects of inequality in the new post?cold war world and the relations of domination required to reproduce them in the context of a more general theory ...
  • COLLECTIVE POLITICS OF FOODGRAINS MARKETS IN SOUTH ASIA 

    Harriss-White, Barbara (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary With the help of case material from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Bangladesh, the politics of market organization is examined. Political parties do not have consistent positions on private trade and are responded ...
  • THE POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF ECUNOMIC MARKETS 

    Cawson, Alan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary This article presents a framework drawn from Weber for analysing markets as dynamic processes in which competition is seen as a struggle to deny opportunities to others. Markets have a tendency to monopolization ...
  • TRIADIC EXCHANGE RELATIONS: AN ILLUSTRATION FROM SOUTH INDIA 

    Janakarajan , S. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary An issue which has attracted considerable attention in the study of agrarian structure is the phenomenon of interlinked markets. Amit Bhaduri has integrated interlinkage into an analytical explanation for stagnation ...
  • MARKETING, POLITICS AND AGRARIAN CRISIS IN SUDAN 

    Elmekki, Abdelgalil; Barker, Jonathan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary In the case of Sudan, the politics of agrarian crisis grew out of, but differs from, the normal politics of agricultural marketing. From the imposition of colonial rule crop marketing structures have transformed ...
  • COMPETITION AND POWER IN RURAL MARKETS: A CASE STUDY FROM ANDHRA PRADESH 

    Olsen, Wendy (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)
    Summary In a study of two villages in Andhra Pradesh, done in 1986/87, there were clear linkages between credit transactions and sales of crops. Producers from powerful classes were able to control the timing of sales of ...
  • THE POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF MARKETS: EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION 

    White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1993)