Seduced And Betrayed: Exposing The Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon.


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Microfinance began as the disbursement of tiny loans to the poor, which they could use to undertake informal income-generating activities. It went on to become one of the most popular international development policies of all time and a mainstay of local development and antipoverty programs across the Global South. The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development. The contributors contend that over the last twenty years, microfinance policies have exacerbated poverty and exclusion, undermined gender empowerment, underpinned a massive growth in inequality, destroyed solidarity and trust in the community, and, overall, manifestly weakened those local economies of the Global South where it reached critical mass. They use qualitative anthropological, economic, and political-economic research to unpack the ideas and values that have allowed microfinance to "seduce" the world and blind so many to its corrosive effects. 6 x 9 in., 376 pages, 1 halftone, 5 tables. Milford Bateman is a visiting professor of economics in the Faculty of Economics and Tourism at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula and an adjunct professor in international development studies at Saint Mary's University. Kate Maclean is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at the University of London.

Title: Seduced And Betrayed: Exposing The Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon.


Categories: ECONOMICS.,

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque in association with School for Advanced Research Press: 2017.:

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Book Condition: Softcover. Brand new book.

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Keywords: (Key Words: Microfinance, Economics, Milford Bateman, Kate Maclean, Anthropology).