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Weber’s Protestant Ethic Revisited: Explaining the Capitalism We Take for Granted

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm   /   Development, Economics, Web Articles

Author Edmund Ruge revisits the German Sociologist Max Weber’s theory of international development to see how Weber’s theory, as expressed in his classic book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism are still relevant today in the field of international development. Edmund Ruge then juxtaposes Weber’s theory of development with two other theories of development that were proposed by Karl Marx and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

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Empowering the 99%: Technology Upgrades by Small Businesses Can Boost Productivity and Growth in Latin America

Posted: May 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm   /   Development, Economics, Regional, Web Articles

Author Valentin Sierra demonstrates how ICT adoption by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can spur long-term gains in firm productivity, competitiveness, and facilitate economic development in Latin America.

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The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms

Posted: February 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm   /   Book Reviews, Development, Energy & Environment

Dr. John Olushola Magbadelo, Director for Research at the Centre for African & Asian Studies (Abuja, Nigeria), reviews “The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms” by Timothy Cadman, et al.

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Supplement to the Summer/Fall 2013 Issue: Terror on the Seas: Assessing the Threat of Modern Day Piracy

Posted: February 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm   /   Development, Economics, Law, Regional, Review Issues, Security, Web Articles

Maritime piracy is a major post-Cold War challenge to U.S. and international security. While the Greater Gulf of Aden represents the face of modern maritime piracy, the threat is larger than just the Puntland region of Somalia and the Bab el-Mandeb waterway. Brandon Prins, Ursula Daxevker, and Amanda Sanford look at the current threats posed by modern-day piracy.

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The Gordian Knot of Illicit Economies, Violent Conflict, Human Security, and Economic Development

Posted: May 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm   /   Development, Economics, From the Editors, Law, Security

On May 9th, the SAIS Review of International Affairs hosted Vanda Felbab-Brown, of the Brookings Institution, for a dynamic and engaging discussion of the illicit economy and how it relates to state-building, governance, and violence.

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