Over the course of the last two decades, governments implemented a fundamental shift in mainstream economic policy and ushered in a period of globalization. These changes, which are commonly known as “neo-conservative,” were resisted by a range of social forces, from workers to farmers, in the universities and on the streets.

Globalization, Neo-Conservative Policies, and Democratic Alternatives is a unique edited collection of new papers by a group of internationally renowned political economists. They evaluate the failures of neo-conservative economic policies around the globe, and explore the alternative budgeting movement as an approach to economic policy making that seeks to replace the prevailing orthodoxy with a democratic alternative. Rigorous in its formulations, accessible in its style, and provocative in its approach, this book is a timely and important anthology of essays.

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Subject Political Science/Government/International
Published September 2005
Price $29.95 CDN
Pages 464 pp (Paper)
Dimensions 6″ × 8.5″ × 1″
ISBN-10 1894037227
ISBN-13 9781894037228

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About the Editors

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi teaches agrarian political economy. He is Professor of International Development Studies and Chair of the Department of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. He is also an Associated Research Professor of the Doctorado en Estudios del Desarrollo (PhD in Development Studies) in the Unidad Académica en Estudios del Desarrollode (Academic Unit in Development Studies) of the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (Autonomous University of Zacatecas), Zacatecas, Mexico. Trained as an economist, his principal research interests are in agrarian political economy, gender relations and rural change in contemporary poor countries.

Robert Chernomas is a Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York. He has published in both the academic and popular literature with respect to macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, health care economics and in the area of the socio-economic determinants of health. He has lectured in Canada, the US, China, Africa and Europe. He has spoken and written numerous times on these topics and others in the media, for unions, church groups and other activist groups, including the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He has been co-chair of the Alternative Federal Budget, active in his own union for twenty years (President, Chief Bargainer) and is currently a Board member of the Council of Canadians.

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Ardeshir Sepehri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba. Professor Sepehri has taught health economics and international trade and development. He has conducted research and published on health economics including inter-county comparisons of health costs, theoretical issues in health economics, and health policy analysis in Asia and Africa.