Anti Crisis

Author : Janet Roitman
ISBN : 9780822355274
Genre : Social Science
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Taking the so-called subprime mortgage crisis as her case study, Janet Roitman analyzes "crisis" as a narrative device, explaining how the term enables some narratives and questions while foreclosing others.
Category: Social Science

Anti Crisis

Author : Janet Roitman
ISBN : 9780822377436
Genre : Social Science
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Crisis is everywhere: in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and the Congo; in housing markets, money markets, financial systems, state budgets, and sovereign currencies. In Anti-Crisis, Janet Roitman steps back from the cycle of crisis production to ask not just why we declare so many crises but also what sort of analytical work the concept of crisis enables. What, she asks, are the stakes of crisis? Taking responses to the so-called subprime mortgage crisis of 2007–2008 as her case in point, Roitman engages with the work of thinkers ranging from Reinhart Koselleck to Michael Lewis, and from Thomas Hobbes to Robert Shiller. In the process, she questions the bases for claims to crisis and shows how crisis functions as a narrative device, or how the invocation of crisis in contemporary accounts of the financial meltdown enables particular narratives, raising certain questions while foreclosing others.
Category: Social Science

Balance Of Payments Anti Crises

Author : Isabel K. Yan
ISBN : 9781451917109
Genre : Business & Economics
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Several emerging economies have, until recently, experienced large government surpluses and accelerating foreign exchange reserve accumulation. This has been accompanied by economic booms, exchange rate appreciations and in some cases increases in domestic inflation. We show that one way to understand these episodes is as manifestations of balance of payments anti-crises, as reflecting the perception that the government intends to discontinue its accumulation of reserves in the near future. The end-phase of such crises is characterized by nominal interest rates approaching their zero lower bound in accelerating fashion and, if the government targets CPI inflation, by fast increasing domestic inflation.
Category: Business & Economics

Threading Stars Of Light

Author : Van Ray Parker
ISBN : 9781466239593
Genre : Poetry
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Threading Stars Of Light is a grouping of prose poems with a theme of expression of emotions. With a craft of making The Stars Of Fate Starflakes to express emotion, and letters of Hope and Light to try to get people that have had issues with or trouble expressing a need to ask for help or receive helpful words of inspirations from friends and family.
Category: Poetry

Financial Crisis In Eastern Europe

Author : Jens Jungmann
ISBN : 3834965537
Genre : Business & Economics
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During the past few years all the regions of Europe have suffered from the effects of the World Financial Crisis. Most notably in Eastern Europe, countries have adopted different approaches to combat the crisis and the impact has been varying – politically, economically and socially. This book gives an overview of chosen countries and their situation before and during the crisis, providing a detailed view of the different regions during this difficult period. It also looks at their current status and the individual ways in which they have attempted to stimulate recovery.
Category: Business & Economics

China S Crisis Management

Author : Associate Professor Department of International Relations Jae Ho Chung
ISBN : 9781136634529
Genre : Political Science
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"This book presents a comprehensive overview of crisis management in China. It considers economic, political and military crises, and also natural disasters and public health problems. In each area it considers the nature of potential crises and their possible effects, and the degree to which China is prepared to cope with crises."--Publisher's description.
Category: Political Science

African Futures

Author : Brian Goldstone
ISBN : 9780226402383
Genre : Social Science
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Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola--but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, that future is one of the most complex issues in contemporary anthropology, as evidenced by the incredible wealth of ideas offered in this landmark volume. A consortium comprised of some of the most important scholars of Africa today, this book surveys an intellectual landscape of opposed perspectives in order to think within the contradictions that characterize this central question: Where is Africa headed? The experts in this book address Africa's future as it is embedded within various social and cultural forms emerging on the continent today: the reconfiguration of the urban, the efflorescence of signs and wonders and gospels of prosperity, the assorted techniques of legality and illegality, lotteries and Ponzi schemes, apocalyptic visions, a yearning for exile, and many other phenomena. Bringing together social, political, religious, and economic viewpoints, the book reveals not one but multiple prospects for the future of Africa. In doing so, it offers a pathbreaking model of pluralistic and open-ended thinking and a powerful tool for addressing the vexing uncertainties that underlie so many futures around the world.
Category: Social Science