SID Netherlads new book on 'Economic Growth and the Common Good. From crisis to sustainable development'

New Publication

Twenty years ago, economic planning and protectionism were held responsible for poverty and stagnation. Nowadays it is the market that is blamed, not only for increased poverty and income inequality, but also for the dismantling of public services and ecological destruction. Yesterday's solutions have become today's problems. Liberalization and privatization have left people and environment at the mercy of the free market. The mightiest are reaping the benefits, the weakest are footing the bill.

Meanwhile the global economy is being hit by one crisis after another: financial crises, an energy crisis, a food crisis and of course the poorest countries and people are affected the most. In this volume current insights and sticky policy dilemmas will be identified, and their implications assessed for the policies of organizations and institutions in the field of international cooperation.

The book, just launched by the SID Netherlands Chapter, is edited by Bernard Berendsen with contributions by politicians and academics, such as: Rick van der Ploeg (University of Oxford), Frank den Butter (Commission on Growth and Development), Diane Elson (University of Essex), Martin Wolf (Financial Times), Josè Edgardo Campos (World Bank), Luc Soete (UNU-MERIT), Vijay Paranjpye (University of Pune), Ad Melkert (UNDP), Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development).

ISBN 9789460221026 | 308 pages | 2010 | € 26.50 | English | Available at SID Netherlands (www.sid-nl.org)