Stunted Lives Stagnant Economies

Stunted Lives  Stagnant Economies

Using Argentina as a case study, Eileen Stillwaggon argues that making good health available to everyone is not a scientific problem but an economic one.

Author: Eileen Stillwaggon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813558859

Category: Poor

Page: 342

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Using Argentina as a case study, Eileen Stillwaggon argues that making good health available to everyone is not a scientific problem but an economic one.
Categories: Poor

Stunted Lives Stagnant Economies

Stunted Lives  Stagnant Economies

PUBLIC HEALTH / ECONOMICS / LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES " This is a fascinating , lively , and well - written book . ... Stunted Lives , Stagnant Economies describes in vivid detail the living conditions of the poor in developing countries ...

Author: Eileen Stillwaggon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813524946

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 342

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An important study on the impact of poverty on health and the effect of poor health on national economies and human development This is a fascinating, lively, and well-written book. The author has a clear message which she states at the beginning, namely, that health is primarily an economic, not a medical problem, and she follows that to the end.Keith Griffin, University of California, Riverside Houses made of rags and flattened soda cans, filthy water that breeds disease, counterfeit medicines, no access to decent medical care how can children growing up in such an environment become productive workers contributing to a developing economy? Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies describes in vivid detail the living conditions of the poor in developing countries and the diseases and injuries that result from this environment of need. Most of the diseases that affect the poor cholera, summer diarrhea, tuberculosis, lice, worms, leprosy result from the poverty of their environment. Poverty also determines the availability and effectiveness of the medical response. Using Argentina as a case study, Eileen Stillwaggon argues that making good health available to everyone is not a scientific problem but an economic one. The debt crisis of the 1980s and the subsequent structural adjustment policies adopted by most developing countries exacerbated the problems faced by the poor. What kind of future can a nation build when the health of the majority of the population its workforceÑis at risk or compromised because social services have been reduced? Without adequate health care and social services, people cannot live up to their potential, and the spiral of poverty continues. But there are ways to fight this cycle of poverty.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Cities From Scratch

Cities From Scratch

Mike Davis, Planet of Slums (London: Verso, 2006); Eileen Stillwaggon, Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies: Poverty, Disease, and Underdevelopment (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998); United Nations Human Settlements ...

Author: Brodwyn Fischer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822377498

Category: History

Page: 304

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This collection of essays challenges long-entrenched ideas about the history, nature, and significance of the informal neighborhoods that house the vast majority of Latin America's urban poor. Until recently, scholars have mainly viewed these settlements through the prisms of crime and drug-related violence, modernization and development theories, populist or revolutionary politics, or debates about the cultures of poverty. Yet shantytowns have proven both more durable and more multifaceted than any of these perspectives foresaw. Far from being accidental offshoots of more dynamic economic and political developments, they are now a permanent and integral part of Latin America's urban societies, critical to struggles over democratization, economic transformation, identity politics, and the drug and arms trades. Integrating historical, cultural, and social scientific methodologies, this collection brings together recent research from across Latin America, from the informal neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City, Managua and Buenos Aires. Amid alarmist exposés, Cities from Scratch intervenes by considering Latin American shantytowns at a new level of interdisciplinary complexity. Contributors. Javier Auyero, Mariana Cavalcanti, Ratão Diniz, Emilio Duhau, Sujatha Fernandes, Brodwyn Fischer, Bryan McCann, Edward Murphy, Dennis Rodgers
Categories: History

Economic Action in Theory and Practice

Economic Action in Theory and Practice

Death without weeping: The violence of everyday life in Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press ... The other path: The economic answer to terrorism. ... Stunted lives, stagnant economics: Poverty, disease and underdevelopment.

Author: Donald Wood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857241177

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Contains 14 chapters that focus on various aspects of economic organization and behaviour, mostly based on empirical fieldwork conducted by the authors themselves. This title takes a look at urban food provisioning in Cameroon and an investigation into entrepreneurial activities in the rapidly-changing economy of Cairo.
Categories: Social Science

Argentina s Economic Growth and Recovery

Argentina s Economic Growth and Recovery

Stillwagon, E., Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies, New Brunswick, NJ and London: Rutgers University Press, 1998. Stokes, S., Mandates and Democracy: Neo-liberalism by Surprise in Latin America, New York: Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Michael Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136503481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This book examines the causes of the economic and political crisis in Argentina in 2001 and the process of strong economic recovery. It poses the question of how a country which defaulted on its external loans and was widely criticized by international observers could have succeeded in its growth and development despite this decision in 2002. It examines this process in terms of the impact of neo-liberal policies on the economy and the role of development strategy and the state in recovering from the crisis
Categories: Business & Economics

The International Political Economy of the Environment

The International Political Economy of the Environment

( Forthcoming ) . “ Rules and Politics in International Integration : Environmental Regulation in NAFTA and the EU . ” Environmental Politics 9 ( 4 ) . Stillwaggon , Eileen . ( 1998 ) . Stunted Lives , Stagnant Economies .

Author: Dimitris Stevis

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555879802

Category: Nature

Page: 309

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An investigation of the framing of both environmental problems and solutions to clarify the particular political dynamics and preferences that they reflect and legitimate. All the chapters raise theoretical questions at the core of research and policymaking that values social equity and health.
Categories: Nature

Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives

Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives

His research focuses on Ghana and recent Africa Diasporan religion, post-independence political economy, popular culture, ... She has also written the 1998 book, Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies: Poverty, Disease, and Underdevelopment, ...

Author: Helen Lauer

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789988647711

Category: Social Science

Page: 738

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This compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus in September 2003. Hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme, the symposium had the theme 'Canonical Works and Continuing Innovation in African Arts & Humanities'.
Categories: Social Science

Origin s of Design in Nature

Origin s  of Design in Nature

A Fresh, Interdisciplinary Look at How Design Emerges in Complex Systems, Especially Life Liz Swan, Richard Gordon, ... She also wrote the 1998 book, Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies: Poverty, Disease, and Underdevelopment, ...

Author: Liz Swan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400741560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 812

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Origin(s) of Design in Nature is a collection of over 40 articles from prominent researchers in the life, physical, and social sciences, medicine, and the philosophy of science that all address the philosophical and scientific question of how design emerged in the natural world. The volume offers a large variety of perspectives on the design debate including progressive accounts from artificial life, embryology, complexity, cosmology, theology and the philosophy of biology. This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. www.springer.com/series/5775
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Planet of Slums

Planet of Slums

71 Asef Bayat, “Un-civil society: The politics of the 'informal people'”, Third World Quarterly 18:1 (1997), pp. 56–57. 72 Eileen Stillwaggon, Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies, New Brunswick 1998, p. 67.

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844671601

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Celebrated urban theorist Davis provides a global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor.
Categories: Political Science

Provisional Cities

Provisional Cities

Eileen Stillwaggon, Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies: Poverty, Disease and Underdevelopment (New Brunswick NJ, 1998): 67; cf Mike Davis, Planet of Slums (London and Brooklyn: Verso, 2007): 121. Mike Davis, '“The Imperial City and the ...

Author: Renata Tyszczuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317074045

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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This book considers the provisional nature of cities in relation to the Anthropocene – the proposed geological epoch of human-induced changes to the Earth system. It charts an environmental history of curfews, admonitions and alarms about dwelling on Earth. ‘Provisional cities’ are explored as exemplary sites for thinking about living in this unsettled time. Each chapter focuses on cities, settlements or proxy urbanisations, including past disaster zones, remote outposts in the present and future urban fossils. The book explores the dynamic, changing and contradictory relationship between architecture and the global environmental crisis and looks at how to re-position architectural and urban practice in relation to wider intellectual, environmental, political and cultural shifts. The book argues that these rounder and richer accounts can better equip humanity to think through questions of vulnerability, responsibility and opportunity that are presented by immense processes of planetary change. These are cautionary tales for the Anthropocene. Central to this project is the proposition that living with uncertainty requires that architecture is reframed as a provisional practice. This book would be beneficial to students and academics working in architecture, geography, planning and environmental humanities as well as professionals working to shape the future of cities.
Categories: Architecture