The World Social Forum: the Paradoxical Quest for Strength in Plurality – Globalizations – article

The World Social Forum: the Paradoxical Quest for Strength in Plurality

Carminda Mac Lorin | Globalizations

2019-10-23

This article is a critical review of the work of Esther Duflo, recently awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for economics, and of Daron Acemoglu, who like Duflo has received the John Bates Clark Medal in recognition of research in development economics. Aside from the differences in the two scholars’ approaches, we argue that both downplay the role of the state and of international economic structures that influence national development, thereby obscuring the actual existing causes of contemporary underdevelopment

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