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(2020-04-25)This thesis presents an ethnographic study of young lower middle class women’s engagement in the new service economy in Delhi, India. Following the economic restructuring of the 1990s, the emergence of a ‘New Middle Class’ ...
Economic Diversification and Development in Resource-dependent Economies: Lessons from Chile and Malaysia (2020-02-22)This thesis investigates the role of the state in promoting economic diversification in countries that are over-reliant on the extraction of non-renewable resources. The objective of this thesis is particularly timely given ...
The Role of Trust in the Divergent Development of Alternative Lending Channels in the UK and Germany (2020-02-22)A large body of literature in the social sciences highlights the importance of trust as a necessary condition for economic exchange and the functioning of markets. By contrast, the relationship between trust and variation ...
Mass Intellectuality of the Neoliberal State. Mass Higher Education, Public Professionalism and State Effects in Chile. (2019-12-31)How does the massification of higher education shape the neoliberal state in Chile? Our research looks at the state effects of the mass intellectuality spawned by the recent expansion of the university system. The significance ...