'The breadth of Meghnad Desai's research interests is awe-inspiring. Hence it is no surprise to see so many who are at the forefront of their respective areas represented in this volume . . . a real treat.'
Sunil Wadhwani, CBE, former member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
Meghnad Desai's work in the social sciences and his contributions to broader political and intellectual life span more than half a century. His multidisciplinary thinking and commitment to social justice, and his efforts in both the academic and political spheres, have inspired many and have highlighted the urgent need for global reforms. This volume is a celebration of Lord Desai's life and legacy from scholars and thinkers who have shared Desai's interests and who are leading contributors in their fields. The book does justice to the diversity and originality of Desai's thought, engaging with the key themes of his life's work and pointing to their relevance in understanding and tackling the challenges of the future.
Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics, UK Polly Vizard is a Research Fellow at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Development, London School of Economics, UK.
Confirmed Chapters: A Tale of 3 Cities: Model Selection in Over-, Exact, and Under-specified Equations Jennifer L. Castle and David F. Hendry Macro-Prudential Supervision C.A.E. Goodhart Indian Reforms Jagdish Bhagwati Controlling and contesting sexual norms: examples from India and Nepal Purna Sen 'Agrarian Power and Agricultural Productivity in South Asia' Revisited John Harriss Marx's 'Faustian Bargain' with Capitalism Robert Skidelsky The Hydra-Headed Crisis' Mary Kaldor Disability and Human Development Mozaffar Qizilbash)