The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Microcredit, the corporatization of nongovernmental organizations, and academic activism: The example of Professor Anu Muhammad

Microcredit, the corporatization of nongovernmental organizations, and academic activism: The example of Professor Anu Muhammad
Microcredit, the corporatization of nongovernmental organizations, and academic activism: The example of Professor Anu Muhammad
Based on an interview with academic-activist Professor Anu Muhammad, this edited transcript illuminates the corporatization of nongovernmental organizations, with specific reference to perpetuating the negative effects of neoliberal microcredit practices in developing countries. It focuses upon how such corporatization is contributing to corruption and the weakened role of the state. The concept of poor-people-led cooperatives is proposed as an alternative as they are more congruent with actively maintaining cultural traditions, protecting social cohesion, and mobilizing collective community-level energy to alleviate misery and reduce poverty.
1350-5084
122–140
Chowdhury, Rashedur
d9c0a66a-90d6-46e3-8855-945863126c30
Willmott, Hugh
a75c758f-3e12-401c-ae70-7c43e253c6c2
Chowdhury, Rashedur
d9c0a66a-90d6-46e3-8855-945863126c30
Willmott, Hugh
a75c758f-3e12-401c-ae70-7c43e253c6c2

Chowdhury, Rashedur and Willmott, Hugh (2019) Microcredit, the corporatization of nongovernmental organizations, and academic activism: The example of Professor Anu Muhammad. Organization, 26 (1), 122–140. (doi:10.1177/1350508418768002).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Based on an interview with academic-activist Professor Anu Muhammad, this edited transcript illuminates the corporatization of nongovernmental organizations, with specific reference to perpetuating the negative effects of neoliberal microcredit practices in developing countries. It focuses upon how such corporatization is contributing to corruption and the weakened role of the state. The concept of poor-people-led cooperatives is proposed as an alternative as they are more congruent with actively maintaining cultural traditions, protecting social cohesion, and mobilizing collective community-level energy to alleviate misery and reduce poverty.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 1 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 May 2018
Published date: 1 January 2019

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 426043
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426043
ISSN: 1350-5084
PURE UUID: 8d76a15f-e022-4a7d-87f6-f3e5cd2081cf
ORCID for Rashedur Chowdhury: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5118-8344

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 09 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 16 May 2020 01:00

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×