International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom,Michael W. Gordon,John A. Spanogle

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314151025

Category: Law

Page: 298

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This reliable guide on international trade and investment provides discussion on litigation and arbitration issues, including state immunity and acts of the state. Addresses controls on imports and exports, foreign investment, expropriation, and risk insurance. Highlights extraterritorial antitrust issues, plus multilateral trade associations such as the European Union, World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other regional integration.

Losing the Global Development War

A Contemporary Critique of the IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO

Author: John Warren Head

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004161880

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This book offers a new perspective in examining the key global economic organizations - the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank (and its regional counterparts), and the World Trade Organization. Aimed at ordinary informed readers, the text draws upon the author's many years of familiarity with these organizations to evaluate them from a legal and policy perspective, touching on issues of "mission creep," "democracy deficit," and more. The book depicts such issues as the central struggles in a "Global Development War" that is now being lost because of certain ideological and institutional failings that currently afflict the global institutions. That war can be won, the author asserts, only by adopting an ideology of liberal, intelligent, participatory, multilateral, and sustainable human development.

Economic Diplomacy and the Geography of International Trade

Author: Peter A. G. van Bergeijk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781007772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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The book presents an overview of the general aspects of trade uncertainty, a central element in the analysis of economic diplomacy, illustrating that some instruments, such as sanctions (both positive and negative), increase trade uncertainty, whilst others - multilateral trade policy, for instance - aim to reduce this uncertainty. Commercial policy and bilateral economic diplomacy are explored, and economic sanctions analysed. An extensive review of the literature and empirical investigations of 161 sanctions and the commercial relationships of 37 countries provide topical and empirical perspectives on how international diplomacy may both be a cost and a benefit of the key drivers of productivity growth. Finally, policy conclusions are drawn, and a future research agenda presented.

Tied Aid and Development Aid Procurement in the Framework of EU and WTO Law

The Imperative for Change

Author: Annamaria La Chimia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782251618

Category: Law

Page: 488

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This book is the first legal treatment of tied aid and examines in detail the compatibility of tied aid with EU and WTO law. The workings of the aid projects and aid procurement systems of donor countries granting bilateral aid are fully examined through case studies from the UK, Italy, the EU and the US. Tied aid refers to aid granted to developing countries on condition that goods and services for the aid-financed projects are purchased from the donor country only. The recipient country, in order to receive the grant or the loan, has no other choice but to fulfil the condition imposed by the donor. Economists have shown that tying aid undermines the effectiveness of aid. It leads to higher costs paid for the goods and services purchased and the distortion of the nature of the aid. Further, tying frustrates the potential of aid to foster trade between developing countries - in many of these countries public bodies and, in particular, aid-financed projects are major potential outlets for trade between neighbouring states. The importance of tied aid has been pointed out in economic literature but there is surprisingly little written on the legal aspects of tied aid practices and this book seeks to fill this major gap in the literature. The book is of interest to academics in the field of EU and WTO law, NGOs and practitioners working both in the field of public procurement and development policies.

Africa, Tropical Timber, Turfs and Trade

Geographic Perspectives on Ghana's Timber Industry and Development

Author: John Henry Owusu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739174010

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book examines development issues, particularly spatial integration, in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding its tropical timber trade, and the related formal-informal operational turf creation, control and dynamics. Focusing primarily on Ghana, it examines the scramble to control the timber trade by various political and socio-economic interests, from the colonial to the neo-liberal era, and identifies and distills lessons from Ghana s experience for Development policy and practice in Africa and comparable Developing countries in the 21st Century."

US-China-EU Relations

Managing the New World Order

Author: Robert Ross,Øystein Tunsjø,Zhang Tuosheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135272808

Category: History

Page: 320

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This volume brings together a group of leading international scholars to discuss how US-China-EU relations will shape the future of international politics. Arguing that these three powers will play a key role in establishing and managing a new world order, the contributors examine how a future global order is developed by the interaction of these leading actors in the international system. The authors also address how the US, China and the EU promote cooperation and manage conflict of interests on a wide spectrum of issues including new security challenges. By linking the management of international affairs to specific policy issues, the book shows that the US-China-EU triangular configuration is a pivotal relationship for understanding contemporary international relations. This book offers a comprehensive assessment of US-China-EU interactions and will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, US foreign policy, EU politics and security studies and IR in general. Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Associate, John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Associated Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Øystein Tunsjø is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. Zhang Tuosheng is director of the research department and senior fellow at the China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies.

Guide to Reference in Business and Economics

Author: Steven W. Sowards,Elisabeth Leonard

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Focusing on print and electronic sources that are key to business and economics reference, this work is a must-have for every reference desk. Readers will find sources of information on such topics asBusiness lawE-commerceInternational businessManagement of information systemsOccupations and careersMarket researchGuide to Reference is used internationally as the “source of first resort” for identifying information and training reference professionals, and this book will help connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information on business and economics.

International and Comparative Competition Law

Author: Maher M. Dabbah

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492713

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This thorough appraisal of competition law and policy from an international and comparative perspective covers the role of different international organisations active in the area, the significance of multinational enterprises and, in particular, the differences between US and EU systems. Taking examples from regions such as Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Maher M. Dabbah looks at the law and policy in developing countries and at a regional level, the internationalisation of competition law and the doctrines of extraterritoriality, bilateral cooperation and multilateral cooperation as well as the relationship between competition and trade policy. The book should prove useful to anyone who is interested in gaining an insight into the international dimension of competition law and policy. It is written in a language and style which make such a complex topic both possible to understand and enjoyable.

Development Policy as Public Finance

Author: Clive Bell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198773665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

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This is a graduate text on the use of public economics in formulating development policy. How to raise and spend revenues in order to promote development in practice involves second-best considerations, which the analysis of the role of international trade, liberalization, and other economic reforms must take into account. Particular emphasis is placed on social cost-benefit analysis as a means to discipline public expenditure decisions. Summaries and exercises are included.

Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in East Asia

Author: Jan Melissen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118445

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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This book discusses the question of soft power and public diplomacy challenges in East Asian context. Both concepts originate in the West, and in a sense this book can therefore be seen as an exercise in critically assessing soft power and public diplomacy in a different geographical and cultural setting.

The Pure Theory of International Trade

Author: Miltiades Chacholiades

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412832557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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There has long been a need for a systematic introduction to the modern pure theory of international trade that would take the student through a careful introduction to the tools of analysis and the main logical propositions into the application of the theory to practical problems of international economic policy. Trade theory should be part and parcel of price theory, distinguished only by the fact that other countries form part of the natural opportunities--and natural constraints--that a country confronts in its efforts to bend nature to its desire to produce utility-yielding goods and services; but its exposition is often confused by the attachment of its expositors to obsolete problems and backward analytical techniques. This book covers in detail classical, neoclassical, and modern theories of international trade, with special attention to problems of equilibrium, growth, and welfare, and discusses the work of all major contributors in this field from Ricardo and Mill through Meade, Heckscher, and Ohlin, to the growth models of Johnson, Solow, and Uzawa. All problems are clearly stated and the easiest and most convenient solutions are sought in each case, with the more technical topics in the field discussed in several chapters and appendixes that may be omitted for less advanced students without interrupting the continuity of the book. The book's coverage is complete and entirely up-to-date. It is written primarily for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in international trade, but it will also serve as an important reference tool for professional economists working in this field and will be of considerable interest to students and practitioners dealing with problems of economic development and international business relationships more generally. Miltiades Chacholiades studied at the Athens School of Economics and Business Science in Athens, Greece, and received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught at New York University and the University of California in Los Angeles, and is presently Professor of Economics at Georgia State University. His articles have been published in a number of international professional economic journals.

International Environmental Law

Author: Ulrich Beyerlin,Thilo Marauhn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317685

Category: Law

Page: 484

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International Environmental Law is a new textbook written for students, practitioners, and anyone interested in the subject. The overall aim of the book is to provide a fresh understanding of international environmental law as a whole, seen in the light of climate change, biodiversity loss, and the other serious environmental challenges facing the world. The book has also been kept deliberately manageable in size by careful selection of topics and by adopting a cross-cutting synthesis of regulatory interaction in the field. This enables the reader to place international environmental law in the broader context of public international law in general, revealing at the same time that international environmental law is experimental ground for developing new legal approaches towards global governance. To this end, the authors have combined theory and practice. Apart from discussing concepts, rule-making and compliance, the book looks at options for improved coordination, harmonisation and even integration of existing multilateral environmental agreements, analysing how conflicts between various environmental regimes can be avoided or, at least, adequately managed. The authors argue that an appropriate management of international environmental relations must address the North-South divide, which continues to be a major obstacle to global environmental cooperation. Furthermore, the authors emphasise the growing human rights dimension of international environmental law. This book is an ideal 'door opener' for the further study of international environmental law. Focusing on 'international environmental governance' in a comprehensive way, it serves to explain that each institution, each actor, and each instrument is part of a multi-dimensional process in international environmental law and relations.

China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

Author: Julia Bader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135105294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines how China targets specific groups of actors in autocracies versus non-autocracies. It illustrates how the Chinese non-interference policy translates into support for incumbent leaders in autocratic countries and how the Chinese government has thereby profited from exploiting secretive decision making in autocracies to realize its own external interests such as achieving access to natural resources. In a statistical analysis of the patterns of Chinese external cooperation and their impact on the survival of autocratic leaders, the book finds some evidence that China is more likely to target autocracies with economic cooperation. However, only some forms of bilateral interaction are found to increase the prospect of survival for autocratic leaders. This important contribution to the understanding of both external factors of authoritarian endurance and China’s foreign relations, a field of study still lacking systematic investigation, will be of great interest to students and researchers in Development Studies, Asian Studies, International Relations, and International Political Economy.

Transnational Legal Orders

Author: Terence C. Halliday,Gregory Shaffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316214060

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This book offers a path-breaking, empirically grounded theory that reframes the study of law and society. It shifts research from a predominantly national context to one that places transnational, national and local lawmaking and practice within a single, coherent, analytic frame. By presenting and elaborating a new concept, transnational legal orders, Halliday and Shaffer present an original approach to legal orders that affect fundamental economic and social behaviors. The contributors generate arrays of hypotheses about how transnational legal orders rise and fall, where they compete and cooperate, and how they settle and unsettle. This original theory is applied and developed by distinguished scholars from North America, Europe and Asia in business law (taxation, corporate bankruptcy, secured transactions, transport of goods by sea), regulatory law (monetary and trade, finance, food safety, climate change), and human rights law (civil and political rights, rule of law, right to health/access to medicines, human trafficking, criminal accountability of political leaders).

Reevaluating NAFTA

Theory and Practice

Author: I. Hussain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137297174

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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Depicting NAFTA to be but a stepping stone rather than final product of regional economic integrative efforts, a chapter-specific 15-year assessment conveys the upsides and downsides of North America's Camelot moment.