Political Science

Globalizing Social Justice

The Role of Non-Government Organizations in Bringing about Social Change

Author: Jeffrey Atkinson,Martin Scurrah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230277934

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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A study of the international NGO advocacy for social and environmental justice, it looks at the fundamental issues of legitimacy, accountability and democracy that such activities involve and how they are manifested. It presents case studies on trade issues, labour rights, extractive industries and indigenous people in Asia and South America.
Political Science

Global Matters for Non-Governmental Public Action

Author: Jude Howell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230290353

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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Introduction-- J.Howell Global Norms, Domestic Politics: Children's Rights and Civil Society in Argentina-- J.Grugel & E.Peruzzotti Post-9/11 Global Security Regime and Non-governmental Public Action-- J.Howell NGO Coalitions and the Global Access to Medicines Campaign: the Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Developing Countries-- D.Matthews The Influence of Transnational Non-governmental Public Actors on Policy Processes and Policy Outcomes: Rethinking North-south Relations-- R.Crook NGOs, the State and 'Cultural Values': Imagining the Global in Sri Lanka-- H.Amarasuriya & J.Spencer Alternative Media and Public Action: How Online Media Movements (Don't) Use Resources-- A.Spicer North-South Environmentalisms: Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)-- B.Doherty & T.Doyle Global Policy and the Public Action of Private Philanthropy: the Open Society Foundation-- D.Stone.
Political Science

The Currency of Power

The IMF and Monetary Reform in Central Asia

Author: A. Broome

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230278051

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

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This book examines how the International Monetary Fund engages in the politics of ideas to shape domestic institutional change. Drawing on case studies from post-Soviet Central Asia, André Broome explains that how governments interpret their policy options mediates the IMF's influence over economic reform during periods of crisis and uncertainty.
Science

Climate Terror

A Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change

Author: Sanjay Chaturvedi,Timothy Doyle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318953

Category: Science

Page: 247

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Climate Terror engages with a highly differentiated geographical politics of global warming. It explores how fear-inducing climate change discourses could result in new forms of dependencies, domination and militarised 'climate security'.
Technology & Engineering

Forestry Outlook Study for Africa

Regional Report, Opportunities and Challenges Towards 2020

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251049105

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 66

View: 6934

This regional report examines the emerging trends and considers the opportunities and challenges involved in promoting the contribution of the forest sector to Africa's sustainable development over the next two decades, including policy and institutional, demographic, economic, technological and environmental factors.
Law

Social Problems, Law, and Society

Author: Angela Kathryn Stout,Richard Alan Dello Buono,William J. Chambliss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742542075

Category: Law

Page: 429

View: 1480

This volume represents a critical, issue-oriented approach to law and society, emphasizing its important relationship to contemporary social problems. Various empirical studies within the text explore the contradictory dynamics of class as they relate to race and gender in both a national and global context, illustrating the dialectical interplay between the state and social movements in the context of the larger political economy.
Political Science

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199297771

Category: Political Science

Page: 622

View: 8415

Now in its fourth edition, this internationally successful text has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics. A comprehensive introduction to international relations, it is ideally suited to students coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a coherent, accessible, and lively account of the globalization of world politics. FEATURES * Contains work from an impressive line-up of international contributors who are experts in their fields; the chapters have been carefully edited in order to ensure an integrated and coherent style throughout the book * Covers history, theory, structures and processes, and international issues * Offers a visually stunning 4-color interior * Enhanced by a comprehensive Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199297771/) that includes a test bank, PowerPoint slides, case studies, multiple-choice questions, links to journal articles, a flashcard glossary, and--new to this edition--video clips, video pod-casts of contributors, and a news feed NEW TO THIS EDITION * Three new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics * Each chapter includes a 400-word case study * More examples from the developing world
Business & Economics

Political Economy and the Changing Global Order

Author: Richard Stubbs,Geoffrey R. D. Underhill

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195419894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 6377

Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, Third Edition, introduces undergraduate students to the rapid changes taking place in the global economy. This edited collection from top scholars in political economy examines how the economic global order is unfolding and how it will evolve over the next decade. Features: * Carefully edited so that all chapters are written in a clear and accessible form, with the needs of students in mind * Each contribution was written specifically for this volume * Covers developments at global, national, and regional levels * Examines key issues and trends as well as the changing policies of major state actors * Each chapter is followed by a list of suggested readings and a short list of key websites

Yearbook of International Organizations

Organization descriptions and cross-references. 2002/2003. Vol. 1 in parts A & B (39 ed.)

Author: Union des associations internationales,Union of international associations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598244995

Category:

Page: N.A

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Business & Economics

Die Schatten der Globalisierung

Author: Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641202779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5159

Explodierende Aktienkurse und scheinbar nie dagewesenes Wirtschaftswachstum kennzeichneten die »Goldenen Neunziger« – bis der Absturz in eine weltweite, tiefe und bis heute andauernde Rezession folgte. Was ist schief gelaufen? Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz zeigt, welchen Kräften sich der schwindelerregende Boom verdankte und inwiefern in ihm bereits die Saat der Zerstörung angelegt war. Stiglitz, als Berater der ersten Clinton-Administration und später Chefökonom der Weltbank ein intimer Kenner des »Tatorts Washington« (NZZ) und der internationalen Konzernzentralen, weiß von den strategischen Entscheidungen in den innersten Zirkeln von Politik und Wirtschaft zu berichten, aber auch von den hitzigen Debatten, die diesen vorausgingen. Selbstkritisch beleuchtet er die globalen Folgen ihres gemeinsamen Tuns: Wie ist die Fixierung auf den Defizitabbau heute zu bewerten? Wie wirkt sich die von der US-Regierung exzessiv betriebene Deregulierung des Marktes aus? Wohin hat uns die Maxime, Eigennutz diene automatisch auch der Allgemeinheit, geführt? Das Gleichgewicht zwischen Staat und Markt ist verloren gegangen, so Stiglitz’ zentrale These. Um diese Balance wiederherzustellen, entwickelt Stiglitz eine überzeugende Alternative zum Diktat des Marktes – denn das, so zeigt er auf provozierende Weise, ist nicht nur wenig sozial, sondern auf lange Sicht sogar unwirtschaftlich.
Political Science

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Living Document in a Changing World

Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783742216

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

View: 471

The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result – this volume – offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community? Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens. Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of politics, ethics, and philosophy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship – one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation.
Economic history

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 378

View: 7306

Religion

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8931

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship

Author: Mark Casson,Bernard Yeung,Anuradha Basu

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199546991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 790

View: 3568

Entrepreneurship has always been a key factor in economic growth, innovation, and the development of firms and businesses. More recently, new technologies, the waning of the "old economy", globalization, changing cultures and popular attitudes, and new policy stances have further highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Entrepreneurship is now a dynamic and expanding area of research, teaching, and debate, but there has been no standard reference work which is suitable for both established scholars and new researchers. This book fills that gap. All the major aspects of entrepreneurship are covered, including: * the start-up and growth of firms, * financing and venture capital, * innovation, technology and marketing, * women entrepreneurs, * ethnic entrepreneurs, * migration, * small firm policy, * the economic and social history of entrepreneurship. This is a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art research in entrepreneurship, written by an international team of leading scholars, and will be an essential reference for academics and policy makers, as well as being suitable for use on masters courses and doctoral programs. About the Series Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.
Social Science

Die unterste Milliarde

Warum die ärmsten Länder scheitern und was man dagegen tun kann

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641204941

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4553

Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.
United States

Z Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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