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xxix, 385 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction -- REGIME ENCOUNTERS: TRADE AND HUMAN RIGHTS -- 2. Trade and Human Rights in Historical Perspective -- 3. The Global Justice Movement -- 4. Inter-regime Contestation -- 5. The Limits of Coherence -- THE TRADE REGIME AND THE NEOLIBERAL TURN -- 6. Against Objectivism -- 7. Embedded Liberalism and Purposive Law -- 8. Neoliberalism and the Formal-technical Turn -- 9. Trade in Services -- CONCLUSION -- 10. Conclusion: After Neoliberalism?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199592647 20160606
The rise of economic liberalism in the latter stages of the 20th century coincided with a fundamental transformation of international economic governance, especially through the law of the World Trade Organization. In this book, Andrew Lang provides a new account of this transformation, and considers its enduring implications for international law. Against the commonly-held idea that 'neoliberal' policy prescriptions were encoded into WTO law, Lang argues that the last decades of the 20th century saw a reinvention of the international trade regime, and a reconstitution of its internal structures of knowledge. In addition, the book explores the way that resistance to economic liberalism was expressed and articulated over the same period in other areas of international law, most prominently international human rights law. It considers the promise and limitations of this form of 'inter-regime' contestation, arguing that measures to ensure greater collaboration and cooperation between regimes may fail in their objectives if they are not accompanied by a simultaneous destabilization of each regime's structures of knowledge and characteristic features. With that in mind, the book contributes to a full and productive contestation of the nature and purpose of global economic governance.
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x, 523 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Editors' introduction / Chantal Thomas and Joel P. Trachtman
  • Developing countries and the GATT/WTO system : some reflections on the idea of free trade and Doha round trade negotiations / B.S. Chimni
  • Dysfunction, diversion, and the debate over preferences : (how) do preferential trade policies work? / Jeffrey L. Dunoff
  • Trade and development : systemic lessons from WTO experience with implementation, trade facilitation, and Aid for Trade / J. Michael Finger
  • Asymmetry in the Uruguay round and in the Doha round / Sylvia Ostry
  • Developing countries, the Doha round, preferences, and the right to regulate / Joel P. Trachtman
  • Robert Hudec and the theory of international economic law : the law of global space / David M. Trubek and M. Patrick Cottrell
  • Winners and losers in the panel stage of the WTO dispute settlement system / Bernard Hoekman, Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis
  • Access to justice in the WTO : a case for a small-claims procedure? / HaÌŠkan Nordström and Gregory Shaffer
  • With a little help from our friends? Developing country complaints and third-party participation / Marc L. Busch and Eric Reinhardt
  • MFN and the third-party economic interests of developing countries in GATT/WTO dispute settlement / Chad P. Bown
  • Economic development and the World Trade Organization : proposal for the agreement on development facilitation and the Council for Trade and Development in the WTO / Yong-Shik Lee
  • Special and differential treatment in agricultural trade : breaking the impasse / Tracey D. Epps and Michael J. Trebilcock
  • TRIPS 3.0 : policy calibration and innovation displacement / Daniel J. Gervais
  • Trade and competition policy in the developing world : is there a role for the WTO? / Daniel J. Gifford and Robert T. Kudrle
  • The GATS and developing countries : why such limited traction? / Bernard Hoekman
  • Development by moving people : unearthing the development potential of a GATS visa / Sungjoon Cho
  • Justice, the Bretton Woods Institutions, and the problems of inequality / Frank J. Garcia.
With contributions from some of the leading experts in international trade, law, and economics, Joel P. Trachtman and Chantal Thomas have compiled a comprehensive volume that looks at the positioning of developing countries within the WTO system. These chapters address some of the most pressing issues facing these countries, while reflecting on Robert E. Hudec's groundbreaking book, Developing Countries in the GATT Legal System. In his landmark contribution, Hudec argued against preferential and non-reciprocal treatment for developing countries. He did so on the basis of a combination of economic, political and legal insights that persuasively demonstrated that non-reciprocal treatment would not benefit developing countries. It is a testament to Hudec's legacy that his analysis is still the object of scholarly discussion more than 20 years later. The first part of this book evaluates the general situation of developing countries within the WTO. The second part examines market access and competition law within these countries.Lastly, it discusses the special arrangements these countries have with international financial institutions, the developing country's capacity to litigate, and an analysis of the country's level of participation in WTO dispute settlements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195383614 20160528
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xviii, 139 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
  • Proliferating preferential trade agreements
  • Why has the pandemic broken out?
  • Why PTAs are a pox on the world trading system
  • What do we do now?
Jagdish Bhagwati, an internationally renowned economist known for his insightful analyses and elegant writing, here shines a critical light on Preferential Trade Agreements, revealing how the rapid spread of PTAs endangers the world trading system. Preferential Trade Agreements, many taking the form of Free Trade Agreements, now number over 300 and are rapidly increasing. Bhagwati reveals how these agreements have recreated the unhappy situation of the protectionist 1930s, when world trade was undermined by discriminatory practices (today, ironically, as a result of a misdirected pursuit of free trade). The world trading system is definitely at risk again, the author argues, and the danger is palpable. Indeed, PTAs have created a chaotic system of preferences that has destroyed the principle of non-discrimination in trade. The trading system today is characterized by a blizzard of discriminatory barriers, each designed to favor some specific trading partner, so that we have what Bhagwati has called the "spaghetti bowl" problem. And while the big firms in the big countries can cope with the chaos, though at a cost, the author shows that small countries and small exporters are seriously handicapped. He also examines how FTAs are typically tied to extraneous issues such as openness to capital flows and inappropriate labor standards, so that the weaker nations, negotiating one-on-one with stronger nations, are forced to accept harmful demands unrelated to trade. Finally, the book warns that getting to multilateral free trade from the morass of PTAs will be almost an impossible task-like building a mansion from different-sized bricks. Preferential trade agreements, Bhagwati concludes, are not building blocks but stumbling blocks on the road of free trade. In Termites in the Trading System, he illuminates this growing threat to the world trading system. Acclaim for In Defense of Globalization: "If Mr. Bhagwati doesn't get a much deserved Nobel Prize for economics, he should get one for literature. His writing sparkles with anecdotes and delightful verbal pictures." -New York Sun "One of the world's leading international trade theorists...Accessible and clearly argued. There is, one might say, a wealth of material on every page." -The Wall Street Journal "An outstandingly effective book...Until further notice In Defense of Globalization becomes the standard general-interest reference, the intelligent layman's handbook, on global economic integration." -The Economist.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195331653 20160616
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xiii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Anti-globalization : why?
  • Globalization : socially, not just economically, benign
  • Globalization is good but not good enough
  • Non-government organizations
  • Poverty : enhanced or diminished?
  • Child labor : increased or reduced?
  • Women : harmed or helped?
  • Democracy at bay?
  • Culture imperiled or enriched?
  • Wages and labor standards at stake?
  • Environment in peril?
  • Corporations : predatory or beneficial?
  • The perils of gung-ho international financial capitalism
  • International flows of humanity
  • Appropriate governance : an overview
  • Coping with downsides
  • Accelerating the achievement of social agendas
  • Managing transitions : optimal, not maximal, speed
  • And so, let us begin anew.
The riot-torn meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999 was only the most dramatic sign of the intensely passionate debate now raging over globalization, which critics blame for everything from child labour to environmental degradation, cultural homogenization, and a host of other ills afflicting poorer nations. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist known equally for the clarity of his arguments and the sharpness of his pen, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international economics, Bhagwati explains why the "gotcha" examples of the critics are often not as they seem, and that in fact globalization often alleviates many of the problems for which it has been blamed. For instance, when globalization leads to greater general prosperity in an underdeveloped nation, it quickly reduces child labour and increases literacy (when parents have sufficient income, they send their children to school, not work). The author describes how globalization helps the cause of women around the world and he shows how economic growth, when coupled with the appropriate environmental safeguards, does not necessarily increase pollution. And to counter the charge that globalization leads to cultural hegemony, to a bland "McWorld, " Bhagwati points to the example of Salman Rushdie, a writer who blends Bombay slang and impeccable English in novels touched by magic realism borrowed from South American writers. Globalization leads not to cultural white bread but to a spicy hybrid of cultures. With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalization is part of the solution, not part of the problem. Anyone who wants to understand what's at stake in the globalization wars must read "In Defense of Globalization".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195170252 20160528
In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international and development economics, Bhagwati explains why the "gotcha" examples of the critics are often not as compelling as they seem. With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalization is part of the solution, not part of the problem. This edition features a new afterword by the author, in which he counters recent writings by prominent journalist Thomas Friedman and the Nobel Laureate economist Paul Samuelson and argues that current anxieties about the economic implications of globalization are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195330939 20160528
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xxv, 374 p. ; 21 cm
  • Another world is possible
  • The promise of development
  • Making trade fair
  • Patents, profits, and people
  • Lifting the resource curse
  • Saving the planet
  • The multinational corporation
  • The burden of debt
  • Reforming the global reserve system
  • Democratizing globalization.
Four years after he outlined the challenges our increasingly interdependent world was facing in Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offered his agenda for reform. Now in paperback, Making Globalization Work offers inventive solutions to a host of problems, including the indebtedness of developing countries, international fiscal instability, and worldwide pollution. Stiglitz also argues for the reform of global financial institutions, trade agreements, and intellectual property laws, to make them better able to respond to the growing disparity between the richest and poorest countries. Now more than ever before, globalization has gathered the peoples of the world into one community, bringing with it a need to think and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually powerful book is an invaluable step in that process. This paperback edition contains a brand-new preface.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393061222 20160610
Building on the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offers here an agenda of inventive solutions to our most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges, with each proposal guided by the fundamental insight that economic globalization continues to outpace both the political structures and the moral sensitivity required to ensure a just and sustainable world. As economic interdependence continues to gather the peoples of the world into a single community, it brings with it the need to think and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually powerful, and inspiring book is an invaluable step in that process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393330281 20160615
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xi, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Fifty years of growth (and lack thereof) : an interpretation
  • Growth diagnostics
  • Synthesis : a practical approach to growth strategies
  • Industrial policy for the twenty-first century
  • Institutions for high-quality growth
  • Getting institutions right
  • Governance of economic globalization
  • The global governance of trade as if development really mattered
  • Globalization for whom?
In "One Economics, Many Recipes", leading economist Dani Rodrik argues that neither globalizers nor antiglobalizers have got it right. While economic globalization can be a boon for countries that are trying to dig out of poverty, success usually requires following policies that are tailored to local economic and political realities rather than obeying the dictates of the international globalization establishment. A definitive statement of Rodrik's original and influential perspective on economic growth and globalization, "One Economics, Many Recipes" shows how successful countries craft their own unique strategies - and what other countries can learn from them. To most proglobalizers, globalization is a source of economic salvation for developing nations, and to fully benefit from it nations must follow a universal set of rules designed by organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization and enforced by international investors and capital markets. But to most antiglobalizers, such global rules spell nothing but trouble, and the more poor nations shield themselves from them, the better off they are. Rodrik rejects the simplifications of both sides, showing that poor countries get rich not by copying what Washington technocrats preach or what others have done, but by overcoming their own highly specific constraints. And, far from conflicting with economic science, this is exactly what good economics teaches.
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viii, 624 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents:Preface1. International Trade: Barriers to TradeMichael Trebilcock and Michael Fishbein2. International Trade: Trade RemediesAlan O. Sykes3. International Trade: Trade in ServicesBernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo4. International Trade: RegionalismJoel P. Trachtman5. International Trade: Dispute SettlementHenrick Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis6. International Investment Americo Beviglia Zampetti and Pierre Sauve7. International Commercial LawRobert K. Rasmussen8. The Economic Underpinnings of International Taxation Julie A. Roin9. International Finance: Rule Choices for Global Financial MarketsHal S. Scott10. International Competition LawAndrew T. Guzman11. Intellectual Property Rights in World TradeFrederick M. Abbott12. Power and Cooperation in International Environmental LawRichard H. Steinberg13. International TelecommunicationsRohan Kariyawasam14. Private Dispute Resolution in International Economic LawDiane P. WoodIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847208453 20160527
This major new work consists of carefully commissioned original and incisive contributions from leading scholars in the field of international economic law. Covering a full range of topics, the Handbook provides an accessible treatment of the law in each area, as well as a thoughtful synthesis and discussion of related public policy issues from a broadly social science perspective.The book includes extensive coverage of international trade issues, which are generally considered to be the core of international economic law, and focuses on such topics as barriers to trade, dispute settlement, trade and services, regionalism and remedies. It also goes significantly beyond these to look at related areas of the discipline; international investment, including discussion of regulatory issues and private rights of action; intellectual property issues relating to trade; commercial law; legal and economic aspects of international tax and international finance; the closely related areas of trade and international competition policy; international environmental law; and, international telecommunications. Providing in many cases a unique interdisciplinary blend of analysis, the Handbook offers a cutting edge approach to international economic law, and an authoritative source of reference for scholars, graduate students and policymakers.
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xxvi, 361 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Challenges to International Law Fundamental Assumptions: 1. Introduction: International law and international economic law in the interdependent world of the twenty-first century-- 2. The real world impinges on international law: exploring the challenges to the fundamental assumptions of international law and institutions-- 3. Sovereignty modern: a new approach to an outdated concept-- Part II. The WTO: 4. The WTO as international organization: institutional evolution, structure and key problems-- 5. The WTO dispute settlement system-- Part III. The Search for Solutions: 6. Policy, analytical approaches and thought experiments-- 7. Illustrative applications-- 8. Perspectives, implications, and some conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521860079 20160528
The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century has been one of the most challenging periods for the generally accepted assumptions of international law. This book grapples with these long-held assumptions (such as the consent basis of international law norms, equality of nations, restrictive or text-based treaty interpretations and applications, the monopoly of internal national power, and non-interference), and how they are being fundamentally altered by the forces of globalization. It also examines the challenges facing the WTO as a component of international economic law, and how that field is inextricably linked to general international law.
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xxvii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The story so far
  • Trade can be good for development
  • The need for a development round
  • What has Doha achieved?
  • Founding principles : the basis of a fair agreement
  • Special treatment for developing countries
  • Priorities for a development round
  • How to open up markets
  • Priorities behind the border
  • What should not be on the agenda?
  • Joining the trading system
  • Institutional reforms
  • Trade liberalization and the costs of adjustment
  • Appendix 1: Empirical review of market access issues
  • Appendix 2: Empirical review of the Singapore issues.
How can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? In this challenging and controversial book Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and his co-author Andrew Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today. They put forward a radical and realistic new model for managing trading relationships between the richest and the poorest countries. Their approach is designed to open up markets in the interests of all and not just the most powerful economies, to ensure that trade promotes development, and to minimise the costs of adjustments. Beginning with a brief history of the World Trade Organisation and its agreements, the authors explore the issues and events which led to the failure of Cancun and the obstacles that face the successful completion of the Doha Round of negotiations. Finally they spell out the reforms and principles upon which a successful agreement must be based. Accessibly written and packed full of empirical evidence and analysis, this book is a must read for anyone interested in world trade and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199290901 20160616
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xv, 395 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Law, politics, and the subaltern in counter-hegemonic globalization / Boaventura de Sousa Santos and César A. Rodríguez-Garavito
  • Beyond neoliberal governance : the World Social Forum as subaltern cosmopolitan politics and legality / Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • Nike's law : the anti-sweatshop movement, transnational corporations, and the struggle over international labor rights in the Americas / César A. Rodríguez-Garavito
  • Corporate social responsibility : a case of hegemony and counter-hegemony / Ronen Shamir
  • Campaigning for life : building a new transnational solidarity in the face of HIV/AIDS and TRIPS / Heinz Klug
  • Negotiating informality within formality : land and housing in the Texas colonias / Jane E. Larson
  • Local contact points at global divides : labor rights and immigrant rights as sites for cosmopolitan legality / Fran Ansley
  • Limits of law in counter-hegemonic globalization : the Indian Supreme Court and the Narmada Valley struggle / Balakrishnan Rajagopal
  • The Movement of the Landless (MST), juridical field, and legal change in Brazil / Peter P. Houtzager
  • Indigenous rights, transnational activism, and legal mobilization : the struggle of the U'wa people in Colombia / César A. Rodríguez-Garavito and Luis Carlos Arenas
  • Defensive and oppositional counter-hegemonic uses of international law : from the International Criminal Court to the common heritage of humankind / José Manuel Pureza
  • Political and legal struggles over resources and democracy : experiences with gender budgeting in Tanzania / Mary Rusimbi and Marjorie Mbilinyi
  • Two democracies, two legalities : participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • Life, life world, and life chances: vulnerability and survival in Indian constitutional law / Shiv Visvanathan and Chandrika Parmar
  • Bottom-up environmental law and democracy in the risk society : Portuguese experiences in the European context / João Arriscado Nunes, Marisa Matias, and Susana Costa.
This book is an unprecedented attempt to analyze the role of the law in the global movement for social justice. Case studies in the book are written by leading scholars from both the global South and the global North, and combine empirical research on the ground with innovative sociolegal theory to shed new light on a wide array of topics. Among the issues examined are the role of law and politics in the World Social Forum; the struggle of the anti-sweatshop movement for the protection of international labour rights; and the challenge to neoliberal globalization and liberal human rights raised by grassroots movements in India and indigenous peoples around the world. These and other cases, the editors argue, signal the emergence of a subaltern cosmopolitan law and politics that calls for new social and legal theories capable of capturing the potential and tensions of counter-hegemonic globalization.
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vi, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Industrializing late
  • The handloom weavers' bones
  • Tribulations of technology transfer
  • Three-pronged investment
  • Manufacturing experience matters
  • Speeding up
  • Selective seclusion
  • National firm leaders
  • From mechanisms of control to mechanisms of resistance
  • "The rest will rise again".
After World War II a select number of countries outside Japan and the West--those that Alice Amsden calls "the rest"--gained market share in modern industries and altered global competition. By 2000, a great divide had developed within "the rest, " the lines drawn according to prewar manufacturing experience and equality in income distribution. China, India, Korea and Taiwan had built their own national manufacturing enterprises that were investing heavily in R&D. Their developmental states had transformed themselves into champions of science and technology. By contrast, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico had experienced a wave of acquisitions and mergers that left even more of their leading enterprises controlled by multinational firms. The developmental states of Mexico and Turkey had become hand-tied by membership in NAFTA and the European Union. Which model of late industrialization will prevail, the "independent" or the "integrationist, " is a question that challenges the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195139693 20160616
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xvi, 343 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Abbreviations-- Preface and acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Part I. International Law, Development and Third World Resistance: 1. Writing Third World resistance into international law-- 2. International law and the development encounter-- Part II. International Law, Third World Resistance and the Institutionalization of Development: the Invention of the Apparatus: 3. Laying the groundwork: the Mandate system-- 4. Radicalizing institutions and/or institutionalizing radicalism? UNCTAD and the NIEO debate-- 5. From resistance to renewal: Bretton Woods institutions and the emergence of the 'new' development agenda-- 6. Completing a full circle: democracy and the discontent of development-- Part III. Decolonizing Resistance: Human Rights and the Challenge of Social Movements: 7. Human rights and the Third World: constituting the discourse of resistance-- 8. Recoding resistance: social movements and the challenge to international law-- 9. Markets, gender and identity: a case study of the Working Women's Forum as a social movement-- Part IV. Epilogue-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521016711 20160528
The emergence of transnational social movements as major actors in international politics - as witnessed in Seattle in 1999 and elsewhere - has sent shockwaves through the international system. Many questions have arisen about the legitimacy, coherence and efficiency of the international order in the light of the challenges posed by social movements. This book offers a fundamental critique of twentieth-century international law from the perspective of Third World social movements. It examines in detail the growth of two key components of modern international law - international institutions and human rights - in the context of changing historical patterns of Third World resistance. Using a historical and interdisciplinary approach, Rajagopal presents compelling evidence challenging debates on the evolution of norms and institutions, the meaning and nature of the Third World as well as the political economy of its involvement in the international system.
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187 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: How did the rich countries really become rich?
  • Policies for economic development : industrial, trade and technology policies in historical perspective
  • Institutions and economic development : 'good governance' in historical perspective
  • Lessons for the present.
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xxii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Joseph Stiglitz served as chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers for seven years, and he was also chief economist at the World Bank. In this book, Stiglitz recounts his experiences in such places as Ethiopia, Thailand and Russia. He finds repeatedly that the International Monetary Fund puts the interests of its "largest shareholder", the United States, above those of the poorer nations it was designed to serve. Stiglitz hopes to explain reasons why globalization has engendered the hostility of some. This book holds no simple formula on how to make globalization work, but it does contain a reform agenda that may provoke debate for years to come.
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xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • The perspective of freedom
  • The ends and the means of development
  • Freedom and the foundations of justice
  • Poverty as capability deprivation
  • Markets, state and social opportunity
  • The importance of democracy
  • Famines and other crisis
  • Women's agency and social change
  • Population, food and freedom
  • Culture and human rights
  • Social choice and individual behavior
  • Individual freedom as a social commitment.
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xviii, 272 p. ; 23 cm
  • Business-government relations and economic vulnerability
  • Incumbent governments and the politics of crisis management
  • Crisis, political change, and economic reform
  • The politics of financial and corporate restructuring
  • The social fallout : safety nets and recrafting the social contract
  • Conclusion: A new Asian miracle.
The Asian crisis sparked a thorough reappraisal of international financial norms, the policy prescriptions of the International Monetary Fund and the adequacy of the existing financial architecture. To draw proper conclusions from the crisis, however, it is necessary to understand its domestic politics. In this study, political scientist Stephen Haggard focuses on the most seriously affected countries - Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand - while also drawing lessons from those economies, such as Taiwan, that escaped severe distress. Haggard focuses on the political economy of the crisis, emphasizing the longer-run problems of moral hazard and corruption, the politics of crisis management and the political consequences of severe economic downturn. Looking forward, he focuses on two critical policy issues: changes in social safety nets in the crisis countries and efforts at corporate and financial restructuring.
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xiii, 312 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: What makes the world hang together? Neo-utilitarianism and the social constructivist challenge
  • The new institutionalism in international relations
  • Embedded liberalism and the postwar economic regimes
  • Epistemology, ontology, and the study of international regimes
  • Multilateralism at century's end
  • Political structure and dynamic density
  • Social time and ecodemographic contexts
  • Territoriality at millennium's end
  • Interests, identity, and American foreign policy
  • NATO and the transatlantic security community
  • UN forces : whither or whether?
Constructing the World Polity brings together in one collection the theoretical ideas of one of the most influential International Relations theorists of our time. These essays, with a new introduction, and comprehensive connective sections, present Ruggie's ideas and their application to critical policy questions of the post-Cold War international order. Themes covered include: * International Organization. How the 'new Institutionalism' differs from the old. * The System of States. Explorations of political structure, social time, and territorial space in the world polity. * Making History. America and the issue of 'agency' in the post-Cold Was era. NATO and the future transatlantic security community. The United Nations and the collective use of force.
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xxvi, 178 p. ; 24 cm.
This work is part of the Integrating National Economies series. As global markets for goods, services and financial assets have become increasingly integrated, national governments no longer have as much control over economic markets. With the completion of the Uruguay Round of the GATT talks, the world economy has entered a fresh phase requiring different rules and different levels of international cooperation. Policies once thought to be entirely domestic and appropriately determined by national political institutions, are now subject to international constraints. Cogent analysis of this deeper integration of the world economy, and guidelines for government policies, are urgent priorities. This series aims to meet these needs over a range of 21 books by some of the world's leading economists, political scientists, foreign policy specialists and government officials. All the books in the series are offered at the same price: #22.50 for hardbacks and #8.50 for paperbacks.
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xi, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
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