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International trade

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Emerging Pathogens at the Poles

Emerging Pathogens at the Poles

Author: Alexandra L. (Independent scholar, Australia) Carleton Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Emerging Pathogens at the Poles: Disease and International Trade Law explores the applicability and possible complicating issues of the SPS Protocol to the Polar Regions in light of emerging pathogeneses and unknown host and environmental susceptibility and resilience. It examines the current literature on emerging pathogeneses in the Arctic and Antarctic and the relationship pathogeneses has with human development and movement of goods and people in spreading pathogens in the Polar Regions. Given the endemic nature of the Polar environment and the increasing interest in these regions for tourism and industry, this topic is important to address. The major component of the work is on the relevance of the SPS Protocol and the GATT 1994 Article XX(b) exception on human, animal and plant health as a barrier to trade which is examined in the context of its application to the Arctic and Antarctic. This book is an introduction to the interdisciplinary thinking required, across both science and law, in order to appreciate the significance of global trade barriers in reducing disease transmission and spread. The spread of pathogens across boundaries has become an important geopolitical issue and the provisions of international trade law may prove decisive in limiting or exacerbating the spread of disease. Academics and students with initial knowledge of the international trade regime, or those with initial studies in health or Polar medicine, will find this cross-over a useful introduction to the complications of food, trade and disease.

Since the Boom

Since the Boom

Author: Sebastian Voigt Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2021

The 1970s are of particular relevance for understanding the socio-economic changes still shaping Western societies today.The collapse of traditional manufacturing industries like coal and steel, shipbuilding, and printing, as well as the rise of the service sector, contributed to a notable sense of decline and radical transformation. Building on the seminal work of Lutz Raphael and Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, Nach dem Boom, which identified a social transformation of revolutionary quality that ushered in digital financial capitalism, this volume features a series of essays that reconsider the idea of a structural break in the 1970s. Contributors draw on case studies from France, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Germany to examine the validity of the after the boom hypothesis. Since the Boom attempts to bridge the gap between the English and highly productive German debates on the 1970s.

Nuclear Decommissioning and Society

Nuclear Decommissioning and Society

Author: Martin J. (Arizona State University, USA) Pasqualetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Originally published in 1990. This book argues that a better understanding of the social impact of decommissioning - in areas such as jobs, waste, economics, opinion, law, public policy, land-use and legacies - is vital to the successful application of any technical solution. The issues raised are divided into three areas which deal with those problems that have already been recognized, the questions that decommissioning itself will raise and those that may result from likely future developments. The book aims to initiate a process of appraisal by examining several of the more obvious social ties to decommissioning.

: Non-Traded and Intermediate Goods and the Pure Theory of International Trade (1981)

: Non-Traded and Intermediate Goods and the Pure Theory of International Trade (1981)

First published in 1981, this book provides a systematic treatment of the introduction of non-traded and non-competitive intermediate goods in the pure theory of international trade. It presents several well-known propositions in the theory of international trade in terms of some simple and instructive geometry. It also integrates several important insights and author research, providing a thorough survey of the literature in this field. This book has two parts. Part One provides a simple geometric treatment of a model of international trade with non-traded goods, a discussion of well-known propositions, for example Rybczynski and Stolper-Samuelson theorems. Part Two provides an elegant four quadrant diagram to analyse the role of non-competitive intermediate goods in the real theory of trade and several major propositions including theorems on gains from trade and tariff are discussed using this diagram in a first best and distortionary framework.

Foreign Experts and Unsustainable Development

Foreign Experts and Unsustainable Development

Author: Moshe Schwartz, A. Paul Hare Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2000: In the 50s and 60s, former colonies in Asia and Africa gained their independence and 'new states' were created. Although they still maintained strong links with their former rulers, these links were no longer exclusive. For a variety of political reasons, discussed in this book, Israel was keen to forge relationships with these less developed countries. It offered expertise and technological assistance in agricultural development in exchange for political alliance. This book examines three case studies of such projects in Nigeria, Nepal and Zambia to discover how successful this type of assistance was and what lessons could be learnt from these experiences. While most of the projects set up by the Israelis proved very successful initially, once the projects were established and the Israeli experts left, infrastructure problems often made the new agricultural technologies unsustainable. The main problems revealed in this book reflect how strongly changes in global politics and economics impact on small-scale local development projects. Using in-depth case studies from Nigeria, Nepal and Zambia, this book examines Israeli-assisted agricultural development projects and addresses the key issues and problems involved with such collaborative projects, where foreign experts introduce new technologies to less developed countries' rural communities.

International Trade

International Trade

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

World Trade Evolution

World Trade Evolution

Author: Lili Yan (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia) Ing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

The book provides theoretical and empirical evidence on how world trade evolves, how trade affects resource allocation, how trade competition affects productivity, how China shock affects world trade and how trade affects large and small countries. It is a useful reference which focuses on new approaches to international trade by looking into country-specific as well as firm-product level-specific cases.

Exports, Trade Policy and Economic Growth in Eras of Globalization

Exports, Trade Policy and Economic Growth in Eras of Globalization

Author: Edward M. (Soka University of America, USA) Feasel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

This book provides an excellent resource for understanding the forces in international trade liberalization over two centuries that have brought us to this point, where the successes, setbacks and the countervailing forces now vie for the public's mind and support: the outcome of which will determine the future progress of increased globalization, or lack thereof. The book also examines whether trade policy has indeed promoted exports in the vast number of countries which increasingly look to trade agreements to gain a competitive edge, and to what extent export-driven growth has been an important force in advancing economic development around the world. In doing so, the book examines one of the most controversial issues in economic development: the promotion and significance of export-led growth.

Emerging Global Trade Governance

Emerging Global Trade Governance

Author: Lurong Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic order. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is one of such 21st century FTAs. This book highlights three trade-related issues covered by the TPP that greatly concern emerging countries - investment, intellectual property rights (IPR), and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). It contains rigorous economic, legal, and political analyses on the final text of the agreement, combined with country-specific policy discussions focusing on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, giving readers insights on the establishment of global rules and regulations for 21st century trade. The book also outlines the requirements for emerging Asian countries to better formulate trade policies in the new era of international trade and promote regional integration in ASEAN and East Asia.

The Demand for Imports and Exports in the World Economy

The Demand for Imports and Exports in the World Economy

Author: W. Charles Sawyer, Richard L. Sprinkle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2020

First published in 1999, this volume responds to one of the more important issues in applied international economics: the extent to which trade flows adjust to changes in income, relative prices and exchange rates. This work surveys the literature on empirical estimation of the demand for imports and exports for the US. The book is designed to be a reference book for both academic international economists and international trade practitioners in government, international organisations and the private sector.

The Competitive Advantage of Nations: The Case of Turkey

The Competitive Advantage of Nations: The Case of Turkey

Author: OEzlem OEz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2020

First published in 1999, this volume applies Professor Michael Porter's diamond framework (1990) to the Turkish glass, construction, leather clothes, automobile and flat steel industries. OEzlam OEz aims primarily to contribute towards an improvement of this framework, and thus towards a better understanding of the sources of competitive advantage. Her research presents a new approach to evaluate the competitiveness of the Turkish economy, given that alternative studies usually focus on factors like exchange rates and the cost of labour and raw materials as the determinants of competitive advantage. The author begins her book by providing an evaluation of the diamond framework linked to the debate created by the publication of The Competitive Advantage of Nations. She then identifies the pattern of advantage in Turkey by specifying the internationally competitive industries and clusters. This is followed by a detailed examination of the five Turkish industry case studies - glass, construction, leather clothes, automobile and flat steel industries. The findings are generally supportive of Porter. The results suggest, however, several major areas in the framework - especially domestic rivalry and the role of government - where one or more of the Turkish cases question Porter's hypothesises. The book ends with the implications of the study for the sources of competitive advantage in general and for the Turkish economy in particular. Porter and his diamond framework are both unquestionably influential. Improvements upon it forwarded in this book will be of use to academic readers as well as strategic planners and policy makers.

Mineral Mining in Africa

Mineral Mining in Africa

Author: Evaristus Oshionebo Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Africa is endowed with commercially viable quantities of several minerals and metals, and, more than ever before, African countries wish to harness their mineral resources for their economic development. The African mining sector has witnessed a revolution in terms of new mining codes and amendments to extant mining codes, which are designed to achieve a multitude of objectives, including the assertion of greater control over exploitation of mineral resources; optimization of resource royalties and taxes; promotion of equity participation in mining projects; enhancement of indigenization in the form of domestic participation in mineral production and local content requirements; value addition and beneficiation in terms of domestic processing of raw mineral ores and metals in Africa; and the promotion of sustainable practices in the mining sector. This book analyzes the legal and fiscal frameworks for hard-rock mining in several African countries including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, with reference to other resource-rich countries. It engages in a comparative analysis of mining statutes in Africa with regard to topics such as the acquisition of mineral rights; types of mineral rights; the nature of mineral rights; the rights and obligations of mineral right holders; security of mineral tenure; surface rights; fiscal regimes including royalty and tax regimes; resource nationalism in the mining sector; management and utilization of mining revenues including benefit-sharing arrangements between mining companies and host communities; environmental stewardship; and sustainable exploitation of mineral resources.