The Role of China in Global Dirty Industry Migration Book

The Role of China in Global Dirty Industry Migration


  • Author : Haitian Lu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-03-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632360

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The Role of China in Global Dirty Industry Migration Book Description :

The first book to comprehensively analyze the regulation of dirty industry migration - a global issue that has complex economic, environmental and social implications. The book examines the mechanisms of regulation of dirty industry migration under internal trade, investment, environment and human rights laws. Other than international law, the host and home country regulation of dirty industry migration in the context of domestic laws and policies are examined. Finally, this book critically evaluates the voluntary codes relating to corporate environmental citizenship and social responsibility which bear implications on the regulation of dirty industry migration. Based on detailed and up-to-date research

Truths and Half Truths Book

Truths and Half Truths


  • Author : Ferdinand Gul
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-06-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632773

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Truths and Half Truths Book Description :

Truths and Half Truths is aimed at economic and social science academics and students who are interested in the dynamics of China’s institutional development and societal transformation. Covering the complexity of the social, economic, and governance reforms behind the economic miracles achieved by China since its reform in 1978, and particularly in the past twenty years, this book provides much needed insight and critical thinking on major aspects of China’s reform. Topics include employment, environment, anti-poverty; urbanization and rural development; education, corruption, political regime and media. Readers will be able to re-evaluate the costs and benefits of China’s modernization from a point-of-view of sustainability. Written by highly knowledgeable and well respected academics in law and economics with decades of experience in China studies Provides an insight from academic points of view written in a reader-friendly journalistic style An integrated monograph; each chapter addresses a particular area of reform and can be read independently

Transition of the Yangtze River Delta Book

Transition of the Yangtze River Delta


  • Author : Zhibiao Liu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-02-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431551782

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Transition of the Yangtze River Delta Book Description :

This is the first English book that presents a professional analysis of the recent dynamic movement of the Chinese economy by focusing on the Yangtze River Delta region, which is the main engine of the Chinese economy. The impact of the international financial crisis on China’s economic development requires a change from the first wave of economic globalization oriented toward exports to the second wave of economic globalization characterized by expanding domestic demand. Taking this economic aspect into consideration, the following are proposed in this book: 1) expansion of the level of openness in the process of increasing domestic demand means shifting the industrial focus from manufacturing to the service industry; 2) promotion of the globalization of local services should be based on the globalization of local manufacturing; 3) the Yangtze River Delta region should aim at its own strategic positioning under new, changed circumstances and should achieve modernization in advance with the concept of integrative development; 4) Establishment of a support system is essential meanwhile for this area to develop an innovative economy and to promote the transition from manufacturing to promoting emerging industries, including a modern service industry. The book has an underlying concept, namely, that the key to economic transformation is to start the development of modern services and that only by transforming the development pattern of the service industry can the transition and upgrade of the economy be effectively achieved. For this purpose further urbanization and advancing the transformation from low-tech to high-tech industries by the effective development of industrial clusters is advocated. To ensure that these conclusions are based on a solid analysis, the authors draw heavily upon empirical analyses employing modern econometric methods and make use of economic theories such as endogenous growth theory and spatial economic theory.

Foreign Direct Investment in Large Scale Agriculture in Africa Book

Foreign Direct Investment in Large Scale Agriculture in Africa


  • Author : Atkeyelsh G. M. Persson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429670794

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Foreign Direct Investment in Large Scale Agriculture in Africa Book Description :

This book examines environmental sustainability and inclusive economic growth, providing in-depth analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) in large-scale agriculture in Ethiopia. In most African states, arable land and other natural resources play a pivotal role for economic growth and development. Ethiopia is one of those countries where agriculture is the backbone of the economy. This sector has also been an attraction for FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa since the global food and financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. This book uses six foreign investments in large-scale agriculture as case studies to examine current Ethiopian policies, the patterns of investment they promote, how these impact on land-based resources and communities’ wellbeing. Presenting analyses of the economic, social and political realities of foreign direct investment in the local context, Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa discusses how the fundamental principles of pro-poor and environmentally sustainable investments intersect with the government’s ambition to advance Ethiopia’s development agenda. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of African economics and sustainable development, African policy makers, intergovernmental organisations as well as multilateral and bilateral development partners.

The Travels of a T Shirt in the Global Economy Book

The Travels of a T Shirt in the Global Economy


  • Author : Pietra Rivoli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118950166

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The Travels of a T Shirt in the Global Economy Book Description :

The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt'sjourney The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is acritically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalizationdebates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to aChinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving atthe used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the politicaland economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way,this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compellingquestions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impactof history on today's business landscape. This new printing of thesecond edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue withupdates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policiesrelated to the T-shirt's life story. Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which toexplore the business, economic, moral, and political complexitiesof globalization in a historical context, Travelsencapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiableobject that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage indifferent industries Examine the global economic and political forces that explaintrade patters between countries Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization andinternational business Discover the importance of cultural and human elements ininternational trade This story of a simple product illuminates the many complexissues which businesspeople, policymakers, and global citizens aretouched by every day.

The Economics of Industrial Development Book

The Economics of Industrial Development


  • Author : John Weiss
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136936845

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The Economics of Industrial Development Book Description :

The spread of the manufacturing industry is an important part of economic development, creating jobs, new products and trade and investment links between countries. Understanding this process is an important part of understanding how countries develop and how they are affected by current globalization. The economic geography of the world has been changing significantly in the last few decades with old established industrial centres in the developed countries in decline, and new centres emerging in countries that were once thought of as poor and still developing. However, this process has been very uneven with some parts of the developing world still largely non-industrial. This book aims to explain this process from the perspective of developing countries. It charts current trends in industrial development drawing on available statistics and explores different perspectives on the role the manufacturing industry can play. The book covers topics including: aspects of trade policy as they affect industry the international rules of the World Trade Organisation the network of links between firms in different parts of the world economy. Separate chapters examine: the special role of small firms and of technology in industrialisation government policy towards the encouragement of industry, drawing particularly on the experience of economies in East Asia (the original Asian Tigers) recent developments in China and India and their implications for other countries. The book draws on simple concepts of economic theory but avoids a technical mathematical approach and should be accessible to a wide audience. It extends and updates the author’s earlier work on industrialisation published by Routledge (Industry in Developing Countries, 1990 and Industrialisation and Globalisation, 2002) and aims to present a comprehensive overview of these important contemporary issues. The book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, but will also be invaluable to profess

Trade  Global Policy  and the Environment Book

Trade Global Policy and the Environment


  • Author : Per Fredriksson
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0821344587

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Trade Global Policy and the Environment Book Description :

QUOTEWe live in an increasingly interconnected world. Trade flows worldwide are growing rapidly and global production patterns are shifting as countries follow their comparative advantage in production via trade. At the same time, however, there is growing concern about potential adverse environmental impacts from increasing trade.QUOTE--John A. Dixon, Lead Economist, The Environment Department, World BankInterest in the trade and environment debate has intensified as a result of international trade agreements and because many proposed solutions to the climate change problem have potential implications for the global trading system. Clearly more empirical work is needed to inform the debate, guide policymakers toward solutions, and help set priorities.This volume is an attempt to further our understanding of the empirical links between trade and the environment. Thirteen chapters, which were presented as papers at a World Bank conference in April 1998, focus on three main themes:1. Effects of trade liberalization and growth on the environment2. The QUOTEpollution havenQUOTE hypothesis3. Economic instruments for resolving global environmental problemsThe papers address a number of different issues within each of the themes, offering new data or new questions and approaches. They are devoted to deepening our understanding and empirical knowledge of the various effects of trade liberalization. Only through a firm understanding of the linkages involved can well-founded policy advice be formulated.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration Book

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration


  • Author : Barry Chiswick
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-12-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1702
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444633880

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Handbook of the Economics of International Migration Book Description :

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China Book

Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China


  • Author : Errol Mendes
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9780776617800

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Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China Book Description :

Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China focuses on the most challenging areas of discrimination and inequality in China, including discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, rural populations, migrant workers, women, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities. The Canadian contributors offer rich regional, national, and international perspectives on how constitutions, laws, policies, and practices, both in Canada and in other parts of the world, battle discrimination and the conflicts that rise out of it. The Chinese contributors include some of the most independent-minded scholars and practitioners in China. Their assessments of the challenges facing China in the areas of discrimination and inequality not only attest to their personal courage and intellectual freedom but also add an important perspective on this emerging superpower.

State of the World 2006 Book

State of the World 2006


  • Author : The Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610916332

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State of the World 2006 Book Description :

State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "leapfrog" the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now prevail in many western countries for the sake of global sustainability—and reports on some of the strategies that China and India are starting to implement. Besides the focus on China and India, State of the World 2006 looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomic, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources, industrial uses, and health hazards worldwide; and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.

Towards a Better Global Economy Book

Towards a Better Global Economy


  • Author : Franklin Allen
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191035135

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Towards a Better Global Economy Book Description :

Substantial progress in the fight against extreme poverty was made in the last two decades. But the slowdown in global economic growth and significant increases in income inequality in many developed and developing countries raise serious concerns about the continuation of this trend into the 21st century. The time has come to seriously think about how improvements in official global governance, coupled with and reinforced by rising activism of 'global citizens' can lead to welfare-enhancing and more equitable results for global citizens through better national and international policies. This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis-high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels-are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substanti

Managing Diversity Book
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Managing Diversity


  • Author : Michàlle E. Mor-Barak
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 0761927735

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Managing Diversity Book Description :

This book can serve as a guide to effective management of a diverse workforce in a global context. It offers information on the new realities of the workforce, including demographic, legislation, and social policy trends around the world. It analyzes the causes and consequences of workforce exclusion, highlighting the groups commonly excluded in various countries. It provides a model of the 'inclusive workplace' suggesting policies, procedures, and programs that facilitates implementation. Gender is only one of the components of workplace diversity, but in many countries the share of women in the labor force is still rising. The book offers theory, statistics, examples and case studies.

God   s People on the Move Book

God s People on the Move


  • Author : vanThanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630877514

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God s People on the Move Book Description :

On the highways and byways of every continent, hundreds of millions of immigrants are constantly on the move. Because of growing inequalities of wealth caused by unregulated economic globalization, political and ethnic conflicts, environmental degradation, instant communication, and viable means of transportation, more and more people are migrating than ever before. Crossing international borders, whether compelled or voluntarily, is a major characteristic of our present epoch. No countries or regions are immune from this reality. Facing the growing scope, complexity and impact of the current worldwide phenomenon, God's People on the Move seeks to develop appropriate biblical and missiological responses to the issue of human migration and dislocation. The book is divided into two major sections. Part one, "Biblical Perspectives on Migration and Mission," contains six essays that focus on various biblical themes or texts that deal with migration and mission. Part two, "Contemporary Issues of Migration and Mission," contains six essays that address different immigration issues around the world. The contributors to this volume are women and men from different ethnic backgrounds, working and living on five continents. The internationality of the contributors gives this volume a unique global perspective on migration and mission.

Opening the Floodgates Book

Opening the Floodgates


  • Author : Kevin R. Johnson
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814743003

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Opening the Floodgates Book Description :

Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.

Scattered Sand  The Story of China s Rural Migrants Book

Scattered Sand The Story of China s Rural Migrants


  • Author : Hsiao-Hung Pai
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844678860

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Scattered Sand The Story of China s Rural Migrants Book Description :

Argues that the two hundred million Chinese migrant workers represent the country's most marginalized and impoverished group and cites the brutal conditions they endure, from illness to documented labor militancy.

Secured Finance Law in China and Hong Kong Book

Secured Finance Law in China and Hong Kong


  • Author : Mark Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-14
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139488778

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Secured Finance Law in China and Hong Kong Book Description :

This book examines systematically the current systems of secured lending in China and Hong Kong, where companies or individuals offer personal property as security for credit advanced by a lender. Valid and enforceable security reduces the risk to the lender and so lowers the cost of credit to the borrower. However, the Hong Kong system, being largely derived from English law, is highly complex and in need of root-and-branch reform. The forces of inaction have triumphed and valuable opportunities to create a modern, rational and efficient system have been squandered. In China, on the other hand, a completely new system has been created in the last twenty years which, whilst it has various problems and defects, has some notable advantages over the common law equivalent found in Hong Kong.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics Book

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics


  • Author : Alisa Gaunder
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-02-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136818387

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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics Book Description :

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese Politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research.