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 Excerpt :

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 Excerpt :

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

China  India and the International Economic Order Book

China India and the International Economic Order


  • Author : Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-26
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139487702

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China India and the International Economic Order Excerpt :

With contributions by a variety of internationally distinguished scholars on international law, world trade, business law and development, this unique examination of the roles of China and India in the new world economy adopts the perspectives of international economic law and comparative law. The two countries are compared with respect to issues concerning trade and development, the World Trade Organization, international dispute settlement, regional/free trade agreements, outsourcing, international investment, foreign investment, corporate governance, competition law and policy, and law and development in general. The findings demonstrate that, though their domestic approaches to economic issues diverge, China and India adopt similar stances at the international level on many major issues, recapturing images which existed during the immediate post-colonial era. Cooperation between China and India could provide leadership in the struggle for economic development in developing countries.

Environmental Economic Geography in China Book

Environmental Economic Geography in China


  • Author : Canfei He
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811589911

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Environmental Economic Geography in China Excerpt :

This book contributes to the understanding of environment–economy relations from the perspective of economic geography, grounded in the institutional context of China. It demonstrates how classical economic geographies, new economic geographies, and geographies of economic globalization work together to affect the environment. It covers a series of classical topics like industrial location and industrial dynamics and some emerging fields like industrial evolution and global–local interaction and links them to environmental performance in China. The findings in this book echo the call for developing a more comprehensive and systematic research agenda of environmental economic geography. This book offers researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in related fields both theoretical and practical considerations of environmental economic geography. It also offers insights into the policy-making relevant to China’s greening efforts.

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 Excerpt :

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.

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 Excerpt :

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 Firms  Investment  and Environmental Regulation in the People s Republic of China Book

Foreign Firms Investment and Environmental Regulation in the People s Republic of China


  • Author : Phillip Stalley
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804775144

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Foreign Firms Investment and Environmental Regulation in the People s Republic of China Excerpt :

This new book takes as its focus a simple yet critical question: Does foreign direct investment lead to weakened environmental regulation, thereby turning developing countries into "pollution havens"? The debate over this question has never before been the focus of a book about China. Phillip Stalley examines the development of Chinese law governing the environmental impact of foreign investors, describes how regional competition for investment has influenced environmental regulation, and analyzes the environmental practices of foreign and Chinese companies. He finds only modest evidence that integration with the global economy has transformed China into a pollution haven. Indeed, after China opened its domestic market, the entry of foreign films largely strengthened the environmental protection regime, including the oversight of foreign firms' environmental practices. Nevertheless, foreign firms (and the competition to lure them) have posed new challenges to controlling industrial pollution. Stalley identifies the conditions under which foreign investment contributes to and undermines environmental protection, offering readers a solid understanding of China's environmental challenges. He also builds on existing theory and provides hypotheses that can be tested with other developing nations.

Special Economic Zones in Asian Market Economies Book

Special Economic Zones in Asian Market Economies


  • Author : Connie Carter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136901706

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Special Economic Zones in Asian Market Economies Excerpt :

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have proliferated rapidly during the past decade and are set to multiply in the next – embracing not only Asia and Europe but also Africa and the Americas. This book is the first to examine the Asian experience of SEZs in China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines. SEZs are usually clearly defined geographic areas in which national, provincial or local governments use policy tools (such as tax holidays; improved infrastructure; less onerous or differentiated regulations and incentives other than those generally available in the rest of the country) to attract and promote private - usually foreign - investment from enterprises which commit to create employment and to export their products or services, and generating foreign currency for the host country. SEZs have been especially successful in bringing about economic development in Asia, especially in China. This book examines the origins, nature and status of special economic zones in Asia, together with the current trends connected with them, and the challenges they currently face. Although the World Trade Organisation cast doubts in 1995 on the future of special economic zones as a viable policy tool in the development agenda, special economic zones continue to be used, and favoured, as a way of encouraging foreign investment and economic development, with for example India, trying to emulate China, reincorporating special economic zones into its development policy. This book provides regional case studies of SEZs in Asian market economies to analyse the extent to which these zones serve the changing needs of Asian development.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Contemporary China Book

Corporate Social Responsibility in Contemporary China


  • Author : Jingchen Zhao
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781005583

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Contemporary China Excerpt :

China's recent economic transformation and integration into the world economy has coincided with increasing pressure for corporate law reform to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) integral to business and management strategy in China. This timely book critically analyses contemporary notions of CSR in China, discussing theory and practice alongside legal responses in this emerging field. Jingchen Zhao uniquely combines the history, traditions and social policies of China with Chinese law, explaining the significance of path dependence in China. He presents an in-depth debate on the difficulties involved in transplanting developed legal principles directly into Chinese society, and takes a detailed look at the CSR provisions in Chinese company law which aimed to put social and environmental concerns onto the corporate agenda. He suggests how these laws could be more effectively and efficiently enforced with reference to UK law, and explores specific issues including: * Chinese Company Law 2006 * the 'Harmonious Society' in China * the 2008 Financial Crisis and its impact on the Chinese economy * recent corporate scandals including the Sanlu Baby Milk scandal, the Wenchuan earthquake and CSR donations, the Beijing Olympic Games and CSR, and the Fujia chemical plant. This book will prove an enlightening read for academics and practitioners in the fields of law, business and management interested in CSR and the law in contemporary China.

Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy Book

Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy


  • Author : Rhys Jenkins
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-07-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 1781950415

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Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy Excerpt :

This book attempts to answer these questions using case studies of three pollution-intensive industries: iron and steel, leather tanning, and fertilizers. Based on in-depth interviews with managers and regulators in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book illustrates the variety of responses to the conflicting pressures of globalization and environmental protection at corporate and industry levels.

Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India Book

Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India


  • Author : Debesh Chakraborty
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401789295

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Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India Excerpt :

India has been traditionally well-endowed with large freshwater reserves, but increasing population, urbanization and agricultural growth in recent decades are causing overexploitation of surface and groundwater. As consumption of water grows, wastewater increases significantly and in the absence of proper measures for treatment and management, is polluting existing freshwater reserves. As a result, water pollution has emerged as one of the nation’s gravest environmental threats. This book draws a link between water pollution generated by different industries and the various economic activities of the Indian economy using the Input-output framework. It constructs a detailed water pollution coefficient matrix involving different types of water pollutants. The book estimates the total amount of water pollution generated directly and indirectly in different sectors and activities, and also calculates the water pollution content in India’s foreign trade sector. It also accounts for defensive expenditure from water pollution and estimates Green GDP for the extent and scope of environmental challenges. Analysis of the result indicates the variation in the pollution content of different economic activities. Finally, the book offers a portfolio of policies and assesses the implications of such policies on pollution generation in India.

International Economics  A Heterodox Approach Book

International Economics A Heterodox Approach


  • Author : Hendrik Van den Berg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 681
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317467540

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International Economics A Heterodox Approach Excerpt :

Now in its third edition, this textbook covers all of the standard topics taught in undergraduate International Economics courses. However, the book is unique in that it presents the key orthodox neoclassical models of international trade and investment, whilst supplementing them with a variety of heterodox approaches. This pluralist approach is intended to give economics students a more realistic understanding of the international economy than standard textbooks can provide.

International Economics Book

International Economics


  • Author : Hendrik Van den Berg
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317370666

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International Economics Excerpt :

Now in its third edition, Hendrik Van den Berg’s International Economics: A Heterodox Approach covers all of the standard topics taught in undergraduate international economics courses. Written in a friendly and approachable style, this new edition is unique in that it presents the key orthodox neoclassical models of international trade and investment, while supplementing them with a variety of heterodox approaches. This pluralist approach is intended to give economics students a more realistic understanding of the international economy than standard textbooks can provide. Changes to the new edition include: updates throughout to reflect recent world events, including coverage of trade negotiations and the Greek crisis; expanded discussion of pluralist approaches with more coverage of alternative schools of thought; discussions of the growing financialization of global economic activity; additional real-world examples; increased coverage of environmental issues; transnational corporations and their behavior in the international economy; the difference between international investment and international finance; and monetary history; a consolidated and updated chapter on international banking. This book also maintains a broad perspective that links economic activity to the social and natural spheres of human activity, with emphasis on the distributional and environmental effects of international trade, investment, finance, and migration. Chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, problems and questions, and a glossary are included in the book. A Student Study Guide and an Instructor’s Manual are available online.

World Migration Report 2020 Book
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World Migration Report 2020


  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2019-11-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9789213583456

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World Migration Report 2020 Excerpt :

Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. The World Migration Report 2020, the tenth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.

International Aid and China s Environment Book

International Aid and China s Environment


  • Author : Katherine Morton
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0415378206

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International Aid and China s Environment Excerpt :

Using case studies, Morton discusses the implementation and effectiveness of international environmental aid to China and examines how, and under what conditions, international aid can help to strengthen China's domestic capacity for managing environmental problems, especially at the local level.