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Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North America: A Transregional Approach

by Marcela López-Vallejo

This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for...


Work and Employment in a Globalized Era: An Asia Pacific Focus

by Yaw A. Debrah & Ian G. Smith

Looking at the change in work brought about by globalization, this text examines how global competitive pressures in Asia are transforming workplace relations and impacting on strategies of managers as well...


In Bed with Wall Street

by Larry Doyle

The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees, and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight facing Wall Street. But the average American still fails to fully...


Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

by Vlado Vivoda

In this book Vlado Vivoda aims to examine the drastically changed environment following Fukushima the disaster, to analyse Japan's energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo's energy policy options. By looking...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián|Ghany, Hamid Castro-Rea

The book informs academic as well as non-academic audiences about regional developments in the Americas, in particular those dating back to the last twenty years. Beyond the primary purpose of summarizing the...


Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

by Rob Vos & Marco V. S¿nchez

How much would poor nations need to invest to eliminate poverty, get all children in school and provide adequate basic health care for all? Can they afford it? Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and...


Israel: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. The economy is growing at a moderate pace. Abstracting from the impact of new large-scale natural gas production, GDP growth is estimated to have moderated to about 2½ percent in 2013, owing...


Australia: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

KEY ISSUES Context. With GDP growth below trend and the investment phase of the mining boom having passed its peak and beginning to decline, a key issue is how Australia can manage the mining-production/export...


Namibia: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Grenada: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

by International Monetary Fund. Fina Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Grenada's first arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) played an important role in bolstering the small island economy after it was buffeted by major adverse shocks....


Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All

by Costas Lapavitsas

Financialization is one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in the field of political economy during the last three decades, although there is no agreement on what exactly it is. Profiting Without Producing...


Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR)

by Ernesto Vivares

This book explores, from a broader perspective than existing literature, the developmental dimensions of the new South American regionalism within a changing hemispheric and world order in transformation. It...


Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe: Towards a Better Global Governance?

by Mario Telò

This student-friendly textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to globalization studies and the European Union within a multipolar world. It provides its readers with critical analysis of the key concepts...


Beyond Demographic Dividends

by Fang Cai

This book presents empirical observations and theoretical thinking of the fundamental changes in the Chinese economy. It starts with a warning of the arrival of the Lewis Turning Point, which is empirically...


What Doomed Detroit

by Kevin D. Williamson

Many cities have struggled with the decline of key industries, from Philadelphia’s shipyards to New York’s textile industry, but Detroit—which is now in bankruptcy—is both a victim of the decline of the...


Income Inequality in OECD Countries: What are the Drivers and Policy Options?

by Peter Hoeller, Isabelle Joumard & Isabell Koske

This book provides a comprehensive review of income inequality issues in the OECD in a cross-country setting. It presents a wealth of data and analysis on the formation of inequality and identifies groups of...


Dog Days: Australia After the Boom

by Ross Garnaut

A blueprint for the nation after the boom.

Australians have just lived through a period of exceptional prosperity, but, says influential economist Ross Garnaut, the Dog Days are on their way. Are we ready for...


The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

by David J. Blacker

Our education system is chained to the hold of a sinking capitalist ship. Is there any escape?


Agriculture and the Environment: Searching for Greener Pastures

by Terry L. Anderson & Bruce Yandle

The authors focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each chapter documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory...


An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea: International Perspectives

by Kenneth Judd & Young-Ki Lee

An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea looks at Korea's economic problems from the perspective of the American experience with economic reforms and sheds new light on the problems of economic reform facing...