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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00
How does the globalization of law, the emergence of multiple and shifting venues of legal accountability, enhance or evade the fulfillment of international human rights? Alison Brysk?s edited volume aims to assess the institutional and political factors that determine the influence of the globalization of law on the realization of human rights. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 160.00
On January 1 1995, Austria and Sweden joined the European Union (EU). This book examines why these two countries joined at such a moment and studies their accession against the structural background of globalization. In this cutting-edge analysis, Andreas Bieler argues that conventional neo-functionalist and intergovernmentalist theories fail to explain... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 185.00
Most analyses of globalization convey the message that it is an unstoppable force sweeping away national sovereignty and inevitably creating a brave new world of borderless and boundless consumerism. In such a context politics and democracy become irrelevant. This collection of essays develops a more critical and grounded analysis of the nature and... more...
- Cato Institute 2001; US$ 7.00
Economists who write about the benefits of globalization often rely solely on statistics, while journalists often use anecdotes and little economic analysis to paint a dim picture of globalization. Swedish journalist Tomas Larsson, whose travels have taken him from Thai brothels to Brazilian shantytowns, avoids those pitfalls in his new book. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99
This work offers a stimulating introduction to globalisation and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalisation. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 33.00
Zheng explores how China's leaders have embraced globalization and market-oriented modernization. While they have been open to Western ideas in rebuilding the economic system, they have been reluctant to import Western concepts of democracy. The author argues that this selectivity will impede China's progress in becoming a modern nation state. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 130.00
Minns argues that the industrial transformations of Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan were based on the existence of powerful developmentalist states in each. It explores the origins of such states and their dynamics and connects the form of autonomy they enjoy within their countries to the policies they pursue. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 25.00
Pre-economic liberalization relations between business and the state condition how groups organize before large-scale economic change. more...
- Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95
Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and... more...
- ILO Publications 2003; US$ 29.95
Comprises five papers which examine the gender dimensions of social security reform undertaken in the context of political and economic transformation in three EU accession countries. Focuses on reforms in family benefits and retirement and survivors pensions. Includes findings of a study of the impact of the reforms on womens employment... more...