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Bad Buying - How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds And F*ck-ups (Paperback): Peter Smith Bad Buying - How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds And F*ck-ups (Paperback)
Peter Smith
R350 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R98 (28%) In stock

Why is the Berlin Brandenburg Airport ten years behind schedule and nearly four billion euros over budget? And what possessed Kenya's government to spend a whopping $35 million on a chain link fence just six miles long?

In this hilarious, fascinating and insightful expose, industry insider Peter Smith reveals the massive blunders and dodgy dealings taking place around the world as private companies and public sector bodies buy goods and services. A recent report showed that over 90% of procurement projects fail. So, why are so many billions wasted on ineptitude, mismanagement and, in some cases, fraud?

By turns an entertaining account of some of the worst procurement scams in history and also a resounding lesson in how not to operate, Bad Buying offers clear and practical advice on how to avoid embarrassing mistakes, minimise needless waste and make sound, strategic procurement decisions on your next initiative.

China's Trump Card - Cryptocurrency and its Game-Changing Role in Sino-US Trade (Hardcover): Raymond Yeung China's Trump Card - Cryptocurrency and its Game-Changing Role in Sino-US Trade (Hardcover)
Raymond Yeung
R749 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover the impact of blockchain on the trade relationship between the world's two largest economies China's Trump Card: Cryptocurrency and its Game-Changing Role in Sino-US Trade grapples with the fascinating issue of the effect of digital currencies on world trade and the relationship between China and the United States in particular. Full of forward-looking insights, solid data analysis, extensive collection of relevant literature and incisive observations, author Raymond Yeung compellingly argues that cryptocurrencies will have a significant role to play in harmonizing geopolitical power struggles. Covering all the subjects required for a full understanding of the future of the Sino-US trade relationship, China's Trump Card discusses: The looming risks of de-dollarization in the wake of de-globalization The pressing need to construct a new currency standard superior to the fiat money regime in response to the global imbalance. China's diversification of its offshore portfolios to include alternative investments The implications of Facebook's plan to create a blockchain-based digital currency The fact that blockchain offers a fungible asset class option for China's reserves investment, which can be relatively independent of political considerations This book is perfect for business leaders, investors, financial analysts, policymakers, economists, fintech developers and others who have a stake in the outcome of the blossoming trade disputes between the United States and China.

Capitalism and the Sea - The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World (Hardcover): Liam Campling, Alejandro Colas Capitalism and the Sea - The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World (Hardcover)
Liam Campling, Alejandro Colas
R537 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R80 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The global ocean has through the centuries served as a trade route, strategic space, fish bank and supply chain for the modern capitalist economy. While sea beds are drilled for their fossil fuels and minerals, and coastlines developed for real estate and leisure, the oceans continue to absorb the toxic discharges of our carbon civilization - warming, expanding, and acidifying the blue water part of the planet in ways that will bring unpredictable but irreversible consequences for the rest of the biosphere. In this bold and radical new book, Campling and Colas analyse these and other sea-related phenomena through a historical and geographical lens. In successive chapters dealing with the political economy, ecology and geopolitics of the sea, the authors argue that the earth's geographical separation into land and sea has significant consequences for capitalist development. The distinctive features of this mode of production continuously seek to transcend the land-sea binary in an incessant quest for profit, engendering new alignments of sovereignty, exploitation and appropriation in the capture and coding of maritime spaces and resources.

Open - The Story of Human Progress (Paperback, Export/Airside): Johan Norberg Open - The Story of Human Progress (Paperback, Export/Airside)
Johan Norberg
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Humanity's embrace of openness is the key to our success. The freedom to explore and exchange - whether it's goods, ideas or people - has led to stunning achievements in science, technology and culture. As a result, we live at a time of unprecedented wealth and opportunity. So why are we so intent on ruining it? From Stone Age hunter-gatherers to contemporary Chinese-American relations, Open explores how across time and cultures, we have struggled with a constant tension between our yearning for co-operation and our profound need for belonging. Providing a bold new framework for understanding human history, bestselling author and thinker Johan Norberg examines why we're often uncomfortable with openness - but also why it is essential for progress. Part sweeping history and part polemic, this urgent book makes a compelling case for why an open world with an open economy is worth fighting for more than ever.

The System Worked - How the World Stopped Another Great Depression (Paperback): Daniel W. Drezner The System Worked - How the World Stopped Another Great Depression (Paperback)
Daniel W. Drezner
R443 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

International institutions, from the International Monetary Fund to the International Olympic Committee, are perceived as bastions of sclerotic mediocrity at best and outright corruption at worst, and this perception is generally not far off the mark. In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, Daniel W. Drezner, like so many others, looked at the smoking ruins of the global economy and wondered why global economic governance structure had failed so spectacularly, and what could be done to reform them in the future. But then a funny thing happened. As he surveyed their actions in the wake of the crash, he realized that the evidence pointed to the exact opposite conclusion: global economic governance had succeeded. In The System Worked, Drezner, a renowned political scientist and international relations expert, contends that despite the massive scale and reverberations of this latest crisis (larger, arguably, than those that precipitated the Great Depression), the global economy has bounced back remarkably well. Examining the major resuscitation efforts by the G-20 IMF, WTO, and other institutions, he shows that, thanks to the efforts of central bankers and other policymakers, the international response was sufficiently coordinated to prevent the crisis from becoming a full-fledged depression. Yet the narrative about the failure of multilateral economic institutions persists, both because the Great Recession affected powerful nations whose governments managed their own economies poorly, and because the most influential policy analysts who write the books and articles on the crisis hail from those nations. Nevertheless, Drezner argues, while it's true that the global economy is still fragile, these institutions survived the "stress test" of the financial crisis, and may have even become more resilient and valuable in the process. Bucking the conventional wisdom about the new "G-Zero World," Drezner rehabilitates the image of the much-maligned international institutions and demolishes some of the most dangerous myths about the financial crisis. The System Worked is a vital contribution to our understanding of an area where the stakes could not be higher.

How Global Currencies Work - Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover): Barry Eichengreen, Arnaud Mehl, Livia Chitu How Global Currencies Work - Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover)
Barry Eichengreen, Arnaud Mehl, Livia Chitu
R893 R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Save R174 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A powerful new understanding of global currency trends, including the rise of the Chinese yuan At first glance, the modern history of the global economic system seems to support the long-held view that the leading world power's currency--the British pound, the U.S. dollar, and perhaps someday the Chinese yuan--invariably dominates international trade and finance. In How Global Currencies Work, three noted economists provide a reassessment of this history and the theories behind the conventional wisdom. Offering a new history of global finance over the past two centuries, and marshaling extensive new data to test established theories of how global currencies work, Barry Eichengreen, Arnaud Mehl, and Livia Chit?u argue for a new view, in which several national monies can share international currency status, and their importance can change rapidly. They demonstrate how changes in technology and in the structure of international trade and finance have reshaped the landscape of international currencies so that several international financial standards can coexist. They show that multiple international and reserve currencies have in fact coexisted in the pastupending the traditional view of the British pound's dominance prior to 1945 and the U.S. dollar's dominance more recently. Looking forward, the book tackles the implications of this new framework for major questions facing the future of the international monetary system, from whether the euro and the Chinese yuan might address their respective challenges and perhaps rival the dollar, to how increased currency competition might affect global financial stability.

Dumping and Antidumping Trade Protection (Hardcover): Bruce A. Blonigen, Thomas J. Prusa Dumping and Antidumping Trade Protection (Hardcover)
Bruce A. Blonigen, Thomas J. Prusa
R9,161 Discovery Miles 91 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Antidumping trade protection is one of the most frequent and ubiquitous trade policies in the global economy. This volume brings together the key reference pieces in the antidumping literature that have critically defined and shaped what we know about this important and unique form of trade protection. An introductory chapter by the editors, both scholars in this area, critically analyzes the literature and discusses its future directions. This is an important reference volume not only for new and established scholars in international economics, but also policymakers and legal intellectuals.

Accession to the World Trade Organization - A Legal Analysis (Hardcover): Dylan Geraets Accession to the World Trade Organization - A Legal Analysis (Hardcover)
Dylan Geraets
R3,050 Discovery Miles 30 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This detailed and perceptive book examines the extent and scope of how rules for accession to the WTO may vary between countries, approaching the concerns that some countries enter with a better deal than others. Dylan Geraets critiques these additional 'rules' and aims to answer the question of whether new Members of the WTO are under stricter rules than the original Members, whilst analysing the accession process to the multilateral trading system. Taking an integrated approach, the author combines the results of a Mapping Exercise of all 36 Protocols of accession with a legal analysis of the decisions by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body involving Protocols of Accession. In doing so, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the issue of Member-specific 'WTO-Plus' commitments in Protocols of Accession. Whilst addressing the institutional and historical aspects of the WTO accession process, it provides a vital update to the existing scholarship on WTO accession, offering coverage of all accessions including those of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Liberia. Accession to the World Trade Organization will be invaluable reading for academics interested in WTO accession practice, as well as lawyers, practitioners and government officials in the field of WTO accession.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Paperback): Klaus Schwab The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Paperback)
Klaus Schwab
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history. Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides. In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.

Open - The Story of Human Progress (Hardcover, Main): Johan Norberg Open - The Story of Human Progress (Hardcover, Main)
Johan Norberg 1
R548 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Humanity's embrace of openness is the key to our success. The freedom to explore and exchange - whether it's goods, ideas or people - has led to stunning achievements in science, technology and culture. As a result, we live at a time of unprecedented wealth and opportunity. So why are we so intent on ruining it? From Stone Age hunter-gatherers to contemporary Chinese-American relations, Open explores how across time and cultures, we have struggled with a constant tension between our yearning for co-operation and our profound need for belonging. Providing a bold new framework for understanding human history, bestselling author and thinker Johan Norberg examines why we're often uncomfortable with openness - but also why it is essential for progress. Part sweeping history and part polemic, this urgent book makes a compelling case for why an open world with an open economy is worth fighting for more than ever.

Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade (Paperback): Tracey Epps, Michael J. Trebilcock Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade (Paperback)
Tracey Epps, Michael J. Trebilcock
R1,286 Discovery Miles 12 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A relatively new frontier for legal and policy analysis, technical barriers to trade (TBT's) have become more common as traditional border barriers have been reduced. This comprehensive Handbook comprises original essays by eminent trade scholars exploring the implications of the WTO's TBT Agreement. The TBT Agreement imposes disciplines on the manner in which WTO member countries adopt and maintain technical measures, recognizing the importance of such measures to advance legitimate domestic policy goals such as health, safety and environmental objectives, but also the potential for technical measures to constitute barriers to trade. The contributors to this volume provide an in-depth examination of the text of the Agreement and how the WTO's dispute settlement system, the TBT Committee, WTO members, and other international organizations have engaged with and been affected by it. The book's comprehensive and accessible approach makes it a first point of reference for all trade law practitioners, policymakers and regulators. For scholars and students, the Handbook will prove essential reading for a deeper understanding of trade law.

The Economics of International Integration, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Miroslav N. Jovanovic The Economics of International Integration, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Miroslav N. Jovanovic
R1,313 Discovery Miles 13 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this comprehensive second edition of The Economics of International Integration, Miroslav N. Jovanovic examines the theory of international economic integration and explores the existing and emerging international integration agreements, their achievements, problems and prospects. One of the most important issues in international economics today concerns the dissipating multilateral trading system and the proliferation of a number of trading blocs and arrangements. This has been particularly the case after the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995 and especially during the Doha Round (2001-13). This book takes on those and other important new issues such as integration through spatially fragmented production, and the operation of supply chains. The author argues that international economic integration deals are here to stay, and evolve with variable successes in spite of advantages offered by the multilateral trading system. Jovanovic's second edition includes up-to-date surveys of economic integration and their agreements, criticism of the eurozone and speculation on the future of integration. 'I taught one course on economic policy at Queen's University and met Miroslav Jovanovic, who was the outstanding student in my class. I have followed his career ever since... The most distinctive aspect of his treatment continues to be his union of theory and applied material. For him, the major interest always resides in the problems created by the working out of various forms of integration in real situations. He uses theory but no more than is needed to act as a tool for enlightening our understanding of what we see in the world around us... For those who want a comprehensive survey relevant for understanding the issues surrounding economic integration, this is an excellent book.' - From the Foreword by Richard G. Lipsey

Handbook of International Trade and Transportation (Hardcover): Bruce A. Blonigen, Wesley W. Wilson Handbook of International Trade and Transportation (Hardcover)
Bruce A. Blonigen, Wesley W. Wilson
R6,781 Discovery Miles 67 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

International trade has grown rapidly over the past half century, accommodated by the transportation industry through concomitant growth and technological change. But while the connection between transport and trade flows is clear, the academic literature often looks at these two issues separately. This Handbook is unique in pulling together the key insights of each field while highlighting what we know about their intersection and ideas for future research in this relatively unexamined but growing area of study. After presenting the latest data and modeling techniques used to explain global trade patterns, the chapters address directly the core theme of the Handbook: the intersection of international trade and transportation costs. Other key topics examined include trade facilitation, trade networks, and the role of transport costs in offshoring, foreign investment location, and the role of intermediary firms. The Handbook is an excellent primer on the essential concepts and references in international trade and transport for scholars who may have their primary expertise in one of these areas, but are not as familiar with the other. It will also be an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and other researchers who are relatively new to either field.

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 1, Pages 1 to 358 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 1, Pages 1 to 358 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,359 Discovery Miles 43 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 1 reports on Canada - Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (WT/DS482) and Russian Federation - Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European Union (WT/DS475).

Trade Liberalization (Hardcover): Romain Wacziarg Trade Liberalization (Hardcover)
Romain Wacziarg
R16,114 Discovery Miles 161 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This compelling two-volume collection presents the major literary contributions to the economic analysis of the consequences of trade liberalization on growth, productivity, labor market outcomes and economic inequality. Examining the classical theories that stress gains from trade stemming from comparative advantage, the selection also comprises more recent theories of imperfect competition, where any potential gains from trade can stem from competitive effects or the international transmission of knowledge. Empirical contributions provide evidence regarding the explanatory power of these various theories, including work on the effects of trade openness on economic growth, wages, and income inequality, as well as evidence on the effects of trade on firm productivity, entry and exit. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, the collection will to be an invaluable research resource for academics, practitioners and those drawn to this fascinating topic.

The Political Power of Global Corporations (Paperback): John Mikler The Political Power of Global Corporations (Paperback)
John Mikler
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We have long been told that corporations rule the world, their interests seemingly taking precedence over states and their citizens. Yet while states, civil society and international organizations are well drawn in terms of their institutions, ideologies and functions, the world s 100,000 + global corporations are often more simply sketched as mechanisms of pure profit maximization. In this book, John Mikler recasts global corporations as political actors with complex identities and strategies. Debunking the idea of global corporations as exclusively profit-driven entities, he shows how they seek not only to drive or modify the agendas of states but to govern in their own right. He also explains why we need to re-territorialize global corporations as political actors which reflect and project the political power of the territories from which they hail We know the global corporations names, we know where they are headquartered, and we know where they invest and operate. Economic processes are increasingly produced by the control they possess, the relationships they have with other actors, the leverage they employ, the strategic decisions they make, and the discourses they create to enhance acceptance of their interests. This book represents a call to study how they do so, rather than making assumptions based on theoretical abstractions.

Handbook of Research on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade (Hardcover): Peggy E. Chaudhry Handbook of Research on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade (Hardcover)
Peggy E. Chaudhry
R5,439 Discovery Miles 54 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique Handbook provides multiple perspectives on the growth of illicit trade, primarily exploring counterfeits and internet piracy. The expert contributions, drawn from the private sector, the legal community, and leading enforcement and anti-counterfeiting agencies, cover a wide range of topics including the evaluation of key global enforcement issues, government and private-sector initiatives to stifle illicit trade, and the evolution of piracy on the internet. The authors also assess the efficacy of anti-counterfeiting strategies such as targeted consumer campaigns, working with intermediaries in the supply chain, authentication technology, and online brand protection. Offering a succinct and up-to-date overview of country initiatives to stem illicit trade in China, Mexico, and the US, the book addresses key global enforcement issues. It illustrates the unique problems facing key industry sectors and expands on a comprehensive and timely debate on the growing problem of illicit trade on the internet, highlighting distinct aspects of piracy in the music industry. The persistent problem of botnets, malware, and 'malvertising' is discussed, along with an overview of the various issues associated with online brand protection. Furthermore, a variety of anti-counterfeiting measures are presented that target both the demand and supply of illicit trade, complemented by an examination of their relative effectiveness. This accessible, provocative, and timely synopsis of counterfeiting and illicit trade will be of great value to academics and researchers of law, criminology, and trade. It will also be an excellent resource for government agencies, policymakers, and private-sector managers in those industries most affected by this growing and pervasive problem.

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 4, Pages 1587 to 2196 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 4, Pages 1587 to 2196 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,389 Discovery Miles 43 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 4 reports on United States - Certain Methodologies and their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China (WT/DS471) and China - Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Cellulose Pulp from Canada (WT/DS483).

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 6, Pages 2611 to 3034 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 6, Pages 2611 to 3034 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,367 Discovery Miles 43 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 6 reports on European Union - Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Fatty Alcohols from Indonesia (WT/DS442).

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 7, Pages 3035 to 3766 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 7, Pages 3035 to 3766 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,402 Discovery Miles 44 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 7 reports on Indonesia - Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products (WT/DS477, WT/DS478).

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 2, Pages 359 to 1064 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 2, Pages 359 to 1064 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,400 Discovery Miles 44 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 2 reports on Russian Federation - Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European Union (WT/DS475).

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 8, Pages 3767 to 4372 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 8, Pages 3767 to 4372 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,389 Discovery Miles 43 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 8 reports on Indonesia - Measures Concerning the Importation of Chicken Meat and Chicken Products (WT/DS484), United States - Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products (WT/DS381/ARB) and United States - Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures on Large Residential Washers from Korea (WT/DS464/RPT).

Handbook of Research on Fair Trade (Paperback): Laura T. Raynolds, Elizabeth A Bennett Handbook of Research on Fair Trade (Paperback)
Laura T. Raynolds, Elizabeth A Bennett
R1,285 Discovery Miles 12 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fair trade critiques the historical inequalities inherent in international trade and seeks to promote social justice by creating alternative networks linking marginalized producers (typically in the global South) with progressive consumers (typically in the global North). This unique and wide-ranging Handbook analyzes key topics in fair trade, illuminating major theoretical and empirical issues, assessing existing research, evaluating central debates and identifying critical unanswered questions. The first of its kind, this volume brings together 43 of the foremost fair trade scholars from around the world and across the social sciences. The Handbook serves as both a comprehensive overview and in-depth guide to dominant perspectives and concerns. Chapters analyze the rapidly growing fair trade movement and market, exploring diverse initiatives and organizations, production and consumption regions, and food and cultural products. Written for those new to fair trade as well as those well versed in this domain, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global regulation, multi-stakeholder initiatives, social and environmental certification, ethical labeling, consumer activism and international development.

Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 3, Pages 1065 to 1586 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2017: Volume 3, Pages 1065 to 1586 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,378 Discovery Miles 43 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. They are an essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2017: Volume 3 reports on European Union - Measures Affecting Tariff Concessions on Certain Poultry Meat Products (WT/DS492) and United States - Certain Methodologies and their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China (WT/DS471).

Dark Commerce - How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future (Hardcover): Louise I. Shelley Dark Commerce - How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future (Hardcover)
Louise I. Shelley
R730 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R170 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive look at the world of illicit trade Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. In the past three decades, the most advanced forms of illicit trade have broken with all historical precedents and, as Dark Commerce shows, now operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. In this new world of illicit commerce, which benefits states and diverse participants, trade is impersonal and anonymized, and vast profits are made in short periods with limited accountability to sellers, intermediaries, and purchasers. Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade-the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The illicit economy exacerbates many of the world's destabilizing phenomena: the perpetuation of conflicts, the proliferation of arms and weapons of mass destruction, and environmental degradation and extinction. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goods-drugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeits-and contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property. Demonstrating that illicit trade is a business the global community cannot afford to ignore and must work together to address, Dark Commerce considers diverse ways of responding to this increasing challenge.

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