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State, Governance And Development In Africa (Paperback): Firoz Khan, Greg Ruiters, Euonell Grundling, Zwelinzima Ndevu, Basani... State, Governance And Development In Africa (Paperback)
Firoz Khan, Greg Ruiters, Euonell Grundling, Zwelinzima Ndevu, Basani Baloyi 1
R358 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R42 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The inspiration for this book was a Summer School on State, Governance and Development presented by distinguished academics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Written by young African scholars, the chapters here focus on state, governance and development in Africa as seen from the authors’ vantage points and positions in different sectors of society.

The book opens with three forewords by eminent African scholars including Ben Turok, Johan Burger and Mohamed Halfani. The chapters that follow examine rent-seeking, patronage, neopatrimonialism and bad governance. They engage with statehood, state-building and statecraft and challenge the mainstream opinions of donors, funders, development banks, international non-governmental organisations and development organisations. They include the role of China in Africa, Kenya’s changing demographics, state accountability in South Africa’s dominant party system, Somalia’s prospects for state-building, urban development and routine violence, and resource mobilisation.

At a time in which core institutions are being tested -- the market, the rule of law, democracy, civil society and representative democracy – this book offers a much-needed multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective, and a different narrative on what is unfolding, while also exposing dynamics that are often overlooked.

Billions At Play - The Future Of African Energy And Doing Deals (Paperback, 2nd edition): NJ Ayuk Billions At Play - The Future Of African Energy And Doing Deals (Paperback, 2nd edition)
NJ Ayuk; Foreword by Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) In stock

A comprehensive but entertaining look at Africa's oil & gas present and future.

Two decades of negotiating African oil and gas deals have given NJ Ayuk a grasp of the continent's energy landscape that few can match. The American-educated, African energy lawyer serves up generous doses of that insight in his second book, "Billions at Play: The Future of Africa Energy and Doing Deals." He offers a road map for the continent doing a better job of using its vast energy resources to improve its peoples' lives.

He addresses how African countries can use their energy industries as spring boards for diversifying and growing their overall economies. Another is how they can negotiate better deals with international energy companies and how the continent's countries can use marginal oil and gas fields to develop domestic energy industries that, once strong, will compete globally. In addition, Ayuk discusses why Africa's fledgling natural gas industry can become an international powerhouse, how the continent can improve its notoriously unreliable, economy-sapping power industry, why American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa, and why the continent's energy industry needs more women.

The book's underlying theme is that -- in Ayuk's words -- "too often, our natural resources create wealth for foreign investors and a select group of African elites while everyday people fail to benefit." As for Africans needing to step up their energy-negotiations game, Ayuk notes that when he became an oil and gas lawyer years ago, "Africans were not part of any kind of deal-making structure: When negotiations involving foreign investors' oil and gas exploration, production, and revenue-sharing took place, Africans were not at the table--or even in the room."

Upgrading the Global Garment Industry - Internationalization, Capabilities and Sustainability (Hardcover): Mohammad B. Rana,... Upgrading the Global Garment Industry - Internationalization, Capabilities and Sustainability (Hardcover)
Mohammad B. Rana, Matthew M. C. Allen
R3,470 Discovery Miles 34 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks (Paperback): Neil M. Coe Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks (Paperback)
Neil M. Coe
R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. This Advanced Introduction provides a comprehensive guide to the vibrant and expanding global production network (GPN) approach. Neil M. Coe deftly explores the antecedents and theoretical underpinnings of GPN analysis, as well as debates and controversies surrounding the approach and its position in wider interdisciplinary discussions. He argues overall that, during a time of profound ongoing challenges within the global economic system, the need for a GPN framework has never been more pressing. Key features include: * an up-to-date assessment of current debates in the literature * an integrated perspective on how GPN thinking can aid understanding of capitalist uneven development * a wide range of sectoral and geographical examples * a thorough discussion of connections to cognate debates in the wider social sciences and business and management studies * identification of future research challenges in the field. In short, Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks is an ideal introductory book for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in geography, economics and business looking to understand the organization and dynamics of the global economy.

China and the West (Hardcover): Jan Svejnar, Justin Y. Lin China and the West (Hardcover)
Jan Svejnar, Justin Y. Lin
R2,323 Discovery Miles 23 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
One Currency, Two Markets - China's Attempt to Internationalize the Renminbi (Hardcover): Edwin L.-C. Lai One Currency, Two Markets - China's Attempt to Internationalize the Renminbi (Hardcover)
Edwin L.-C. Lai
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Outside the Box - How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas (Hardcover): Marc Levinson Outside the Box - How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas (Hardcover)
Marc Levinson
R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the acclaimed author of The Box, a new history of globalization that shows us how to navigate its future Globalization has profoundly shaped the world we live in, yet its rise was neither inevitable nor planned. It is also one of the most contentious issues of our time. While it may have made goods less expensive, it has also sent massive flows of money across borders and shaken the global balance of power. Outside the Box offers a fresh and lively history of globalization, showing how it has evolved over two centuries in response to changes in demography, technology, and consumer tastes. Marc Levinson, the acclaimed author of The Box, tells the story of globalization through the people who eliminated barriers and pursued new ways of doing business. He shows how the nature of globalization changed dramatically in the 1980s with the creation of long-distance value chains. This new type of economic relationship shifted manufacturing to Asia, destroying millions of jobs and devastating industrial centers in North America, Europe, and Japan. Levinson describes how improvements in transportation, communications, and computing made international value chains possible, but how globalization was taken too far because of large government subsidies and the systematic misjudgment of risk by businesses. As companies began to account properly for the risks of globalization, cross-border investment fell sharply and foreign trade lagged long before Donald Trump became president and the coronavirus disrupted business around the world. In Outside the Box, Levinson explains that globalization is entering a new era in which moving stuff will matter much less than moving services, information, and ideas.

The Bottom Billion - Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Paperback): Paul Collier The Bottom Billion - Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Paperback)
Paul Collier 2
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) In stock

In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today.
"Terrifically readable."
--Time.com
"Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading."
--The Economist
"If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book."
--Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review
"Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty."
--Financial Times

The Trans-Pacific Partnership - Intellectual Property and Trade in the Pacific Rim (Hardcover): Matthew Rimmer The Trans-Pacific Partnership - Intellectual Property and Trade in the Pacific Rim (Hardcover)
Matthew Rimmer
R4,203 Discovery Miles 42 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This authoritative book explores copyright and trade in the Pacific Rim under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mega-regional trade deal. Offering a perceptive critique of the TPP, Matthew Rimmer highlights the dissonance between Barack Obama's ideals that the agreement would be progressive and comprehensive and the substance of the trade deal. Rimmer considers the intellectual property chapter of the TPP, focusing on the debate over copyright terms, copyright exceptions, intermediary liability, and technological protection measures. He analyses the negotiations over trademark law, cybersquatting, geographical indications, and the plain packaging of tobacco products. The book also considers the debate over patent law and access to essential medicines, data protection and biologics, access to genetic resources, and the treatment of Indigenous intellectual property. Examining globalization and its discontents, the book concludes with policy solutions and recommendations for a truly progressive approach to intellectual property and trade. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of intellectual property law, international economic law, and trade law. Its practical recommendations will also be beneficial for practitioners and policy makers working in the fields of intellectual property, investment, and trade.

China's Global Vision and Actions - Reactions to Belt, Road and Beyond (Hardcover): Peter J. Rimmer China's Global Vision and Actions - Reactions to Belt, Road and Beyond (Hardcover)
Peter J. Rimmer
R2,190 Discovery Miles 21 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This insightful book examines the growing role of China on the global stage by gauging the varying reactions of international spectators to Beijing's hugely significant Belt and Road Initiative. Featuring detailed studies of key geologistical projects, Peter Rimmer charts the swift transformation of China's domestic logistics systems into a global geologistics policy. Analyses of major international logistical projects, from the Great Stone Industrial Park of Belarus, through the ports of Gwadar, Piraeus, Darwin and Sabetta to the Nicaragua Canal, illustrate the global impact of China's geologistical developments and how key logistics skills are exported through the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. This book distils China's global logistics developments into three basic models - the transcontinental, the reverse and the classic - to reflect upon the effects of the first five years of the Belt and Road Initiative. Laced with detailed empirical studies and an array of illustrative maps, Rimmer assesses the domestic impact of the Initiative thus far and offers an astute appraisal of the imperial connotations of Beijing's global logistical project. This enlightening book provides crucial insights for academics and researchers in political science, transport studies and economics investigating China's recent policy initiatives, particularly those who examine the impact of geologistics. Policymakers and commentators will also benefit from the author's unique empirical insight into global logistics development.

Rules of Origin for Services - From the Early Days of GATS to the Era of Servicification (Hardcover): Duy Dinh Rules of Origin for Services - From the Early Days of GATS to the Era of Servicification (Hardcover)
Duy Dinh
R2,187 Discovery Miles 21 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In an era where services play an increasingly vital role in servicified global value chains, this insightful book provides a comprehensive study of legal aspects of rules of origin for services and their importance in international trade. The author identifies and examines the defects in the current approach to rules of origin for services through an astute analysis of these rules in the General Agreement on Trade in Services and in preferential trade agreements. In addition, by asserting that trade in goods and trade in services cannot be separated, the author provides a comparative analysis of rules of origin in these two fields, offering a better understanding of their boundaries and connections. Paving the way for further development, the author concludes that certain aspects of rules of origin for goods, such as the product-based approach, may be repurposed for services. Addressing an area of rule making insufficiently explored to date, this book will prove important reading for students and scholars of international trade, economics, and governance. The focus on new patterns of international trade will also benefit trade experts, policy makers and businesses.

30 Years of Transition in Europe - Looking Back and Looking Beyond in CESEE Countries (Hardcover): Robert Holzmann, Doris... 30 Years of Transition in Europe - Looking Back and Looking Beyond in CESEE Countries (Hardcover)
Robert Holzmann, Doris Ritzberger-Grunwald, Helene Schuberth
R2,616 Discovery Miles 26 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This thought-provoking book investigates the political and economic transformation that has taken place over the past three decades in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Through an examination of both the successes and shortcomings of post communist reform and the challenges ahead for the region, it explores the topical issues of economic transition and integration, highlighting important lessons to be learned. Featuring contributions from both top academics and experienced policymakers, 30 Years of Transition in Europe first discusses the process of transition in CESEE from a historical perspective, analysing the impacts of differing approaches on economic and monetary policy, the role of central banks and the speed of reform in various countries of the region. Chapters also compare CESEE transformations to emerging economies in Asia, and examine contemporary concerns around financial and monetary stability, as well as exploring the long-term determinants of economic growth such as digitalization, climate change and demographic trends. Economists, central bankers, and policymakers in the banking sector and other international financial organizations will find this book an enlightening read. It will also be useful for academics in economics and politics with a particular interest in emerging European economies and European integration.

Development Macroeconomics - Alternative Strategies for Growth (Hardcover): Basil Oberholzer Development Macroeconomics - Alternative Strategies for Growth (Hardcover)
Basil Oberholzer
R2,765 Discovery Miles 27 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This insightful book offers a comprehensive analysis of how macroeconomics can steer development and reduce poverty. It untangles how developing countries can apply effective economic policies in spite of the challenges they face. With an aim to design a macroeconomic strategy which would provide a stable and long-term growth plan, Basil Oberholzer explores the multiple constraints which prevent developing countries from reducing poverty. The author reveals how countries' scope of action is strongly limited by international economic dynamics, including current account imbalances, capital flight, foreign debt accumulation, and exchange rate fluctuations. His detailed examination of how international payments take place within the current monetary structure also illuminates fundamental flaws that are harmful for developing countries. Applying a newly developed monetary macroeconomic model, Oberholzer suggests a reform of countries' international payments as a solution to these key problems. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for students and scholars of development economics and macroeconomics. Its analysis of how appropriate macroeconomic strategies can be established, pragmatic policy recommendations, and explanation of critical macroeconomic constraints will also be beneficial for policy-makers in progressive governments.

Rekeningkundige standaarde - `n Omvattende vraeboek oor internasionale finansiele verslagdoeningstandaarde (Afrikaans,... Rekeningkundige standaarde - `n Omvattende vraeboek oor internasionale finansiele verslagdoeningstandaarde (Afrikaans, Paperback, 18th ed)
Nico van der Merve
R801 R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Save R125 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Die agtiende uitgawe van Rekeningkundige Standaarde is bedoel vir tweede- of derdejaarstudente in Finansiele Rekeningkunde of studente wat graag 'n inleiding tot rekeningkundige standaarde wil he. Hierdie uitgawe stel studente bekend aan die beginsels van die Internasionale Finansiele. Verslagdoeningstandaarde. Die rekeningkundige beginsels word geillustreer deur vrae wat geleidelik in moeilikheidsgraad toeneem. Die benadering bevorder studente se begrip van die beginsels en stel hulle in staat om finansiele state op 'n praktiese manier te bemeester. 'n Aanduiding word gegee indien 'n vraag onderwerpe bevat wat nie in die hersiene SAICA-sillabus voorkom nie, maar wat relevant vir ander sillabusse mag wees of vir die verdieping van die student se begrip.

Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy (Hardcover): Jacques Charmes Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy (Hardcover)
Jacques Charmes
R4,612 Discovery Miles 46 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy captures the magnitude of the informal economy for the global labour force. It unravels numerous concepts, definitions and methods of data collection to offer valuable insight into the differences between the informal, non-observed and shadow economies. Situating the concept of the informal economy within the evolution of development theories, strategies and thinking over the past 50 years, this Research Handbook also explores the future direction of the informal economy. Chapters consider recent debates around the transition from the informal to the formal economy, a transition which would reshape the social contract between people and state. Expert international contributors examine a range of policies, actions, regions and groups of vulnerable workers to uncover which forms of organisation will lead to more power, recognition and sustainable livelihoods for the working poor. They also analyse how innovation, knowledge co-production and technological change at a grassroots level can improve the working and living conditions of the informal worker. This Research Handbook maps the changing landscape of the informal economy and will be an essential resource for academics, researchers and students in the fields of development studies, economics and international studies.

Globalization - A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): C. Gopinath Globalization - A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
C. Gopinath
R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System provides an invaluable introduction to the complex phenomenon of globalization. Evoking praise from some for facilitating trade and reducing poverty, yet blamed by others for causing job losses and cultural homogenization, it is important to understand the impacts of globalization for both individuals and organizations to be prepared and able to operate in its context. With updated chapters, this new edition of Globalization: * Tells the story of globalization, knitting perspectives together, and presenting current debates in the context of a 'thinking manager', considering the impacts for the individual and the organization * Provides a framework using systems analysis to aid understanding of globalization as comprised of five interlinking domains; economic, social, political, physical, and business * Includes up-to-date discussions of major events with global implications; from Britain's departure from the EU to the increasing role of China as a key international decision maker * Embellishes the text with important definitions and concepts in each chapter, as well as an explanation of the systems perspective on the subjects covered. With its up-to-date coverage of the topic, and its accessible style, Globalization is an excellent resource for business and management students, as well as for practitioners seeking a concise overview of globalization from a theoretical perspective.

An Introduction to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - Understanding the New NAFTA (Hardcover): David A. Gantz An Introduction to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - Understanding the New NAFTA (Hardcover)
David A. Gantz
R2,468 Discovery Miles 24 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a modified and modernized version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will continue to govern most economic relationships in North America, including the more than $1.3 trillion in annual regional trade in goods and services, for the foreseeable future. The USMCA preserves the bulk of the NAFTA structures that permit North American manufacturers to compete effectively with their European and Asian counterparts in North American and foreign markets. Once in effect, the USMCA should largely resolve the chilling effect on investment and new hiring generated by three years of uncertainty over NAFTA's future. This book provides a detailed analysis and critique of the provisions of the USMCA and the USMCA's relation to NAFTA. It is designed to assist lawyers and non-lawyers alike, including law, economics and public policy scholars, business professionals and governmental officials who require an understanding of one of the world's most economically and politically significant regional trade agreements.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire - Shortlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2020 (Paperback):... Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire - Shortlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2020 (Paperback)
Rebecca Henderson
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions, and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But it's also on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society in its single-minded pursuit of maximizing shareholder value. Rebecca Henderson, McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, argues for a new framework; one that can simultaneously make a positive societal impact by confronting the realities of the environment and the need to address social and economic inequality, while also delivering sustained financial performance to ensure economic growth that brings prosperity and wellbeing to society as a whole. Drawing on the lessons of companies from around the world who are acting on this responsibility - who are not only surviving but are thriving, becoming leaders in their industries and beginning to drive the wheels of change - Professor Henderson proves that this is not only a moral imperative for business but also the only way to remain competitive in our changing world.

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
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Ships in 12 - 17 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.

International Economics (Paperback, 13th Edition, EMEA Edition): Dominick Salvatore International Economics (Paperback, 13th Edition, EMEA Edition)
Dominick Salvatore
R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Rethinking Wealth and Taxes - Inequality, Globalization and Capital Income (Hardcover): Geoffrey Poitras Rethinking Wealth and Taxes - Inequality, Globalization and Capital Income (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Poitras
R2,617 Discovery Miles 26 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Taxes on the wealthy are a topic sure to incite venomous rants from both right-wing and left-wing ideologues. The topic attracts conflicting interpretations and policy recommendations, and generates proposals for tax reform that consume political debate. All this activity takes place against an opaque backdrop of empirical evidence dealing with the distribution of wealth and income, and tax avoidance and tax evasion by corporations and wealthy individuals. Rethinking Wealth and Taxes explores these problems and considers the possibilities for increasing taxes on wealth to address the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth, and income. Concerned with exploring the implications of globalization for government revenue policy and increasing inequality in wealth and income, it identifies the connection between ongoing inequality and the ability of the wealthy to avoid income taxes by exploiting differential treatment of capital income and wage income. The author explores the various ways in which the emergence of globalization has impacted the traditional national model of raising income tax revenue. He then offers policy recommendations that shift government revenue sources to taxes that are difficult for the wealthy to avoid and that better capture the goals of vertical and horizontal tax equity. This book will appeal to those directly involved in industry and public policy, and may be used in university courses at all levels in public finance, financial economics, actuarial science and management. It will also be of interest to research libraries, individuals working in government and readers in the general public curious about topics such as 'the one percent'.

An Introduction to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - Understanding the New NAFTA (Paperback): David A. Gantz An Introduction to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - Understanding the New NAFTA (Paperback)
David A. Gantz
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a modified and modernized version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will continue to govern most economic relationships in North America, including the more than $1.3 trillion in annual regional trade in goods and services, for the foreseeable future. The USMCA preserves the bulk of the NAFTA structures that permit North American manufacturers to compete effectively with their European and Asian counterparts in North American and foreign markets. Once in effect, the USMCA should largely resolve the chilling effect on investment and new hiring generated by three years of uncertainty over NAFTA's future. This book provides a detailed analysis and critique of the provisions of the USMCA and the USMCA's relation to NAFTA. It is designed to assist lawyers and non-lawyers alike, including law, economics and public policy scholars, business professionals and governmental officials who require an understanding of one of the world's most economically and politically significant regional trade agreements.

Asian Economic Development (Hardcover): Prema-Chandra Athukorala Asian Economic Development (Hardcover)
Prema-Chandra Athukorala
R19,228 Discovery Miles 192 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This important two-volume collection brings together a selection of leading papers on economic development of economics in Asia - Japan, China, India and other countries in North-East Asia, South-East Asia and South Asia. Providing a comprehensive picture of policymaking and economic performance of these countries over the entire post-Second World War era, this collection was motivated by both the growing economic significance of Asia in the global economy and the pivotal role played by Asia. Including an original introduction, this comprehensive set is a valuable reference not only for the Asia specialist but also for all students and practitioners in the field of economic development.

Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks (Hardcover): Neil M. Coe Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks (Hardcover)
Neil M. Coe
R2,465 Discovery Miles 24 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. This Advanced Introduction provides a comprehensive guide to the vibrant and expanding global production network (GPN) approach. Neil M. Coe deftly explores the antecedents and theoretical underpinnings of GPN analysis, as well as debates and controversies surrounding the approach and its position in wider interdisciplinary discussions. He argues overall that, during a time of profound ongoing challenges within the global economic system, the need for a GPN framework has never been more pressing. Key features include: * an up-to-date assessment of current debates in the literature * an integrated perspective on how GPN thinking can aid understanding of capitalist uneven development * a wide range of sectoral and geographical examples * a thorough discussion of connections to cognate debates in the wider social sciences and business and management studies * identification of future research challenges in the field. In short, Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks is an ideal introductory book for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in geography, economics and business looking to understand the organization and dynamics of the global economy.

The Digital War - How China's Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace (Paperback): Winston Ma The Digital War - How China's Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace (Paperback)
Winston Ma
R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What new directions in China's digital economy mean for us all China is the largest homogenous digital market on Earth: unified by language, culture, and mobile payments. Not only a consumer market of unrivaled size, it's also a vast and hyperactive innovation ecosystem for new technologies. And as China's digital economy moves from a consumer-focused phase to an enterprise-oriented one, Chinese companies are rushing to capitalize on ways the newer wave of tech-the Internet of Things, AI, blockchain, cloud computing, and data analytics (iABCD)-can unlock value for their businesses from non-traditional angles. In China's Data Economy, Winston Ma-investment professional, capital markets attorney, adjunct professor of digital economy, and bestselling author-details the profound global implications of this new direction, including how Chinese apps for services such as food delivery expand so quickly they surpass their U.S. models within a couple of years, and how the sheer scale and pace of Chinese innovation might lead to an AI arms race in which China and the U.S. vie aggressively for leadership. How China's younger netizens participate in their evolving digital economy as consumers, creators, and entrepreneurs Why Online/Office (OMO, Online-merge-with-Offline) integration is viewed as the natural next step on from the O2O (Online-to-Offline) model used in the rest of the world The ways in which traditional Chinese industries such as retail, banking, and insurance are innovating to stay in the game What emerging markets can learn from China as they leapfrog past the personal computer age altogether, diving straight into the mobile-first economy Anyone interested in what's next for Chinese digital powerhouses-investors, governments, entrepreneurs, international business players-will find this an essential guide to what lies ahead as China's flexes new digital muscles to create new forms of value and challenge established tech giants across the world.

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