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The Wto

Author : Lori Wallach
ISBN : 9781609803285
Genre : Political Science
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In this groundbreaking pamphlet, directors of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen group examine the first five years of the World Trade Organization's track record, demonstrating how the WTO aims to create a new global economic system that increases corporate profit with little regard for social and ecological impacts, or democratically enacted law. Wallach and Sforza make clear recommendations for altering the undemocratic course that the WTO imposes on democratic society.

International Bibliography Of Economics

Author : British Library of Political and Economic Science
ISBN : 0415262364
Genre : Business & Economics
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First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers and librarians in the social sciences worldwide. Key features * Authority: Rigorous standards are applied to make the IBSS the most authoritative selective bibliography ever produced. Articles and books are selected on merit by some of the world's most expert librarians and academics. *Breadth: today the IBSS covers over 2000 journals - more than any other comparable resource. The latest monograph publications are also included. *International Coverage: the IBSS reviews scholarship published in over 30 languages, including publications from Eastern Europe and the developing world. *User friendly organization: all non-English titles are word sections. Extensive author, subject and place name indexes are provided in both English and French. Place your standing order now for the 2000 volumes of the the IBSS Anthropology: 2000 Vol.46 November 2001: 234x156: 520pp: Hb: 0-415-26235-6: £185.00 Economics: 2000 Vol.49 November 2001: 234x156: 520pp: Hb: 0-415-26236-4: £185.00 Political Science: 2000 Vol.49 November 2001: 234x156: 520pp: Hb: 0-415-26237-2: £185.00 Sociology: 2000 Vol.50 November 2001: 234x156: 520pp: Hb: 0-415-26238-0: £185.00

Walking The Talk

Author : Jr, Charles O. Holliday
ISBN : 9781351281942
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ten years on from the Rio Earth Summit, world leaders will gather again in Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September. As planetary anxieties about globalization, poverty and climate change grow, where does the international business community stand? Are they a barrier to change or an engine for it? One outcome of Rio was Changing Course, the hugely influential book by Swiss industrialist Stephan Schmidheiny, which argued that business needed to be part of the solution to global environmental degradation. Now, Schmidheiny has joined with fellow prime movers in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD – the key business organization focusing on policy research and development in this crucial area), Chad Holliday, Chairman and CEO of DuPont; and Philip Watts, Chairman of Shell; to spell out the real business case for addressing sustainable development as a key strategic issue. The results are ground-breaking. For the first time, leading industrialists are arguing that not only is sustainable development good for business, the solving of environmental and social problems is essential for future growth. Drawing on a wealth of case studies and personal interviews from business leaders operating around the world, Walking the Talk clearly demonstrates that the vanguard who have operationalized leading-edge environmental and social initiatives are benefiting in a myriad of ways that benefit the bottom line – and the planet. The book argues that the time for rhetoric is over. The business of business has changed. Even more remarkably, the authors insist that a global partnership – between governments, business and civil society – is essential, if accelerating moves towards globalization are to maximize opportunities for all – especially the world's poor. As Chad Holliday recently stated in an address to the United Nations: "Given existing technology and products, for all six billion people on the planet to live like the average American, we would require the equivalent of three planet Earths to provide the material, create the energy and dispose of the waste." Such an option is evidently not available and the book argues that far more eco-efficient and socially equitable modes of development must be pursued in order to allow poorer nations to raise their standards of living. The solution provided by Walking the Talk is to mobilize markets in favour of sustainability, leveraging the power of innovation and global markets for the benefits of everyone – not just the developed world. This means a further liberalization of the market-a move that would be condemned by anti-globalization protestors. Yet, as the authors argue, business cannot succeed in failing societies. When the global market fails poor countries, where most of the world's people live, it will also eventually fail business. Subsidies for rich countries' products and tariffs against poor countries' products do not constitute a "free" market, or one that best serves people or business. Similarly, governments cannot subsidize fossil fuels or water and expect businesses, or ordinary citizens, to use them efficiently. So, a new, fair and equitable market is needed. A market that can work for all. The authors therefore call on protestors against globalization to stop protesting against the market and instead to campaign instead against the perverse policies that impoverish people and their environment. Walking the Talk explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in eco-efficiency (producing more with less), corporate social responsibility, and a transparent, "wired" world where reputations can be irreversibly damaged – or enhanced – in real time. It also devotes a chapter to ways in which corporations can and must "learn to change". It examines the new partnerships needed among companies, governments, and civil society to produce real change, and the ways in which these alliances can work for all concerned. And it argues that consumer choice and consumer information should be encouraged as a positive force for sustainable development. Only what is valued is carefully used and so creating markets for environmental goods and services may be the best way to protect scarce resources. This is especially true in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, where business-like approaches, such as the development of carbon trading, offer workable solutions to policy-makers. Whether small, medium or large, all businesses must innovate and change to meet the social and environmental challenges of the coming years. Walking the Talk provides a broad set of proven roadmaps to success as well as real-life inspiration for business to embrace the real challenge – to build a global economy that works for all the world's people.

Corporate Media And The Threat To Democracy

Author : Robert W. McChesney
ISBN : 9781609801175
Genre : Social Science
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"In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."—Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

Dollars Sense

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105110579583
Genre : United States
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The Nation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105110590127
Genre : Literature
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Z Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015081912472
Genre : United States
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Homo Deva

Author : Mary Morgan Belknap
ISBN : 0972478302
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Globalization

Author : Alisa Alering
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115291606
Genre : Political Science
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Doha Development Agenda

Author : Confederation of Indian Industry
ISBN : UCSD:31822033409806
Genre : Free trade
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The fourth WTO Ministerial in Doha (Qatar) had an ambitious negotiating mandate in a Work Programme that was launched on 14 September 2001, to be completed by 2005. However, ever since its launch, the Doha Development Agenda, as the Work Programme has come to be called, has been facing rough weather. Missed deadlines have been the main stumbling blocks in the way of negotiations and threaten to undermine the credibility of multilateral trade dialogues. The member countries of WTO have before them an unprecedented challenge. At test is their commitment to the cause of promoting fair trade; the commitments on the part of major trading nations, especially, will have to pass this crucial test if the Doha Round of negotiations is to succeed. The current state of negotiations, however, does not evoke much confidence about the Agenda meeting the deadline of 2005, when all the agreements must be complete and formalized as a single package. This volume is essentially an inquiry into the prospects of the much-debated Doha Round. It assembles, in one place, various points of view from different thinkers on the issues currently under negotiations, chiefly that of trade and development. Reputed experts in the field write on these and other related topics, addressing the primary concern behind the idea of this volume: Can we afford to let the Doha Round of trade talks fail?

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