Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital


Author: K. Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230302394
Category: Political Science
Page: 201
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This is a global study of government subsidies to attract investment. The book shows how corporations use site selection as rent extraction, with developing countries investing more than developed ones. It demonstrates that incentive use is rarely a good policy, especially for countries without adequate education and infrastructure.

Critical International Political Economy

Dialogue, Debate and Dissensus
Author: Stuart Shields,Ian Bruff,Huw Macartney
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230299407
Category: Political Science
Page: 195
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Amidst the continued debate surrounding the foundations of IPE, coupled with recent methodological and theoretical divides this book argues that an attempt should be made to re-visit the notion of the 'critical'. The challenge posed by contributors to this volume is to assess the development of so-called critical IPE and interrogate whether the theoretical foundations it was built upon have reached their potential. The essays in this volume take up this challenge in a number of different ways but all share a common concern - to re-assess the purpose of critical approaches, reflect on why certain social theorists have been favoured as a point of departure, yet others have largely been ignored. In light of recent debates on the notion of a 'trans-Atlantic divide' within IPE the collection the contributors aim demonstrates how the distinction between the 'critical' and the 'orthodox' (or 'empirical') is only significant if the 'critical' is geared towards a larger, more substantial body of critical social enquiry and engages with what it means to conduct such enquiry.

Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance


Author: S. Rushton,O. Williams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230299474
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
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This book argues that the new actors in global health constitute a 'private turn' in global health governance, and provides theoretical and practical grounds for viewing global health partnerships and philanthropic foundations as closely aligned in their ideational and material approaches to a range of important issues and crises.

Regions and Crises

New Challenges for Contemporary Regionalisms
Author: Lorenzo Fioramonti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137028327
Category: Political Science
Page: 242
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Investigates the intimate relationship between regional governance processes and global crises. Analysing the current turmoil in the European Union, it also looks at regional cooperation and integration in the Arab world, Africa, Asia and Latin America through topical case studies.

Foreign Direct Investment in a Changing Global Political Economy


Author: Steve Chan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349141216
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
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This book examines foreign direct investment in a changing world economy. It offers case-studies of this investment in different national and industrial contexts. Firms and countries have encountered mixed results in using this investment to further their foreign leverage. Conversely, potential host countries have faced different opportunities and constraints in attracting or utilizing foreign capital for their development. Although some countries have been relatively successful, most do not appear to be well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing processes of globalization of national economies.

Capital and Collusion

The Political Logic of Global Economic Development
Author: Hilton L. Root
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691124070
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 335
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"A most interesting and informative work. The book contains excellent material and interesting analysis, and it will appeal to a broad audience."--Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester "An ambitious book, Capital and Collusion identifies the institutional reasons for the divergent growth paths of major regions in the developing world. The topic is one that will interest a broad range of readers in both academic and policy circles."--David Stasavage, London School of Economics "Root takes a very abstract notion like trust and provides a series of concrete demonstrations of how trust, or the lack of it, can affect economic performance and social welfare. He bases his arguments very skillfully on a variety of indicators that transform abstract concepts into observable phenomena and make his arguments come to life. This is a 'must read' in graduate and undergraduate courses that focus on institutions and development."--Lewis W. Snider, author of Growth, Debt and Politics: Economic Adjustment and the Political Performance of Developing Countries "In this exciting book, Hilton Root calls into question some of the "sacred cows" of contemporary thought, knocking down some of the rigid boundaries that exist among the social sciences and among concepts like developed and developing countries. A very good read for all."--Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, author of Understanding Institutional Diversity "Capital and Collusion is a breathtaking tour de force that adds significantly to the growing literature on the political economy of development and of state failure. Hilton Root has tackled the most important question facing policymakers, leaders of international financial institutions, and students of the political economy of development: how can the incentives of leaders be changed to promote risk taking and entrepreneurship, diminish uncertainty and self-insurance, and stimulate economic growth when they benefit personally from sustained national failure? No one who wishes to understand or shape economic and social welfare can afford not to read this book."--Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, NYU

Competing for Capital

Europe and North America in a Global Era
Author: Kenneth P. Thomas
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018396
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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As corporations search for new production sites, governments compete furiously using location subsidies and tax incentives to lure them. Yet underwriting big business can have its costs: reduction in economic efficiency, shifting of tax burdens, worsening of economic inequalities, or environmental degradation. Competing for Capital is one of the first books to analyze competition for investment in order to suggest ways of controlling the effects of capital mobility. Comparing the European Union's strict regulation of state aid to business with the virtually unregulated investment competition in the United States and Canada, Kenneth P. Thomas documents Europe's relative success in controlling—and decreasing—subsidies to business, even while they rise in the United States. Thomas provides an extensive history of the powers granted to the EU's governing European Commission for controlling subsidies and draws on data to show that those efforts are paying off. In reviewing trends in North America, he offers the first comprehensive estimate of U.S. subsidies to business at all levels to show that the United States is a much higher subsidizer than it portrays itself as being. Thomas then suggests what we might learn from the European experience to control the effects of capital mobility—not only within or between states, but also globally, within NAFTA and the World Trade Organization as well. He concludes with policy recommendations to help promote international cooperation and cross-fertilization of ways to control competition for investment.

Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy


Author: Gene M. Grossman,Elhanan Helpman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262570978
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 359
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Traditional growth theory emphasizes the incentives for capital accumulation ratherthan technological progress. Innovation is treated as an exogenous process or a by-product ofinvestment in machinery and equipment. Grossman and Helpman develop a unique approach in whichinnovation is viewed as a deliberate outgrowth of investments in industrial research byforward-looking, profit-seeking agents.Gene M. Grossman is Professor of Economics and InternationalAffairs at Princeton University. Elhanan Helpman is Archie Sherman Professor of InternationalEconomic Relations at Tel Aviv University.

Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy


Author: Peter Cornelius,Bruce Mitchel Kogut
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195167054
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 506
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This volume is a timely and insightful exploration into the issues of corporate governance and the impact of corporate governance practices on investments in developing countries. With global financial markets having become more integrated, the book pays particular attention to the role of corporate governance in emerging-market economies and international capital flows. Rich in facts and ideas, Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy is a must read for anyone interested in financial crises, international risk management, and global competitiveness.

The Economics of Global Turbulence

The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945-2005
Author: Robert Brenner
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859847305
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 369
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BRENNER/ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL TURBU

International Political Economy

Conflict and Cooperation in the Global System
Author: Frederic S. Pearson,Simon Payaslian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 486
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Takes up the important human impact questions of the global economy. With examples, this title links: domestic consequences to international trends, local and regional to global developments, and the formal to the informal economy. It also presents the political dimension of economic interaction.

European Union and the Race for Foreign Direct Investment in Europe


Author: Pervez N. Ghauri,Lars Oxelheim
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080442457
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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Countries create different type of incentives for foreign firms, such as; direct incentives/subsidies, tax relief, soft loans and preferred handling. This volume aims to analyze the impact of European Union on inward foreign direct investment in Europe and to discuss what type of effects are being created by this race for FDI.

The Politics of Heritage Tourism in China

A View from Lijiang
Author: Xiaobo Su,Peggy Teo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135256217
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This volume unravels the politics surrounding behind China’s hegemonic project of heritage tourism development in Lijiang. It provides a compelling study of the dialectical relationships between global and domestic capital, the state, tourists and locals as they collude, collaborate and contest one another to ready Lijiang for tourist consumption. Using rich material from insightful interviews and quantitative data, the authors show how complex tourism development can be even as it strives to do good for the community. Su and Teo investigate the practices of contestation and negotiation of identity within Lijiang; analyze the negotiations that transform material and vernacular landscapes; and suggests strategies that will enable sustained tourism interest in this location. Linking Gramsci’s theory on hegemony to the cultural politics of space, this book has two major strengths: it establishes a theoretical framework to conceptualize power relations in tourism space and provides critical insights into the rapidly shifting socio-political landscape of contemporary China. Comparisons with other Chinese heritage sites are also provided. By addressing the power struggles inevitable in the process of tourism development, The Politics of Heritage Tourism in China provides an innovative understanding of China’s dynamic politics in a period of transition. As such, it will address the needs of students and academic scholars working in the fields of China studies, tourism, cultural studies, urban studies, sociology, geography, political science and heritage studies.

No One's World

The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn
Author: Charles A. Kupchan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991298X
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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The world is on the cusp of a global turn. Between 1500 and 1800, the West sprinted ahead of other centers of power in Asia and the Middle East. Europe and the United States have dominated the world since. But today the West's preeminence is slipping away as China, India, Brazil and other emerging powers rise. Although most strategists recognize that the dominance of the West is on the wane, they are confident that its founding ideas--democracy, capitalism, and secular nationalism--will continue to spread, ensuring that the Western order will outlast its primacy. In No One's World, Charles A. Kupchan boldly challenges this view, arguing that the world is headed for political and ideological diversity; emerging powers will neither defer to the West's lead nor converge toward the Western way. The ascent of the West was the product of social and economic conditions unique to Europe and the United States. As other regions now rise, they are following their own paths to modernity and embracing their own conceptions of domestic and international order. Kupchan contends that the Western order will not be displaced by a new great power or dominant political model. The twenty-first century will not belong to America, China, Asia, or anyone else. It will be no one's world. For the first time in history, an interdependent world will be without a center of gravity or global guardian. More than simply diagnosing what lies ahead, Kupchan provides a detailed strategy for striking a bargain between the West and the rising rest by fashioning a new consensus on issues of legitimacy, sovereignty, and governance. Thoughtful, provocative, sweeping in scope, this work is nothing less than a global guidebook for the 21st century.

Financing for Development

A Critical Global Collaboration
Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211045192
Category: Economic assistance
Page: 164
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This publication contains documents presented by the UN Secretary-General to the Preparatory Committee of the International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico in March 2002. The report is intended to contribute to the intergovernmental discussion of national, international and systemic issues regarding development financing, in the context of globalisation. Chapters consider how to mobilise domestic financial resources, as well as foreign direct investment and other private flows; trade issues including market access, compensatory finance and price-risk management, vulnerability, technical assistance and capacity-building; increased international financial co-operation, including official development assistance; debt aspects; and the role of international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of financing for development.

Journal of Economic Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: N.A
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The European Competitiveness and Transition Report 2001-2002 : Ratings of Accession Progress, Competitiveness, and Economic Restructuring of European and Transition Economies

Ratings of Accession Progress, Competitiveness, and Economic Restructuring of European and Transition Economies
Author: World Economic Forum
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199760749
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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For over a decade, central and eastern Europe has been at the center of one of the most profound economic and political transformation in history. At the start of the 1990's, the region embarked on an ambitious reform program to depart from central planning towards more market-based economies. A decade later, and amid significant difficulties, the region has achieved remarkable accomplishments, with several countries becoming increasingly integrated into the global economy. Political structures have been transformed and new institutions have emerged. Indeed, the progress in structural reforms achieved in the region has been so substantial that several countries are now at the threshold of European Union membership. Aware of the significance of the successful integration of central and eastern Europe into the global economy, the World Economic Forum and Harvard University are proud to introduce The European Competitiveness and Transition Report, a thorough review of the transition process that has unfolded in the last decade. This comprehensive report presents new data and expert commentary on what the facts say about the enlargement of the European Union and the competitiveness and growth potential of both Europe and the candidate countries. It addresses the many important factors that will determine how these countries will fare in terms of economic growth over the next ten to twenty years. Written by independent experts, The European Competitiveness and Transition Report 2001-2002 is a truly unique data-driven guide that lays out the facts and reveals the real issues behind European enlargement.

Regional Orders at Century's Dawn

Global and Domestic Influences on Grand Strategy
Author: Etel Solingen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691058801
Category: Political Science
Page: 334
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Etel Solingen provides a comprehensive explanation of foreign policy based on how states throughout the world have confronted the rapid emergence of a global economy and international institutions. A major advance in international relations theory, Regional Orders at Century's Dawn skillfully uses a key issue--internationalization--to clarify other recent debates, from the notion of a democratic peace to the relevance of security dilemmas, nationalism, and the impact of international institutions. The author discusses in rich detail the Middle East, Latin America's Southern Cone, and the Korean peninsula, and builds on examples drawn from almost every other region of the world. As Solingen demonstrates, economic liberalization--with its dramatic political and economic consequences--invariably attracts supporters and detractors, who join in coalitions to advance their agendas. Each coalition's agenda, or "grand strategy," has consequences at all levels: domestic, regional, and international. At home, coalitions struggle to define the internal allocation and management of resources, and to undermine their rivals. Throughout their regional neighborhoods, coalitions opposing internationalization often compete for dominance, sometimes militarily. Coalitions favoring internationalization, instead, often cooperate. At the global level, each coalition finds support for its "grand strategies" from different international institutions and from competing global economic trends. Solingen's concept of "grand strategy" proposes more than a theory of foreign policy and explains the role of nationalism and ethno-religious revivalism in the politics of liberalization.

Globalization and Governance


Author: Aseem Prakash,Jeffrey A. Hart
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415216043
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
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Globalization and Governance is a completely up-to-date, impartial survey of a variety of perspectives on what constitutes governance and how globalization may impact governance and the state. Eleven essays and a thorough introduction provide a theoretical framework and a literature overview. Unlike most books on the subject, this does not espouse any ideological agenda and examines the topical subject of globalization in a conceptually rigorous way.

Transnational Legal Processes

Globalisation and Power Disparities
Author: Michael Likosky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780406946744
Category: Law
Page: 505
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24 linked essays by leading scholars in international law and the social sciences.