Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
Author: Paul Bowles,Gary N. Wilson
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774830964
Category: Political Science
Page: 332
View: 1867
Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between local development and global forces, and how governments, Aboriginal peoples, organized labour, NGOs, and the private sector are adapting to, resisting, and embracing change.

Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia

Production Networks, Clusters, and Entrepreneurship
Author: Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317987896
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 4848
Significant historical and geographical differences account for the many processes and trajectories of regional development in East Asia. These historical and geographical specificities in East Asia have prompted serious re-examination of existing theories in regional development, and in particular the "new regionalism" approach associated with such ideas as the learning region, institutional thickness, relational assets, and regional innovation system. This book brings together a group of leading researchers specializing in local and regional development in East Asian economies. Through in-depth empirical studies of specific regions and localities, these authors offer fresh and innovative perspectives on how regions evolve and develop over time in the world’s most dynamic macro-regional economy. In particular, their work points to the critical importance of local and trans-local processes in shaping regional development trajectories. The book is timely given that the debate on the nature and dynamics of regional development in both academic and policy circles has now moved on. From the earlier focus on endogenous regional assets (such as localized networks of association and trust), scholars and policymakers are now analyzing the complex relationship between economic globalization and regional change. This high calibre collection makes a significant contribution to the literature on local and regional development in Asia and provides an important resource for researchers, students, and policy makers interested in East Asia. This book was published as a special issue of Regional Studies.

Forests and Society

Sustainability and Life Cycles of Forests in Human Landscapes
Author: Kristiina A. Vogt
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845930983
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 335
View: 5370
This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical perceptions and use of forests; the creation of today's forest landscapes by global societies; decision making related to forests becoming democratic and globalized; changing views about the ecology and conservation of forests; the historical and continuing impacts of human disturbances (i.e., air pollution, climatic change, salt injury, introduced plants, introduced insects, introduced pathogens, forest management activities and wars) on forests; the relevance of natural disturbances (i.e., wildfires, wind, extreme temperature and moisture, volcanic eruptions, pathogens, and insect and vertebrate pests) in maintaining sustainable forests; the relationship of human health to forest management; and the relationship among forests, humans and the carbon cycle. Case studies from Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the USA, are also included.

Globalizing Human Resource Management

Author: Paul Sparrow,Chris Brewster,Hilary Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134404786
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
View: 2353
Establishing the agenda for global HR, this book looks through the eyes of HR professionals themselves. It gives a broad, coherent overview of the field of IHRM and a detailed, practical analysis of what is needed to be successful in this crucial area of modern management. A number of key questions are addressed: Does IHRM drive the business agenda more than domestic HRM? What is the impact of IHRM on organizational effectiveness? What are the keys to success in IHRM? Drawing upon current research conducted as part of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's Globalization Research Project the text includes data from surveys of HR professionals and company practice as well as longitudinal case studies.

Water Security in India

Hope, Despair, and the Challenges of Human Development
Author: Vandana Asthana,A. C. Shukla
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441118225
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 2958
Few people actively engaged in India's water sector would deny that the Indian subcontinent faces serious problems in the sustainable use and management of water resources. Water resources in India have been subjected to tremendous pressures from increasing population, urbanization, industrialization, and modern agricultural methods. The inadequate access to clean drinking water, increase in water related disasters such as floods and droughts, vulnerability to climate change and competition for the resource amongst different sectors and the region poses immense pressures for sustainability of water systems and humanity. Water Security in India addresses these issues head on, analyzing the challenges that contemporary India faces if it is to create a water-secure world, and providing a hopeful, though guarded, road-map to a future in which India's life-giving and life-sustaining fresh water resources are safe, clean, plentiful, and available to all, secured for the people in a peaceful and ecologically sustainable manner.

The Globalization Reader

Author: Frank J. Lechner,John Boli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118737024
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
View: 3426
Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of thiswell-regarded textbook charts key topics and recent research inglobalization along with the latest complexities and controversiesin the field. Includes a new section on globalization and identity and newreadings on global inequality, mental illness, structural violence,microfinance, blood diamonds, world citizenship, the global justicemovement, and sumo wrestling Contains essential, thought-provoking readings by prominentscholars, activists, and organizations on the many dimensions ofglobalization, from political and economic issues to cultural andexperiential ones Examines foundational topics, such as the experience ofglobalization, economic and political globalization, the role ofmedia and religion in cultural globalization, women’s rights,environmentalism, global civil society, and the alternativeglobalization movement Retains the helpful student features from prior editions,including an accessible format, concise introductions to majortopics, stimulating examples, and discussion questions for eachselection and section

Labor Relations in a Globalizing World

Author: Harry C. Katz,Thomas A. Kochan,Alexander J. S. Colvin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455510
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 9918
Compelled by the extent to which globalization has changed the nature of labor relations, Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, and Alexander J. S. Colvin give us the first textbook to focus on the workplace outcomes of the production of goods and services in emerging countries. In Labor Relations in a Globalizing World, they draw lessons from the United States and other advanced industrial countries to provide a menu of options for management, labor, and government leaders in emerging countries. They include discussions based in countries such as China, Brazil, India, and South Africa which, given the advanced levels of economic development they have already achieved, are often described as “transitional,” because the labor relations practices and procedures used in those countries are still in a state of flux. Katz, Kochan, and Colvin analyze how labor relations functions in emerging countries in a manner that is useful to practitioners, policymakers, and academics. They take account of the fact that labor relations are much more politicized in emerging countries than in advanced industrialized countries. They also address the traditional role played by state-dominated unions in emerging countries and the recent increased importance of independent unions that have emerged as alternatives. These independent unions tend to promote firm- or workplace-level collective bargaining in contrast to the more traditional top-down systems. Katz, Kochan, and Colvin explain how multinational corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and other groups that act across national borders increasingly influence work and employment outcomes.

Climate Change and Globalization in the Arctic

An Integrated Approach to Vulnerability Assessment
Author: E. C. H. Keskitalo
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849770794
Category: Nature
Page: 273
View: 4112
Climate change vulnerability assessment is a rapidly developing field. However, despite the fact that such major trends as globalization and the changing characteristics of the political and economic governance systems are crucial in shaping a community�s capacity to adapt to climate change, these trends are seldom included in assessments. This book addresses this shortcoming by developing a framework for qualitative vulnerability assessment in �multiple impact� studies (of climate change and globalization) and applying this framework to several cases of renewable natural resource use.The book draws upon case studies of forestry and fishing - two of the largest sectors that rely on renewable natural resources - and reindeer herding in the European North. The study represents a bottom-up view, originating with the stakeholders themselves, of the degree to which stakeholders find adaptation to climate change possible and how they evaluate it in relation to their other concerns, notably economic and political ones. Moreover, the approach and research results include features that could be broadly generalized to other geographic areas or sectors characterized by renewable natural resource use.

Globalization of Crime, The: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9210543041
Category: Organized crime
Page: 314
View: 1774

Community College Models

Globalization and Higher Education Reform
Author: Rosalind Latiner Raby,Edward J. Valeau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402094779
Category: Education
Page: 634
View: 5450
Increasingly, students worldwide are seeking post-secondary education to acquire new skill-sets and credentials. There is an explosion of community college models that provide educational opportunities and alternative pathways for students who do not fit the traditional higher educational profile. This book focuses on economic models to help local and national economies develop strong workforce training, humanitarian models to bring about social mobility and peace, transformative models to help institutions expand and keep up with societal needs, and newly created models that respond to the educational and training needs of a constantly changing world. These models seek to capture the imagination of those who are committed to learning about what works in higher education and in particular, the impact community college models are having on the changing nature of world social, political and economic landscapes. With contributors representing 30 countries, this book presents an international perspective.

Confronting Environments

Local Understanding in a Globalizing World
Author: James G. Carrier
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759115265
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 9084
Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment-not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans, and their social contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events, such as tourism or environmental protection regimes, with detailed analyses of local cases. They also evaluate the large-scale political-economic forces that operate at regional and global levels, such as policies and bureaucratic requirements of international agencies and a country's position in global commodity markets. Their approach encourages policy makers and researchers to think about their natural and non-natural environment in novel ways. This book will be an excellent resource for all concerned with social, cultural and political-economic aspects of environmental use and conservation, and researchers in anthropology, geography, and political ecology.

Introduction to Community Development

Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning
Author: Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.,Gary Paul Green
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974623
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 315
View: 2751
Introduction to Community Development provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of community development. Bringing together leading scholars in the field of community development, the book follows the curriculum needs in offering a progression from theory to practice, beginning with a theoretical overview, an historical overview, and the various approaches to community development.

Globalization and North East India

Author: Bimal J. Deb,Keya Sengupta,B. Datta-Ray
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180695100
Category: Globalization
Page: 370
View: 4517
Contributed papers presented at a national seminar organized by North East India Council of Social Science Research in Shillong, India.

Community, State, and Market on the North Atlantic Rim

Challenges to Modernity in the Fisheries
Author: Richard A. Apostle
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802007452
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 363
View: 4428
A study of North Norway and Atlantic Canada, two regions experiencing severe crisis due to over-exploitation of fishing resources. The book examines the implications of common market integration, privatized resource management, and small business development policies for fishery dependent communities. 30 illustrations.

Averting Global War

Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American Strategy
Author: H. Gardner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230108717
Category: Political Science
Page: 285
View: 7105
Averting Global War examines major regional disputes and conflicts throughout the world as they impact upon both American domestic and foreign policy. These include: The ongoing _war on terrorism_; NATO enlargement to Russian borders; US intervention in Iraq; US confrontation with Iran; the feud between Israel and the Palestinians; the widening _zone of conflict_ from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa; the global ramifications of North Korea_s nuclear program and China_s claims to Taiwan; Venezuela_s _Bolivarian Revolution_ and the _war on drugs_ in Latin America, the domestic socio-political effects of Latin American immigration upon the US. The book_s goal is to articulate an irenic American strategy intended to resolve, or at least transform, a number of these disputes and conflicts so as to prevent them from further _deepening_ or _widening__and to avert the real possibility of major power confrontation involving both clandestine and overt methods of warfare.

Rural Livelihoods, Resources, and Coping with Crisis in Indonesia

A Comparative Study
Author: M. J. Titus,Paul P. M. Burgers
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 908964055X
Category: Social Science
Page: 307
View: 7743
Most literature on the economic crisis in indonesia has focused on the negative macro-economic impacts during the "crisis- years" of 1997-99. The case studies presented in this book take a different perspective. With a longitudinal research perspective, this comparative study analyses a wide variety of responses to the crisis among communities and households. The case studies in this book cover the coping and adapting mechanisms of rural households under a variety of resource use practices and resource use regulations in different areas of Indonesia.

Identity Formation in Globalizing Contexts

Language Learning in the New Millennium
Author: Christina Higgins
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110267284
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 348
View: 4316
The volume explores how new millennium globalization mediates language learning and identity construction. It seeks to theorize how global flows are creating new identity options for language learners, and to consider the implications for language learning, teaching and use. To frame the chapters theoretically, the volume asserts that new identities are developing because of the increasingly interconnected set of global scapes which impact language learners' lives. Part 1 focuses on language learners in (trans)national contexts, exploring their identity formation when they shuttle between cultures and when they create new communities of fellow transnationals. Part 2 examines how learners come to develop intercultural selves as a consequence of experiencing global contact zones when they sojourn to new contexts for study and work. Part 3 investigates how learners construct new identities in the mediascapes of popular culture and cyberspace, where they not only consume, but also produce new, globalized identities. Through case studies, narrative analysis, and ethnography, the volume examines identity construction among learners of English, French, Japanese, and Swahili in Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Tanzania, and the United States.

Living in Hope

People Challenging Globalization
Author: John Feffer
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842771532
Category: Anti-globalization movement
Page: 172
View: 9585
This book tells an untold story - the life-affirming response of ordinary people around the world to the irreversible juggernaut of the global economy. Small farmers in Honduras, migrant workers in the Andes, urban poor in Bosnia, Cambodian woodcutters, Mexican textile workers, Korean NGO activists, Vietnamese government officials.... The media cover the mass street protests. Many books contain cogent intellectual critiques. Here, in contrast, we see the modest attempts to create alternatives by those for whom globalization has no need. There is no single response but many different ones, all sharing important common features: meeting basic needs, making sustainable, culturally appropriate improvements to people‘s lives, and on the basis of active civic participation, solidarity and learning one from another.John Feffer prefaces this inspiring collection with a clear and concise history of how the globalized economy came into being, what it means today, and the challenges which are now emerging to confront this unprecedented concentration of power which now rests in the hands of an elite group of countries, corporations and institutions, led by the United States.

Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet

Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Page: N.A
View: 8651

IICA's Contribution to the Development of Agriculture and Rural Communities in the Northern Region

Author: N.A
Publisher: IICA
Page: N.A
View: 7011