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Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy
by Dani Rodrik

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English

Pages

331

Publication Date

October 09, 2017

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<p><b>An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy</b></p><p>Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalization and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a groundswell of populists around the world. In <i>Straight Talk on Trade</i>, Dani Rodrik, an early and outspoken critic of economic globalization taken too far, goes beyond the populist backlash and offers a more reasoned explanation for why our elites’ and technocrats’ obsession with hyper-globalization made it more difficult for nations to achieve legitimate economic and social objectives at home: economic prosperity, financial stability, and equity.</p><br /><p>Rodrik takes globalization’s cheerleaders to task, not for emphasizing economics over other values, but for practicing bad economics and ignoring the discipline’s own nuances that should have called for caution. He makes a case for a pluralist world economy where nation-states retain sufficient autonomy to fashion their own social contracts and develop economic strategies tailored to their needs. Rather than calling for closed borders or defending protectionists, Rodrik shows how we can restore a sensible balance between national and global governance. Ranging over the recent experiences of advanced countries, the eurozone, and developing nations, Rodrik charts a way forward with new ideas about how to reconcile today’s inequitable economic and technological trends with liberal democracy and social inclusion.</p><br /><p>Deftly navigating the tensions among globalization, national sovereignty, and democracy, <i>Straight Talk on Trade</i> presents an indispensable commentary on today’s world economy and its dilemmas, and offers a visionary framework at a critical time when we need it most.</p>
222 Prosperity Affirmations:: How To Speak Prosperity and Abundan...
by Justin Perry

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English

Pages

52

Publication Date

June 30, 2016

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Prosperity is not something you attain, its something you tune into. Few people know that the very words they use, either attract or repel prosperity (Law Of Attraction). This book is a compilation of modern and ancient techniques on using the power of the spoken word to attract prosperity and abundance in one's life!
The Rule of Law
by Tom Bingham

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

July 07, 2011

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<p>'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? </p><p>In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. </p><p>The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world.</p>
What Entrepreneurs and Dropshipper should know about European Dat...
by Niko Karle

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English

Pages

28

Publication Date

July 05, 2018

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Until recently, little attention was paid to data protection in the EU. Online searches on the topic are almost overwhelming. I found a lot of information confusing and unnecessarily complicated. In the following I have therefore ensured to present the central elements of the law as simply as possible. The book will give you answers on Why is GDPR relevant to you even if you are not based in the EU. And what are the main principles of the regulation including a high-level to do list. After reading this book you should have a broad idea of GDPR and how much work it means for you. It should give you a bit more insight in the perspective of your customer and your responsibilities. The GDPR contains hardly any explicit rules for individual industries. Rather, it formulates general principles of data protection, whose sub-areas are regulated in further laws and regulations. Nevertheless, the principles already give rise to special features for eCommerce stores, Website owners, Entrepreneurs and Dropshipper. Take action now, your business deserve it.
La soberania colombiana sobre las Aguas del Archipielago de San...
by Jesus Alberto Navas Sierr...

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Spanish

Pages

80

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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Juristas, académicos, políticos y ciudadanos colombianos se interrogan si una vez más el país se resignará a aceptar la desmembración de su espacio nacional, en particular en las aguas del Caribe, históricamente suyas. Lo anterior, en vista de la sentencia de la CIJ de noviembre de 2012 y las dos nuevas demandas entabladas por Nicaragua ante dicha Corte a finales del 2013 en contra de Colombia.<br />Inicialmente, se analizan algunos aspectos de la poca acertada estrategia jurídica colombiana ante el tribunal de La Haya a partir de la citada sentencia por la que se otorgaron a Nicaragua 75 mil km2 de aguas colombianas pertenecientes al Archipiélago de San Andrés y Providencia. <br />Luego se consideran las implicaciones político-jurídicas de la decisión del gobierno colombiano en marzo de 2016 de desconocer la jurisdicción de la Corte, después de que esta rechazara las ‘excepciones’ preliminares de incompetencia de la CIJ para conocer y fallar sobre las dos nuevas demandas nicaragüenses del 2013. La primera requiriendo a la Corte fijar su Plataforma Continental y la Zona Económica Exclusiva en las mismas aguas; por la segunda, acusando a Colombia de amenazas de uso de la fuerza luego de su incumplimiento del fallo del 2012. <br />Finalmente, a falta de negociaciones bilaterales y mientras perdure el actual limbo jurídico del diferendo binacional, se propone una estrategia precautelar de defensa de soberanía marítima por parte de Colombia respecto de unas aguas que Nicaragua requiere para la explotación de su inviable canal interoceánico y con él la destrucción irreversible de una riqueza oceánica única que en el 2000 la UNESCO declaró Reserva Mundial de Biósfera con el nombre de Seaflower. <br />Para la estrategia propuesta se tomó como referencia la política, igualmente precautelar, aplicada por la República Popular China para la defensa de derechos marítimos en el Mar Meridional Chino que, como Colombia, también considera históricamente suyos. Lo anterior como respuesta al diferendo insoluto de límites marítimos que China enfrenta desde 1947 con cinco de sus vecinos. Como Colombia, China ha rechazado toda jurisdicción internacional para conocer y fallar sobre tales contenciosos, ofreciendo a sus Contra-partes la opción de la negociación bilateral, como lo ha hecho Colombia con Nicaragua.
An Insider's Guide to the UN: Third Edition
by Linda Fasulo

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

January 28, 2015

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<div>Termed “the indispensable source on the United Nations” by Joseph S. Nye of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, this book is now fully revised and updated to include new material on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), recent Security Council issues such as the revolts in Libya and Syria, and a greatly expanded section on understanding and participating in a Model UN.<BR> <BR>"This easily readable overview of the main activities of the United Nations system provides the reader with an appreciation of its complexity and of its many programs and agencies."—James S. Sutterlin, author of <I>The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security; </I>Distinguished Fellow in UN Studies, Yale University<BR> <BR>“With highly readable and journalistic clarity, the author leads readers through the complex organizational structure of the United Nations. Her concise and entertaining narrative sheds light on its mission, evolution, and controversies.”—Jackie Gropman and Susan Woodcock, <I>School Library Journal</I></div>
Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politi...
by , Martha Finnemore

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

October 20, 2004

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<P>Rules for the World provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics. Arguing against the conventional wisdom that these bodies are little more than instruments of states, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore begin with the fundamental insight that international organizations are bureaucracies that have authority to make rules and so exercise power. At the same time, Barnett and Finnemore maintain, such bureaucracies can become obsessed with their own rules, producing unresponsive, inefficient, and self-defeating outcomes. Authority thus gives international organizations autonomy and allows them to evolve and expand in ways unintended by their creators.</p><P>Barnett and Finnemore reinterpret three areas of activity that have prompted extensive policy debate: the use of expertise by the IMF to expand its intrusion into national economies; the redefinition of the category "refugees" and decision to repatriate by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and the UN Secretariat's failure to recommend an intervention during the first weeks of the Rwandan genocide. By providing theoretical foundations for treating these organizations as autonomous actors in their own right, Rules for the World contributes greatly to our understanding of global politics and global governance.</p>
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introdu...
by , John Pinder

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

January 12, 2018

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The European Union (EU) stands out as a fascinatingly unique political organisation. On the one hand, it has shown the potential for developing deep and wide-ranging cooperation between member states, going far beyond that found anywhere else in the world. On the other, it is currently in the throes of a phase of profound uncertainty about its viability and future.<br /><br />Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, this Very Short Introduction covers a range of topics, including the Union's early history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper.<br /><br />In this fully updated fourth edition, Pinder and Usherwood cover the migrant crisis and the UK's decision to leave the Union, set in the context of a body that is now involved in most areas of public policy. Discussing how the EU continues to draw in new members, they conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead.<br /><br />ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
GDPR - Fix it Fast: Apply GDPR to Your Company in Ten Simple Step...
by Patrick O'Kane

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English

Pages

167

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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Fix it Fast! Apply GDPR to Your Company in 10 Simple Steps, is a plain-language guide to implementing the European General Data Protection Regulation's requirements to your organization. This isn’t a legal book, it’s a road map to compliance. <br /><br />Fix it Fast will help you to implement the key requirements of GDPR. It contains templates, outlines, examples and plain-English explanations to help you: <br /><br />•Complete your data inventory<br />•Start and finish your data map<br />•Draft and institute a Privacy Impact Assessment process<br />•Plan how you’ll deal with a Data Breach<br />•Implement Data Privacy Policies and Privacy Notifications<br />•And much more<br /><br />This book’s 10 Simple Steps will take you from beginning to end of your GDPR readiness and implementation project. This isn’t a legal book – it’s a practical, no-nonsense guide to getting the job done fast. <br /><br />This book helps is built for compliance officers, lawyers, information technology and information security professionals, and anyone else tasked with GDPR compliance to complete the critical tasks. <br /><br />
Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry ...
by P. W. Singer

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English

Pages

364

Publication Date

November 29, 2007

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<P>Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to strategic advice from generals. This new "Privatized Military Industry" encompasses hundreds of companies, thousands of employees, and billions of dollars in revenue. Whether as proxies or suppliers, such firms have participated in wars in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and Latin America. More recently, they have become a key element in U.S. military operations. Private corporations working for profit now sway the course of national and international conflict, but the consequences have been little explored.</p><P>In <em>Corporate Warriors</em>, Singer provides the first account of the military services industry and its broader implications. Corporate Warriors includes a description of how the business works, as well as portraits of each of the basic types of companies: military providers that offer troops for tactical operations; military consultants that supply expert advice and training; and military support companies that sell logistics, intelligence, and engineering.</p><P>This updated edition of Singer's already classic account of the military services industry and its broader implications describes the continuing importance of that industry in the Iraq War. This conflict has amply borne out Singer's argument that the privatization of warfare allows startling new capabilities and efficiencies in the ways that war is carried out. At the same time, however, Singer finds that the introduction of the profit motive onto the battlefield raises troubling questions-for democracy, for ethics, for management, for human rights, and for national security.</p>

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