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Globalism And Regionalism

Author : Jonathon Porritt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131733094
Genre : Political Science
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The world is simultaneously approaching a number of crises; from climate change, to global inequity, unbalanced population growth, resource shortage and terrorism. Jonathan Porritt, in this well-argued book, recognises the role that globalism plays as both part of the problem and as an essential part of the solution. He addresses different possible modes of globalism and challenges the world's leaders to reform the way business as we know it is done. A sequel to his 2007 book Capitalism as if the World Matters, Globalism and Regionalism should be read by everyone who has an interest in the future of our planet.
Category: Political Science

From Globalism To Regionalism

Author : Patrick M. Crown
ISBN : 0788102788
Genre : Political Science
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These papers are a seminal source of discussion for what is simply the most profound shift of U.S. strategy in half a century. The 13 essays and keynotes by Colin Powell address potential flash points of conflict likely to affect long-range U.S. planning, as well as salient political, economic and military developments likely to dominate particular regions of the world -- from the Middle East and East Asia to Africa and Latin America. This is in effect a workbook for understanding national security in the 20th century's final decade. 6 maps.
Category: Political Science

Regionalism And Globalization

Author : Joseph J. Matvey III Ph.D Sociology
ISBN : 9781450224925
Genre : Social Science
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Regionalism and Globalization represents research on three thematics: Appalachia, Global Computerization and Globalization. First, the spatial expression of corporate national and transnational capitalism essentially created the peripheralization of Appalachia and today fuels the development of underdevelopment in the region. Computerization, a second thematic concern, is essentially perceived as one of the more significant instruments facilitating the technological compression of the globe. In fact, as computerization is more comprehensively embedded in the techno-social aspects of globalization, it now becomes possible to speak of global computerization or the objective computerization of the globe. Finally, Globalization is not merely a theme but a comprehensive paradigmatic shift in how we know the world. It is further, a systematic, overarching process subsuming, and in fact, configuring and reordering the former two constructs of Appalachia and Computerization. Additionally explored research includes global religion & education, international organizations, popular culture and the global internet, global sociology, the concept of humanity, and finally the global implications of Windows and Linux computer operating systems.
Category: Social Science

Globalisation And The Future Of Terrorism

Author : Brynjar Lia
ISBN : 9781135775278
Genre : Political Science
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This new study is devoted to understanding how international terrorism is shaped, how it evolves and what we can expect in the future. Drawing upon research and methods outside the traditional focus, and by taking both a theoretical approach and a new practical predictive perspective, it delivers a fresh and fascinating contribution to terrorism studies. While predicting terrorism is a highly speculative business, there are ways of identifying certain long-term causes, driving forces and their links with society. Terrorists are usually integral players in local and sometimes global politics. Hence, when the local, regional and international contexts change, so does terrorism. Thoroughly reviewing the body of literature on the causes of terrorism, this study also combines predictive and futuristic analyses on globalisation, supported by a range of key case studies. It spans from the transformation of international relations, the globalisation of the market economy, demographic factors, ideological shifts and technological changes. The result is a set of key conclusions about the future patterns of terrorism, which are not simply best guesses, but also backed up by solid research. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of terrorism, globalisation, politics and international relations.
Category: Political Science

At The Rainbow S Edge

Author : Kenny Anthony
ISBN : 9789766371579
Genre : Saint Lucia
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Globalization Biosecurity And The Future Of The Life Sciences

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309100328
Genre : Science
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Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.
Category: Science

Regionalism And Globalization In East Asia

Author : Mark Beeson
ISBN : 9781137332370
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few decades. This detailed analysis provides the basis for an assessment of a unified East Asian region.
Category: Social Science

Globalization And Regional Growth In Europe

Author : Roberta Capello
ISBN : 3642192513
Genre : Business & Economics
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After a description of the new forms of globalization currently shaping our world, and of their possible spatial effects, the book highlights which European regions have in the past succeeded in taking advantage of globalization trends and identifies the major reasons for their success. The book also offers a prospective analysis utilizing scenarios based on different assumptions of how globalization trends will develop, identifying the regional winners and losers for each scenario. The analysis greatly benefits from a unique database which contains, among others, data on FDI by sector and professions at the regional Nuts-2 level for all 27 EU countries. A time-span of more than 10 years is covered, and scenarios are developed for the future development up to 2020.
Category: Business & Economics

Globalization And Regional Integration In Europe And Asia

Author : Dr Nam-Kook Kim
ISBN : 9781409476511
Genre : Political Science
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This volume discusses the current trend of globalization and the main characteristics of world order, focusing specifically on the destiny of the nation state, the threat against human rights, and conflicts between unilateral hegemony of the USA and Europe. It examines the contemporary European experience and compares it with Asian reality with a view to implications for the future development of Asia. It also discusses regional integration as a framework for bringing stable peace, exploring detailed principles and specific forms of a regional community in Asia. Contributors from Europe and Asia critically review previous literature on this topic and suggest new theoretical and empirical grounds of regional community in Asia. The book takes the viewpoint of comparative civilization and experiences of European integration to offer meaningful lessons for the future of nation states and the possibility of building regional communities in Asia.
Category: Political Science

Future Survey Annual 1992

Author : Michael Marien
ISBN : 0930242432
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Mapping The Futures

Author : John Bird
ISBN : 9780203977781
Genre : Art
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There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists from different disciplines to assess the implications of economic, political and social change for intellectual inquiry and cultural practice.
Category: Art

Globalization

Author : Manfred B. Steger
ISBN : 1402768788
Genre : Political Science
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For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental practices that have accelerated in the last few decades. Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to unpacking the term’s various dimensions, he investigates whether globalization is “good” or “bad”: a question hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets.
Category: Political Science

Regional Economic Integration And The Global Financial System

Author : Sorhun, Engin
ISBN : 9781466673090
Genre : Business & Economics
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In theory, regionalism and globalization are intended to be viewed as two separate concepts. However, as long as the approaches complement each other, considering these paradigms in tandem can have significantly positive effects on the overall status of the world economy. Regional Economy Integration and the Global Financial System addresses recent trends in regional integration projects and the strides that such projects are making on the road toward globalization. Focusing on a range of economic projects, emerging supranational units, and possible implications for future trends, this book is an essential reference source for professionals, scholars, and institutions interested in the dynamic effects of regionalism and globalization.
Category: Business & Economics

The World Turned Upside Down

Author : R. J. Barry Jones
ISBN : 0719051010
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world turned upside down? interrogates the widespread claim that contemporary globalization has ended the centrality of the state in world affairs and is effectively irreversible. It offers discriminating definitions of globalization, internationalization and international interdependence and demonstrates the analytical and empirical difficulties generated by these concepts. Developments at the end of the twentieth century are compared with those of earlier eras, particularly the end of the nineteenth and start of the twentieth centuries. The book also surveys the historical role of the state and its enduring importance for human well-being. A central focus of the book is the challenge posed by contemporary developments to the role and capacity of the modern state and the consequences should such challenges prove to be overwhelming.
Category: Business & Economics

On The Edge Of Scarcity

Author : Michael N. Dobkowski
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110420630
Genre : Business & Economics
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These essays address one of the most pressing and significant issues that humanity has confronted to date - the lack of life-sustaining resources. Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann establish a disturbing but realistic scenario of the disastrous future that awaits humankind as surplus populations collide with dwindling resources. Authors consider a number of cause-and-effect situations on industrialization, biophysical limits, exponential population growth, and genocide, to name a few. This volume is a critical contribution to the field and will serve as an ideal introduction to courses in the environment, population, resources, genocide, and social conflict.
Category: Business & Economics

Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets

Author : Ulrich Hilpert
ISBN : 9780415683562
Genre : Business & Economics
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A map which shows where innovation is clustered worldwide is also a map of the location of the highly skilled and talented labour. New technologies, their creative applications or synergy across different areas of scientific research or technology development always create opportunities for the employment of particularly creative labour. This book explores the kinds of institutions and structures which need to exist to make sure that such skills are both offered and employed in particular 'islands of innovation'. Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets illustrates the theme of how existing concentrations of skills in scientific, technological and managerial elites are reinforced through inter-regional mobility using exemplars from a range of countries and regions. These include the US, UK, Italy, Germany, and Central and Eastern Europe. The book's originality lies in its in-depth assessments of the factors associated with the extent to which some regions hold their positions in networked islands of innovation. It is shown that those islands of innovation that attract highly skilled workers from abroad, particularly those from foreign islands of innovation, perform better for example in the US, Italy and the UK. In contrast, even the most innovative Czech regions tend to lose the highly skilled workers vis-à-vis the most innovative regions of the world, mainly to regions in the USA.
Category: Business & Economics

Asia Pacific In The Age Of Globalization

Author : R. Johnson
ISBN : 9781137455383
Genre : Political Science
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The essays in this volume examine United States-East Asian relations in the framework of global history, incorporating fresh insights that have been offered by scholars on such topics as globalization, human rights, historical memory, and trans-cultural relations.
Category: Political Science

Architecture Of Regionalism In The Age Of Globalization

Author : Liane Lefaivre
ISBN : 036728118X
Genre : Architecture
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"This book remains the definitive introductory text on the theory and history of regionalist architecture in the context of globalization. It addresses issues of identity, diversity, community, inequality, geopolitics, and sustainability. From the authors who coined the concept of Critical Regionalism, this new edition enhances the understanding of the complex evolution of regionalism and its rival, unchecked globalization. Covering a rich selection of the most outstanding examples of design from all over the world, Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis present an enlightening, concise historical analysis of the endurance of regionalism and the ceaseless drive for globalization. New case studies include New case studies include current cutting-edge projects in Japan, Africa, China, and the USA. Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization offers undergraduate and graduate students of architecture, geography, history, environmental studies and other related fields an accessible, vivid, and scholarly perspective of this major conflict as it relates to the design and to the future of the human-made environment"--
Category: Architecture