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GLOBAL (with Printed Access Card) (Paperback, International Edition): Mike Peng GLOBAL (with Printed Access Card) (Paperback, International Edition)
Mike Peng
R1,135 R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Save R177 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, *GLOBAL, 2E* is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Introduce students to success in global business today with strategic approach and unique coverage found in *GLOBAL, 2E*. Written by renowned international instructor, author, and consultant Mike Peng, *GLOBAL, 2E* is the first truly global business book to answer the big question, "What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?" This edition blends both an institutional-based view and resource-based view throughout every chapter for an unparalleled continuity in the learning process. The book combines an inviting, conversational style with the latest research and examples throughout every chapter, including the impact on global business made by Japan's recent "triple" disaster and the escalating violence in Libya. A comprehensive set of cases from Mike Peng and other respected international experts examine how companies throughout the world, including South Africa's SABMiller, China's Pearl River, and India's Tata Motors, have expanded globally. All-new video cases, world maps, and unique global debate sections that draw students into cutting-edge discussions help readers view business challenges from a truly global perspective. GLOBAL, 2E's comprehensive package, including the CourseMate course management system, helps you teach students to become savvy, effective managers within today's global business landscape.

Handbook of International Human Resource Management - Integrating People, Process, and Context (Hardcover): Paul Sparrow Handbook of International Human Resource Management - Integrating People, Process, and Context (Hardcover)
Paul Sparrow
R2,219 R2,003 Discovery Miles 20 030 Save R216 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the mid-1980s to the turn of the 1990s the international HR field was considered to be in its infancy. There continues to be both an evolution of territory covered by the field - a series of successively evolving cultural, geographical and institutional challenges faced by the multinational corporation (MNC) - as well as more critical questioning whether this has created an expanded or a fragmented field. This book brings together the latest research on important "issues-driven" concerns that the field of IHRM now has to face, absorb, interpret then reanalyse through international lenses. This volume gives attention to those aspects of MNC behaviour - choices about location, how they organize local subsidiaries, choices made about technology, capital and labour, and choices made about investments and strategies - that are subject to institutional influences. It also gives voice to a number of contemporary issues - reverse knowledge flows, skill supply strategies, employer branding, e-enablement, outsourcing, global networks - that now need to be accommodated within the field. * Broadens the IHRM field to cover comparative and institutional perspectives * Provides a multi-level analysis of globalization phenomena at the individual, organization, and macro level * Focuses on the current problems and issues driving the attention of IHRM Directors

The Political Economy of the Service Transition (Paperback): Anne Wren The Political Economy of the Service Transition (Paperback)
Anne Wren
R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past four decades the wealthiest OECD economies-in Europe, North America, and Australasia- have faced massive structural change. Industrial sectors, which were once considered the economic backbone of these societies, have shrunk inexorably in terms of size and economic significance, while service sectors have taken over as the primary engines of output and employment expansion. The impact on labor markets has been profound: in many OECD countries more than three-quarters of employment is now in services, while industrial sectors, on average, account for less than one-fifth. This sectoral shift in the locus of economic activity has potentially radical implications for politics and society. However, these implications are only beginning to be understood. This path-breaking book is a systematic attempt to understand the distinct political economy of service societies. It examines how different types of socio-economic regimes manage the service transition, with a central focus on job creation and destruction and the changing characteristics of labor markets, and shows that the economic, distributional, and political outcomes with which it is associated vary across countries depending on their political-institutional structures.

The China Boom - Why China Will Not Rule the World (Hardcover): Ho-fung Hung The China Boom - Why China Will Not Rule the World (Hardcover)
Ho-fung Hung
R829 R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Save R143 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many thought China's rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself in a status quo characterized by free trade and American domination. Through a cutting-edge historical, sociological, and political analysis, Ho-fung Hung details the competing interests and economic realities that temper the dream of Chinese supremacy-forces that are stymieing growth throughout the global South. Hung focuses on four common misconceptions: that China could undermine orthodoxy by offering an alternative model of growth; that China is radically altering power relations between the East and the West; that China is capable of diminishing the global power of the United States; and that the Chinese economy would restore the world's wealth after the 2008 financial crisis. His work reveals how much China depends on the existing order and how the interests of the Chinese elites maintain these ties. Through its perpetuation of the dollar standard and its addiction to U.S. Treasury bonds, China remains bound to the terms of its own prosperity, and its economic practices of exploiting debt bubbles are destined to fail. Hung ultimately warns of a postmiracle China that will grow increasingly assertive in attitude while remaining constrained in capability.

Transnational Corporations and Local Firms in Developing Countries - Linkages and Upgrading (Paperback): Michael W. Hansen,... Transnational Corporations and Local Firms in Developing Countries - Linkages and Upgrading (Paperback)
Michael W. Hansen, Henrik Schaumburg-Muller
R1,003 R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Save R200 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is a contribution to the emerging literature on firm strategy in developing countries, offering new empirical evidence of the multi-faceted and complex nature of cross border inter-firm linkages.

The Changing Strategies of International Business - How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape... The Changing Strategies of International Business - How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Agnieszka Chidlow, Pervez N. Ghauri, Thomas Buckley, Emma C. Gardner, Amir Qamar, …
R2,946 R2,428 Discovery Miles 24 280 Save R518 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UK and Ireland Chapter) Published in association with the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business. In line with the 45th AIB-UKI conference, this edited collection brings together fresh perspectives on international business strategy, with a focus on the challenges faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in today's changing commercial and political landscape. With a diverse range of contributors from varying international backgrounds, this book discusses the different strategies employed by MNEs, and analyses how they cope with the current global business environment. An extremely useful read for those studying globalisation and MNEs, this book provides an interdisciplinary and timely approach to international business strategy.

The China Questions - Critical Insights into a Rising Power (Paperback): Jennifer Rudolph, Michael Szonyi The China Questions - Critical Insights into a Rising Power (Paperback)
Jennifer Rudolph, Michael Szonyi
R514 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R67 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Cuts through the cacophony of information, misinformation, and nonsense on China that circulates in our modern world to give us reliable answers to crucial questions... Should be on the shelf of anyone seeking to understand this fast-rising superpower." -Ian Johnson, author of The Souls of China After years of isolation, China is now center stage as an economic and global power, but its rise has triggered wildly divergent views. Is it a model of business efficiency or a threat to American prosperity and security? Thirty-six of the world's leading China experts from Harvard University's renowned Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies answer key questions about this new superpower, distilling a lifetime of scholarship into short and accessible essays about Chinese politics, culture, history, economy, approach to the environment, and foreign policy. Their contributions provide essential insight into the challenges China faces, the aspirations of its people and leaders, its business climate, and the consequences of its meteoric ascent. Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. "Impressive... A highly informative, readable collection for scholars and nonscholars alike." -Publishers Weekly "Provides a more nuanced and accessible perspective on the issues China is facing." -South China Morning Post "Erudite yet accessible... The topical reach is impressive." -Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China in the 21st Century

Innovating for the Global South - Towards an Inclusive Innovation Agenda (Paperback, New): Dilip Soman, Janice Gross Stein,... Innovating for the Global South - Towards an Inclusive Innovation Agenda (Paperback, New)
Dilip Soman, Janice Gross Stein, Joseph Wong
R551 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R37 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today's world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities such as nutritious food, shelter, clean water, primary health care, and education. Innovating for the Global South offers fresh solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world. Highlighting the multidisciplinary expertise of the University of Toronto's Global Innovation Group, leading experts from the fields of engineering, medicine, management, and global public policy examine the causes and consequences of endemic poverty and the challenges of mitigating its effects from the perspective of the world's poorest of the poor. Can we imagine ways to generate solar energy to run essential medical equipment in the countryside? Can we adapt information and communication technologies to provide up-to-the-minute agricultural market prices for remote farming villages? How do we create more inclusive innovation processes to hear the voices of those living in urban slums? Is it possible to reinvent a low-cost toilet that operates beyond the water and electricity grids? Motivated by the imperatives of developing, delivering, and harnessing innovation in the developing world, Innovating for the Global South is essential reading for managers, practitioners, and scholars of development, business, and policy.

Private Enterprise-Led Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - The Human Side of Growth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): John... Private Enterprise-Led Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - The Human Side of Growth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
John Kuada
R2,761 Discovery Miles 27 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Private Enterprise-Led Development in Sub-Saharan Africa provides a novel theoretical and conceptual model to guide research into Africa's economic development. It endorses the view that private enterprise-led growth will help reduce poverty since it strengthens individuals' capacity to care for themselves and their families.

Value Dominant Logic - Helping Individuals and Their Companies to Succeed (Hardcover): Gautam Mahajan Value Dominant Logic - Helping Individuals and Their Companies to Succeed (Hardcover)
Gautam Mahajan
R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Increasing disruption, diminishing returns, and demanding customers require business leaders to create more value, remain relevant, and stay ahead of competition. CEOs must evolve a "value creation" culture for the company in order to properly balance the interests of customers, employees, investors, and the marketplace. People who succeed, succeed because they create value, but they do so unconsciously. Creating value consciously makes you create more value and destroy less value. Doing something good or improving the well-being of someone creates value. You buy and re-buy a product on a value basis. Value dominant logic is relevant to all of us. Value creation is used in all fields, but is not well understood. This book takes value creation to the next level, showing how value is basic to human endeavor and is not focused on enough even when we try to create value. Most books on value creation focus on creating monetary value for companies. This book suggests that value is greatly created and enhanced by creating value for others. To create value for customers, one must first create value for the providers, including employees, suppliers, and the society at large. The goal is to improve the quality of life and well-being. This book provides ways of implementing these thoughts and educates readers about value and how to create it.

Mobilizing the Marginalized - Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements (Paperback): Amit Ahuja Mobilizing the Marginalized - Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements (Paperback)
Amit Ahuja
R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

India's over 200 million Dalits, once called "untouchables," have been mobilized by social movements and political parties, but the outcomes of this mobilization are puzzling. Dalits' ethnic parties have performed poorly in elections in states where movements demanding social equality have been strong while they have succeeded in states where such movements have been entirely absent or weak. In Mobilizing the Marginalized, Amit Ahuja demonstrates that the collective action of marginalized groups-those that are historically stigmatized and disproportionately poor - is distinct. Drawing on extensive original research conducted across four of India's largest states, he shows, for the marginalized, social mobilization undermines the bloc voting their ethnic parties' rely on for electoral triumph and increases multi-ethnic political parties' competition for marginalized votes. He presents evidence showing that a marginalized group gains more from participating in a social movement and dividing support among parties than from voting as a bloc for an ethnic party.

Why International Cooperation is Failing - How the Clash of Capitalisms Undermines the Regulation of Finance (Hardcover):... Why International Cooperation is Failing - How the Clash of Capitalisms Undermines the Regulation of Finance (Hardcover)
Thomas Kalinowski
R1,713 Discovery Miles 17 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the global financial crisis of 2008/09, international cooperation has failed to curb volatile financial markets. Changes in the global rules of finance discussed in the G20 during the last decade remain limited, and it is uncertain whether they are suitable to help mitigate and manage future crises to come. This book offers an alternative to the popular notion that this failure is the result of the 'nature' of the international system, the clash of national egoisms, or lack of leadership. It instead investigates problems of international cooperation by looking at their deeper structural origins in the competition of different models of capitalism. US finance-led, EU integration-led, and East Asian state-led capitalism complement each other globally but have conflicting preferences on how to regulate international finance. This interdependence of capitalist models is relatively stable but also prone to crises caused by volatile financial flows, global economic imbalances, and 'currency wars'. By bringing together approaches from International Political Economy and Comparative Capitalism, this book shows that regulating international finance is not a technocratic exercise of fine-tuning the machinery of international institutions, but rather a political process. International cooperation can only be successful if it goes hand in hand with deep domestic changes in each of these capitalist models.

Emerging Market Multinationals - Managing Operational Challenges for Sustained International Growth (Paperback): Alvaro... Emerging Market Multinationals - Managing Operational Challenges for Sustained International Growth (Paperback)
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, William Newburry, Seung-Ho Park
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emerging market multinationals are becoming leaders in their industries, able to compete on equal terms with firms from advanced economies, but their paths toward global leadership are not always smooth. This book examines the specific challenges faced by emerging market multinationals as they seek to develop their international operations and proposes actionable solutions for them. The authors seamlessly combine academic analyses with a rich selection of real-world cases to provide a clear framework for understanding some of the barriers that prevent firms from emerging economies from succeeding abroad and show readers what actions can be taken to achieve sustained international growth. With clear, concise arguments and examples that bring the discussion to life, this insightful book will appeal to managers and students alike.

Rice Wine with the Minister - Distilled Wisdom to Manage, Lead and Succeed on the Global Stage (Hardcover): N Kakabadse Rice Wine with the Minister - Distilled Wisdom to Manage, Lead and Succeed on the Global Stage (Hardcover)
N Kakabadse
R1,491 R1,260 Discovery Miles 12 600 Save R231 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Becoming a global leader is an increasingly necessary aspiration, but one that requires hard work and self-awareness. The authors explain what it takes to manage, lead and succeed on the global stage and highlight the importance of understanding local customs and being aware of the cultural differences when conducting business internationally.

Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons - Firms and the Political Economy of China's Technological Development (Hardcover): Douglas... Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons - Firms and the Political Economy of China's Technological Development (Hardcover)
Douglas B. Fuller
R1,888 Discovery Miles 18 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China presents us with a conundrum. How has a developing country with a spectacularly inefficient financial system, coupled with asset-destroying state-owned firms, managed to create a number of vibrant high-tech firms? China's domestic financial system fails most private firms by neglecting to give them sufficient support to pursue technological upgrading, even while smothering state-favoured firms by providing them with too much support. Due to their foreign financing, multinational corporations suffer from neither insufficient funds nor soft budget constraints, but they are insufficiently committed to China's development. Hybrid firms that combine ethnic Chinese management and foreign financing are the hidden dragons driving China's technological development. They avoid the maladies of China's domestic financial system while remaining committed to enhancing China's domestic technological capabilities. In sad contrast, China's domestic firms are technological paper tigers. State efforts to build local innovation clusters and create national champions have not managed to transform these firms into drivers of technological development. These findings upend fundamental debates about China's political economy. Rather than a choice between state capitalism and building domestic market institutions, China has fostered state capitalism even while tolerating the importing of foreign market institutions. While the book's findings suggest that China's state and domestic market institutions are ineffective, the hybrids promise an alternative way to avoid the middle-income trap. By documenting how variation in China's institutional terrain impacts technological development, the book also provides much needed nuance to widespread yet mutually irreconcilable claims that China is either an emerging innovation power or a technological backwater. Looking beyond China, hybrid-led development has implications for new alternative economic development models and new ways to conceptualize contemporary capitalism that go beyond current domestic institution-centric approaches.

Corruption in Latin America (Paperback): David Arellano Gault Corruption in Latin America (Paperback)
David Arellano Gault
R1,198 Discovery Miles 11 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Corruption in Latin America the reader is presented with an alternative starting point for understanding corruption in this key region. The author asserts that corruption is a stable and rational social and organizational mechanism. Seen through this lens, we can begin to understand why it persists, and how to implement strategies to control corruption effectively. Beginning with an in-depth, nuanced examination of the concept of corruption, the author establishes the theoretical basis for viewing corruption as a social construct. An analysis of the experiences of four countries in the region - Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico - provides the reader with concrete data from which they can understand how and why these behaviors are reproduced, validated, and tolerated in everyday settings between governments and citizens, governments and firms, and firms and clients. Once we see corruption as the socially sanctioned norm for getting business done, we can begin to produce and propose effective solutions to reduce corruption in Latin America by designing and implementing instruments that transform this dynamic. This rigorous and original approach will challenge the reader's assumptions about corruption, and will appeal to students of corporate governance, international business, public management, and business ethics.

New Spirits of Capitalism? - Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics (Paperback): Paul Du Gay, Glenn Morgan New Spirits of Capitalism? - Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics (Paperback)
Paul Du Gay, Glenn Morgan
R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After many years in which it appeared to be losing the pre-eminent position it had occupied in the lexicon of the social and human sciences, the term 'capitalism' has once again become a matter of critical concern, both theoretically and substantively, in a range of disciplinary fields. The global financial and environmental crises, and the shifting of economic power associated with the rise of the BRICs and the sovereign debt contagion in the Eurozone, for example, have all put the norms, practices, and devices of capitalist conduct back under the spotlight. Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello's The New Spirit of Capitalism has become a seminal text since its publication, sparking debate about the meaning, significance, and effects of contemporary changes in economic and organizational life, and becoming a reference point in political discussions about the welfare state, collective action in a 'networked' world, and reconciliation of the interests of social justice with the 'laws of the markets'. This edited book offers the first comprehensive attempt to examine the power and reach of Boltanski and Chiapello's argument, the text's theoretical and methodological perspectives, tools, and techniques, and to do so in relation to the development of neo-liberal capitalism in the period since its original publication and in particular the culmination of these developments in the ongoing crisis since the financial collapse of 2007-8. The volume provides both a balanced critique and overview of New Spirit, but also shows how it can be used in a variety of empirical studies to develop new insights into the functioning and regulation of capitalism in the contemporary era. The volume brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplinary fields such as Sociology, Management and Organization Studies, and Geography. Luc Boltanksi and Eve Chiapello also offer their thoughts on the continuing relevance of New Spirit over a decade after its publication, and in the context of contemporary global economic and political developments.

Success Factors of Regional Strategies for Multinational Corporations - Appropriate Degrees of Management Autonomy and Product... Success Factors of Regional Strategies for Multinational Corporations - Appropriate Degrees of Management Autonomy and Product Adaptation (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Patrick Heinecke
R3,800 R3,101 Discovery Miles 31 010 Save R699 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work examines the factors that drive the success of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in their pursuit of regional strategies. The author develops a comprehensive regional success factor model, by which the effects of regional management autonomy and regional product and service adaptation on the regional success of MNCs as well as the interaction effects of regional orientation and inter-regional distance are investigated. The model is evaluated by means of the partial-least-squares (PLS) method on the basis of a survey-based inquiry of the Fortune Global 500 firms with success indicator data for a period of nine years. The findings highlight the importance of considering the different degrees of contextual influence in the design of regional strategies, where low degrees of regional management autonomy and high levels of regional product/service adaptation are found to be appropriate for MNCs to be regionally successful.

Rules without Rights - Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy (Hardcover): Tim Bartley Rules without Rights - Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy (Hardcover)
Tim Bartley
R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Activists have exposed startling forms of labor exploitation and environmental degradation in global industries, leading many large retailers and brands to adopt standards for fairness and sustainability. This book is about the idea that transnational corporations can push these standards through their global supply chains, and in effect, pull factories, forests, and farms out of their local contexts and up to global best practices. For many scholars and practitioners, this kind of private regulation and global standard-setting can provide an alternative to regulation by territorially-bound, gridlocked, or incapacitated nation states, potentially improving environments and working conditions around the world and protecting the rights of exploited workers, impoverished farmers, and marginalized communities. But can private, voluntary standards actually create meaningful forms of regulation? Are forests and factories around the world actually being made into sustainable ecosystems and decent workplaces? Can global norms remake local orders? This book provides striking new answers by comparing the private regulation of land and labor in democratic and authoritarian settings. Case studies of sustainable forestry and fair labour standards in Indonesia and China show not only how transnational standards are implemented 'on the ground' but also how they are constrained and reconfigured by domestic governance. Combining rich multi-method analyses, a powerful comparative approach, and a new theory of private regulation, Rules without Rights reveals the contours and contradictions of transnational governance. Transformations in Governance is a major new academic book series from Oxford University Press. It is designed to accommodate the impressive growth of research in comparative politics, international relations, public policy, federalism, environmental and urban studies concerned with the dispersion of authority from central states up to supranational institutions, down to subnational governments, and side-ways to public-private networks. It brings together work that significantly advances our understanding of the organization, causes, and consequences of multilevel and complex governance. The series is selective, containing annually a small number of books of exceptionally high quality by leading and emerging scholars. The series targets mainly single-authored or co-authored work, but it is pluralistic in terms of disciplinary specialization, research design, method, and geographical scope. Case studies as well as comparative studies, historical as well as contemporary studies, and studies with a national, regional, or international focus are all central to its aims. Authors use qualitative, quantitative, formal modeling, or mixed methods. A trade mark of the books is that they combine scholarly rigour with readable prose and an attractive production style. The series is edited by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Walter Mattli of the University of Oxford.

Dispute Settlement Reports 2016: Volume 3, Pages 1129 to 1544 (Hardcover): World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Reports 2016: Volume 3, Pages 1129 to 1544 (Hardcover)
World Trade Organization
R4,763 Discovery Miles 47 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. An essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2016: Volume 3 reports on Colombia - Measures Relating to the Importation of Textiles, Apparel and Footwear (WT/DS461).

The Luxury Market in Brazil - Market Opportunities and Potential (Hardcover): C. Diniz The Luxury Market in Brazil - Market Opportunities and Potential (Hardcover)
C. Diniz
R2,118 Discovery Miles 21 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Luxury Market in Brazil provides a holistic and practitioners approach to luxury marketing in Brazil. The book analyses the key challenges and opportunities facing luxury brands, while providing an insight into the skills and competencies to develop and implement effective luxury marketing strategies that are specific to the market in question.

Global Challenges for Identity Policies (Hardcover): E. Whitley, G. Hosein Global Challenges for Identity Policies (Hardcover)
E. Whitley, G. Hosein
R1,488 R1,257 Discovery Miles 12 570 Save R231 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The goals of this book are to provide a comprehensive review of identity policies as they are being implemented in various countries around the world, to consider the key arenas where identity policies are developed and to provide intellectual coherence for making sense of these various activities.

Networking Futures - The Movements against Corporate Globalization (Paperback): Jeffrey S. Juris Networking Futures - The Movements against Corporate Globalization (Paperback)
Jeffrey S. Juris
R703 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R108 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the first worldwide protests inspired by Peoples' Global Action (PGA)-including the mobilization against the November 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle-anti-corporate globalization activists have staged direct action protests against multilateral institutions in cities such as Prague, Barcelona, Genoa, and Cancun. Barcelona is a critical node, as Catalan activists have played key roles in the more radical PGA network and the broader World Social Forum process. In 2001 and 2002, the anthropologist Jeffrey S. Juris participated in the Barcelona-based Movement for Global Resistance, one of the most influential anti-corporate globalization networks in Europe. Combining ethnographic research and activist political engagement, Juris took part in hundreds of meetings, gatherings, protests, and online discussions. Those experiences form the basis of Networking Futures, an innovative ethnography of transnational activist networking within the movements against corporate globalization.In an account full of activist voices and on-the-ground detail, Juris provides a history of anti-corporate globalization movements, an examination of their connections to local dynamics in Barcelona, and an analysis of movement-related politics, organizational forms, and decision-making. Depicting spectacular direct action protests in Barcelona and other cities, he describes how far-flung activist networks are embodied and how networking politics are performed. He further explores how activists have used e-mail lists, Web pages, and free software to organize actions, share information, coordinate at a distance, and stage "electronic civil disobedience." Based on a powerful cultural logic, anti-corporate globalization networks have become models of and for emerging forms of radical, directly democratic politics. Activists are not only responding to growing poverty, inequality, and environmental devastation; they are also building social laboratories for the production of alternative values, discourses, and practices.

How Asia Works - Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region (Paperback, Main): Joe Studwell How Asia Works - Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region (Paperback, Main)
Joe Studwell 1
R330 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R85 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Until the catastrophic economic crisis of the late 1990s, East Asia was perceived as a monolithic success story. But heady economic growth rates masked the most divided continent in the world - one half the most extraordinary developmental success story ever seen, the other half a paper tiger. Joe Studwell explores how policies ridiculed by economists created titans in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and are now behind the rise of China, while the best advice the West could offer sold its allies in South-East Asia down the economic river. The first book to offer an Asia-wide deconstruction of success and failure in economic development, Studwell's latest work is provocative and iconoclastic - and sobering reading for most of the world's developing countries. How Asia Works is a must-read book that packs powerful insights about the world's most misunderstood continent.

Enacting Globalization - Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration (Hardcover): L. Brennan Enacting Globalization - Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration (Hardcover)
L. Brennan
R2,576 Discovery Miles 25 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Enacting Globalization consists of a rich set of papers with a variety of disciplinary perspectives, focusing on globalization and its portrayal through International integration as manifested by its myriad flows such as people, trade, capital and knowledge flows. The chapters are grouped into seven key thematic areas: development, Europe, globalization flows, industries and enterprises, migrant activism, perspectives on emigration and immigration and rules and law. The structure of the book offers readers the opportunity to delve deep into critical facets of globalization while at the same delivering a panoramic view of globalization. The multi-disciplinary approach that is the essence of the approach adopted in the book enhances considerably the coverage of the diverse aspects of the enactment of globalization.Enacting Globalization will be of significant educational value in terms of informing students and scholars alike on the enactment of globalization by providing them with deep insights and multiple perspectives on critical elements of the globalization process while at the same time offering learning on globalization in its full expanse.

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