China Across the Divide

The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society

Author: Rosemary Foot

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199919860

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Understanding China's world role has become one of the crucial intellectual challenges of the 21st Century. This book explores this topic through the adoption of three conceptual approaches that help to uncover some of the complex and simultaneous interactions between the global and domestic forces that determine China's external behavior.

Regionalism Across the North-South Divide

State Strategies and Globalization

Author: Jean Grugel,Wil Hout

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415162128

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 4205


Regionalism Across the North-South Divide charts the increasingly important trend of regional cooperation between the developed 'North' and the developing countries of the 'South'. It focuses on the responses and reactions of developing countries to the current wave of globalization and explores the state strategies adopted to create this 'new regionalism'. This study is invaluable for making sense of what regionalism means for the South and its insights contribute to a wider understanding of international relations, the relationship between globalization and regionalism and the possibility of cooperation within the developing world.

Crossing Borders in the Asia-Pacific

Essays on the Domestic-foreign Policy Divide

Author: James Cotton

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590334508

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 6619


The impact across borders of transnational identities, business links and ideas has been on the international political agenda for a long time. These cross border phenomena have a steady and profound influence on domestic politics and international relations. However, they also represent a challenge because these factors can subvert accustomed views of sovereignty. The essays in this book stress the diversity and influence as well as the limitations of cross border phenomena in the Asia-Pacific, a region home to the principles of non-interference and respect for autonomy. Emerging from this collection is a picture of an area dynamically affected by the penetration of ideas, organised interests, and financial flows. Though national borders have become more porous, state power and local identities still resist, shape and modify cross border influences.

Heritage Management, Tourism, and Governance in China

Managing the Past to Serve the Present

Author: Robert J. Shepherd,Larry Yu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461459184

Category: Social Science

Page: 90

View: 8436


​This monograph analyzes current cultural resource management, archeological heritage management, and exhibitionary practices and policies in the People’s Republic of China. Academic researchers, preservationists, and other interested parties face a range of challenges for the preservation of the material past as rapid economic and social changes continue in China. On the one hand, state-supported development policies often threaten and in some cases lead to the destruction of archeological and cultural sites. Yet state cultural policies also encourage the cultivation of precisely such sites as tourism development resources. This monograph aims to bring the concepts of world heritage sites, national tourism policies, ethnic tourism, and museum display together for a general cultural heritage audience. It focuses on a central issue: the tensions between a wide range of interest groups: cultural anthropologists and archeologists, tourism officials, heritage proponents, economic development proponents, a new class of private rich with the means to buy artifacts, and a fragmented regulatory system. Behind all of them lies the political role of heritage in China, also addressed in this monograph.

A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China

Author: Wenxian Zhang,Ilan Alon

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814291471

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 340

View: 9044


Under the label of "the socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics," the Chinese Government has made a firm commitment to economic reform, though still retaining tight political control. Thus, under conditions of liberal economic systems and autocratic rule, a new capitalist system is emerging in China; its top companies are managed by private entrepreneurs, government bodies or a combination of both. This book, presented in an easily accessible format, fills an important gap in the growing literature on China in the global economy and provides a research reference tool on China's top companies. It contains a comprehensive directory listing of the Top 100 corporations in China, thus enhancing the research potential on China for students, researchers and businesses is alike. As a general reference guide to the Chinese economy, A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the top Chinese enterprises. Corporations from Hong Kong and Taiwan that conduct significant business in China are also included.

World Energy Crisis: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691482

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 596


This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis. • A bibliographic chapter devoted to print and electronic resources on the topic useful to readers interested in continuing their research on world energy issues • Profiles of individuals and organizations with special interests in the world energy crisis • 20 tables providing relevant data, such as a list of the years various countries hit "peak oil" (the maximum amount of oil produced in a single year) • Primary documents relating to the world energy crisis

Biodiversity Conservation, Law and Livelihoods: Bridging the North-South Divide

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies

Author: Michael I. Jeffery,Jeremy Firestone,Karen Bubna-Litic

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521885035

Category: Law

Page: 598

View: 6039


The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies' third colloquium brought together more than 130 experts from 27 nations on nearly every continent. This book brings together a number of papers presented there and offers a global perspective on biodiversity conservation and the maintenance of sustainable cultures.

The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change

Author: P. Utting,S. Razavi,R. Varghese Buchholz,Rebecca Varghese Buchholz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002506

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 4521


Global crises not only deeply impact the economy and people's livelihoods, they also unsettle basic ideas and assumptions about the meaning and drivers of development. This collection of theoretical and empirical studies explores the substance and politics of policy change following the 2007/8 crisis from the perspective of developing countries.

Development and Social Change

A Global Perspective

Author: Philip McMichael

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412955920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 4603


"Development and Social Change is a richly described and well written survey of change in the post-1950 period...The first edition was a practical and accessible contribution to the literature on social change. The fourth edition continues in this vein." -TEACHING SOCIOLOGY Explores development through historical narrative and examines the globalization/development paradox through in-depth case studies Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, Fourth Edition, describes the dramatic acceleration of the global and political economy across three historical periods: colonialism, the development era, and the current era of globalization. Author Philip McMichael helps students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to ponder social change, development, and global inequalities. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real implications. New to the Fourth Edition Links contemporary world issues such as slum proliferation, rebellion in Latin America, AIDS, the rise of China, and climate change to the long-term course of development as a global project Weaves a stronger ecological theme into the story and emphasizes gendered features of modernization, as well as the complexity of its progressive claims, urging students to think critically about the costs and benefits of development Reviews current trends and asks new questions about the future of international development Instructors Resources on CD are available to qualified instructors. Contact [email protected] or 1-800-818-7243 (6 am - 5 pm, PT) to request a copy. Intended Audience This text is an ideal core or supplementary text for a variety of undergraduate or beginning graduate courses such as Globalization, Social Development, and Social Change in departments of sociology, political science, and global studies.

The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs

Author: Philip Andrews-Speed,Xuanli Liao,Roland Dannreuther

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136050884

Category: History

Page: 120

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China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat. This book shows that domestic politics and foreign policy have both played a part in China's recent major energy policy decisions. However, China's increasing involvement in the global energy markets can be seen as an opportunity to enhance cooperation and interdependence rather than as a threat.