By Antony Anghie The United Nations Charter is the one authoritative source of international law regulating the use of force. Since the 9/11 attacks that inaugurated the ‘war on terror’, scholars and countries such as the United States have sought to develop a new legal framework that would essentially justify an expanded version of self-defence. [...]
Feature By Charles H. Camp & Theresa Bowman In recent years, the United Nations has come under attack as wholly inadequate to confront the modern realities of global conflict. Below, Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman argue that the central question may become how to balance peacekeeping and humanitarian motives with respect for the norms [...]
By Marcos Troyjo As the world transitions from ‘Deep Globalisation to Deglobalisation’, economic policies based on a ‘Doctrine of Local Content’ take center stage. As a consequence, the global economy underperforms. Below, Marcos Troyjo argues that Reglobalisation can only resurface if countries move away from ‘Local-Contentism’ and closer to a productive interdependence turning out ‘Made [...]
By Peter Blair Henry In an article adapted from Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, Peter Blair Henry argues that despite headlines featuring the collapse of BRIC nations and recovery in the West, advanced countries have settled for underperformance in place of prosperity; their future now depends on whether they have the humility [...]
By Peter Nolan China’s ‘catch-up’ has been one of the most remarkable aspects of the era of capitalist globalisation. Below, Peter Nolan argues that the widely-expressed view that China is buying the world is damaging to international relations, especially at a time of deep crisis in global political economy. Whatever the future may hold, it [...]
By Judith Shapiro China’s huge environmental challenges are tied to domestic politics, rapid economic growth, and an intense phase of globalization. With rising wealth there is huge pressure for China to continue on its current path of rapid growth coupled with environmental degradation, both within and beyond borders. Below, Judith Shapiro suggests that globalization is [...]
By Wu Zhiyan, Janet Borgerson & Jonathan Schroeder Global brand literacy is expanding rapidly, as is the appeal of brand identity, for a growing number of brand conscious Chinese consumers. Below, Wu Zhiyan, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder examine how Chinese branding efforts express significant aspects of Chinese brand culture, and explore the possibilities and [...]
By Loren Graham Russian technology has had a historically uneven trajectory. In recent times Russia has fallen back on natural resources for economic strength, but the Russian government intends to convert Russia to a country primarily dependent on a knowledge economy. Below, Loren Graham argues that the obstacles are not scientific or technological, but societal, [...]
Feature Being one of the top places to do business in Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton hotel has a number of services and facilities that are specially designed for business travellers. They are tailor-made, time-efficient and promote a productive and comfortable stay. The luxurious base for the international business traveller includes The Ritz-Carlton Club, conference floor with [...]
By Sergey Drobyshevsky There are a lot of arguments illustrating the low probability of fast and stable growth of the Russian economy in mid-term perspective. Does it mean that the economy is doomed and Russia will go down in the list of top economies? The answer – Yes and No. Sergey Drobyshevsky explains why. Russia [...]
By Andrey A. Konoplyanik Below, Andrey A. Konoplyanik describes the five stages of global oil market developments from 1928 to the present and considers the current two-segment structure of physical and paper oil segments, dominated by Saudi Arabia and the US. The author argues that oil price is established at the current fifth stage by [...]
By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue to grow both in size and clout, and their resident multinational corporations become major players in global markets, questions pertaining to trust and integrity, and of universally shared standards for [...]
Feature A growing number of organisations are cultivating in-house coaching programs to achieve their talent-development goals. According to the 2012 International Coach Federation Global Coaching Study, 14 percent of professional coaches self-identify as internal coaches; i.e., professional coaches who are employed within an organisation and who have specific coaching responsibilities identified in their job description. [...]
By Laura N Haar The global economic crisis has forced national and regional policy makers to reconsider their policy priorities in order to speed up economic recovery. Below, Laura N Haar considers how some EU policies have been affected by the financial crisis. The global economic crisis, beginning with the credit and liquidity crunch of [...]
By Niny Khor & Devashish Mitra While it is understood that trade leads to higher economic growth, the question of whether increased trade and openness to global markets benefits workers is still debated. Below, Niny Khor and Devashish Mitra argue that trade is beneficial for both employment and its quality, provided the right kind of [...]
By Takashi Yamano, Maria Luz Malabayabas & Manzoor H. Dar Due to climate change, the frequency of floods and droughts is expected to increase. To reduce crop losses due to such abiotic stresses, stress-tolerant rice varieties have been developed and distributed to farmers in developing countries, including Eastern India. Benefits of stress-tolerant rice varieties, however, [...]
By Partha Chatterjee The sociology of capitalism developed by Max Weber and its critique developed by Marxists are unable to account for the transformed structure and practices of contemporary capitalism. The social theory of Chinese capitalism requires new fundamental concepts; the new democratic practices developed in India, South Africa or Brazil cannot be understood in [...]
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