Transnational Networks in Regional Integration

Governing Europe 1945-83

Author: W. Kaiser,B. Leucht,M. Gehler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230283268

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 9676

Shows that networks in European integration governance were not a phenomenon that developed in the 1980s out of a 'hollowing out' of the nation-states in the 1970s. Based throughout on newly accessible sources, the authors discuss various networks and show how they contributed to constitutional choices and policy decisions after World War II.

Transnational Socialist Networks in the 1970s

European Community Development Aid and Southern Enlargement

Author: Christian Salm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137551208

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9096

Transnational Socialist Networks in the 1970s argues that western European socialist parties' transnational cooperation across national borders significantly influenced politics and policy-making in what was the European Communities (EC). It focuses on the network-like informal structures that characterised transnational cooperation between the party members and leaders of different socialist parties involved in European affairs. Taking the example of two case studies, namely EC development aid policy and EC southern enlargement policy, the book demonstrates that the socialist parties strengthened their informal transnational network structures for the purposes of debating ideological and programmatic issues and finding policy solutions to common challenges in both policy fields. Moreover, it shows that the networks developed various functions to influence European governance. Against this background, the analysis in this book makes not only a significant contribution to the study of transnational networks of western European socialist parties and the history of European integration, but also adds to the understanding of the role of transnational networks in European politics and policy-making.

Leveling the Playing Field

Transnational Regulatory Integration and Development

Author: Laszlo Bruszt,Gerald A. McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198703147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 7573

Emerging market countries are currently facing a dual challenge. How do countries incorporate transnational regulations into their societies, while building their own versions of regulatory capitalism? This raises a multitude questions and challenges. Will the diffusion of international public and private regulations of developed countries, benefit a few and marginalize less developed countries? Or, can these regulations foster transnational public-private experiments to improve local regulatory capacities and social conditions? What kinds of strategies might facilitate or impede both transnational regulatory integration and local institutional upgrading? This book offers a fresh perspective in reconciling the seemingly incompatible goals of transnational integration and development. It offers a new analytical framework and a set of case studies that help forge a comparative analysis of integration and development. It offers both the identification of the mechanisms that can foster lasting transnational integration settlements and broad based domestic institutional and economic upgrading. This multidisciplinary study draws on current research from many leading scholars. They analyse issues in a variety of regions around the world and in industries and domains ranging from food safety, manufacturing, telecommunications, finance, as well as labour and environmental rights. The chapters reveal concrete lessons for scholars and practitioners alike, around the different roles and strategies that governments, the multilaterals, firms, and NGOs can take, to facilitate the integration of international standards, improve domestic institutions, and expand the benefits to a great variety of local groups.

Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network

Cold War Internationale

Author: Giles Scott-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284277

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 7963

Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Drawing on exclusive sources and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's campaign, the people and ideas that lay behind it and the rise and fall of this remarkable network during the Cold War.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History

From the mid-19th century to the present day

Author: A. Iriye,P. Saunier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349740306

Category: History

Page: 1202

View: 4915

Written and edited by many of the world's foremost scholars of transnational history, this Dictionary challenges readers to look at the contemporary world in a new light. Contains over 400 entries on transnational subjects such as food, migration and religion, as well as traditional topics such as nationalism and war.

Migration and Regional Integration in West Africa

A Borderless ECOWAS

Author: Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137479531

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

View: 4751

This book explores the processes of migration and integration within the West African sub-region and unearths subsisting promises and failures of the ECOWAS' intent of transmuting the sub-region into a single socio-economic (and political) entity.

Designing the European Union

From Paris to Lisbon

Author: F. Laursen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367577

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 9512

This book outlines the content of the main treaties that form the 'constitutional' basis of the European Union and analyses changes in these over time. The EU has expanded its policy scope and taken in many more members transferring powers to common supranational institutions in a way seen nowhere else in the world.

The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union's Internal Security

Author: S. Wolff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369421

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 2153

EU internal security concerns such as migration, police and judicial cooperation are today part of EU foreign policy. This book shows how those concerns dominate the EU agenda towards Mediterranean countries. Adopting a rational-choice institutionalist approach, it explores EU policy and the strategic choices made after the 2011 Arab revolts.

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 2073

A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

European Disunion

Between Sovereignty and Solidarity

Author: J. Hayward,R. Wurzel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271353

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

View: 5734

The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas.

The EU's Lisbon Strategy

Evaluating Success, Understanding Failure

Author: P. Copeland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272163

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 9857

How successful was the EU's Lisbon Strategy? This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Strategy and reflects on its key developments during its 10-year cycle. The volume contains both theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the leading scholars of EU studies across the social sciences.

Standortentscheidungen von Logistikunternehmen an deutschen Flughäfen

Author: Michael Rzepka

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3842820194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 1986

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Die Logistikbranche ist hinter der Automobilindustrie zweitstärkster Wirtschaftszweig nach Marktvolumen in Deutschland. Mit einem Umsatz von 210 Milliarden Euro ist die Logistik weiterhin auf Wachstumskurs und zählt damit zusammen mit der Automobilindustrie (ca. 266 Milliarden Euro) und Maschinenbau (ca. 170 Milliarden Euro) zu den führenden Wirtschaftsbereichen. Deutschland profitiert hierbei insbesondere von der zentralen Lage in Europa und von seiner Stellung als Exportnation. Mit 210 Milliarden Euro Umsatz im Jahr 2010 bleibt Deutschland damit das größte Logistikland in Europa, mit großem Vorsprung vor Frankreich und Großbritannien. Das Luftfrachtaufkommen weist bereits seit Jahren enorme Wachstumsraten auf. Dabei wächst die Nachfrage nach Transportleistungen in der Luftfracht signifikant schneller als die allgemeine Entwicklung des globalen Bruttoinlandsproduktes. Zahlreiche Prognosen von Boeing, Airbus und IATA attestieren dem Luftverkehr in den kommenden 20 Jahren daher eine Verdopplung der Beförderungsleistung weltweit. Traditionell handelt es sich bei der Luft- wie auch Seefracht um exportabhängige Märkte. Mit der fortschreitenden Globalisierung, zunehmenden Arbeitsteilung und aufstrebenden Märkten, insbesondere in Asien, gewinnt die Beförderung von Waren mittels Verkehrsträger Flugzeug immer mehr an Bedeutung. Der Welthandel ist daher ohne den Luftfrachtverkehr nicht länger denkbar. In der dezentralen deutschen Flughafenlandschaft dominieren die Flughäfen Frankfurt am Main und München, wo die führende Fluggesellschaft Deutsche Lufthansa AG ihre Drehkreuze nach dem Hub-and-Spoke-System unterhält. Dessen ungeachtet haben sich in Deutschland im Bereich der Luftfracht auch weitere Flughafenstandorte etabliert. Nennenswert in diesem Zusammenhang sind in erster Linie die Flughäfen Köln/Bonn mit den Drehkreuzen von Federal Express und UPS, der Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn in Rheinland-Pfalz, sowie der aufstrebende Flughafen Leipzig/Halle, welcher durch die Ansiedlung von DHL in Zukunft eine beachtenswerte Rolle spielen wird. Das an allen deutschen Flughäfen umgeschlagene Luftfrachtaufkommen belief sich dabei im Jahr 2010 auf 4,2 Millionen Tonnen. Die Anbieterstruktur im deutschen Luftfrachtmarkt ist ungleich diversifizierter. Neben dem traditionellen Geschäft bestehend aus der Kooperation zwischen Luftfrachtspediteuren und Fluggesellschaften, konnten sich aufgrund vielfältiger Deregulierungsmaßnahmen im Luftverkehr [...]

Migration, Regional Integration and Human Security

The Formation and Maintenance of Transnational Spaces

Author: Harald Kleinschmidt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754646464

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 7397

This original and timely book is the first to analyze the interconnectedness of migration, regional integration and the new security studies. The book explores the conflict between the actions of transnational migrants and state government policy in a ser

Building Transnational Networks , Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467218839

Category: Education

Page: 47

View: 5587

Facts101 is your complete guide to Building Transnational Networks , Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Europa ausstellen

das Museum als Praxisfeld der Europäisierung

Author: Wolfram Kaiser,Stefan Krankenhagen,Kerstin Poehls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783412208882

Category: Culture and globalization

Page: 278

View: 3384

Museen verhandeln Vergangenheit und Zukunft. Immer häufiger thematisieren sie dabei Europa und die Europäische Union. Zugleich entdecken europäische Institutionen das Museum als Instrument kultureller Integration. Europäisierung als kulturelle Praxis des europäisch Machens wirft neue Fragen auf: Wer prägt diese Praxis? Wie kann Europa gesammelt werden? Welche Geschichte(n) Europas lassen sich erzählen? Wie werden dessen Grenzen in Museen und Ausstellungen thematisiert? Welche Wechselbeziehungen bestehen übergreifend zwischen Europäisierung und Musealisierung? ”Europa ausstellen“ gibt hierauf wegweisende Antworten für Wissenschaftler, Museumspraktiker und interessierte Laien.

Transnational Corporations and Business Networks

Hong Kong Firms in the ASEAN Region

Author: Henry Wai-Chung Yeung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134826389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7688

Drawing upon extensive field research in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, this book focuses on networks of business and personal relationships as a key means of transnational operations. The book highlights the role of Chinese business networks in facilitating the emergence of transnational corporations from an Asian newly industrialised economy - Hong Kong. It is a timely theoretical and empirical contribution to the recent debate on the nature and operations of 'bamboo networks' within the global economy and their role in the rapid economic growth and regional integration among Asia-Pacific economies.

Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Networking

A Framework for Spatial Analysis of Investment Conditions

Author: Robert L. A. Morsink

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782542667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 2105

This innovative book analyses the geographical patterns in foreign direct investment flows by combining elements from the theory of international production and the theory of economic geography. It develops a model for explaining why foreign direct investment is attracted to certain locations. Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Networking will be of interest to economists working in the areas of international trade and investment, economic geographers and corporate strategy advisors as well as to policy makers from government and non-governmental organisations.

ASEAN's Engagement of Civil Society

Regulating Dissent

Author: Kelly Gerard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137359471

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 8451

This book offers an innovative framework for understanding the role of civil society in regional and global policymaking. Using political economy analysis, Gerard demonstrates that ASEAN's people-oriented agenda builds legitimacy, while sidelining its detractors.

Independent Chinese Documentary

From the Studio to the Street

Author: L. Robinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

View: 2052

The rise of independent documentary film production is the most radical development in the contemporary Chinese mediascape. This book is a sustained examination of Chinese independent documentary in relation to one of its central principles: xianchang, or being 'on the scene'.

Holding the Line

Borders in a Global World

Author: Heather N. Nicol,Ian Townsend-Gault

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774809320

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 6287

The era of globalization has produced significant changes in theborderland issues of trade, security, economics, health, and even theenvironment. While borders may seem more permeable than they once were,can it really be said that we live in a "borderless world"?Holding the Line considers the changing roles of modernborders, contending that they not only remain relevant but also havebecome increasingly important as a site for negotiating the competingdemands of globalization and national sovereignty.