Tropical Gangsters

Author: Robert E. Klitgaard

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850433071

Category: Crime

Page: 281

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Klitgard, a former professor of economics at Harvard, describes his experiences in Equatorial Guinea, a country in which corruption flourishes among capitalist adventurers and government officials. This book describes the difficulties of implementing a development plan in such conditions.

Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf

Framing U.S. Energy and Security Policies for the Gulf of Guinea

Author: James J. F. Forest,Matthew V. Sousa

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739119952

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf promises to inform a lively debate over the future of U.S. foreign policies toward Africa. This coherent, integrated debate will engage policymakers and the academic community to ensure the success of the United States' energy and national security agendas.

International Development

A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice

Author: Paul Battersby,Ravi Roy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526421704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8897

Written by experts in the field, this book covers a range of contemporary developments, as well as providing coverage of the theory and practice of international development.

Oil, Democracy, and Development in Africa

Author: John R. Heilbrunn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107049814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 8729

Oil, Democracy, and Development in Africa presents an optimistic analysis of the continent's oil-producing states. With attention to the complex histories, the interactions of key industry actors and policy makers, and the goals of diverse groups in society, this contribution fills a gap in the literature on resource-abundant countries. John R. Heilbrunn presents a positive assessment of circumstances in contemporary African oil exporters. The book demonstrates that even those leaders who are among the least accountable use oil revenues to improve their citizens' living standards, if only a little bit. As a consequence, African oil producers are growing economically and their people are living under increasingly democratic polities. Heilbrunn thus calls for a long-overdue reassessment of the impact of hydrocarbons on developing economies.


Education Research, Change and Reform

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508859

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see globalization as driving poor countries into further poverty, others see it as the path to economic salvation and democratic rule. With original contributions from ten eminent economists, Globalization: What's New cuts through the confusion and rhetoric to offer straightforward, incisive analysis of globalization and its future. Coming from some of globalization's most prominent supporters (David Dollar), its most vocal critics (Joseph Stiglitz), and those in-between, this collection presents diverse and original perspectives on globalization's immense reach that dig to the core of many debates. The contributors analyze recent trends in trade, immigration, and capital flows; why some poor countries have grown while others have stagnated during the past two decades; future opportunities for low-wage workers; globalization's impact on jobs and wages in poor countries and in the United States; the surprising environmental benefits of globalization; the degree to which foreign aid helps developing countries; the failures of international institutions in governing the global economy and supporting democracy; and how foreign loans and investments can wreak havoc on a nation's economy.

The World Geopolitics of Drugs, 1998/1999

Author: Alain Labrousse,Laurent Laniel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401735050

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 4885

The other report is published by the U. S. State Department and is more "committed," but only as far as the national interest of the world's only su perpower is concerned. Therefore, the State Department report must be read while keeping in mind the state of U. S. relations with the countries concerned. This report is accompanied by the so-called "certification" process, whose ar bitrary character has often been stressed. For instance, Iran, a country whose determination to fight the drug transit on its territory is well-known - more than 100 Iranian law enforcement agents die every year as a restult - was removed from the "blacklist" of "decertified countries" in the spring of 1999, precisely as it was inaugurating a policy of opening itself to external influ ence, including that of the United States. In retrospect, this demonstrates that the U. S. government had decertified Iran in past years because it was viewed as an Islamic and terrorist country, not because of its supposed involvement in drug trafficking. Neither does the last State Department report explain why Haji Ayub Afridi, a major Pakistani drug baron, who had voluntarily surrendered to U. S. authorities, returned to Pakistan in 1999 after spending a mere three and a half years in a U. S. prison.

Toxic Aid

Economic Collapse and Recovery in Tanzania

Author: Sebastian Edwards

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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For many years Tanzania was the darling of international aid agencies. During the 1970s it received more assistance per capita than any other nation in the world. And yet, the economy performed dismally: growth was negative, exports collapsed, and poverty increased massively. In the mid 1980s, however, the international community changed tacks and developed an approach based on conditionality and 'program ownership'. Since 1996 the country has grown steadily, and social conditions have improved significantly. This book provides an economic history of Tanzania, since independence in 1961. It covers the policies of African Socialism and the Arusha Declaration, the collapse of the early 1980s, the rocky relationships with the IMF, and the reforms of the 1990s and 2000s.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

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Law and multinationals

Author: John J. Bonsignore

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 9015

Specters of America

Hauntings of a Common Continental Literature

Author: Adam Michael Lifshey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 690

View: 7935

The World & I.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: N.A

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A fragile balance

re-examining the history of foreign aid, security, and diplomacy

Author: Louis A. Picard,Terry F. Buss

Publisher: Kumarian Pr

ISBN: 9781565492950

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 2283

Explores the history of American foreign aid, discussing its failures and successes and placing aid in the context of larger security and foreign policy goals from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

The nature of development

a report from the rural tropics on the quest for sustainable economic growth

Author: Roger D. Stone

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 8947

Examines the progress made in rural tropical areas toward encouraging economic development while preserving fragile environments such as the rainforests

International Environmental Law and Policy

Author: Edith Brown Weiss

Publisher: Aspen Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 1205

View: 902

This dynamic casebook takes an interdisciplinary approach in an analytical framework that can be applied to any international environmental legal problem. By studying both legal and non-legal issues, students gain a full and meaningful understanding of this global problem and its legal solutions. International Environmental Law and Policy is the perfect vehicle for tackling the challenges of international environmental law from a global perspective. International Environmental Law and Policy leads students from fundamental issues to sophisticated applications in four main parts: The Nature of International Environmental Issues - Basic Concepts and Context explores non-legal issues such as: global population; intergenerational equity; risk assessments; the tension between industrialized and developing countries; and the underpinning legal issues of public international law and international institutions: Pollution Control offers a detailed analysis of the 'precautionary principle,' the right to a clean environment, general norms applicable to environmental agencies, general principles of international responsibility for environmental harm, and environmental warfare. Natural Resource Management presents detailed discussions of the 'Harmon Doctrine,' the World Heritage Convention, options for conserving biologicla diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the protection of whales and other species Trade and Finance delves into dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, multilateral development banks, debt relief approaches, and funds for the environment. The authors use a skillful blend of material to capture and hold student interest including: detailed case studies that explore international environmental norms exercises which make students apply specific legal rules to real-world cases careful analysis of four principal cases: Trail Smelter; Corfu Channel; Lac Lanous; and Nuclear Weapons Testing appendixes on Researching International Environmental Law, International Organizations, and General Steps in Formulating Multilateral Agreements detailed discussions on the relationship between the international and domestic implementation of law in-depth coverage of the liability, accountability, and valuation of natural resource damages


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Oye Como Va!

Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music

Author: Deborah Pacini Hernandez

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439900914

Category: Music

Page: 238

View: 3450

Latino music as an amalgam of American cultures.