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            Outside the Box: How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas
             

            Outside the Box: How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas (Paperback)

            By Levinson, Marc

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Globalization has profoundly shaped the world we live in, yet its rise was neither inevitable nor planned. It is also one of the most contentious issues of our time. While it may have made goods less expensive, it has also sent massive flows of money across borders and shaken the... global balance of power. Outside the Box offers a fresh and lively history of globalization, showing how it has evolved over two centuries in response to changes in demography, technology, and consumer tastes. Marc Levinson, the acclaimed author of The Box, tells the story of globalization through the people who eliminated barriers and pursued new ways of doing business. He shows how the nature of globalization changed dramatically in the 1980s with the creation of long-distance value chains. This new type of economic relationship shifted manufacturing to Asia, destroying millions of jobs and devastating industrial centers in North America, Europe, and Japan. Levinson describes how improvements in transportation, communications, and computing made international value chains possible, but how globalization was taken too far because of large government subsidies and the systematic misjudgment of risk by businesses. As companies began to account properly for the risks of globalization, cross-border investment fell sharply and foreign trade lagged, long before Donald Trump became president and the coronavirus disrupted business around the world. In Outside the Box, Levinson explains that globalization is entering a new era in which moving stuff will matter much less than moving services, information, and ideas. 'Levinson deals lucidly with thorny matters of fiscal and trade policy, and though his book presupposes an interest in such things, it requires no background in economics to follow it. A rational, welcome exploration of an international trade that is now at a crossroads, becoming less global than regional.' - Kirkus Reviews
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            ISBN 9780691218892
            Released AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Informal Women Workers in the Global South: Policies and Practices for the Formalisation of Women's Employment in Developing Economies
             

            Informal Women Workers in the Global South: Policies and Practices for the Formalisation of Women's Employment in Developing Economies (Paperback)

            Edited by Ghosh, Jayati

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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 21

            Formalising employment is a desirable policy goal, but how it is done matters greatly, especially for women workers. Indeed, formalisation policies that do not recognise gendered realities and prevailing socio-economic conditions may be less effective and even counterproductive. ...This book examines the varying trajectories of formalisation and their impact on women workers in five developing countries in Asia and Africa: India, Thailand, South Africa, Ghana and Morocco. They range from low to middle income countries, which are integrated into global financial and goods markets to differing degrees and have varying labour market and macroeconomic conditions. The different case studies, using macro and survey data as well as in-depth analysis of particular sectors, provide interesting and sometimes surprising insights. Despite some limited successes in providing some social protection benefits to some informal workers, most formalisation policies have not really improved conditions, especially for women workers. In many cases, that is because the policies are gender-blind and insensitive to the specific needs of women workers. The impact of formalisation policies on women in developing countries is relatively under-researched. This book provides new evidence that will be applicable across a wide range of developing country contexts and will be of interest to policy makers, feminist economists and students of economics, labour, gender and development studies, public policy, politics and sociology.
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            ISBN 9780367545987
            Released AU 20 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics
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            Sustainability Principles and Practice
             

            Sustainability Principles and Practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Robertson, Margaret

            • RRP: $79.99
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            • Pub Date
              22 Feb 21

            Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping students with both conceptual understanding and technical skills. Each chapter explores one a...spect of the field, first introducing concepts and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions. Elements of sustainability are examined piece by piece, and coverage ranges over ecosystems, social equity, environmental justice, food, energy, product life cycles, cities, and more. Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided. The 3rd edition includes greater coverage of resilience and systems thinking, an update on the Anthropocene as a formal geological epoch, the latest research from the IPCC, and a greater focus on diversity and social equity, together with new details such as sustainable consumption, textiles recycling, microplastics, and net-zero concepts. The coverage in this edition has been expanded to include issues, solutions, and new case studies from around the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Global South. Chapters include further reading and discussion questions. The book is supported by a companion website with online links, annotated bibliography, glossary, white papers, and additional case studies, together with projects, research problems, and group activities, all of which focus on real-world problem-solving of sustainability issues. This textbook is designed to be used by undergraduate college and university students in sustainability degree programs and other programs in which sustainability is taught.
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            ISBN 9780367365219
            Released AU 22 Feb 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Political Invisibility and Mobilization: Women against State Violence in Argentina, Yugoslavia, and Liberia
             

            Political Invisibility and Mobilization: Women against State Violence in Argentina, Yugoslavia, and Liberia (Paperback)

            By Gallo-Cruz, Selina

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              20 Jan 21

            Political Invisibility and Mobilization explores the unseen opportunities available to those considered irrelevant and disregarded during periods of violent repression. In a comparative study of three women's peace movements, in Argentina, the former Yugoslavia, and Liberia, the ...concept of political invisibility is developed to identify the unexpected beneficial effects of marginalization in the face of regime violence and civil war. Each chapter details the unique ways these movements avoided being targeted as threats to regime power and how they utilized free spaces to mobilize for peace. Their organizing efforts among international networks are described as a form of field-shifting that gained them the authority to expand their work at home to bring an end to war and rebuild society. The robust conceptual framework developed herein offers new ways to analyze the variations and nuances of how social status interacts with opportunities for effective activism. This book presents a sophisticated theory of political invisibility with historical detail from three remarkable stories of courage in the face of atrocity. With relevance for political sociology, social movement studies, women's studies, and peace and conflict studies, it contributes to scholarly understanding of mobilization in repressive states while also offering strategic insight to movement practitioners.
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            ISBN 9780367465865
            Released AU 20 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Gender and Society
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            Chalta Hai India: When 'It's Ok!' is Not Ok
             

            Chalta Hai India: When 'It's Ok!' is Not Ok (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Alpesh

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            India once commanded a massive 30 per cent share of the global GDP and led the world in most fields, but today the country sadly is a developing nation. People often attribute India's sluggish progress to the malaise called the Chalta Hai ('It's okay', 'Let it be') attitude, but ...not everyone agrees with that presupposition. Debates on the subject are often inconclusive and discomfiting questions remain unanswered. Are we really a Chalta Hai nation? Is Chalta Hai ingrained in our DNA or is it just a bad habit which can be easily exterminated? Will this attitude stop India from becoming a global power? Alpesh Patel delves into this quirky Indian approach and answers these questions by examining the country's pace of progress in fields such as education, infrastructure, films and sports since Independence. The book revisits our cultural, ideological and political history over three millennia to trace the roots of the Chalta Hai attitude of Indians. Interesting facts and unsettling inferences force the reader to introspect and awaken him to the need for an urgent action. Finally, the book charts out methods and suggestions on how to get rid of the Chalta Hai attitude and take India closer to the dream of becoming a developed nation.
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            ISBN 9789388038676
            Released AU 18 Oct 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order
              

            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order (Paperback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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              11 Feb 21

            A celebration of the alphabet, from its beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the world's knowledge.

            ISBN 9781509881581
            Released AU 11 Feb 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives
             

            World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives (Hardback)

            By Bank, World

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            The World Development Report 2021 examines how countries can realize the potential benefits of data and safeguard against its harmful outcomes in order to improve the lives of poor people.

            ISBN 9781464816079
            Released AU 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher World Bank Publications
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            Series World Development Report
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            Moments of Happiness
             

            Moments of Happiness (Paperback)

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 21

            In 2014, when the Russian-Latvian radio talk-show host Aleks Dubas started asking his celebrity guests to describe a personal "moment of happiness" in their lives, the results were unexpectedly frank and exhilarating. Soon the project expanded to include submissions from 2 millio...n listeners. This book holds a collection of dozens of mini-stories about human joy, ranging from diver's first beholding of the underwater world, to a mother's revelation in sign language, to a Russian rock star's rousing concert in Ukraine. As Aleks puts it, "this book is a distillation - and a catalyst - of intense happiness."
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            ISBN 9781644694961
            Released AU 30 Jun 2021
            Publisher Academic Studies Press
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            Rise and Fall: My Past and Israel's Future
             

            Rise and Fall: My Past and Israel's Future (Hardback)

            By Olmert, Ehud

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              30 Jun 21

            A revealing memoir by the Israeli leader who almost made peace with the Palestinians. Written almost entirely from inside a prison cell, Rise and Fall is the compelling memoir of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. The child of parents who were members of the Irgun, the pa...ramilitary group that fought for the establishment of Israel, Olmert became the youngest member of the Israeli Knesset in 1973, serving in the right-wing Likud party. He rose quickly in the party, serving in national government before being elected mayor of Jerusalem in 1993. As mayor he overcame decades of municipal malaise, inertia, and waves of terror attacks to bring huge improvements in the city's infrastructure, education, and welfare. Although a child of the Israeli right, it was during his mayoralty that he realized the inevitability of compromise and the need to divide the city in any future peace agreement with the Palestinians. Olmert rejoined the national government in 2003 as a top aide to then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. After Sharon suffered a debilitating stroke in 2006, Olmert took over as acting prime minister, then led Sharon's new centrist party Kadima to victory in elections. Heading a coalition government, Olmert led Israel through the war with Lebanon in July 2006 and approved the dramatic strike on Syria's nuclear reactor the following year. From late 2006 through 2008, Olmert engaged in some three dozen negotiations with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The talks, Olmert says, came "within a hair's breadth" of reaching a comprehensive peace deal. At the same time, Olmert was fighting allegations that he had illegally accepted large sums of money from a well-connected American businessman. He was acquitted of all but a minor charge against him, but in 2014 he was convicted on charges of taking $15,000 in bribes involving the construction of an industrial park while he served as Minister of Industry and Trade. He served 16 months in prison, using his time to write th
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            ISBN 9780815738923
            Released AU 30 Jun 2021
            Publisher Brookings Institution
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            Integrating Strangers in Society: Perspectives from Elsewhere
             

            Integrating Strangers in Society: Perspectives from Elsewhere (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)

            Edited by Platenkamp, Jos D. M.; Schneider, Almut

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            The societies concerned are Sinti (northern Italy), Inuit (Canadian Arctic), Kanak (New Caledonia), Maori (New Zealand), Lanten (Laos), Tobelo and Tanebar-Evav (Indonesia), Banyoro (Uganda), Gawigl and Siassi (Papua New Guinea) and a township in Odisha (India).

            ISBN 9783030167059
            Released AU 10 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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