Governing Global Production

Governing Global Production

The role of states and firms as sources of economic governance is a key issue for
the analysis of global production networks. Unlike the nationally based industries
they are increasingly replacing, global production networks span multiple ...

Author: J. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137023193

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Northeast Asian steel industries have developed global production networks, but by spanning multiple national spaces, these networks unite many national economies while belonging exclusively to none. Who, therefore, is in control? Jeffrey D. Wilson examines how states and firms coordinate their activities to govern global production.
Categories: Political Science

Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption

Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption

global. food. governance. INTRODUCTION. Governing food production and
consumption is becoming a complex challenge at the beginning of the twenty-first
century compared with the situation in the 1950s because contemporary
societies ...

Author: Peter Oosterveer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782543899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 369

The provision of food is undergoing radical transformations throughout the global community. Peter Oosterveer argues that, as a consequence, conventional national governmental regulations can no longer adequately respond to existing and emerging food risks and to environmental concerns. This book examines these challenges.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Production Networks

Global Production Networks

'The Governance of Global Value Chains', Review of International Political
Economy, 12/1: 78–104. Gibbon, P. (2002). 'At the Cutting Edge? Financialisation
and UK Clothing Retailers' Sourcing Patterns and Practices', Competition and ...

Author: Neil M. Coe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198703914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 145

Accelerating processes of economic globalization have fundamentally reshaped the organization of the global economy towards much greater integration and functional interdependence through cross-border economic activity. In this interconnected world system, a new form of economic organization has emerged: Global Production Networks (GPNs). This brings together a wide array of economic actors, most notably capitalist firms, state institutions, labour unions, consumers and non-government organizations, in the transnational production of economic value. National and sub-national economic development in this highly interdependent global economy can no longer be conceived of, and understood within, the distinct territorial boundaries of individual countries and regions. Instead, global production networks are organizational platforms through which actors in these different national or regional economies compete and cooperate for a larger share of the creation, transformation, and capture of value through transnational economic activity. They are also vehicles for transferring the value captured between different places. This book ultimately aims to develop a theory of global production networks that explains economic development in the interconnected global economy. While primarily theoretical in nature, it is well grounded in cutting-edge empirical work in the parallel and highly impactful strands of social science literature on the changing organization of the global economy relating to global commodity chains (GCC), global value chains (GVC), and global production networks (GPN).
Categories: Business & Economics

Asia s Role in Governing Global Health

Asia   s Role in Governing Global Health

Indeed, it is generally agreed that China's ongoing participation in international
efforts to control the spread of infectious ... they nevertheless will prove beneficial
in enhancing global production capacity overall, thereby benefitting the entire ...

Author: Kelley Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136172250

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 362

In an era of rapid and extensive globalisation, the world faces a wide range of transboundary problems that require effective collective action. Key among these are threats to human health that do not recognise national borders, and include emerging and re-emerging infections, rising rates of chronic diseases, inadequate access to affordable and safe medicines, spreading anti-microbial resistance and the health effects of climate change. These threats require a transnational response and thus pose significant challenges to global health governance, as well as to long established notions of national sovereignty. This book investigates the neglected question of the impact of a rising Asia on the management of transboundary health problems. The chapters examine the role played by Asia in the governance of a range of global health issues, from development assistance in health, to global health instruments dealing with tobacco control and disease outbreaks, to health research and knowledge products, and the book concludes by examining the broad themes of a rising Asia’s role in the complexity of global health governance. The various analyses are tied together by a common focus on Asian countries’ use of the sovereignty principle, and seek to understand how traditional notions of national sovereignty can both clash with, and enhance, governance objectives in global health. In addition, the contributors examine the interaction between global, regional and domestic institutions, and present current ideas in Asia on the challenge of governing global health. With an inter-disciplinary approach that combines international relations, public policy and public health, this book will be invaluable to both scholars and policy makers working in these fields, as well as Asian politics, social policy and governance more generally.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

Since the 1990s many of the assumptions that anchored the study of governance in international political economy (IPE) have been shaken loose.

Author: Anthony Payne

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857933485

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 699

Since the 1990s many of the assumptions that anchored the study of governance in international political economy (IPE) have been shaken loose. Reflecting on the intriguing and important processes of change that have occurred, and are occurring, Profess
Categories: Political Science

Global Entertainment Media

Global Entertainment Media

In Global Entertainment Media, Tanner Mirrlees undertakes an analysis of the ownership, production, distribution, marketing, exhibition and consumption of global films and television shows, with an eye to political economy and cultural ...

Author: Tanner Mirrlees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415519816

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 310

A critical cultural materialist introduction to the study of global entertainment media. In Global Entertainment Media, Tanner Mirrlees undertakes an analysis of the ownership, production, distribution, marketing, exhibition and consumption of global films and television shows, with an eye to political economy and cultural studies. Among other topics, Mirrlees examines: Paradigms of global entertainment media such as cultural imperialism and cultural globalization. The business of entertainment media: the structure of capitalist culture/creative industries (financers, producers, distributors and exhibitors) and trends in the global political economy of entertainment media. The "governance" of global entertainment media: state and inter-state media and cultural policies and regulations that govern the production, distribution and exhibition of entertainment media and enable or impede its cross-border flow. The new international division of cultural labor (NICL): the cross-border production of entertainment by cultural workers in asymmetrically interdependent media capitals, and economic and cultural concerns surrounding runaway productions and co-productions. The economic motivations and textual design features of globally popular entertainment forms such as blockbuster event films, TV formats, glocalized lifestyle brands and synergistic media. The cross-cultural reception and effects of TV shows and films. The World Wide Web, digitization and convergence culture.
Categories: Political Science

Governing Sustainable Seafood

Governing Sustainable Seafood

'Economic and social upgrading in global value chains and industrial clusters:
Why governance matters', Journal of Business ... 'Global production networks,
ethical campaigning, and the embeddedness of responsible governance',
Journal of ...

Author: Simon R. Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 683

Taking a social science approach, this book explores the governance of sustainable seafood, which is fundamental to food and nutrition security as well as being an important source of income and employment in many regions. Due to the importance of protein and other fishery and aquaculture by-products, many wild fisheries are coming under pressure, and this increasing demand has created a strong driver to expand aquaculture. As a result, the social and environmental sustainability of these production systems have come into question. The authors of the book explore the governance of sustainable seafood, taking into account the rise of social movements through environmental non-governmental organisations, the nature and perceived limits of government regulation within and beyond the state, and the promise of market-based approaches to governance such as ecolabelling. The book focuses on how concern over sustainable seafood has been translated into different current forms of governance. It then assesses what alternative governance approaches are starting to emerge that combine movements, states and markets for sustainable seafood production and consumption, and their effects. The book concludes with a vision for the future through key principles for evaluating the collective impact of governing sustainable seafood. This timely volume will be key reading for researchers interested in fisheries and aquaculture governance, as well as coastal and marine policies and sustainable food movements more broadly. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policymakers engaged in creating fishery policies and sustainable fishery development.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Governing Global Desertification

Governing Global Desertification

This volume examines the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed in 1994.

Author: Pierre-Marc Johnson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075464359X

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 226

This volume examines the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed in 1994. It studies the links between land degradation and poverty, the role of civil society and good governance in implementing the UNCCD and the various approaches to fighting desertification.
Categories: Political Science

Governing Global Derivatives

Governing Global Derivatives

Historically, the economic development of all countries started with the
exploitation of labor forces, and as a result strong social and economic benefits
have been introduced to guarantee fair production standards. The difference
today lies in ...

Author: Chiara Oldani

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754674649

Category: Law

Page: 205

View: 564

Governing Global Derivatives analyzes the role of the most important financial innovation of the last two decades - financial derivatives - in a global dimension. It focuses on the role of derivatives from a macroeconomic point of view.
Categories: Law

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

In the same way as the NIDL no longer captures the complexities of
contemporary global economy, theories of the transnational corporation and
foreign ... large fail to grasp the multitude of inter-organizational links – between
both firms and non-firm actors – that are characteristic of global production
systems. ... The question of governance and power is a core issue addressed by
GVC and GPN research.

Author: Trevor J. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444362374

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 348

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
Categories: Science

Power in Global Governance

Power in Global Governance

This edited volume examines power in its different dimensions in global governance. Scholars tend to underestimate the importance of power in international relations because of a failure to see its multiple forms.

Author: Michael Barnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139444220

Category: Political Science

Page:

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This edited volume examines power in its different dimensions in global governance. Scholars tend to underestimate the importance of power in international relations because of a failure to see its multiple forms. To expand the conceptual aperture, this book presents and employs a taxonomy that alerts scholars to the different kinds of power that are present in world politics. A team of international scholars demonstrate how these different forms connect and intersect in global governance in a range of different issue areas. Bringing together a variety of theoretical perspectives, this volume invites scholars to reconsider their conceptualization of power in world politics and how such a move can enliven and enrich their understanding of global governance.
Categories: Political Science

Governing Global Electronic Networks

Governing Global Electronic Networks

In other words, this book views the global governance of networks more from the
bottom up, and the outside in. ... origins of the evolving rules of the game that
structure the production and distribution of communications in the global system,
 ...

Author: William J. Drake

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262042512

Category: Political Science

Page: 664

View: 467

Experts analyze the global governance of electronic networks, emphasizing international power dynamics and the concerns of nondominant actors.
Categories: Political Science

The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

1. Governing. international. taxation: problems. and. challenges. In their seminal
work on the impact of economic ... actors in the global economy and world politics
, but with the rapid internationalisation of markets, systems of production and ...

Author: Richard Eccleston

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849805988

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 794

ÔThis book is an exceptionally interesting and well-researched analysis of one of the most important reforms in global governance that have been put into place in the wake of the global financial crisis that began in 2007. Eccleston insightfully draws on and contributes to theories of global governance, explaining the surprisingly innovative and successful aspects of the global arrangements for combating tax evasion while also highlighting their deficiencies.Õ Ð Tony Porter, McMaster University, Canada ÔIn the atmosphere of fiscal emergency after the financial crisis, international tax policy has become a critical concern. There is no better guide to inter-linked political and economic challenges that result than Richard EcclestonÕs new book, The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance. Eccleston provides a detailed and authoritative guide to global tax governance after the financial crisis, and makes a highly persuasive case that the current international tax regime is fundamentally flawed in its efforts to combat tax evasion.Õ Ð Jason Sharman, Griffith University, Australia The financial crisis that engulfed global markets in 2008 created an acute need for improved international economic cooperation. Despite the G20Õs prominent coordination role, the regulatory response to the crisis has varied considerably across governance arenas. This book focuses on international taxation and examines how the financial crisis prompted renewed attempts to enhance international tax transparency and confront tax havens. It highlights the complexity of international regime change and the significance of national and financial interests, international organizations, domestic politics and the emerging G20 leaders forum in this process. This timely book highlights the challenges in post-financial crisis global economic governance, information that will strongly appeal to scholars and graduate students in the fields of political science, international political economy, global governance, international taxation and law. Stakeholders in the international tax regime including diplomats and tax administrators, international organizations, NGO and business representatives will also find plenty of enriching information in this study.
Categories: Law

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

Over the past decades, private regulations - instances where non-state actors set
rules to govern their behavior and/or the ... audits, these private regulatory efforts
are governing the practices of global production, distribution, and consumption.

Author: Robert Falkner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118326251

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 526

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. Explores the environmental challenges we currently face, and the concepts and approaches to solving these Questions the role of global actors, institutions and processes, and considers the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economy Highlights the connections between social science research and global policy Brings together authoritative coverage of recent research by internationally-renowned experts from around the world, including from North America, Europe, and Asia Provides an essential resource guide for students and researchers from across a wide range of related disciplines – from politics and international relations, to environmental sciences and sociology – and for global policy practitioners
Categories: Political Science

Governing Global Land Deals

Governing Global Land Deals

ABD unmoorsthe notionof'primitive accumulation' fromthe interstices of 'modes of
production' —i.e.transitions tocapitalism— making ita more versatile concept
capableof explaining very diverse, contemporary forms of expropriation that ...

Author: Wendy Wolford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118688243

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 815

This collection of essays in Governing Global Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships between global land grabs and processes of government and governance. Reframes debates on global land grabs by focusing on the relationship between large-scale land deals and processes of governance Offers new theoretical insights into the different forms and effects of global land acquisitions Illuminates both the micro-processes of transaction and expropriation, as well as the broader structural forces at play in global land deals Provides new empirical data on the different actors involved in contemporary land deals occurring across the globe and focuses on the specific institutional, political, and economic contexts in which they are acting
Categories: Political Science

Governing Interests

Governing Interests

In the economic realm, the term refers to a cluster of processes which include the
growing intensity of international trade ... liberalization of the international
financial system and the growth of multinational firms and global production
networks.

Author: Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134218516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In the current period of globalization, Governing Interests presents new research on the impact of internationalization on the organization and representation of business interests through trade and employer associations. By exploring ongoing, gradual, but nevertheless profound changes in the structures and functions of business interest associations, the book develops a precise understanding of the relationship between the national and the international. Both conceptual and empirical, some papers included in this significant volume adopt a ‘bird's eye view’ of the topic, whilst others concentrate on individual industries or countries, and several, through examination and analysis, consider the effects on interest representation and the repercussions on effective governance. Contributed to and edited by leading academics, the diversity of research questions and methods used in this volume provide the reader with an excellent understanding of the subject and, importantly, caution against rash simplifications. Comprehensive and scholarly, this text will be of particular relevance to political scientists and sociologists.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

Networks, nodes and the production ofpower The global governanceliterature
hasbeenslow to take up Coleman and Perl's challenge.Use of the network
concept isoften descriptive or straightforwardly managerial (Reinicke and Deng,
2003) ...

Author: S. Guzzini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283559

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 807

The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.
Categories: Political Science

The Global Governance of Food

The Global Governance of Food

Global. Governance. of. Food. Food provides a particularly exciting, tangible and
grounded research site for understanding the ... International trade in food has
tripled in value and quadrupled in volume since 1960 and tracing the production,
 ...

Author: Sara R. Curran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317991533

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 947

Food provides a particularly exciting and grounded research site for understanding the mechanisms governing global transactions in the 21st century. While food is intimately and fundamentally related to ecological and human well-being, food products now travel far flung trade routes to reach us. International trade in food has tripled in value and quadrupled in volume since 1960 and tracing the production, movement, transformation, and consumption of food necessitates research that situates localities within global networks and facilitates our capacity to "see the trees and the forest" by zooming from the global to the local and back to the global. Our need for food is a constant; how we acquire food is a variable; and the production, commercialization, and consumption of food therefore offer an invaluable window onto the globalization of the world we inhabit. Food provides an ideal site for answering the fundamental questions of governance of central concern to globalization debates. This book presents recent and interdisciplinary scholarship about the variety of mechanisms governing global food systems and their impacts on human and environmental well-being This book was previously published as a special issue of Globalizations
Categories: History

Governing the World

Governing the World

This chapter focuses on the global governance of labour by examining some of
the global policy initiatives that have ... Recent years have witnessed the
increased transnationalization of production as firms have sought to expand their
 ...

Author: Sophie Harman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135049638

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 547

‘Global governance’ has become a key concept in the contemporary study of international politics, yet what the term means and how it works remains in question. Governing the World: Cases in Global Governance takes an alternative approach to understanding the concept by exploring how global governance works in practice through a set of case studies on both classical issues of international relations such as security, labour and trade, and more contemporary concerns such as the environment, international development, and governing the internet. The book explores the processes, practice and politics of global governance by taking a broad look at issues of human rights governance and focusing on detailed aspects of a topic such as torture and rendition to help explain how governance does, or does not, work to students and researchers of international politics alike. Bringing together a diverse and international group of scholars, each chapter responds to a set of questions as to what is being governed, how and who by and offers issue-specific case studies and recommended reading to develop a full understanding of the issue explored and what it means for global governance.
Categories: Political Science

Cities Networks and Global Environmental Governance

Cities  Networks  and Global Environmental Governance

... urges a look at the materialization of globalization processes in cities and the
role ofmajor cities in global governance. ... huge ecological footprints—and are
key to global chains of production and consumption, which have global impacts.

Author: Sofie Bouteligier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415537513

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 729

As a result of global dynamics--the increasing interconnection of people and places--innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our increasingly global and increasingly urban world. Through analysis of transnational municipal networks, such as Metropolis and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Sofie Bouteligier's innovative study examines theories of the network society and global cities from a global ecology perspective. Through direct observation and interviews and using two types of city networks that have been treated separately in the literature, she discovers the structure and logic pertaining to office networks of environmental non-governmental organizations and environmental consultancy firms. In doing so she incisively demonstrates the ways in which cities fulfill the role of strategic sites of global environmental governance, concentrating knowledge, infrastructure, and institutions vital to the function of transnational actors.
Categories: Political Science