Integrating the Americas

Integrating the Americas

Author: Antoni Estevadeordal

Publisher: Harvard Univ David Rockefeller

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114327641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

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This work, based on a conference sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, examines how this free trade process is surging ahead, while at the same time taking on a broader set of issues including institutional reform, transparency, the environment, labor, and social cohesion.

New Frontiers in Asia–Latin America Integration

New Frontiers in Asia–Latin America Integration

Author: Antoni Estevadeordal

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789351504887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Economic ties between Asia and Latin America are growing as a part of a global shift toward more South–South cooperation. Yet trade costs remain high, which may impede future interregional trade and integration. Furthermore, an emerging trans-Pacific trade architecture based on free trade agreements (FTAs) carries risks of a noodle bowl effect. This book examines new frontiers in Asia–Latin America integration through interregional comparative studies in three key areas: trade facilitation, logistics, and infrastructure; production networks, supply chains, and small and medium-sized enterprises; and FTAs. The chapters contributed by Asian, Latin American, and international experts provide new insights on regional integration, impediments, and policy issues.

Rethinking Free Trade, Economic Integration and Human Rights in the Americas

Rethinking Free Trade, Economic Integration and Human Rights in the Americas

Author: María Belén Olmos Giupponi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509904525

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This monograph offers the first systematic overview of the protection of human rights in trade agreements in the Americas. Traditionally, trade agreements in the Americas were concerned with economic questions and paid little attention to human rights. However, in the wake of the 'new regionalism', which emerged at the end of the last century, more clauses addressing social issues such as labour rights and environmental standards were inserted in trade agreements. As economic integration increased, a framework for the protection of human rights evolved. This book argues that this framework allows for human rights protection on a transnational level, while constructing regional identities. Looking at the four key regional integration processes, namely the Caribbean Community, the Central American Integration System, the Andean Community of Nations and the Southern Common Market, and also at the North American Free Trade Agreement, it shows how the integration process has reached a considerable degree of consolidation. Writing on key sources in English for the first time, this book will be essential reading for all free trade and human rights scholars.

The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas

The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas

Author: Achim Hurrelmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137457004

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 597

Based on cutting-edge research, this edited volume examines how citizens and political elites perceive the legitimacy of regional integration in Europe and the Americas. It analyses public opinion and political discourse on the EU, NAFTA and MERCOSUR, arguing that legitimation patterns shape the development of regional governance.

The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas

The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas

Author: Achim Hurrelmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137457004

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 669

Based on cutting-edge research, this edited volume examines how citizens and political elites perceive the legitimacy of regional integration in Europe and the Americas. It analyses public opinion and political discourse on the EU, NAFTA and MERCOSUR, arguing that legitimation patterns shape the development of regional governance.

Continental Order?

Continental Order?

Author: Vincent Mosco

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742509540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 459

Continental Order? examines the converging culture, telecommunications, and new media industries in North America, asking who has power in regional and global media. Experts from the United States, Mexico, and Canada address specific sectors and problems: newspapers and magazines, video and film, telecommunications and new media, sport and leisure, marketing, and education. With a broadly political-economic perspective, this book provides a critical account of changes occurring in the aftermath of regional and international trade agreements, such as NAFTA, and sets these changes in the global context of an emerging transnational communication industry. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Racial Integration in Corporate America, 1940–1990

Racial Integration in Corporate America, 1940–1990

Author: Jennifer Delton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139479714

Category: History

Page:

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In the space of about thirty years – from 1964 to 1994 – American corporations abandoned racially exclusionary employment policies and embraced some form of affirmative action to diversify their workforces. It was an extraordinary transformation, which most historians attribute to civil rights activists, federal legislation, and labor unions. This is the first book to examine the role of corporations in that transformation. Whereas others emphasize corporate obstruction, this book argues that there were corporate executives and managers who promoted fair employment and equal employment opportunity long before the federal government required it, and who thereby helped prepare the corporate world for racial integration. The book examines the pioneering corporations that experimented with integration in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as corporate responses to the civil rights movement and urban crisis in the 1960s and 1970s and the widespread adoption of affirmative action in the 1980s and 1990s.