G8 against Transnational Organized Crime

Author: Amandine Scherrer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317131053
Format: PDF, ePub
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The fight against money laundering, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, cyber crime, and the promotion of the enhancement of judicial and police cooperation in criminal matters have been at the core of the G8's actions in this field since the 1990s. This book sheds light on the nature, structure and modus operandi of the G8's specific expertise on transnational organized crime from a sociological approach in order to understand the elaboration, production and diffusion of international norms and standards. It provides a detailed analysis of an under-researched aspect of international politics: the intensification of expert-level exchanges on the international stage over the enhanced cooperation against transnational organized crime that has led to an impressive elaboration of best practices and soft law recommendations. Very few studies have focused on the experts who determine these: who they are, what their socio-professional background is, and the nature and impact of their collective work in the global fight against organized crime.

Global Financial Crisis

Author: Chiara Oldani
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409489396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Out of the debate over the effectiveness of the policy responses to the 2008 global financial crisis as well as over the innovativeness of global governance comes this collection by leading academics and practitioners who explore the dynamics of economic crisis and impact. Edited by Paolo Savona, John J. Kirton, and Chiara Oldani Global Financial Crisis: Global Impact and Solutions examines the nature of the recent crisis, its consequences in major regions and countries, the innovations in the ideas, instruments and institutions that constitute national and regional policy responses, building on the G8's response at its L'Aquila Summit. Experts from Africa, North America, Asia and Europe examine the implications of those responses for international cooperation, coordination and institutional change in global economic governance, and identify ways to reform and even replace the architecture created in the mid 20th century in order to meet the global challenges of the 21st.


Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1452790043
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This Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix paper presents an assessment of Nigeria’s past economic reform efforts—in particular the program supported by the 2000–01 Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The paper also reviews weaknesses in the current fiscal management framework in Nigeria and proposes reforms to further strengthen the budget process. It describes weaknesses in the current public debt management framework and the government’s reform strategy. It highlights the reform implication and addresses further actions that will be needed to put the government’s domestic debt reform strategy on a solid foundation.

Exchange rate regimes and capital flows

Author: George S. Tavlas
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Recent international financial crises have brought the issue of reforming the international financial system to the forefront of debates. Is the current international monetary system a sufficient foundation? Or do the recent crises indicate that the current architecture is inadequate? This issue of The Annals takes stock of both arguments and presents positions held both by leading proponents of reform and to leading proponents of the existing architecture. It reviews the core of the debate: reform of the exchange rate arrangements the role of the International Monetary Fund · and the role of the private sector in crisis resolution. Presenting a wide spectrum of viewpoints and reviewing the lessons learned from recent financial crises, the exchange rate debate is placed in a clear context, making this critical issue more accessible.